It's really coming down this morning, we are in for another rainy day. The good news is that it's not cold yet, we're supposed to be in the low 70's. I love me a rainy day and I've passed this gene along to my daughters. There's something extra cozy about the house when you can hear the pitter patter of raindrops. It can be a time to catch up on the things you've been putting off, I do that a lot these days. Didn't used to be like that at all, I tackled chores head on every.dang.day. I had a sense of urgency about my life that was hard to explain. Type A personality pretty well documents the characteristics but it was much more than that. It was the Hormone Bus. Hormones, they rule a woman's life for so many years. Pre-teen to mid-fifties we are driven by the Hormone Bus to Crazy Woman Town where we partake of a big serving of ups and downs...
The smallest problem can become the focus of an "End of the World" day. That's when a gloomy, rainy day can do some damage. It can creep into our hormonal bodies and take over our whole outlook on life.
I was talking to my mother in law yesterday about Thanksgiving. We'll be having Thanksgiving at our daughter's so that Grandpa can navigate the terrain better. It's not what I want, I like all my chicks under my wing on Granny Mountain. But it's for the best and my daughter is excited to have the celebration at her house. I should be glad that there's not so much to do, shouldn't I? But even though the Hormone Bus is no longer in my garage, he passes by my house on his route sometimes putting a damper on my day!
Our family has had some major changes in the last year. Once nursing home care is a part of the picture, things change in a big way. If I allow myself to think about who's not at the Thanksgiving table, I can get pretty depressed. I'm not going to do that though. I'm going to show up at my daughter's on Thanksgiving with Daddy's Dressing, Mom's hot rolls and Aunt Joy's Cranberry Salad and a smile on my face. Cause I'm driving the bus and it's going to be alright. There's going to be changes my whole life, who knows I may actually like being waited on!