This week I really felt like finding a good, happy easy read. I knew I needed to find the latest Maeve Binchy. There is something about her sweet story-telling that picks up my spirits. She just had the art for weaving together all these characters, didn’t she? I always think of that saying “everybody has a story to tell”. Each of her characters has had their own struggles and triumphs and the underling theme in each of her books is kindness and compassion. I’m so sad she is gone-I was looking forward to many more books. I will have to go back and re-read some when I need my “it all works out in the end” fix.
We have two new additions. Jack and Jay. Jay has been replaced by a new Jay, but the difference is only slight and quite unnoticeable.
Janey’s BFF came over for a play date. Her name is Ruby. Which is just about the cutest name ever isn’t it? She was born a week before Janey. She is #8 so Janey and Ruby can relate to being smothered with kisses and living in crazy houses that are never quiet. They’re having a little conversation about it all in this photo-the perils of dodging balls, listening to teenage drama, and adapting to flexible sleep schedules.
Patrick gives himself homework to do every day.
Life is busy and full and sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed by it all and can feel weighed down with the responsibility of all these marvelous lives in my home-I have to be careful not to let worry get a hold of me and just enjoy it all as the days fly by.