Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sad, Yucky Day...

Today sucked. No ifs, ands or buts about it. It sucked. Today, my father would have been 74 years old if he had survived his battle against cancer almost seven years ago. I hate death. My dad was a great provider, an avid hunter and a handsome bugger bundled together with a brilliant mind. Don't get me wrong, he certainly had his faults too, but you know what? He was my dad, and I miss him like crazy. I wish he could be here to watch his grandchildren grow, to share the joys we've been blessed with and to provide that big, strong shoulder when I need it. Dad, wherever you are....Happy Birthday. I love you.

My dad, pictured here with my brother:

The fact that it was my dad's birthday already had my spirits down, but then I had to go to work and ugh, did that make my day worse! No details, just.........blah!!
So, I decided that I needed cheering up. What is the best way to brighten your mood? Act like a child! And, I do not know any child that doesn't like slushies. Yep, a big giant slushie on my way to the farm tonight started to do the trick. As you can see, I chose cherry!

Spending the next three hours alone with my husband, helped a little more. We picked some tomatoes, checked out the pumpkin patch and just strolled around the farm holding hands, talking and sharing some future dreams. We also talked about planting more of these wonderful sunflowers next year....take a look at this plant for goodness sake! By the way, I'm 5 foot 9 and as you can see from the pic, this sucker towers over me...

Well, tomorrow's another day. I'll still miss dad, but I'll also still have a pretty great life going on...If I can only figure out how to not show up for work and still get will pretty much be perfect!