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Wordless Wednesday – Missing Fall with LINKY
My mother is in the hospital. She has been for a while now. A few weeks. She is not doing well but hanging in there.
My days are filled with countless visits to the hospital. Shuttling the kids back and forth to school plus their activities. Scouts. Gymnastics. Sports. All of it.
I am on autopilot. I am exhausted. I am constantly on the verge of tears because of stress and my inability to do everything.
Today after passing my husband like a ship in the night (he arrived home from work to take over kid duties so I could head back to the hospital without kids this time), I walked outside to this:
I took this one as I was pulling away from the house. I just noticed when putting it up here that my husband is in it, staring at me as I left. That makes me even sadder. I am not sure that I noticed:
I love Fall. I got married in the Fall. I LOVE the changing leaves. The cooling weather. I love everything about it.
I am missing Fall. Or rather it is passing me by because there is no time to stop and enjoy it.
But today, I wanted to grab a rake, rake up the biggest pile of leaves and just jump right in. I wanted to be a kid again, if only for a few minutes.
Instead I headed off the hospital. I did snap one more camera phone pic at the end of my street. It looked like it was raining leaves:
Man I love the colors!