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Yep, most of you know that yesterday wasn’t the best of days. It certainly wasn’t the worst of days either. Not by a long shot. I received many comments and all were appreciated very much.
After I wrote the post yesterday, Bruce and I went over to the Tumwater McDonald’s so I could cover my hurt with an ice cream cone. (Food always works) We were sitting there eating and playing a round of Gin Rummy and who pops in but the Grands. We were in a corner booth and didn’t see them coming. Stephanie was right behind them a couple of steps.
They were coming over for an early dinner and saw our car in the lot. We had plenty of room and asked them to join us. All was fine. Stephanie was wide awake now and her usual self. I kept the conversation geared toward the girls and we all talked about school starting soon, first day back at daycare and so on. Nary a word was said about what had happened a few hours prior.
That’s pretty much how things go in this family. None of us hold a grudge or harbor hurt feelings for long. Life is too short. No apology….no explanation…no discussion. It was just like nothing ever happened.
This morning we were on our own schedule again. (yippee) We went for our early walk of almost 4 miles. When we leave I always turn the radio on for Annie. Keeps her company and drowns out the noises from outside and she won’t bark then. We walked in and the song playing on the radio was Soak Up The Sun by Sheryl Crow. The lyrics of the chorus are:
“I’m gonna soak up the sun
Gonna tell everyone
To lighten up (I’m gonna tell ‘em that)
I’ve got no one to blame
For every time I feel lame
I’m looking up O I’m gonna soak up the sun”
Perfect song to walk into the RV hearing on the radio. Coincidence? Here’s my thought and it is a P.T.L. moment so if you don’t want to go any further with this post…you can move on. It’s OK this time.
That song was letting me know that I just need to lighten up, move on, bask in the sun. I know my daughter wouldn’t deliberately hurt my feelings, nor I hers. I’m not a perfect person, or Mom, and I’m sure I’ve said or done things that have hurt her at times also. The main thing is we always lighten up and move forward. I choose to look UP and give a silent prayer that I have a daughter. Hearing the song was, in my opinion, God’s way of reminding me how lucky I am….don’t screw it up by keeping hard feelings. Let it go.
I think some readers thought the post from yesterday indicated that I would not be speaking to Stephanie again, or that we would not be seeing her or the family before we pull out of here next week. No, and I’m sorry if I gave that impression. We’ll be seeing them all again this weekend. And I’m sure nothing will be said about yesterday’s incident. That is just how this family operates.
Most of the time Bruce and I do feel under appreciated by our family. We’ve given of our time so much over the past 15 years. Yet, we know they do appreciate it, they just don’t really express it much. That’s life. We do what we do out of love and not for any glory.
People playing in the water at the marina.
So for now, we are looking forward (very much) to heading down to California where we will be able to soak up the sun for a few weeks. We check-in to the Pismo Coast Village on September 14 and will stay until the first of November.
Thanks for coming back for a little peek into our life as fulltime RVer’s. Never a dull moment.
Until next time…..so long for now!