Saturday, June 8, 2013

All That Matters

The weathermen were right and the rain blew out of our corner of Virginia in the early morning hours.  When the sun appeared, and because I'm feeling better, I decided we weren't going to be lazy and that things were going to get done around the house.  I cleaned half of the house and then told Carl we needed to head outside and get the yard work done. 
~Annie~
Even though Carl still can't really do anything other than drive the tractor, it's something.  He put it off for a little bit, and then decided he was tired of hearing me nag him, ask him when he was going to get started, and so he went outside, taking the dogs with him.  A little while later I came out and found that Carl wasn't mowing but was in the barn working on the weed-whacker and trying to figure out if it is still capable of fulfilling it’s lawn-care duties.  I could see CarrieAnne at the far-side of the yard, with Todd intently watching whatever she was doing.  Josh and Sheba were nearby playing with the frisbees.  
Cissy was laying in the grass. 
It was really one of those real, visceral moments when I looked around and realized that everything was as it should be.  
Everyone seemed happy, and that was all that mattered.  

44 comments:

  1. This is such an inspiring post! So glad to hear that all is as it should be!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xo

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  2. Oh good. No problems.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful day. Everybuddy together and at peace. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  4. Sounds good...like a perfect day...enjoy it love Ria...x !

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  5. Oh Kim, so wonderful to have a day like that.....you and Carl deserve a nice day as do the beautiful fur baby`s......Hugs Francine.

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  6. always a joy seeing your doggy-kids. makes me want to adopt.

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  7. What a wonderful sunny day. Let's hope today is more of the same.

    Cindy

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  8. Glad you got your camera with you ... Happy Dogs at the Golden PINES. Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  9. You are so right about everyone being happy. Were good, just extremely busy. I have had three "stray" kids since school has been out, and not an extra minute to do anything. A bit stressful at times, but loads of fun. Thanks for stopping by to check on me :)

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  10. thanks for sharing this moment. it fills my heart. :)

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  11. Those are my favourite moments....
    Enjoy your sunny weather!

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  12. Those are the moments to lock in your memory forever.

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  13. That is the way we feel. We don't have a pot to piss in but we are all happy, & love is strong here--all is good!!!!
    Good for you guys too!!!

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  14. There is a absolute clarity to those moments...you know that they are going to be a memory forever...and a good one.

    Jen

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  15. I love when the pack goes outside and each does his or her own thing. It's fun to watch the interactions. Amazing how often they come together to play with sticks or run as a pack or splash each other in the pool.

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  16. All happy and content in their own little worlds ....perfect.
    Hope that Carl will be able to get around better soon.
    ~Jo

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  17. Happiness, lying in the long grass, working in the shed, and there is Cissy, one lovely girl thriving with all the TLC showered on her.Greetings to all, Jean.Carl, take care, ride-on, or sit, the grass will grow no matter what you do.!!!

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  18. Very sweet post, Kim! I am feeling happy today. My neighbor mowed my front yard when he mowed his day before yesterday, and I finished the side and back yesterday. It all looks nice and once again, its pouring rain here!

    Its me and the sewing machine for the rest of the day!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  19. What a wonderful post....I'm visiting my high school best friend and am in Roanoke!!! So I was thinking of you..and your wonderful menagerie ....
    I'm very lucky in that my friends have a beautiful collie....I am not good when somewhere that there are no animals!!!
    Enjoying this beautiful state!!!
    Very best to you!!

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  20. Love hearing that life is good this weekend and that everyone is just enjoying life. Love the post! Hugs, Noreen

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  21. I'm with you on this! Sometimes we (me!) get so wound up with lists of things to do that we (I!) forget what's really important.

    Lovely picture of Cissy -she has sure captured my heart!

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  22. So glad you have sunshine AND are feeling better!! And oh those faces!!!!

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  23. If everyone is happy and safe, that is what is important isn't it? And the pups do indeed look happy! Cute!
    xo Catherine

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  24. Indeed! Happiness makes it all worth the while.

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  25. Wonderful post, Kim. Glad you were able to enjoy it. ♥

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  26. i don't know why... but i hold my breath when reading your posts.
    and to get to the end and know that all is well. not only well but... well... joyful!
    joy.
    my always wish for you dear heart.
    and the pictures of your little family warm my heart.
    love.
    xo

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  27. "Everything is as it should be" what beautiful words.
    Bert's My Vickie

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  28. Sounds like a perfect day! I love all your puppy dogs! Have a happy week!

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  29. Sounds like a perfect day! I love all your puppy dogs! Have a happy week!

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  30. YAY!!! Glad to hear everything is as it should be. Have a great week.

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  31. Your dogs look like "sunshine" in every one of your pictures and of course you've saved the brightest smile for last :)

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  32. That just sounds great! Acceptance and appreciation!

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  33. You all deserve a golden, peaceful, and perfect day, dear Kim.

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  34. Beautiful pictures. Glad you are feeling better. My allergies have been kicking my butt this year. Seems like the blooming will never end...lol.

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  35. Those are the best moments!

    Sam

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  36. I love those kind of days when everything and everyone is copacetic!

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  37. That is all that matters. Thanks for reminding us, and I'm so glad that you had one of those contented days.

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  38. Were trying to get caught up on all that is happening,,,!
    love
    tweedles

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