It is true….I have taken an impromptu leave from my blogging.

You and I have had this blog relationship for almost a year now and well……there is something you should know about me…

I am a procrastinator…Yes…disappointing I know…….. but true.

I even procrastinate on the things I like. But here is the thing……

Honestly; it’s the pictures of Thanks-Giving I have not wanted to post.

You see…..I have this strange way about me….maybe it is a Finnell thing….I really don’t think it comes from the Coleman side of my family but…….I find if I don’t think about certain things that have happened or are happening….. I forget.

Sometimes forgetting is good.

That is of course…….. until I remember.

I am finding this time……Margaret is doing the same thing. When we talk about “things”…..We will not use the dreaded “D” word. Margaret and I will always say “before Father” or “when Father” never saying that word…and now it is down to “Well, you know.”…..

We just never say the words…

Isn’t that silly?

And that is what I have been doing…..Simply; I have not wanted to think about these things or even say them out loud.

All in all Thanks Giving was very good.

It really was. We had a very nice day.

But the physical absence of our father was so great ~ I just didn’t want to think about.

I look at the pictures and think…..That was a nice day. In total, I think we had about 31 or maybe it could have been 36 people at my parent’s house.

Linda’s father came with his wife, Karen and Joe were there, George and all his kids, James tore himself away from his camp-out in front of Best Buy with is friends.

Father Theo stopped by. There was the usual football game

and

George Carved the turkey. He did a beautiful Job!

This was all done much to our relief…….after the meal was over. The turkey was not cooked and that simple under cooked turkey made us all smile and laugh at ourselves.

Isn’t that Silly?

((Karen convincing Mary Elizabeth she IS the angle on top of the tree.))

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But here we are and I have good news about Stephen and his team mate Mary winning a placement in the debate tournament yesterday…..I am very excited. This was his first debate ever AND his first academic award ever.

((Stephen on end in blue…..this is what happens when you just don’t think you will need your camera that day))

I am very proud of him both as his mother and his teacher. There are times when I really question our little school…..and then something like this happens and I know we are doing a good thing.

I quess that is just the mother in me…..always questioning.

Isn’t that Silly

Today, I think in the middle of all the kayos and confusion in our school days with; potty training, stopping to answer the business phone, checking this or that for Mark, laundry, the house work, finding what’s for dinner, dealing with everyday things life throws our way and lets not even mention what has happened these past few months with…

…Well, you know…

They are learning something. This school thing we have going on is good. So Yesterday; Kathryn recited her poem the Ballad of Birmingham By Dudley Randall for the debate club, Matthew judged and

Stephen argued the case he wrote by himself “Environmental Reform and Changing the Policies towards Cole Slurry ” with his partner and THEY WON….

I am so proud of him.

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I finally sit down and think……I am going to post this one……and see five comments I have missed and these very loving messages:

How are you doing, my dear friend???? I’ve been thinking of you A LOT!!!!! You’re in my prayers…Miss you!!!! Love always, Janine XOXO

Hey Lisa,
Just wanted to let you know that I’m missing your posts. Hope you’re doing okay. Thinking of you.
Love ya,
Regina

And I think…….Wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!!

Thank you Regina and Janine………You guys are the best. Thank you for caring. Thank you for wondering and Thank you for thinking of me…..Thank you for thinking of Us.

We are doing………Well….you know.

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12 thoughts on “An Impromptu Leave…Isn’t that Silly

  1. Aw Lisa, I'm glad you stopped by to check in on your blog! Looks like your Thanksgiving was really special. The "banquet room" looked so festive and seeing everyone seated reminded me of the Pilgrims and Indians at their first Thanksgiving here in Massachusetts! Karen the Christmas angel is… well…as beautiful as ever!! And that last picture of Margaret with the real Christmas angel…who is that? Just precious!Congrats to Stephen! That is just terrific! Bravo to the teacher as well!Loved all the pictures and seeing you all living… just as he would want. Merry Christmas!Regina

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  2. Whoops…a miss spelling I hate it when that happens. Regina, That beautiful Christmas Angle is Aubrey…She is Stephanie's 3 month old daughter ((George's granddaughter))Much Love, Lisa

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  3. The Thanksgiving feast and guests look wonderful, warm and loving.I do not pressure myself to post, but try to find something 3x a week. Even then there are days of writer's block. I try to read blogs during those periods

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  4. Dearest Lisa, You are so great!!!! And this post was beautiful!!! You are doing extremely well…it's tough, I know…but you are doing it somehow…one day at a time! Love the pictures of your Thanksgiving, and…the stupid turkey 😉 And Karen as the Christmas angel? Too fun!!! Congrats to Stephen! You are doing an awesome job at everything!!! Merry Christmas, dear friend!!! Love you so much!! Janine XO

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  5. Hi Lisa,A big Congratulations to Steve—I knew he could do it. Also congrats to Matt and Catherine and to Mary E's potty efforts.Thanksgiving looked beautiful, as usual, at Coachwood. I knew you would all be there, as usual, cause that is the kind of family your parents have raised. Happy Christmas to you from Florida.Auntie and Jimbo

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  6. Hi Lisa,A big Congratulations to Steve—I knew he could do it. Also congrats to Matt and Catherine and to Mary E's potty efforts.Thanksgiving looked beautiful, as usual, at Coachwood. I knew you would all be there, as usual, cause that is the kind of family your parents have raised. Happy Christmas to you from Florida.Auntie and Jimbo

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