It’s Friday.  Whew, it has been a whirlwind week and an emotional roller coaster ride that I could have done without.  Given all of this, I would have cherished a quiet weekend, but know full well that it will be anything but.  We have a full manufacturing schedule this weekend, a meeting about an upcoming fundraiser (we will keep you posted with an announcement shortly), and in between it all I have got to get squared away with the washing machine debacle since Mr. Samsung has seemingly kicked the proverbial bucket. 

Lisa is officially in the air on her way home from Super Zoo.  It was a successful show for both the company she works for (we L O V E Pinogy), and for LCM too.  When I spoke to her last night, she was tired but still in high gear.  I know the jet lag will hit her hard tomorrow, no matter how much she tries to fight it.  But since we have our meeting on Sunday, I know we will have a good time slurping coffee and snacking our way to the meeting venue.  It’s the simple things that matter the most, and I love how Lisa and I are “all business” during the week, but on the weekends when we are usually in the car making deliveries, we are like a couple of high school besties, joking around, making some side trips, schlepping around in ripped jeans accessorized with oversized coffee cups.

So although my week was less than stellar and I am still feeling heavy hearted, I am managing to pull myself up out of the dumps and get proactive.  I simply have no choice and I am a firm believer that busy hands really are good therapy, along with binging on Netflix in the evening until I pass out into blissful sleep!

These simple things are what make me feel normal amidst all the chaos.  All the craziness that I can’t control, the tears that will inevitably fall, the epic dinner fails that my hubs still eats without complaint and the exhaustion I feel each morning as my feet hit the floor and the routine begins again.  There will come a time when the craziness will settle down and we will get a grip on all that we are involved in.  Until then and thereafter, I will still always cherish the simple things, even the ones that saying goodbye to a beloved dog for the last time. 

So no matter how jam-packed your weekend may be, be sure to take a moment to savor the simple things.

xoxo - Janine

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