After 15,000 seconds or so of traveling (thanks John for the calculations!) I am back from my trip to Laplace and New Orleans. I did have to shed quite a few tears going through Baton Rouge since it was my first trip through there since my separation and divorce. I've learned that no matter how hard you try to forget... failures somehow always seem to hurt the most. Like they say..what don't kill you makes you stronger...and here I am..don't know if I'm stronger but I'm not dead and this is what happens when you decide to live life to the best of your ability. You make beautiful mistakes. I say beautiful because if we learn something from those mistakes they become beautiful.
I had a heart-warming welcome from my grandson. I was his surprise yesterday and if you would have seen his face when he saw me....it makes life worth living! He would not let me out of his sight for the duration of my visit. He had to show me everything at his "new" house and of course he wanted to come to Nammy's house when I left. We went to mass prior to my leaving for New Orleans. Since New Orleans is such a sinfully fun place I had to be sure to stock up on my faith before going there. :) I was pretty much of a good girl with a few wrinkles here and there. I wish I could have stayed longer. I just love that place!
I snapped this pic of the sun this morning peaking thru a few clouds..It almost looks like it's on fire. What did we do before camera phones?
A man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must either command them or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.
- St. Dominic de Guzman (1170-1221)