“The most precious jewels are not made of stone, but of flesh.”  ~Robert Ludlum


Party Pants is on her third sleepover this week.  It’s only Thursday night.  Tonight they are at our house.  I must confess I am being way more lenient with the “back-to-back” sleepovers than I would be if we weren’t moving in 6 days.  Gotta let her get time with her peeps!  I am totally at her mercy.  Am I still going to be able to call her Party Pants when we get moved? [Insert raised eyebrow here]

Two more farewell gatherings coming up.  I hope I can make it through without totally falling apart.  People are so kind to want to give us a warm send off.  I have adopted a somewhat cheesy, yet applicable, perspective to help me get through:  I have a treasure chest.  And in this chest I have assembled quite a collection of precious people.  Each place we have lived, I have been able to add a few more to the chest.  They are rare and valuable treasure, and I get to take them with me wherever I am.  I am very blessed indeed!  Looking forward to adding some more in South Carolina. 🙂  Call me goofy, but I guess it’s just a bit of self-preservation.

SIDEBAR A:  I just have to say that I think I am totally addicted to Sundried Tomato and Basil flavored Wheat Thins.  I know, I know.  They were on sale at the local “mom and pop” grocery store…2 boxes for $5…I just couldn’t resist.  Thank goodness one of my precious friends (treasure!) was over this afternoon and helped take care of some of them for me or I DO believe I would have eaten the ENTIRE box.  Good Lord!  What is happening to me??! OY!

SIDEBAR B:  Clyn comes home Tuesday!  Woohoo!

Counting down and packing my treasures!



Filed under Humor, Lessons

3 responses to “Treasure

  1. Nooner™

    Hi Joell,
    Good luck with the move! I see you are headed to South Carolina. Great state, me thinks. I saw mention in pics of your having been to Charleston for a trip. If your headed there, then that\’s even more awesome. I love that city. A favorite vacation getaway for me is a nearby place on the water. Here\’s hoping the packing and unpacking goes quickly for y\’all 😉

  2. Tiffany

    Those crackers are SO GOOD!  I can\’t buy them because I would eat an entire box as well!  🙂
    I bet you are getting so excited about moving.  I couldn\’t imagine packing up and moving half way across the country, but I\’m glad you will be closer to family and the BEACH!  I\’m SO jealous!  Take me with you!  🙂  Hope all of your packing goes well and I hope you sell your house soon!
    Big Hugs – I will be thinking of you!

  3. Lena

    oh Joell, if only I had the ability to write such brilliance.  I cannot take credit.  They are lyrics from a song which has not yet been released.  Go watch it on the link below, and enjoy!  It\’s heartfelt and like you said, oh so true. 

    Have a good one!

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