My family decided to spend Memorial Day weekend in Green Lake, Wisconsin. So yesterday, we packed up and headed north. (Helloooo much needed vacation!)
But after about two hours in the car, I got a phone call from one of my tenants. The power was out in my restaurant building. We couldn't troubleshoot over the phone, so we turned around and headed back home to Illinois to fix the issue. (So long much needed vacation!)
Life stinks sometimes.
But mostly, it doesn't.
In the thick of things, it's hard to see the light. I definitely lost sight of the light yesterday. But when I step back, I can see that--in the grand scheme of things--life is mostly great. This week, I wrote a new song that I love. At home, my daughter is learning to walk. And at the building, my volunteers and I finished up installing pine flooring in the parlor area of my restaurant. (Somehow, I ordered the exact right amount of lumber. See below: here's my friend Bob with the scrap material).
Reader, whether this holiday weekend was good or bad, I hope you're able to see all you've got going for you. When things aren't going your way, remember that the stinky times are grounding. They give us depth. They shape our character. They help us appreciate the good times.
AND they give us excellent material for writing songs. This songwriting mama has material out the wazoo. And with that, I'm off to write a little music before bed. See you next Sunday. -Em