This afternoon I went out with my brother for our yearly birthday lunch. His birthday was July 5th and mine the 24th.
This is my oldest brother Darrell. I have 5 siblings, Darrell is the oldest boy and I am the oldest girl.
He married my hubby's sister. Wayne and him have been friends since high school.
We have been through a lot growing up. We were always there for each other, so much so that when I moved out of the house when I was 16 he let me live with him. I think we lived together for about 6 months, then he had to move to Saskatchewan for work for a few years. He is living here now.
When he was 16 and had his licence and a car he would take me cruising. Mind you I had to pay for the gas. ( I lived in the country, I would do anything to go to town at night). LOL.
I always felt safe with him, I knew no matter what happened he would be there to protect me.
I have always looked up to him as a brother and a friend. I remember a story my step mother (Doreen) has told me. When we were visiting her and my dad, I guess we did something wrong (yes hard to believe I know) and she put us in a room until my dad got home from work. She could hear us talking so she listened in. The conversation went something like this....
Darrell: "We don't have to listen to her, right Tracy"
Me: "Right Darrell".
Darrell: "She's not our mom, right Tracy".
Me: "Right Darrell".
No matter what he said, my reply was "Right Darrell". Doreen was giggling from the other side of the door I am sure of it.
Now as an adult, I may not agree with everything my brother says, but I still respect his opinion and love him with all my heart.
I am lucky to have an older brother like him.
Today, besides going out for lunch, I finished my book work and balanced month end. You can not imagine the joy, I do a little dance and do some whooping noises. Really I do, just ask my girls, or look at them rolling their eyes teehee.
I brought Heather out to the pit to grease the trucks. WOW is that a messy job. Her coveralls were covered in grease. The coveralls were way to big, she kept stepping on them teehee. She was wondering if they would get her a bio-hazard suit, that would be epic, (her words) LOL. Today was her first day.
1. My brother
2. finishing my month end
3. crafting tomorrow WAHOO
4. chatting with my niece.
What are you thankful for today?