A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live. - Bertrand Russell
A very happy Bertrand Russell's birthday everyone!!! I have to say I really didn't know who Mr. Russell was (hey, I'm not worldly and I own it). I like the quote but I'm not sure if I agree with him. According to Mr. Russell, our house is a joyless one because I have four noisy children that keep our house in a perpetual state of controlled chaos. I don't know anything about an "atmosphere of quiet". On the contrary I would say our house is full of joy because we don't have an atmosphere of quiet. I actually think he meant quiet as in an ordinary and simple life which I do agree with. Besides, anyone who holds a pipe like that has to be wise, right?
This morning was a tad on the hectic side. I had to get everyone off to school/daycare early and then literally sprint to the dentist. You probably don't hear this very often but I love my dentist. The assistant Natasha is absolutely wonderful and Dr. Mayberry is very kind which puts me at ease. To put me at ease takes a lot when it comes to the dentist. I was traumatized as a kid. Our family dentist was for lack of a better word demented. My recollection is that he used my brother, my 3 sisters and me as test mice to conduct dental experiments. All of my siblings refer to him even today as Dr. Giggles. Not a great experience. I wonder what ever happened to him??? Prison perhaps????
Anyway, you know the drill -- we have tons of soccer this weekend and a baby shower to attend. I am trying desperately to put together an informal Preakness party on Saturday with a few friends. It's supposed to be gorgeous out. I think I have mentioned this before but we have a beautiful patio area in our backyard. Here is a sneak peek:
I do love my outdoor oasis. I have a couple little knick-knacks I ordered and then I will do the BIG reveal. I can't wait because I am so proud of this space.
That should do it for me. I am looking forward to a hug-filled weekend with tons of happy moments peppered in. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well AND don't forget to count your blessings. I'll catch up with you soon.