I’m so EXCITED!!!

Our middle child (my daughter)  –  the one that told me to NOT expect a child from her and that I would have to be happy with her step-daughter – Is expecting and due in February!!!   Woo Hoo!!!   Congratulations Belle & Erik!  (p.s.  I am really happy with her step-daughter!  She’s our oldest grandchild!)


I was hoping to avoid this

… but it seems my holiday depression is back for its yearly visit.  It would be nice to fast forward to January however, I guess I need to face each day … one day at a time.

I guess what started it all is that I’m not feeling well.  Being on antibiotics for 9 days, just makes me nuts!  I know that I’m almost done with my prescription but still … ugh!  Now all weekend I’ve been in bed … too cold to get out, except for a couple of hours.  As I type, I’m in bed, covered up watching, “Sundays at Tiffanys.”

It’s really bad that I just want to get through the next 3 days of work, so I can hide out for 4 days at home.  We possibly may go to one of my volunteers house for Thanksgiving – but that depends on if she feels like cooking … lol … I can so relate!  I still need to go grocery shopping, but I haven’t decided if I’m going to cook anything or go out to eat all weekend long.

I’d love to have the kids visit here for the holidays, but I know that will never happen, unless I’m dead … but it would be nice.  So, hubby, dog and I get to go through the holidays together again.  I wish it was January!

I apologize

I have to apologize to all of you that comment.  I do read your comments.  I don’t know why I haven’t responded to your comments.  I guess, I’m not online as often as I used to be, as I now work full time.  YAY!  So I went from working 1 day a week to working 5+ days a week, plus working part-time for the company I used to work.  I’m not complaining!  I LOVE being extremely busy, however, sometimes I find that I am meeting myself as I’m coming or going.  Makes for busy days and exhausting nights.

I have started playing Words with Friends.  Those of you that are my playing buddies, well, you know how lousy I am at creating words from these little tiles and still trying to figure out how to get the most points.  But it’s also a way for me to just get my mind thinking of that, instead of all that I’ve experienced for the day.

For those of you that are new to my site, thanks for the kind words.  LOL, I’m not as eloquent a writer as you express, but thanks anyway.  I just write what’s in my heart or mind and sometimes that can be quite scary.

So this week has been pretty crazy.  I’ve had 3 physical therapy treatments for my back and I feel so much better!  Well, that is until today, as I’ve been in this computer chair all morning, doing window quotes.  I think it will be time for me to floss my sciatic nerve here in a few minutes.  I am feeling so much better!  I have 2 more treatments and by then I should the off the prednizone and on the mend.  Well, at least that’s what I’m praying for.  I’ll have to ask him what I do if I need a tune-up now and again.

My son and his girlfriend are now engaged.  I am so excited for them!!  I was hoping they would have decided on a location closer to me, however, they are going to have their wedding somewhere between Nebraska and Nevada.  Which makes sense.  I told them that it was their wedding!  And for them to make it a joyful memory they will remember forever!  I’m glad they are listening!!

I don’t understand parents that have mature adult children and still treat them like they don’t know what they are doing.  Number one – they are adults … they will now reap the consequences of their actions.  Number two – if the parents continue to tell them what to do, that can cause resentment due to suppressing the adult children’s decision.

Of course, my husband and I have always told our children, once they became an adult, that they are now adults and responsible for their actions.  We try, as hard as it is to not say anything, to let them figure things out themselves.  We don’t always succeed, but we try.  But, sometimes, I think that leaves them thinking that we don’t care.  Which is completely wrong!  We care, alot!  But, all of our children are in their 30’s and are fully capable of making their own decisions.    I am very proud of all of our children.  They handle what life throws at them as best as they can.

Well, it is time for me to get out of this chair.  My rear is numb and I know that’s not good!!  Plus, I just remembered, we are having company tomorrow.  My hubby’s sister and her husband are spending the night on their way to Las Vegas.  So I had better get their room ready and the bathroom cleaned.  Y’all have a great Saturday and a wonderful weekend!!


Not very consistent

Another month almost gone.  It’s been busy on this side of the Sierras.  Still loving my job.  My worst day at my present job is so much better than my best day at the old job!!  The best thing is we can talk about God freely, why?  Because it’s a church!!  LOL … best thing in the world!

My niece is here and hanging out with us in our hot little house.  Luckily her room is shaded all day, so it doesn’t get as hot as the front room and the kitchen.  I’ve introduced her to my friend’s girls and they have gotten along so well!  It makes my heart swell!!  Right now she’s working on her summer homework.  She had summer assignments to complete before school starts at the end of August.  Since she’s here until August 12th, then goes on vacation with her dad for a week, she will only have 1 1/2 weeks to get her assignments completed.  I’m glad we talked about it, as she has about 100 sketches to do.  So I told her that she needs to focus on getting as many of her assignments done as she won’t have alot of time to accomplish them before school starts. 

We went to Michael’s today and bought her sketch pad, pen, pencils, erasers and glue.  She has one sketch done and is so creative.  She used scrapbooking paper with designs on it for the hair of her sketch.  Now she’s working on the next one.  I’m so glad she inherited the artist gene from our family!

So it’s been busy with work and keeping track of a teenager as she’s out with the girls.  But she has been very good at letting me know when she goes from place to place in a car full of girls as they go about town.  I then think back to my summer before senior year and realized I was always on the go.  Between working and summer school (so I could graduate in December of my senior year)  I was hardly ever home.  But I also had the advantage of adult siblings that I could go to and hang out, away from my parents.   

So it’s been an eye opening couple of weeks as well as a heart felt couple of weeks.  I wouldn’t exchange these weeks for anything, as it has brought me in touch with my teenage self and all that goes with the feelings of a teenager.  I’m looking forward to our remaining two weeks together.  Maybe by getting in touch  with my suppressed memories, she will have taught me something in return.

Daddy, do you know how to fry bologna?

This is what happens when the redneck grandpa goes and takes care of the grandbabies for a week.  This question came from our 4 year old granddaughter to her dad. 

Grandpa looked at her dad and shrugged as he told him that it’s a southern staple … lol … all the while our daughter was laughing.