Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Why I Missed Friday's Posting

My daughter and her family arrived on Wednesday the 4th and left early the following Monday. The 4th is my son-in-law's birthday and we got a chance to spoil him which is always wonderful. Howard had holidays so he was here as well and our two boys came out for Mother's Day and I had my whole family with me. What a wonderful treat that was.





There are eight of us with the adults and the two grand-babies. Daimon is three and Keith is eight months. I'm quite confident my son-in-law is not always sure what to do with me but he's an excellent sport in putting up with my eccentricities. I did warn him when he was dating Jessica that if he didn't like me, he should perhaps run. He didn't. He makes her laugh and that's fabulous. I'm looking forward to seeing how they age together.





We had the boys to ourselves one night while their parents escaped for some alone time to celebrate their ninth anniversary. They - the boys - were very well behaved... of course.





When I was a little girl and we would visit my Dad's family, we'd sometimes walk the mile into town to go to the general store and buy soda pop and jaw breakers so it was especially fun for me to take my oldest grandson to the candy store and let him buy something with his own money.





While he was here, Keith started sitting up. It's nice to share one of those first. With Daimon, he rolled over for the first time at Grandma and Grandpa's house.





The pond in our back yard was quite fascinating. Grandpa and Daimon are having lunch while watching the ducks and the turtles. We also spent a lot of time looking at the baby flowers (buds) and watering them.





Howard had a particularly difficult weekend with his health which makes pictures like these even more special. Daimon is making wrapping paper for Jessica's Mother's Day present.





There are a lot of men in my life. At left, all the boys. At right, the uncles and the grand-babies. And below, me and my babies.  I have wonderful children. I'm very proud of them and delighted that we have a good relationship. For me, that's ultra important.





Monday, I literally spent on the couch re-energizing. Today is my throw the rest of the rocks day so I'm about to head outside and work on the final garden bed. Howard suggested that I mow the lawn instead but I told him the lawn would bug him and not me and he would therefore find a way to get it done if I didn't... however... the rocks would bug me and I'd have to look at them for the next month or longer so I needed to get them done before my leg appointment on Friday. I have a list for the week that includes throwing the rocks, grocery shopping, cleaning house, and starting some knitting projects for the sit still period. It'll work. I am determined to be good and get this leg thing over with.

Talk soon - Myrna

Grateful - family... and 11.4 pounds lost

P.S... I'm wearing Katherine's Vogue 8691 top and Marcy's Vogue 9060 skirt

10 comments:

  1. Myrna- what a lovely family you have! You are blessed, but, of course, you already know that. I hope all your prep work gets done so you can rest that leg and hip! Take care. Hugs, Charmion

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    1. Thanks. I'm quite biased but I do my family is amazing. Regarding the chores, I'm going with whatever gets done, gets done and after that it's resting time.

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  2. A beautiful family. So nice that you could all be together.

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    1. It was a really wonderful visit and Mother's Day. I'm grateful.

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  3. Lovely to see you all together. I am so enjoying your new adventure.

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  4. You look ravishing! Yes, you have a great family and it's a pleasure to meet them in picture. Gotta say though, you are the shining star of your wonderful family, teaching them how to live an intentional life.

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    1. What a lovely compliment. Thank you.

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  5. I am a 'newbie' to your blog..I started reading it just about the time you were moving and fell down the stairs!!! Scary! So, when I didn't see a post on Friday I went into "Mom Worry Mode." So glad that it was lovely family time that kept you occupied! I am making some major changes in my life right now and your journey has been so reassuring for me, thank you.

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    1. LOL - falling was not my shining moment and has certainly changed the flow of these past months. I'm hoping if I'm really good after the procedure on Friday that things will normalize soon.

      I'm glad my journey is reassuring. I wish you all the best with the changes you're making. The hardest part for me was actually making the decision. After that, things flowed together and while it was a risk, it was one that needed to be taken if I was going to survive. I'm really looking forward to seeing what God unfolds over the next weeks and months. I've been here eight months today and it feels like I've always been here.

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