Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Well, it is December 11 and I can't tell you what happened between today and August 28. That was the last time that I posted. My Mom's dementia is getting worse every day. I am amazed at how fast she has regressed. It is a full time job just taking care of her, and I still work full time. So, needless to say, I have been a little busy. But, I need outlets for my energy and creativity, little as there is, so I am going to try in January to start blogging at least once a week. Just to keep up with all my blogging friends and to feel sort of like a normal person. The holidays are here and I have done very little decorating. As much as I love the season, I am just not inspired to go all out. We had Christmas with our children and grandchildren, 4 of the 5 anyway, this past weekend and it was the best weekend I have had in a very long time. Peaceful, noisy, friendly, warm and inviting. It was wonderful! All that we have left now, is company parties and hopefully they will be over this weekend. We will be home free after that. I think it will be a little sad on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that it will only be the 3 of us, but we will make the best of it, and hopefully, get some needed rest. I am off to start my day! Take care~~~
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I can't believe that it has been almost 2 months since I posted! Where did that time go? I just can't keep up, it seems. Work, home, Mom, grandchildren, just one thing after another. Ansley is almost 4 months old! She is so pretty. Anna is starting Pre-K next week and I can't believe that my baby girl is actually going to school. Brian is back in school, big 2nd grader and doing fabulous. Lucas and Colin are growing like weeds. Colin just got his 4th haircut! Michael moved to Sacramento into apartment with 3 roommates and is working for Direct TV and Benjamin is hanging out and being a comedian, something he is very good at. That's the update for today!
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
We have Lucas this week, while his Mom and Dad are on vacation. He is so adorable. Never still a minute, but happy and healthy. He is 18 months old and so curious about everything. He is jabbering constantly, but only he can understand it. I have always felt that the time between 1 and 2 is the best time. The babies are independent, but always needing help, learning, discovering things around them and constantly changing. Poppy took him to play at the park with Colin. They are only 3 months apart and they are so sweet together. Colin has a laugh that is just contagious and he is always smiling. He got his 3rd, I think, haircut last week and this time he got a short boy cut. He is too cute for words. Here they are at the park:
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Is it really June 23? I can't believe it is! Isn't it funny how time passes and you are left wondering where you were during that time? That's how I feel most of the time. Work, home, responsibilities, they all keep you in a whirlwind of activity and the days just fly by and you are hanging on for dear life, just to keep up. Here in Atlanta, I think that we skipped spring altogether and went straight to summer. The weather has been unusually odd the last couple of years. We didn't have any really cold weather this winter and now we have gone to the 80's and 90's like a bullet. Haven't had time to do the Dare over at The Bright Owl, but I like the one she has posted this week, so I am going to try and get it done. I have been drawing some, not as much as I would like, but I do get some in. I am also knitting a blanket for Ansley and I have a pair of socks that I just finished, which I need to post on OPAM. Mom has been having numerous health issues and we have been running to the doctor. It just seems to be one thing after another with her. I guess that is how it is sometimes. I never know from one day to the next how she is going to feel or what the day will hold. Working at home 3 days a week does lighten that load. I can take care of her and still get my work done. I work for the best company on the planet and I am very blessed.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Sweet Baby Ansley! What a joy she is! Did not do the Dare over at The Bright Owl this week. Sometimes, time just does not permit me to do the things that I would like to do. Busy week with work and Mom. Every day is different with her. I just never know what the day will bring until it happens. Working at home has definitely made a big difference and I am thinking that I should consider working at home all the time. The problem with that is I have things that must be done at the office. Oh well, I guess I will jump off that bridge when I get to it!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
What a great day we had yesterday! The weather was perfectly awesome! We grilled burgers and dogs and played with babies all day. Cory and Ivey brought little Ansley and Colin and Lucas were here and it was a fun time! I couldn't help but laugh at Cory, Parker and Jason. They were having a conversation about baby formula. When they all lived at home, I would never have imagined this scene, since all they ever talked about was sports and video games! Now, they all 3 have a child and they are very different than they were before they became Daddy's. Randy was like a whirlwind all day going from cooking and helping me to prepare lunch to running around chasing one of the boys, to giving Ansley her bottle. ] Our newest addition, Ansley, was so sweet and slept most of the day. We all carried her around and I can't believe that she slept as well as she did with all the noise and activity, but she did great! Mom had a great day too. She was feeling fairly well, and really enjoyed the babies. She even held Ansley for a while and did very well. I am happy that she had a good day. I want to say a heartfelt Thank You! to all the troops who protect and defend our country so that we can have family days like this and many others. You are always in our hearts and in our prayers. Happy Memorial Day!