Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Family Dynamics

I love seeing how people within a
family react to each other.
Some would call this "being nosey"
but I prefer to call it "curiosity".

If you follow me regularly you know that our family is very scrambled at the moment and has been for over a month now.  HK is with me, and Mister is with our youngest son (in Atlanta).  HK is 2 and here's a couple of our recent conversations:

Me:  Can you put that paper in the trash, please?
HK:  No thank you.

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Me:  You Go Girl!
HK: (shaking head, sadly) I don't wanna go.

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Now that youngest son is feeling better I get the occasional text or phone call from him which begins with "Can you tell Dad...".  Then I have to find a way to discreetly tell Dad whatever it was that son didn't actually want to look his Dad in the eyes and say.

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And, if any of my family is reading this please make note:
"I know I am never on time with birthday cards and the like.  I used to be, but that ship has sailed and it's never coming back to port.  From now until eternity you can count on a call on your birthday, then expect to receive your card/gift the next week."
You can blame it on one of the following:
(Choose one)
     a.  Weather
     b.  Your Dad

     c.  Menopause
     d.  None of the above

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cinderella Moment

Tuesday I packed up my sidekick, HK, and we took a little two hour drive to my Tulsa daughter's to attend the town Homecoming Parade.  Our oldest granddoll, Kaylee, is a high school queen candidate.  She looked so pretty all dolled up and seated on the back of a convertible.  It truly was a "Cinderella Moment". . .

They had no sooner  (pun intended) taken their place in the parade line-up, when it happened.  The thunder rolled, the lightning flashed, and the parade was cancelled before it even officially began.  Alas (love that word), it was rescheduled for next weekend.  HK and I won't be making the trip again, so we'll miss it, but we enjoyed the rainy preview.

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Just one more thing. . . 

I really like to think I've matured and grown above petty snobbery, but the truth is, sometimes I like to  brag a bit  flaunt my privilege a bit.  This is one of those times. 
This year I have my own personal "Fall Decorator" decorating
my house for the season.
"Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!"

Thursday, September 3, 2015

I'm smiling because. . .

Little Gentry is 18 days old today!
She is our early Christmas present.
We didn't expect to see her sweet face until Dec. 1.
She is doing VERY well.
Thank you so very much to those of you who have prayed for her and Lil' Mama.  Gentry is very much our miracle baby and we'll never forget it!

And our other miracle, our son who had a stroke.  The stroke was the worst kind, according to google.  A hemorrhagic stroke.  Many people don't survive these.  Not only did he survive but doctors say he will make a full recovery.
"Hallelujah! Amen!"
Mister is still in Atlanta with him.  

In the meantime HK and I are holding down the homefront.  Her newest trick is being able to reach the light switches.  She switches them on and I follow her around and switch them off.  If you decide to visit me it'll be easy to find our house - we'll be the one with our porch light on in the middle of the day.

I've not shared much about our new-to-us home.
This is my favorite part - the view!
The entire back of our house is primarily windows and I absolutely LOVE seeing the sun and all things green.  So glad we moved in the Summer so I could enjoy the seasons finery.

Another part of the view.  Love the crinkly, curly bark of this birch tree.

Still, as much as I enjoy my new place I must admit I find myself thinking about Louisiana, my adopted home state.  I'm thinking my yellow mums must be in bloom now and I bet my roses are on their 3rd bloom of the season.  I guess I miss them because I planted them myself.  I wish whomever planted all the things at this house could know that I'm appreciating and enjoying all the fruits of their labor. 
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Now, this is totally off subject, but I'm gonna throw this in for free.  LOOK at this photo of the freezer in my fridge.  Do you see it?  WHAT?  Doesn't everyone have a "hot flash fan" in their freezer?  NO?  I'm a freakin' genius!!  When I have a hot flash melt down I now run to my freezer and turn on my "hot flash fan" (it's battery operated) and I get instant refrigerated air.  It's great!! 
Yes, you heard it here first!  It's fantastic!  LOL  

This is Sweet Tea, just keepin' it real.
Over & Out!

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