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Tomorrow is the day

Yesterday I spent two hours going over papers.  Reading, signing and having them notarized.  Picking options, making copies … Today I sorted through them re-checking everything to make sure I had all the forms properly filled out.

Tomorrow I will take all these papers and go directly to the office where I will put in my Retirement papers to make it official.  How do I feel you ask me (or maybe you dont) but I really cant explain it.  Happy, Sad, Afraid, Sorry, Excited…

All of the above.  I want to because it is time.  I look forward to doing whatever I want, waking when I want – even if it is early in the morning.  Shopping in stores that are not crowded – doing errands during the week instead of everything on Saturday or even better, on my way home from work.

Yes, I am looking forward to it…..will let you know how it went – they say it will take about two hours….well, once it is done all I have to do is finish out the rest of the school year (12 days but who’s counting)  and – that’s it!

Bowling time

Are you a bowler? Have you ever been. That was one sport (if you can call it a sport) that I loved and excelled in. I even belonged to a league. Now at the age of 70 I am more inclined to stay away (the knees arent what they used to be) but I still love to watch it….

So this weekend when I was invited to my grandson’s birthday at a bowling alley, I was excited to go.  And I wasnt disappointed.  The kids had a ball, and I loved watching them.  Taking pictures of them, and the way they got into bowling was great.  They also had arcade games there so the little ones who didnt want to bowl could be entertained.

And what better food than pizza, chicken fingers, and french fries……

Time for nothing

It has been a hectic week even though we had Monday off.  It seems miss one day of work, double up on the next few days.  Especially when my co-worker was off today and will be off tomorrow.

I get to come in on her hours – 7 am to 2:30 pm – getting up earlier than usual, and facing the work day earlier.  Of course I love leaving at 2:30 because I still have most of the afternoon for myself….Well, not all to myself.  Grandkids were over so it was a matter of entertaining them, cooking for them and answering all their questions.

grandkids

Now they have left and it is quiet here……deciding on dinner for myself, maybe some reading – enter some orders into my Avon account….and then will have to get up early again for another coverage tomorrow.

But in the meantime I am enjoying the change in weather – the doors are open for 74 degree weather, and the sun is shining.  A big change from the rainy, cloudy weather we have been having.

Enjoy each day……….

We never got along

While the years flew by I tried so hard to make it work.  I tried being obedient and tried fighting back.  But there was no happy medium.  It was either your way or the highway.  So I took the highway.  Leaving was hard but for my own sanity I moved in with a friend until that arrangement didn’t work.

So I looked for my own place, found it and continued to have some peace of mind.  You once tried to patch it up but on your terms…which weren’t mine.  I tried to meet somewhere in the middle but you slammed the door…it didn’t work.

hugs

So I continued to stay away – you never got along with my husband either – that hurt the most…and you never really knew your grandchildren – 5 of them….we all missed out.  And now there are great-grandchildren – you would have had 9 of them.  You missed out on cuddling them and holding them – but then again I don’t believe you were capable of doing that – or at least it never happened with me.

And so now that you are physically gone, I have decided to look beyond the loss and feel blessed with what I accomplished – and love my children, their spouses and all my grandchildren….more hugs, kisses and “I love yous”  … because “we never got along”.

Standing still

I sit here at my computer, after watching a show; then reading a few chapters of an amazing book and watching hubby sleep.  It is two o’clock in the afternoon when I write this and while the weather outside is not delightful – I find I cannot move.  There is laundry to be done, housecleaning to be done but instead I sit here at my computer.

I am not playing games – I am not on FB – I am thinking.  The stillness and quiet is deafening.  While I do hear kids out front playing basketball – yes, my neighbor decided to put a basketball hoop in front of his house – and while he and his family are not around this weekend – I have the neighborhood children in front of my house.  But that noise does not stop the thoughts in my head.

 

Hubby sleeps way too much.  He says it is the medications he is on – way too many – but then he cannot sleep at night.  I am afraid that my life will change soon – you see, I plan to retire in 41 days….and I dont want to end up on the couch with hubby.

So I must make a plan to start moving…..I know what I would like to do, what I must do – get up every morning even though I have no where to go – and get out of the house.  I love being home, plan to read (my passion) plan to crochet (another passion) and of course having 9 grandkids will keep me busy too.  But the time they are in school there is still an expanse of time to do what?  I will have to convince hubby to do things with me because I will not stay home everyday…..

Do you need a reason?

Summer is just around the corner and with all the rain we have been getting I am sure the mosquitoes are right behind this weather.

So now that Avon has brought out their Bug Guard it is time to get on board and order some.  I have them all in my house because I use it also.  I have those types of ankles that draw mosquitoes.  I can open the front door to speak to someone and 10 minutes later my ankles are all bit up.

Our Bug Guard contains Vitamin E, its non greasy, pleasant scent, hypoallergenic – some of them contain aloe, the lotion is PABA free; and if you do get bit we have an anti-itch spray (believe me IT WORKS!)

Check out the information below and decide today which one you need….they are all on sale and if you use code RA2504 today you will get #freeshipping on only a $25.00 purchase.  We automatically give you free shipping on a $40 purchase – but now you dont have to spend that much!  Head on over to my E-Store now….

 

bug guard list

Love doing it – plan to do it again

Many years ago when my children were very young and I was a SAHM as much as I loved it, I needed a little outside recreation.  Of course with five kids there wasnt much of that.  Even when hubby came home from work, I was too exhausted to do anything other than get the kids ready for bed and then crash myself.

But then I saw there was something else I could enjoy without the kids – and that something was crocheting.  So I started small – baby blankets, hats and scarves and before you know it I had made a blanket for each of my children (still have them) and then started making for others.  Well, I put it down as the kids got older and I myself went back to work.  Until recently – when I picked it up again.  Didnt think I could due to arthritis, but apparently it helps.

So I finished a blanket for my boss who is due soon and have decided to make another one – different color, different pattern.  Excited and waiting for the yarn to arrive in about a week.  Meantime – here is the one I completed……..do you crochet?  If you blog about it, let me know I will follow…