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Catch Up Day

Saturday, June 16, 2012

My daughters, the bride, the bridesmaids and a few other friends went to Chicago for a bachelorette weekend this weekend. It would have been great to go with them, but I have to work today and tomorrow. I probably would have felt out of place anyway.

The girls all left yesterday morning early. I had the day off and it gave me a chance to catch up on a few things. I caught up on my housework. I passed out my Avon books and ran my errands.

The house sure was quiet last night, though. I was glad for the chance to spend a little time outdoors in the evening talking to the neighbors. It's nice that the four of us in this building get along. We're all in about the same age range and seem to have a lot in common.

I'm really anxious for the girls to come back from Chicago tomorrow, though. My oldest flew into Chicago from Alabama and will be coming back for the week. It's been over a year and a half since I've had both my girls with me and I absolutely can't wait.

The only bummer is that I have long work days on Monday and Wednesday and have to go in for four hours on Tuesday. I got a call yesterday asking if I wanted to work a long day on Thursday and promptly passed on that. Now, if it was next week, I probably would be tempted. I'll probably be bumming that the house will again be quiet and I'll be missing my girls already. I've learned a long time ago to try to stay busy for awhile after they leave. It's the only way I can get through the lonliness.

  
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NPA4LOSS 6/16/2012 10:49PM

    Some of my kids are moving closer and I can't wait. Enjoy the time with your girls. emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 6/16/2012 10:00AM

  it will be worth the memories of having the girls home enjoy the time

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Quality Time With My Baby

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'm getting in some great quality time with my baby this week. I can't say that we've "done" anything significant. It's just the little things that are great. We surprised my great niece and great nephew and went to watch his baseball game. It was nice to sit outside and spend time with some of the family.

With her girlfriend's wedding coming up, my daughter does have some chores and commitments that she must meet. But it's the little bits of time in between that I'm enjoying so much. Things like cooking and eating together, watching tv, cuddling in bed are so enjoyable!

The thing that I am enjoying the most is watching my grandkitty. She is in heaven having her "momma" back. She has been following my daughter around. She has been silly playful. And to think that my daughter wondered if Lulu would remember her!

  
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FITMARY 6/14/2012 7:36AM

    You are blessed!

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MYSTERY-LADY1 6/13/2012 9:35PM

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SLIMLILA 6/13/2012 9:13PM

    Sounds to me like you are taking advantage of every single moment and enjoying this time to the fullest.... keep it up! emoticon

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DEEO12 6/13/2012 10:25AM

    Have a great week with our daughter emoticon

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The Momma and Lulu Dance

Saturday, June 09, 2012

I'm doing what I call the "Momma Dance" and my grandkitty is doing the "Lulu Dance". We do a dance every time we're happy. My youngest daughter came in yesterday. We had a great evening. Sherry was afraid that her cat wouldn't remember her. She obviously did and didn't leave her side all night. I just wish I didn't have to work. I want to spend all my time with her. I can't wait for my other daughter to get here now.

  
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NPA4LOSS 6/10/2012 3:55PM

    You deserve to be doing a Happy Dance! emoticon

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SLIMLILA 6/10/2012 12:57AM

    Hey,
thanks for understanding comments on my blog... Surprised to see you on here, I thought you would be spending every minute with the girls... how long are they home for? emoticon

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BERGBA7 6/9/2012 4:32PM

    Enjoy and have lots of fun!!!
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CHRIS5258 6/9/2012 11:06AM

    Sounds like a great time! Enjoy!

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My Daughters

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

I haven't seen both of my daughters together since Thanksgiving 2010. They are getting ready to come to town for their girlfriend's wedding. I've been counting down the days and getting more excited every day. The cat looks at me like I'm crazy when I announce to her every morning how many more days it will be until they're here.

I'm trying to get the place cleaned up and as ready for them as I possibly can. It's amazing what I can accomplish when I feel that I have a purpose and a deadline. I went grocery shopping yesterday to have things already in the house for them that I know they like. And, of course, I realized this morning that I've forgotten a few things. So, I'll probably stop at the grocery store when I get out of work tonight to pick up the things I have forgotten.

The time that the girls are here will go by too quickly. It always does. Forgive me if I may be a little MIA during this time. I just need to enjoy my time with them.

  
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BERGBA7 6/8/2012 2:32AM

    Wohoo... this is something great to be waiting for! Let the computer closed the whole time they are there and enjoy it!
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FITMARY 6/6/2012 7:33AM

    Daughters! That's a gift from heaven. Enjoy every minute!!!


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SLIMLILA 6/5/2012 10:31PM

    You don't worry about us, enjoy as much time as you can with the girls.... emoticon

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RAYNAC3 6/5/2012 9:35PM

    Take time to enjoy what sounds like a rare occasion for your daughters to be together with you. It sounds like it will be an incredible memory maker!!

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Catch Up Day

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I could tell that I have been working too much lately and not resting enough. I had the day off yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I got to sleep in a little. I cuddled with my grandkitty when I got up. I took my time and caught up on some stuff that I had been putting off but really needed to get done before my girls come to town. I visited with the neighbors. I took the time to get my hair cut.

The day made me think back to a couple months ago when I was getting bored with my days and looking for something to do. With my one job ending, I wonder if I will get that same bored feeling again. The job I have is so inconsistent with its hours, however, that I wonder how much I will be able to do and plan for. As it is, the job has already interfered with plans that I have, such as my church commitments. They're important to me and it bothers me that I can't do them.

So, I'm back to touching base with the employment agencies that I am registered with. And, of course, I am spending time every day on line applying for jobs. I need to get back to practicing my job skills. This will keep me somewhat busy. But, there are only so many jobs out there to apply for. And after awhile, my eyes go cross-eyed after spending so much time on the computer. A necessary evil, however.

  
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SLIMLILA 6/4/2012 12:31AM

    Hey Patty.
Great you had time for YOU today! I start my job tomorrow from 12-6, at least that part is consistent, it is the same time every day, but the days change every week. So, I hope to get into a routine (Yes, I know I can't believe I said that either!) Maybe part of that routine will be a nice long walk after supper, but I am going to have to start planning and preparing the meal the nite before so it's ready when I come home. Till I get settled in I don't know how I am going to manage lunch and/or supper with a 6 hr. shift... Always something!

I will find out tomorrow if the other lady is changing shifts with me for June 22, my. birthday when I go on the retreat for the weekend.. I had already changed it with my weekend job. I'll work till 6 pm and then it will be close to a 3 hr. drive to the retreat, praying there will be no car troubles or anything. I do want to try to get in touch with a couple of my old workmates from the school when I worked there and maybe have a coffee with them before I come back and see my former Gr. 1 student too...WooHoo!! Won't that trip down memory lane be fun!!

When do the girls come? Remember to save some energy for when they're there. My mother and brother are probably getting down close to your neck of the woods today or tomorrow. They left my dd's in Wpg., and are crossing into US then..

Have a great week!

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