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My grandkids enlighten me...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Yesterday had me so worn out from the dental office...I almost dropped upon arriving at home..guess what my 19 yo grandson missed the bus and didnt have money for a taxi...there i went again!I picked him up got in some terrible traffic and he asked could i take him"real quick"to get groceries.What the heck I needed fruit and veggies i'd knock that off my list.I had to laugh at him when i saw his cart loaded down with junk food and soda!To the top full(thank goodness for big trunks)I keep my opinions to myself about junk food because Kayla buys her share and so does my hubs!We were leaving the store when I looked up and saw him taking a bag of food out and dropping it in the Food For Families food drive box.Aww...my heart just melted!When he was young we did that together. emoticonmy little man has a big heart.He grinned over at me and said I never forget grammy...He tried to pay me gas money but,that selfless act of kindness from a teen MAN was more than enough.My lesson here was that when I was teaching them about giving was,that he was listening emoticonall along!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARTHASPARKS 10/28/2011 2:23PM

    Your grandchildren are magnificent. They have their grandma's heart!

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BETTERHEALTH123 10/28/2011 9:08AM

    Very nice picture. Your grandson looks happy.



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KOFFEENUT 10/28/2011 1:29AM

    I know you're proud to have such a fine man in your life - and you should also be proud of the part you played in demonstrating the values he clearly picked up!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/27/2011 3:48PM

    Precious

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JSPIN74 10/27/2011 2:52PM

    awesomeness emoticon emoticon

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SNOWANGELDIVA 10/27/2011 2:38PM

    and you melted my heart!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/27/2011 2:24PM

    Awww, what a good boy.

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Mom I forgot to tell you....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My brave little grandson is ten and supposed to be a man for the dentist!poppycock!!I feel like if they hold back tears it makes them mean.Gilbert was scared and I could see it on his face!He has had a toothache for two days and had to get it drilled and filled.His dentist was an angel from heaven but,she told him he was a big boy and not to cry....I said can i talk to you outside?Yes,i said he is a big boy but he can cry all he wants!So please keep that in mind.He was sitting in that chair with his heart beating out of his little chest and I pulled out his fave music with earbuds.I saw his body relax immediately.She turned and smiled and said grammy knows all....no,i dont know all and it was a moment when i just thought of what a music buff he is.He was honored with a bravery medal a dentist's goody bag,and stickers!He talked nonstop after the numbing meds wore off about how his grammy is the bomb?oh well i'll take the honors thank you...we ate some grilled chicken salads for lunch and for someone that wasnt that hungry he ate his salad and some of mine plus some icecream..lol!I was taking him back to school and he says Aaliyah has an appointment at 2 at the same dentist...really?my phone rang and my daughter says MAAAA!I forgot to tell you....so i dropped off Gilbert the great and signed out Aaliyah the human talking machine....she got in the car and said Im starving to death!!!Thank goodness i have that music in my purse the dentist will need it...lol!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/27/2011 2:13AM

    So cute, you are a great nana.
I agree about the crying, you always feel so much better after a blub, it's nature's way of getting you over stuff...

Sleep well, sleep til after 8! emoticon

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BARBAELLEN 10/26/2011 10:10PM

    Awww. So cute.

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MAMAG476 10/26/2011 3:51PM

    Way to go gma. I believe you got a handle on the little ones. I had to take my granddaughter to the doctor the other day because she was just dying of right side pain. I told her she looked fine to me when Haley got into the car but we went to the clinic anyway. Which was a poke and feel here. Continue with Tylenol and use warm packs on her stomach. So time to leave and she wants to go to Gma's house instead of going back home. Which was a big no. Her mom just started a new job and Haley dont like it one bit. They have to go to the babysitter's at 5am. I wouldnt like it either. emoticon

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DEBLYNN323 10/26/2011 2:39PM

    emoticon....what a wise woman you are! Your grandchildren are very lucky to have you as a grandma and a friend!



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SNOWANGELDIVA 10/26/2011 2:30PM

    LOL! the dentist is gonna need the music...niiiiice.
My manchild is nervous at the dentist and he can take them out with a sweep of his Goliath sized mitt. I think when professions do their duty day-in and day-out they forget that this is a new and absolutely vulnerable experience.
Hope grand daughter has a pleasant visit.

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I am just tired

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I keep telling myself that!I have alot more on my plate than anyone realizes.I am the cook,housekeeper,auto detailer/repair,I repair the sinks and toilets myself,I paint the walls,laundry,gardening,grocery shopper,booboo healer(smile shes 17)taxi service,hair stylist,confidante,trash gatherer,carpet cleaner,dishwasher,bill payer,I could add alot more,but you get the idea.I get up at six normally but lately have been sleeping till 8.I feel just fine im just catching some good sleep.I always jump right up and eat,walk the dog and start my daily chores/volunteer/see friends/help neighbors!!!my family asks why i'm sleeping "so late"?am I sick?Yesterday,I took the old folks nature walking and got some TCBY frozen yogurt and i had a wonderful time!They keep me laughing.I hope you all have a woderful day!!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/27/2011 2:08AM

    So glad to hear about the good sleep. Keep that sleep up, it's a great habit.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 10/26/2011 10:06PM

    For some reason, we women are the proverbial glue that holds everything together. Sit down and write a list of everything you do. Be honest with yourself......are there things on that list you could eliminate or spend less time on?? You're entitled to take some time for yourself. Kiss your own booboos; not just everyone elses. Really....it won't make you a bad person. We have to take time for ourselves if we want to be a better person for others. As for the older people; I hear ya! There's a saying that I'm loosely quoting: "Listen to an old dog when he howls" Older people have so much wisdom and insight. You're Blessed to be around older people. Enjoy!! Pat

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TRESSWANN 10/26/2011 5:48PM

    My plan this Saturday is to sleep, stay in bed and read novels. Wake at 4:30 a.m. or so, don't get home till after 6 p.m. and I do all the "girly" things like shop and cook

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LATTELEE 10/26/2011 10:35AM

  One day at a time!

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ABRETAK 10/26/2011 10:32AM

    Haha, I understand, I have to do everything around my place as well emoticon Nobody realizes how tiring that is! I've had a new puppy around lately as well, so for the last three weeks she hasn't let me sleep in past 5:00am. I feel like I have a newborn baby in the house. It makes it really hard to get in some exercise when you're exhausted all the time. So I'm glad you're getting to "sleep in" until a normal time and get plenty of rest. Keep taking care of yourself!

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my husband acts like a weiner

Monday, October 24, 2011

I didnt use the word i meant to use!!!!He came home from work expecting superwoman dressed in her cape and tights!I had our grandkids today after school,what felt like a thousand errands,grocery shopping,house cleaning,laundry,gardening and I got behind and lost track of time....wooooo...by 15 minutes??He came in pouting,rude and openly angry his food wasnt hot and waiting on the table!I got so overwhelmed by him that I started crying and cleaning(what i do when pissed off)Now,he dont have a civil word for me like I sinned against humanity...so sad....we all choose how we react about what happens to us and being a pouty ass baby aint going to cut it..i have enough crap in my life and he goes and adds to it...hohum i am so sorry to vent to ya'll but im about to blow up.... emoticonSUSAN

  
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DEBLYNN323 10/26/2011 2:42PM

    emoticon.....OMG, I have to add you as a friend. Same story different day!!! emoticon

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 10/26/2011 6:14AM

    It's good to vent - that's what we're all here for.

Now that things have calmed down a bit can you talk to him about what he did, how he made you feel and how you reacted?? My DH is 57 and I don't see him changing anytime soon - he has his moods, too, that drive me crazy but I've learned to ignore it at the moment it's happening and then talking about it.

Dinner wasn't on the table when he got home? Think of all the people that are out on the streets looking through dumpsters for their meals. Get a grip buddy! (Sorry, I was imaging me saying that to my DH)

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MARTHASPARKS 10/25/2011 4:50PM

    Men are a different species. He's not mad at you, just at the world - so he brought it home to you. Don't we all do that to some degree? We give and give and give and show the world our best side while we are our worst at home. Why? Home is our safe place place; we know that the people there love us and accept us at our worst. I wonder: what would his reaction be if you showed him part of this blog - about why you ran late and how his reaction fueled yours...

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TYME2BME 10/25/2011 12:06PM

    Venting is good. I used to have a husband like that but finally learned to stand up for myself. I don't allow him to treat me that way any more. It took a while for him to realize pouting, puppy dog eyes or his other tricks wasn't going to work. Hope your husband learns to appreciate you, and realize all you do. Don't keep the anger in. Vent or do whatever is necessary to get the anger out.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/25/2011 11:46AM

    Sorry emoticon

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HICKOK-HALEY 10/25/2011 1:16AM

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/25/2011 12:53AM

    Oh.
Oh!
I didn't realise, I am so blessed with my DH, he is an angel in comparison. Maybe not even in comparison.
He would never dream of demanding anything from me I didn't freely give.
He is younger than I am, so maybe it is a generational thing, not to expect women to be his servants. And maybe also, his mother brought him up to be a true gentleman.

But he does have the kind of job he cannot leave at the door, so he brings his work home quite a lot.

Is this the way your husbands bring their work back with them?

Anyway I am going to hurry to fix myself up and put the kettle on so I can make DH a nice cup of tea for when he walks in the door.

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SHASSYSUE2 10/24/2011 11:05PM

    Vent away!!! I have the same kind of Hubby!! I don't know why but since the day I married him, which will be 16 years on Friday, when he comes home from work, he is hateful!! I am NOT allowed to talk to him, hug him, or look at him when he first gets in. Now when his daughters lived with us THEY could hug him, but I could not. Our Son is not allowed to speak to him either. It drives ME crazy!! But, I have been doing this for so long, I am used to it.... I hope your night got better!!!

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FUNKYG1 10/24/2011 10:38PM

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You are right, men do act like weiners and whiners. Next time he acts like this, tell him he can do your job on a day like today. I know my DH thought I had it easy just after our first daughter was born. Then I got very ill and he had to stay home from work to look after the baby and me. We had a washing machine but no dryer and baby girl was allergic to the pampers so it was cloth diapers, which had to be washed every day. The only thing he did not have to do was feed her as I was nursing. I got better after 1.5 weeks and he was so grateful to be going back to work, where he could get some rest.lol

Men, can't live with them and can't live without them.

Nora

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My daughter teases me!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

She sailed through the door smelling like a fresh shower,Mom she says...I love you!I smiled and returned her comment with a hug and kiss on her forehead.She just turned 35 and she never tires of me doing that.Mom,I think you have been watching taped episodes of Hoarders!No,why?Oh because you have the house spit-shined and top shape!I didnt but she goes overboard when she comes over.I never see the house messy,do you stay up at night cleaning it?She swears I do.She got herself a water and we sat down in the kitchen and talked a long time and laughing our butts off.So,how far have you walked lately?shes getting nosy...Not far,I grin at her,Im giving up walking(joking)Oh no mom,you cant,she gets serious.I remember when you were so fat that you were angry at the world!Now you hardly ever raise your voice...tears formed in my eyes at the mention of my hateful temper back almost 7 years ago and she wrapped me in a tight hug....You are so happy and glad to be alive now... emoticonJEEZ,i was just kidding...Seriously she says,you are a different person now and even though I cant use you for a shade tree anymore...you are a better you!!OMG kid!I was crying and so was she....she knew how to get some food out of me for sure! emoticonSUSAN

  
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MNOT2THICK 10/25/2011 12:44AM

    OK, you had me at the clean house compliments. Hugs for your decrease of anger and weight and even more for the love of a daughter (no matter how hungry she is) emoticon emoticon

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SHASSYSUE2 10/24/2011 11:02PM

    Your daughter sounds wonderful!! You are a very Blessed Lady!!!

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MARVEEME 10/24/2011 7:55PM

    Awwww....I'm speechless, and so happy for you!

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BARBAELLEN 10/24/2011 7:49PM

    Can't think of much better motivation that that to keep up the good work! (The health part, not the clean house.) Now that's the kind of visit you like to see repeated!
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LIVINGFREE19 10/24/2011 6:23PM

    That is great to have such a nice relationship with your daughter!
I hope mine stays really good just like it is now and she is only 13.
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DUSTYGIRL25 10/24/2011 4:31PM

    You gals are to funny! I love it. I do think we all get happier as we get healthier.
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ARLENE_MOVES 10/24/2011 3:44PM

    Oh, I'm in tears too!!! My daughter is like that too -- so supportive!!! You and I are indeed super lucky moms!!! I see she also has your humor!

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MARTHASPARKS 10/24/2011 11:03AM

    Now that is the way that your daughters should treat you. What a tribute to your hard work and what motivation to keep it up! emoticon I am happy for you, Susan, really happy.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/24/2011 8:36AM

    emoticon Sounds like ya'll had a good day together.

Isn't it a great reminder of how far you have come?

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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/24/2011 5:41AM

    What a great daughter. I blame the parents. :-)

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WILDFIREKRISTIN 10/23/2011 11:42PM

    Oh Susan, this made me tear up! I can hear my own son saying this to me too. We change so much with the pounds going away don't we?

I love your daughter already! Kudos for her and you too!

Hugs,

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SNOWANGELDIVA 10/23/2011 11:39PM

    This is so Beautiful, Sue!
You can feel more in love with the world around you when you can enjoy it! I'm so happy that you got that reminder today!
(Your daughter and I are about the same age!)
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