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Laughing at my grown kid

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Today I was actually,for the first time in weeks...relaxing.My youngest mustve felt it in her bones.Hey ma!she croaked I need to see my doctor.I dressed and picked her up.She hugged me,held my hand,leaned on my shoulder and called me MOMMY!She reserves that title when she wants something or she's sick.Her Doctor had me join them to explain bronchitis.My oldest DD has had it for years.We sat for an hour waiting for her meds and went home to find DH sick!I whipped him up some dinner,wrapped a warm blanket around him and kissed his forehead.Thanks Nurse he joked.LOL!I might get to go and relax at bedtime emoticonSUSAN

  
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LADYJAKE1 2/28/2013 10:43AM

    How nice...Both of my kids are grown.....cherish all the moments.

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PATRICIAAK 2/28/2013 1:46AM

    Praying all get healthy.

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The mom intervention

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Yesterday I blogged about 2 of my daughters that live here.SO,I got home from grocery shopping when my phone rang.My oldest DD said Mom!We need you to come over we have something to tell you!Her voice sounded worried!With a pounding heart and sick stomach I rushed over.They met me at the door,took me by the hand and led me to a seat.Spit it out..I thought.Cancer?Diabetes?Tumor?MS,WHAT????M
OM,we love you and want you to slow down.You are'nt yourself and we're worried which translates to:You arent sitting in the house anymore in your chair watching TV and eating donuts!!I could'nt help it and started laughing.Can you imagine how worried I was and it was just a mom intervention?Of course they were furious at me for laughing.I did try to talk with them about myself having fun with friends,painting and decorating the house,yard work.I visit them 2x a week!Many people find empty nesting is too hard...I love it!!DH is the only mess maker and I can clean up in ten minutes after meals.DH took a bedroom and made me an exercise room/office emoticon And he has been seen in there on the treadmill.We ate some lunch and I talked to them about loosening the imaginary umbilical cord a little more emoticon I know many of you are saying,I'm lucky to have my kids around and It's true I AM!I am not however going to check in twice a day like a kid to make them feel better! emoticonSUSAN

  
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BETTERHEALTH123 2/27/2013 9:10AM

    Try daily text messaging. Ha!!!

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ROCKYCPA 2/26/2013 8:53PM

    Good for you - children can be so funny when they worry about their parents!

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PATRICIAAK 2/26/2013 8:12PM

    Good for you (and you're right, you are fortunate)

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DJ4HEALTH 2/26/2013 6:15PM

    That is great but they just got to realize that at least you don't act like some of the people that are on Maury show. That I would be concerned then.

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KJELLYBEAN15 2/26/2013 3:59PM

    That made me chuckle. How sweet that they look after you like that. I guess it's always good to live outside the stereotypical "empty nester". Please tell me they weren't disappointed in knowing that your life still goes on even in their absence.

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I'm still standing...better than ever!

Monday, February 25, 2013

It's been an UP-hill battle!The emotions are the roller coaster ride.My Kids are grown and I can go and do what I want.They can't take it!They want to run my life!!I try to be kind and considerate but...HOW?If I have plans with my friends,they want to be included.I'm enjoying working out,taking walks,hiking,shopping,lunching,etc.I see them just not as much as before.I go and see them and stay an hour and return home.They didnt give a HOOT when they were living their lives.NO im not playing the payback card.My DH says they are used to me running to them when they ask.I've turned the tables and now they are worried.I was originally,putty in their hands.My backbone has grown alot. emoticon They are still my universe just,not the center of it! emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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BOHEMIANCAT 3/1/2013 8:32AM

    Good! It is time for YOU!
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PATRICIAAK 2/25/2013 2:50PM

    You need to do what is right for you.

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KIMBERLY19732 2/25/2013 12:48PM

    Most people do not like change. I've seen this many times. A wedding in the family? Someone has big drama. A big financial gain? Big drama. A new baby? dramaCollege graduation? Big drama and so on.
I believe people get worried about how a change will affect their place in the family. You know? Most times it seems to be subconcious, and isn't about the person who has graduated, married, lost weight (or whatever). It seems that is about the friend, or spouse or children who are SEEING the change, their insecurities.

Many times this is seen as "Oh Sister Sally is jealous that her brothers finances are better so she is trying to get attention."

There may be truth to that as well.

I have seen positive results with

1-time, everyone sees that the new baby in the family is NOT a bad thing.

2-reassurance, when a person sees that they are still loved and esteemed.

3-setting some boundaries--but trying to "make it up to them" or balance things a bit. Not giving up your new healthy lifestyle but inviting them to join SOMETIMES. Or asking them to spend a day together, let them choose the activity. Just be clear that this is a compromise-not a surrender emoticon

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I'm a kitty magnet

Monday, February 11, 2013

I opened my door to take my walk but it was pouring rain!Iwent to go back in when my dog started barking madly.There sitting on the walk was the most beautiful fat kitty.It's tag read Hi im Amos!Amos was wet,shivering and very friendly.He came up and nuzzled my dog!I wrapped him in a towel and called the owner!She said he went missing Christmas day.The family that jumped out of that car an hour later was ecstatic!!They obviously adored him and paid me a reward which,I took over to the shelter for food and blankets!I never turn down a reward because I always pay it forward. emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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LASKIE2 2/12/2013 1:27PM

    Nice kitty story!

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MARTY728 2/12/2013 12:31PM

    Great! From your desription, at least Amos was eating somewhere.

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PATRICIAAK 2/11/2013 11:01PM

    super

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HANKENSTEIN 2/11/2013 10:16PM

    Because you rock. Sweet sweet story.

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KATHYM316 2/11/2013 10:09PM

    That's is awesome!! I know that if I lost my babies since then and someone called me and told me that they had I would be ecstatic also..I would probably be crying...

We need more people in this world like you..
God bless you

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NANCYPAT1 2/11/2013 10:07PM

    How nice that you found their beloved pet and how special that you paid it forward to the shelter. Thank you on behalf of all the lost, abandoned, or unwanted pets that will benefit from your generosity.

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KARIDIAN1 2/11/2013 10:05PM

    How nice that you were able to contact the owners and pay it forward.

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A chilly rainy day..what to do?

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I cleaned my garage from top to bottom,by cleaned I mean everything not needed or used went on a trip to the goodwill.There is so much space!!I shredded old documents from waaaay back.Dusted everything in my office and cleaned the grandfishes tank.My DD left them behind but,I've grown a little attached emoticon My DH blames me for the clutter but,guess who's stuff I had to organize?We had about 13 boxes from things he bought years ago.That cleared out 6 shelves!!I went through kitchen gadgets he loves to buy but NEVER uses.Found sippy cups from when grandkids were small emoticonI sat a bed and dresser outside to dust and a young soldier offered me $300!!!I threw in some lamps and blankets!He was so happy.He just moved here and his wife comes next Sunday.I told him he can come back and look through my on-the-way to Goodwill boxes.He shook my hand and then grabbed me in a bearhug!I was laughing and patting his back.He said everyone is so nice here!My granddaughter-in law came to visit along with my grandson.She is so sweet and kind.Im not going to complain about the rain because alot of you sparkies are in a blizzard.God Bless you all.Praying that you get through it with safety emoticonSUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 2/9/2013 7:53PM

    I'm glad you were able to help the soldier. They sacrifice for us.

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