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Out of My Element


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Being away from home was great. Temptations and old habits were disrupted.
My son was away on business. I got to visit with my wonderful DIL and play with my grandchildren. My 23 month old granddaughter has only two speeds, OFF and FAST, (Now I know the reason for menopause.) I got down on the floor and crawled around to be on her level. We read books, sang songs, went for walks. I could see her delight in splashing in puddles. (Mom took video of it for dad/)
As for my 10 week old grandson, his gummy grins were a delight to behold. It broke my heart when he frowned. That thirteen pounder really worked out my triceps. After awhile I could feel my arms strengthening.

My routine/lifestyle changed. They do not do coffee, so I was caffeine free and did not notice any withdrawal symptoms. No TV. I must confess I do like a good show and check the weather. But they check the weather on their smartphones before heading out. It was nice to see and experience a different way of doing things.

Being there I did not have nighttime eating issues. Perhaps because it was not my home and kitchen, but I did not feel the need to gnaw. I noticed my hunger when it occurred.

All this was quite refreshing and showed me that there are many changes that I still can make. I'm going to move forward as I do not want to be the old grandma I'd prefer to be the fun grandma.


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SUNSET09 3/18/2014 5:51AM

  It was nice and refreshing as we don't know how much we can do until our environment and situations make us change! It sounds like a great vacation with fellowship and time well spent with the family! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 3/17/2014 11:12AM

  So glad you had a great trip. Grandchildren are so much fun. You had your work out in and found other ways to keep your days and evenings. I like they have NO TV. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/17/2014 1:35AM

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Glad you had such a great time !

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DSHONEYC 3/16/2014 4:43PM

    Glad you had such a grand time! All good habits!
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1CRAZYDOG 3/16/2014 4:01PM

    Awesome! Glad you had such a wonderful time. HUGS

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/16/2014 12:28PM

    What fun!

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NEW_PARADIGM 3/16/2014 12:01PM

    Sounds like a wonderful trip on so many levels!

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ALICIA214 3/16/2014 12:00PM

 

Sounds like a good plan to me..
Crawling around on the floor ..Hmm..

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WATERMELLEN 3/16/2014 11:59AM

    You sound like the absolute dream MIL, fitting in and praising different ways of doing things, helping and getting right into it!!

How I wish I'd had a MIL like you when my kids were little (or even the help from time to time of a mother, actually!!)

I'll do things differently if (and when) I have the chance!!

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