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Sunday, November 03, 2013

Yesterday was a beautiful day. My DH and I are now working on putting together Ikea furniture(two desks and two bookshelves) for what used to be the messy toy room which we are now turning into a game room/library/study room. The "toy monster" is still working as it's important to be consistent. So even yesterday the "Toy Monster" took some toy soldiers that were left out on the floor. Not sure when they will even notice they are missing as they seem to have so much stuff that it's crazy!! I am not sure about the rest of you but when I was growing up we got a few things for special occasions such as birthdays and Christmas and you played with those toys all year. But really we were so lucky growing up as we hardly ever played in side...we were outside on the rope swing and in the creek all day. Today I think it's so sad as parents are even afraid to let their kids play outside, ride bikes and such. It is a sad world with so many perverts out there. I am just counting my blessings having been able to grow up in a time when we mostly played outside and had no fear. I get the grandkids outside as much as possible and always walk to school to pick them up and walk them home. They always seem excited that we are "walking" instead of riding in a car.

Today I need to make good choices as I guess I ate a little too much(but all good stuff allowed on my diet, still no gluten, sugar, little dairy) We went to a party. We weren't going to go at first since the ex-wife would be there but our son's step sister who was having the party always invites us to things and we usually don't go as we don't want to interfere with the ex-wife's territory....but this time the step-sister really insisted. She is always so nice to us. So we decided to go for a while. We had just seen the ex-wife at Halloween for trick or treat and so at least the ice was broken. My thing is that I will always be gracious to her even though I don't agree with what she does to my step sons making them feel guilty and such....but I don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable due to me. I can get along with anyone. And since I love the grandkids and two step sons so much I wouldn't want them worrying about it. My DH though really doesn't like her at all and hates being around her. Well went we got to the party she actually came up and hugged me hello. And then I was shocked as my DH hugged her and said hello. He even got into a conversation with her about hearing aids as she just got one and loves it. My DH really needs one so I am happy they had that conversation. Although I am not sure I want him to hear all that I say.....LOL. Anyway it all worked out fine but I think I ate too much...even though it was good stuff was up two pounds to 106.5 after being 104.5 yesterday. I of course do not worry as I know it will be gone within the next couple of days.

I do hope you all are having a great week end.
Make good choices.
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    Boy oh boy. I sure get the step family and ex stuff. Looks like it went well. I am glad that you were comfortable throughout it all.
    By the way....I had a bike, a doll and a skipping rope. We ran around alot and played hide and go seek and tag and baseball and swam at the local swimming pool in the summer. What gives with all the toys now? Our grandchildren's toys take up their entire living room!
    1627 days ago
    I have to force my kids to go outside, and when they do, they seem to hang around, waiting to be let back in... and, I only do that in the good weather... ((( sigh))))
    1630 days ago
  • _LINDA
    I am with you in the toys department. Most of our time was spent outside, tree climbing, riding bikes, the pool. Trips for our family involved camping in a tent on the ground which we did frequently. There was not a lot to hold our interest inside. We had few possessions and our old black & white TV had only two channels. It was wonderful to roam the neighbourhood and have no worries. I was also fortunate to live within walking distance of both my elementary and high schools!
    Good on you helping with the decluttering in that room. I bet it will look great when you are done!!
    That is wonderful it went better then you expected with the ex. All you can do is be gracious and its their choice how they will respond. No worries about your DH hearing better. Men have selective hearing. They will always hear 'dinner's ready' but not 'the trash needs taking out' :P I am just saying ;)
    1630 days ago
    Wow, you are having an eventful time and enjoying it, no matter what!!!! Keep doing what you're doing. God bless you and keep having a fantastic time!!!!

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    1630 days ago
    We take our grandkids outside all year long- they beg to go out, although I know my wonderful dil gets them out for walks as often as they can (they live in an awesome part of our town- blocks to the library, a small park, the fire station, the sea wall along the beach and 2 coffee shops). Their house is way too small for their growing family but they just love the location.
    I'm glad your graciousness around your dh's ex rubbed off on them!
    You are such a doll.
    1631 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/3/2013 9:51:29 PM
    Glad that the awkward ice was broken prior to the party. HUGS and glad you're doing well.
    1631 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Sounds like a lovely day!
    1631 days ago
    Sounds like things are going good for you. Maybe it was not what you ate yesterday but a combination of several days. Enjoy your grandkids
    1631 days ago
    I think as we get older, we see our past in a different light. Not that you would want a steady diet of the ex's, but life is just too short to hold grudges and it accomplishes nothing. It sure makes life more pleasant when you are able to get along. I know the kids enjoy it more.

    Sounds life you and DH are making quite an impact on the grandchildren with the new room. The children today miss out on so much with staying inside and being so occupied with tech games.

    1631 days ago
    How nice that you all were able to get along at the party. Growing up I rode my bike all over town or was at the pool all day in the summer. And the house was always unlocked during the day.
    1631 days ago
    Being able to get along with an ex when together for some family function is a great gift to the kids! You're a class act to put the kids and grandkids first in spite of your discomfort!
    1631 days ago
    That sounds like a good meeting. The past is
    past and it is good for the children to see some
    peace finally. I am glad you are enjoying teaching
    the kids about putting things away. Maybe you
    could come and teach my 25 year old, lol. I am
    also glad I grew up in a time where we played out-
    side. It is a sad fact that one is afraid to let kids
    out of their sight today. Have a great week. emoticon
    1631 days ago
    You are not husband and I have been together for 23 1/2 years...and I still feel uncomfortable when I have to deal with the ex!

    1631 days ago
  • LIS193
    How nice that everybody got along so well. Maybe the ex has finally moved on?
    1631 days ago
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