Magical Grands….Amazing Weather….& Organizing

Happy Saturday morning my friends. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Spaghetti and meatballs is their dinner of choice at grandma & papas house
How magical is this? Gives me the warm fuzzies- it will keep me company in the years they are sulky teenagers!

Life – as usual – has been busy – I feel like I’ve been busier now in this stage in my life than I ever was when I was raising kids – how is this possible? Well, being so amazingly close to the grands, still being involved with my kids’ life and helping an aging parent – as well as working full time, having a full life of hobbies, travel and adventure – yes, it is only natural to have things busy! And we certainly wouldn’t have it any other way.

Yesterday was a bit of a rough day, I got a phone call mom from her caregiver that she had fallen twice this week – she is okay, but there are things to deal with and things to take care of to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Work was also a bit complicated, but nothing major. At the end of the day, I just wanted to hug the grands and do something fun. How lucky for us that the grands were scheduled to come over last night for a sleep over.

We took our usual walk, that they very much enjoy & get a great deal of pleasure from-not us of course, it’s just the usual mundane thing over here (yeah right?!) We were able to eat dinner on the patio – it was the 7th of October-and we got to eat by the fire with candle light even-how magical is that? What better medicine can beat that magic?

A couple of weeks ago I got to watch Lily, her and I sat on the couch and watched cartoons – that was a much needed break and much needed relaxation. Grand kids kind of have that magical touch! Just enough to make you slow down and enjoy life a bit more.

I realize not everyone views grands this way, I realize that not everyone views children the way I do, thankfully, Joe and I share a deep connection when it comes to kids. I wish he could have been a dad, he would have been a great one – he’s certainly a wonderful papa!

It was not my intention to write about the grands this much – what I was intending to do was mention the amazing stretch of weather we’ve been having. Dry and warm. Making up for the slow, cold, wet start we had in the Spring time I suppose? Apparently it’s been since 1984 since we’ve had weather like this. Meanwhile there’s a cold snap back east and hurricane Ian slamming the coast of Florida. There’s always something that’s happening when it comes to weather. It’s been happening for millions of years, it’s a cycle that we can’t stop. We can only sit back and watch the show and hope for the best.

I’m making my way through the pile of pottery–ceramics–that I’m hoping to have ready for the show next weekend. How did it get here already? I’ve been making sure to have a well balanced life, I don’t spend all my free time with pottery, Joe and I have still taken our walks, helping with housework and meal prep. I’m still working, and still spending time with the kids. I’m not going to lie, it’s been tricky to try to find the balance, but I think I’ve done a decent job – and I even managed to clean up the garage to get the car back in there. Joe cleaned up his bits and I organized and moved mine. I’m certainly looking forward to the milk house being ready so I can move all my clay stuff out there. It might be my clay studio & flower hut – but it will forever be called the milk house.

Pre-glaze fire
Just a few of the ornaments I’m working on

All this jabber about adventure and grands – I better get up and make some French toast for the little ones. We are picking up Gigi soon to meet the other crew at the pumpkin patch this morning. Walk around the patch, watch the kids run around and giggle at the silly pumpkins, take the usual pictures and make some memories. How lucky am I that my own grown kids came back around and enjoy the pumpkin patch again, with fond memories and a far away look in their eyes when they talk about the trips we took when they were young. Thank God for little Blessings!

I hope you are having a great weekend. Take good care of yourself, if you happen to like kids but don’t have any in your life to enjoy, consider volunteering at a school to read with kids or the library. If you don’t like kids, I hope you find some sort of magic that brings you joy and happiness. Until next time my friends hugs to you.

5 thoughts on “Magical Grands….Amazing Weather….& Organizing

  1. Bruce

    Fall of 84 has been on my mind as of late, I wonder why? That was the year when we hunted opening day in our T shirts. Down to Burts pond. That was also the day the clutch blew up on the 79 VW rabbit. 70 deg on the duck opener.

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  2. Shirley Nielsen

    Memories!! Keep making them. You and I have the same feelings about grandchildren! Truly, they are gifts and blessings. And then there are the Great-grands and I have one Great-great!!! Greet your Mother from me. Trust she has had a better week.

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