Monthly Archives: December 2018

Happy New Year

Spending a quiet night at home.

Binge watching Blue Bloods.

Cross stitch.

Listening to the dogs snore.

Not a bad way to celebrate.

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Girls Day

Went to see the new Mary Poppins movie with Mom, Little Sister and Big Sister.  It was a wonderful movie, and a wonderful time . . .

Although the movie was a bit sappy and I cried a bit more than I expected to.

One of the highlights, though,  was seeing the “trailer” for the new Downton Abbey movie . . . yes I already have plans to take that day off work so I can be one of the firsts one to see it!!

 

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Happiness Is . . .

Finding a seed catalog on the mailbox.

Spring can’t be too far away, right?

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Heartbroken

I got some news today that shattered my heart . . . one of “my boys” from Local Catholic School passed away suddenly today . . . he collapsed while out jogging this afternoon and there wasn’t anything that could be done to save him . . .

He was only 20 years old . . . he played football for the Local College here in town . . . he was such a wonderful kid . . . his smile lit up the room . . . he was always quick to volunteer for any task and did it with joy . . .

I am at a total loss for words . . . and a familiar ache has crept back into my chest . . .

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Kinda Happy, Kinda Sad

When I bought Hal, I had originally intended to sell The Dog Mobile to my Mom and Dad.  But Mom wasn’t comfortable with The Dog Mobile . . . she thought it was too big for her to handle . . . when in reality it was smaller than the car she was driving . . . so Little Brother found a smaller, slightly newer car for Mom and Dad that had a recent engine overhaul . . .

The Dog Mobile was the “family loaner” for a while until it found a home with Niece #2.  She was a busy girl . . . college student, held down two part time jobs, taught Sunday School, cheerleader coach . . . and The Dog Mobile was perfect for her busy life . . . and they were happy together . . .

Fast forward a few years and Niece #2 graduated from college, got her Masters Degree in teaching, got through her first couple of years teaching and decided that it might be time for a New Car . . . and The Dog Mobile was getting up there in years and starting to need more and more repairs . . .

So Niece #2 got A New Car and decided to sell The Dog Mobile . . . and I have been holding my breath ever since waiting to see who the new owners would be.  When it didn’t sell, I seriously thought about buying it back myself and keeping it as a “spare” in case I ever needed it . . . but mainly for sentimental reasons.  But it needed some work that would be pricey if I had the work done by a garage . . . and since I know NOTHING about cars and can’t do the work myself . . . I talked myself out of that idea . . .

Fast forward to today . . . and Big Sister (Mom of Niece #2) shared the happy/sad news that The Dog Mobile has been sold . . . to a guy that is a mechanic and is looking for a “good car” for his young driver that will be getting a driver’s license soon.  And suddenly I realized that my silent prayers had been answered.  The Dog Mobile is going to a new home that will love and care for her as much as I did . . . and as much as Niece #2 did.

And that makes me very happy . . .

 

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Wednesday That Feels Like A Monday

I had two days off for Christmas . . .

It’s a short work week . . .

I get paid tomorrow . . .

I know it’s Wednesday . . . but it feels like a Monday . . .

I have the feeling that I’m supposed to be out on “Date Night” but “Blue Bloods” is on ION Television . . .

And I have to remind myself that because trash is running a day behind that I should set the can on the curb TOMORROW night . . .

But I cleaned the fridge tonight . . .

I’m a hot mess . .

 

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Wonderful Christmastime

I have very little Christmas spirit this year . . .

I’m sick to death of Christmas . . .

tired of 24/7 Christmas songs . . .

tired of Hallmark movies . . .

I’m so ready for this day/season to be over . . .

I had a wonderful day with the family . . . no drama . . . which is always nice . . . but I’m just DONE with it and ready to move on . . .

And then I heard this on the way home . .

 

And for some strange reason . . . it didn’t twang on my last nerve . . . I was singing along instead of changing the channel . . .

Merry Christmas

 

 

 

 

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