Archive for April, 2016

Three things

April 30, 2016
  • It has been one cray week. Shortly after writing this last week, we left to go out of town. It was very much a thing of we needed to go be with family right away.. I loved getting some unexpected time with my brother and his beautiful daughters. [They’re truly beautiful on the inside as well as the out, and I’m not prejudiced, ha ha]
  • So Monday I was still down there with them, kind of worked when we weren’t busy with them. Tuesday I came home.. And the rest of my week has been kind of crazy with aide challenges and things like that.. I kind of kept up with the necessary work stff but didn’t do much else which was nice for a change.
  • I’m thinking a lot about my grandparents these days. They were living with us this time last year. Things seem so much different this year. For one thing, everything is much quieter and less hectic.. I miss him, but know he’s better by far where he is.. And Grandma I’ll see in a few weeks, and I’m excited about that.

April 23, 2016

Things are quiet at my house, I’ll tell more of why later on. But I’ve kind of been fooling around and would like to do several things today, so let’s get started on the three things.

  • First, where was I last weekend? My sister who lives here and I went to hang out with my sisters in Atlanta. It was kind of my other celebrations. So I got to pick everything we ate. To my shame, all we ate was junk food. We watched a couple of mvies I’ve been wanting to see for a while. But more than anything it was fun to have a good bit of time to just hang out. Hopefully we are going to start doing sisters’ weekends more often.
  • Taking that Saturday off kind of made me hope for a longer vacation. [I’m always telling people they need to take More time off, but don’t take breaks much myself. Just don’t find much else to do.] Hopefully we are going to take several days in May for a cousins’ reunion. I know we will be going, do not know how long we are going to be staying. I’m really looking forward to seeing my extended family.
  • I don’t know what I am going to be doing tomorrow. Once a year my church does something different. Everyone picks a service project or something like that to do ¬†instead of church. Usually the home groups do projects together. And I’m not a part of a home group at this point. We will see what happens.

April 7, 2016

I think I am going to be wise and go on and do this before we start getting company tomorrow.. Saturday is my birthday, and not just any birthday. I’m turning forty. In some ways that is hard to believe. I kind of feel my age, but that has a lot to do with being disabled.

Since I am turning forty, we’re doing a big party. Mom is making her homemade pizza which is one of my absolute favorite. My sister is coming from Atlanta tomorrow, bringing her two. Mom is looking at them as helpers.

I can’t remember if it’s been two or three years we’ve had my grandparents here on my birthday. In a way that was kind of fun.. Okay, it was fun having Grandma. She’d buy me whatever fast food I wanted for breakfast and lunch , helping Mom with my birthday dinner. And there was never any question that Grandpa loved me and wanted to celebrate me. But he took more and more of Mom’s time, especially at the end. Think of my grandparents often even now.

April 2, 2016

I was actually considering not doing this. No ideas were coming to me. But the rest of the weekends of April look really busy and fun. And I do have an idea now.

A friend came to the house and was talking about how quiet this place is. She has five young children of her own. I’ve been over to her house, and yes, it is loud.. And maybe part of why everything feels so quiet now is that for so many years it was anything but quiet.

I am the oldest of eight. Mom home schooled all of us. And even when we were not doing schoolwork, Mom made sure everyone did their share of chores. Well, okay, I didn’t help all that much. Seeing to my needs was part of what needed to be done each day. All my siblings helped care for my needs.

But it is now me and one of my sisters living here. And that sister helps me a lot, especially when my parents go out of town.. The quiet is nice. But it is so fun to have my siblings or friends around