Thursday, October 10, 2013
My son came home from Iraq in one piece, in September 2011. By mid-November, his young little wife decided she wanted to be a free woman and left him with two babies. His world slowly crumbled.
In February, 2012, he asked if he and the kids could move in with me.
I absolutely love, love, love having these babies so close. Being a part of their everyday life is just the sunshine of my each and every day.
My son is bitter that he has to live with mom. At 24 years old and a father of two, I don't blame him. But, he doesn't seem to understand just how fortunate he is to have a place to call home, the ability to go to school full time, and a safe place to raise his babies, for now. It won't be forever. Soon enough, he will be on his own again.
Sunday, January 08, 2012
Our little guy will be 1 year old this week on Wednesday.... January 11, 2012! Yep, he came naturally on 01.11.11 and get this, at 11:11am! Our little guy made the local news, then national news, and finally went viral around the world, for all those ones in his little birth date and his daddy being there via Skype during his tour of duty in Iraq. If that wasn't enough excitement... our little guy joined a big sister who was born on 09.09.09!
Of course, this Gramma could not be prouder.
A year later, daddy(my son) is home safely from Iraq, babies are growing like weeds.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
We took our BeeCharmer to the fair last weekend. She had a BLAST! We were there only for a short time, enough to see the quilts and amateur photographs, and of course, the livestock!
Our BeeCharmer thought the cows were hillarious!
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Sunday, August 01, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Oh! I forgot to mention a huge wind storm that blew through our campground, our last night we were there. We had been amazed by the timbering of a huge ponderosa pine in the wilds as we canoed around earlier that day. Then, later that night, I was scared to death by the falling of trees, one after another, in a horrific wind storm that hit the Long Valley of Idaho. The sky turned yellow from all the pine pollen as the storm hit. Lightening and thunder soon followed, darkening the sky. We were fortunate to only have a branch of one of these trees fall on the roof of our truck and bounce to the hood, putting a baseball size dent in the roof with a few scratches. There was no damage to our trailer.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I work fulltime outside the home, four 10-hr days, Monday thru Thursday which allows me to help with babysitting most Thursday nights, Fridays, and weekends. Not all weekend, the days do vary, but I will never say no to helping out the kids with watching this little girl.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Well, I am a very proud Gramma of a beautiful 8 month old granddaughter. She is the light of my life! A total Bee Charmer! I have never known a more happier baby. I'll share pics soon!
I've taken up knitting too. It was an old hobby of mine, long forgotten when I divorced the father of my children, all so many years ago (in 1993.) Divorce affects everyone differently, but for me, a huge part of me died when I divorced my one and only love of my life. Seems everything about me died with that horrific life event. I am so glad I've found my way back to knitting, and I will be posting pics of some of my projects.
And, for those of you who remember me... I love taking pics! And Santa brought me a new digital SLR this last Christmas! I'm so excited to get out and do some shooting! It's been so darn cold here, I haven't really had much energy to bundle up and go out. Especially, with a new baby to play with here at the house!
So, I'm going to try to get back to blogging, and hope I don't bore you to death with baby stories, knitting projects, and photos of my day outings.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Well, as the years roll by, we seem to never see each other. Life's struggles are just as bumpy when you're not in the presence of your significant other on a daily basis. And maybe, life is even harder to deal with when you only have 24 to 48 hours to share in person with your man.
I find that I skip over all the real issues - bills, chores, things that just need to be done - and get to the fun in life, leaving the "to do" lists undone when he's home. Then, when he leaves, the list of "to do's" are still there, and I feel overwhelmed that nothing ever gets done unless I do them. And to be honest, some of the things, I just cannot physically do them. I feel bad for even mentioning this, I feel guilty even, knowing he just cannot be home. He has to work.
Then I remember, sure, he's not home every night, but he is home two or three days in a row before leaving again. Not as often, but sometimes he's home four to five days at a time. Many times, he's home during the week while I'm at work. So, in my mind, he's got time to do some of these "to do" things.
Then I think about how he's been gone on the road, and just sitting at home doing nothing, seems perfectly okay. I understand.
But then, I think about how darn tired I am after working 10 hour shifts with an hour and half lunch in the middle... makes for 12 hour days! I don't want to do any work when I get home either. But, come my days off, the dishes and laundry and mopping and cleaning, etc.... all needs to be done!
Don't get me wrong, I love my man, I love having fun with him.
Since I told him the other day, I want a husband, I have been thinking. Thinking long and hard about "us." What is "us?" Who are we? What are we doing? Gosh, I just turned 49 this year, he's in his 50's. I realize now, I want more from our relationship, and it's just not gonna happen.
It's just never easy.
I have a funny story... I get wound up and scared, pretty easily.
The other night, I'm sitting here, watching t.v. alone when I thought I heard someone at the front door. The door is dead bolted locked. Then, I heard a twist of the handle, a jiggle back and forth. Hmm... some one's out there and they seem to want in. I even thought I saw a shadow through the stained glass window next to the door! All of a sudden, I hear the weirdest sound, "zzz-zzzzz-zzz-zzzzzzz!" OMGosh! Some one's actually trying to drill their way into the house! OMG!!! It was about the time I thought my heart was going to LEAP out of my chest when a VHS tape popped out of the VCR!!! :::::::::try to breathe::::::::: (Auto eject!)
One of my dogs had probably stepped on the remote control (we have remotes all over the couch), turning the VCR on and there was a tape in the deck. The tape played, unbeknowned to me, all the way through, and when it reached the end of the tape, it automatically re-wound! (click, click, zzzzz-zzz-zzzzzzz-zzzzzzzzzzz...) OMGosh!!! I could have just died!!! LOL
I really do hate being alone!