Sunday, July 25, 2010

Visiting Evie, Picking up J

This weekend we're in VA picking up Jordan, who has been down here with Amber and Evie for the last 3 weeks, and also to visit the girls, as we haven't seen them in forever!  Evie has grown so much!  She's running all over the place, and though most of her words are toddler babble, by the 3rd day around her, we're beginning to recognize some words.  She's adorable, loves to mimick and get a reaction out of people.  She's stubborn, and just when you get ready to reprimand her for something, she smiles that angelic smile and laughs a fiendish laugh, and next thing ya know, you're laughing along with her!
She took to Tim immediately, and to me as well, tho he was her fav.  Babies always love my gentle giant. 
Got some adorable pics.  My Camera behaved itself pretty well, I can't complain.  There was one decent pic of me and the baby, so that's good! 
Tomorrow we stop at Ambers to pick up Js laundry, say goodbye and zip out to DC.  Mount Vernon and then back to a hotel for the night, early up and out Tuesday morning with the following agenda..

    • Smithsonian

    • Spy Museum

    • Jefferson Memorial

    • Lincoln Memorial

    • The National Mint
Probably gonna take a couple of days to complete this list.  Ya think?

It's wierd to be in this area, and be walking this walk with my dtr and Tim.  Right before we left home, I had a dream.  Visited by someone that was very important to me about many many yrs ago, it was a pleasant visit, but the message was about letting go.  Accepting the past for the past and letting go.  It was a good lesson, that I'm finally ready to accept and take to heart.  It's a relief, tho I was feeling a little sad about it initially.  My life is into a new chapter now, and the simpler the better.  There is so much more that is more important. 

Are we ready?  I hardly think so, tho the tables are turning, there are more light workers and persons aware, than ever before.  Prayer, honesty, truth and faith... helping ourselves and one another, in the cleanest healthiest way possible.  That is my new objective. 
What are YOUR thoughts on the matter? 

Friday, July 2, 2010

Of Empty Nests, Parades and Love of books....

July 2nd.  First full day with my 12 yr old daughter away in VA with my dtr in law and grandbaby.  I miss her!!!  It's just bizarre without someone at my hip.  NOT that she's ever any trouble, but she's always there, ya know?  Didn't do much with my first day of "freedom".  Napped, tried to figure out my computer, went to the bank...  Took a picnic down to the bay and watched folk go by with hubby.  Tried to have a little chat about what we were gonna do with ourselves upon retirement, 4-6 yrs from now.  That turned into a lecture about how I'll never be able to retire if I don't increase the amt taken out of my paycheck, blah blah blah.  heavy sigh!
On call now thru midnight Monday.  Maybe we'll get a ride in this weekend. Have been invited to a couple picnics... Probably will hit the Lionettas, and maybe Sheris as well to say hello to her son Justin who is a marine and home for a little bit before a very dangerous deployment to Afghanistan.
Was really hoping to scoot down to Bristol and catch the 4th of July parade there.  Drop by to see an old friend or three, see my cousin and his wife, maybe even get a glimpse of an old boyfriend who I know will be there with his family...  but mostly to just see the parade, smell the salt air, sip on a Dels and enjoy the ambiance of a place near and dear to my heart!  Alas, I'm on call Monday, and that kinda came about in a haphazard way, so will take it as a sign that I'm not supposed to make it to Bristol this year.  Hey, look at it this way, it gives me a year to work on this bod so that I'm not reacquainting with old friends as the Pillsbury Doughgirl!  hehe!

Reading:  The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender.  Interesting read.  How do I explain it?  She doesn't just let the dialogue tell the story.  Lots of descriptives in a way that make you want to reach out and touch that flower or make you swear you can almost taste that dessert.  Interesting getting to know characters this way, without the "her hair was blond and straight, her eyes of shiny blue".  Will write more about the book when I finish it, but let the record show I'm enjoying the talented writing.  Just goes to show there are many different ways to be a good writer.  I need to read more different authors.  My usual MO is to read a book I like, and then stick with that author until I've exhausted their list of books written.  Nine thirty here, and totally missing the old sofa we used to have on the porch, it's a perfect night for porch sleeping!  Good night ya'll!  (ala Paula Dean)