Category: family


Our beautiful Bailey who is four needs naps and I haven’t been making her take one because she hates taking them and her mother says she doesn’t have to.

So we haven’t been making her.

But she needs them and I am going to have to enforce them because she is so tired by three thirty.

Ava, her sister and my darling four month old grand daughter is so incredibly wonderful and I adore her so much.

No not any more than the others but she is so sweet and precious……

My husband has no patience with the grandkids and gets very annoyed with them.

Makes me want to slap him if I am being totally honest.

Yeah they are kids and maybe I let them get away with a few things that I shouldn’t, but they are kids and they are my grand children to spoil.

He doesn’t need to get all bent out of shape and yell at them.

It really pisses me off.

And I am going to start working more due to needing the money and my husband being done with working for the year and Christmas coming.

Never ever enough money to go around anymore or so it seems.

Sigh……

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Thanksgiving 2018

Well we had our Thanksgiving with our children and their families last night.

Everyone was here by six thirty and they were all gone by eight thirty.

We had Turkey with dressing, Ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, home made cranberry sauce from our eldest daughter Paula, scalloped corn, green bean casserole, rolls and pumpkin pie, and or chocolate cream pie (for my grandson as he doesn’t like pumpkin pie)

It was a bit insane eating all of that so late at night but it is the only time that worked for all of my kids.

They will go to their spouses Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday and I will be at work from 6 till two that day.

So this was our only time to have our Thanksgiving.

I suggested we just not have it at all this year but the kids vetoed that.

 

So anyway that is done for another year.

I didn’t take any pictures because my kids tend to object to it so I will wait and do that on Christmas Eve.

Any hoo….we have tons and I do mean tons of left overs.

And anyone who knows me knows I am not a bit left over person.

I will eat some, but definitely not days and days of it.

 

On another note I am staying at my youngest daughters house while her family of five go to Minnesota to spend with her in-laws.

To house sit and watch her dogs.

I do have to work on Thursday as I mentioned and Saturday and Sunday 6 am till 6 pm, but when I am not working I will be dog sitting.

Which will mainly be at night tonight, tomorrow night, all day Friday and we shall see about Saturday night.

Emily seems to think they will be home on Saturday.

🙂

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What Is That One Thing?

If you had one wish, only one, what would it be?
What would that one thing be that you want above all others?
Living to be a hundred?
More money then you knew what to do with?
Being a successful novelist?

Bringing back a loved one?

Right a wrong you once made?

What would that one wish be?

I understand that it would take a lot of thinking to come up with that one thing.

But if I had one wish,  just one~ it would be that my four children and their spouses and children and my husband Rick, would know and love the Lord Jesus Christ as much as I do, and know that only through Him, will they have everlasting life.

All the money in the world will not bring my family and loved ones closer to God and His Son.

Righting wrongs from the past definitely wouldn’t do it.

Being a successful novelist or anything else being successful at…..would not bring them closer to Our Lord.

That is my one wish.

I pray nightly that God help me find the words to teach and talk to my children, husband and grandchildren, to work through me to bring them all closer to Him.

Only through God and His Son will they live in Heaven one day.

God willing, one day I will be able to help them find the way…..

Jesus

 

Today is my 12th day off

I work the next two days both twelve hour days.

One part of me dreads it.

The other part is looking forward to it.

Why you may wonder?
Well as much as I love my grandchildren and I do I love them more than I love my own life…….I miss the interaction of being with adults.

I miss just doing something other than revolving my day around my grandchildren.

And to be honest, the older two, Aaron who is 8 and Bailey who is 5, they both back talk to me and I detest that.

I keep telling them to stop, but I won’t spank them and or slap them.

It is not my place.

I did cuss at Aaron earlier because I had to tell him something three times before I cussed and he did as I said.

I am not proud of that, but it shouldn’t take me three times to tell him anything.

And Bailey loves to tell me no.
Which pisses me off.
I tell her over and over that I will not except her back talking to me.

She has been put in the corner several times and or made to lay down and take a nap.

She is always always so much happier and nicer after a nap.

Still if I could choose I would choose to not work at all.

Unfortunately that isn’t realistic now.

Maybe in a few years.

Right now I need money to pay bills.

I got paid today and after paying bills I have three dollars left.

It is depressing to me.

So I am going to have to tell my boss to put me on a few more days a week so I can make more money.

Sigh.

Now I have a three day break from my grandchildren because I work the next two days and then my son in law doesn’t work on Monday due to Veterans day being on Sunday.

My husband is off that day as well.

We may go to a movie or two.

There are several I would like to see.

I will miss my darling Ava though.

My three month old grand daughter.

She and I have bonded and I will miss not holding her precious little body to my chest and have her look at me with her beautiful blue eyes.

I will miss Aaron and Bailey too but not their back talking…..

So here I will be working twenty four out of the next forty nine hours.

Hope it goes well.

Happy Weekend!

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Poor Ava~

My precious baby girl is sick now.

I was so hoping she wouldn’t get it but alas…..she has the flu.

She has had diarrhea four times today and has done some projectile vomiting twice now.

I feel so badly for her.

She is in a happy mood though so I am grateful for that.

Love her so much.

 

 

My Song To Ava~

Ava, Ava Marie, don’t you know how wonderful you are to me?
Your beautiful eyes, your cute little nose…….Nana loves you all the way to your toes

Miss Ava, Ava Marie, don’t you know how beautiful you are to me?
I love you so much my sweat pea

Miss AAAAva, AAAAva  AAAva Marie.

I sing in to the tune of Mr Sandman.

Most of the time she smiles when I sing it to her.

I made up songs for the other four grandkids too when they were little but I can’t remember them now…..

 

My two sons, my daughter Emily and my daughter in law Crystal are all dieting and whomever loses the most weight by December 31st wins the jack pot which is $500

I am in the race too but I have to say I don’t have any incentive to lose.

If it was spring time I may be more motivated.

I know, five hundred dollars should be motivation enough.

I know….

I am just fat and lazy.

But it would bed AWESOME to win the money.

I doubt I will do it but…….it is winding down to November first so if I am going to do it I should get started.

🙂

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Ava~

My youngest grand daughter Ava is so spoiled.

I love her dearly don’t get me wrong.

She is incredible and precious and I adore her.

But her mother especially spoiled her so much that she wants to be held while she sleeps.

I have tried to get her to sleep elsewhere but in my arms but she instantly wakes up and cries if I don’t pick her up right away.

I do let her cry every now and then.

But it is hard for me because she is my last grandchild and I do adore her.

Yes I spoil her too.

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Things~

My two grandchildren are here.

Aaron who is 8 and Bailey who is 4

Ava stays home with mom and dad.

They like staying here because we don’t make a lot of rules and we do what they want to do

I bought them each a cheap toy at dollar general.
Bailey two barbies for $5 and Aaron a little hot wheels track that Bailey seems to enjoy more than Aaron does.

My husband made two bowls of popcorn and Bailey refused to share hers until she got all she wanted.
Aaron didn’t care for any.

Rick is eating one bag and I have been nibbling on what Bailey hasn’t eaten.

Sometimes popcorn gives me a really bad stomachache and other times it doesn’t bother me at all.

 

I did eat some spinach dip earlier that had never been open but was dated for August 2018

I opened it and had some and threw the rest away.
God willing I won’t get sick from it.

 

And since the seal hadn’t been broken I doubt I will get sick.

Time will tell though

One more day off and I am back to working two twelve hour days again.

Sure hope they go fast.

I did get a $1.50 raise though so that is nice.

🙂

me august 2018

Sure wish I was here again……

I was wrong~

Linda

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It’s seven years ago tomorrow that Linda passed away