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Happy 79th Mama!

Posted in family and friends, grandparents, home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's, neighborhood life, parenting, teen love, teenagers with tags , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2010 by suzisays09

  doing your best to make me think I’m old are you?

   And you and your grandson survived the visit, in fact seems to have come through with flying colors.  Well done , Son!  Everyone was still in a great mood at the end of the visit!  He was ready to come home though.  It’s not us, he is 16, his gf lives in this town, after all.  We are just the parents.   Anyway,  his  visit went without incident so I can now breathe a little easier.     Why I worry I don’t know, it’s just habitual and at times unnecessary.   And oh yeah, I’m his Mother… 

  But, it is good to have everyone back underneath the same roof again. We can get back to our routine around here, petting dogs, letting dogs out, letting dogs in , petting and feeding dogs and watching the dachshund try to climb the trees in the back yard.   She has made it up a few feet.  but, gravity always wins!   Whinnie showed up at our door several months ago, held in the arms of our neighbors.  They were hoping we would take her in.  The Mister told them we would keep it conditionally,  until I got home from work and he would ask me.  As if I wasn’t going to fall head over heals in love with  that sweet mug!  

  Now there is another personality in the house and that would be the Pomeranian.  She has always been very particular, of  whom she will tolerate of the four-legged kind.  So a NEWCOMER WAS NOT OKAY!!!!!   That tail tucked and that nose held high, she wasn’t having this ! Not in her Queendom!

  It sounds diametrically opposed but, the new dog was the most laid back dog, who still has a streak of lightning in her.  Now we all know that those two figured out a way to co-exist pretty quick,( if only people could figure things out that away, sigh…)   Over the last several months we have watched the newcomer fill out and our old girl, up and running, and playing in the yard.  Her personality just a little less needy, they are both rotten to the core.  ( its my husbands fault , lol )   And of course our Whinnie and Dixie happy and content!

  It’s just nice for us all to be back together again!

10 years later, let’s try this again…

Posted in family and friends, grandparents, home life, the universes bounty, life's lesson's, parenting, teen love, teenagers with tags , , , on August 3, 2010 by suzisays09

   Early tomorrow morning we will be dropping off our 16-year-old at the airport, to go see his grandmother in El Paso, it has been a decade since his last solo visit there.    The changes that time has wrought.    The last time, he flew with his great-aunt Betty, who had been in our town visiting.   That trip  was the last time I was going to look into those loving eyes and see her wonderful smile.   I’ll miss you forever, lady!

  She was definitely one of the people who is responsible for me turning out sane, so to speak.  She was the step sister of my adopted dad,  and somehow always seemed to live in reasonable proximity when I was growing up.  Or maybe we always moved close to her???  idk!  I could certainly get to her house on foot, and I ended up there often.  So I knew,  that my young son was safe in the company of my favorite aunt.  I remember that major issue of that trip was if the cat (my aunt’s) would get sick on the plane, nah, it was my boy instead….

  So, this time he is getting on the plane by himself, this isn’t  like a huge thing he goes into and out of places and things all the time heck he is a teenager for gosh sakes Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!

   The gf is of course here, which is okay with me she is a nice young lady, flashbacks of me at an earlier age hanging out at certain people’s houses….   ah memories…   I’m wondering how much angst will go with this separation, maybe with modern communication and ability to be linked 24/7  it will  all go smoothly…  Maybe, tune in for more…

  He has done his laundry, put clothes in the suitcase, and shopped for small necessities, thank the TA ….     anyway!  the time draws closer, I wonder if my Mother has gone to the Costco or Sam’s to prepare for having a teenager in-house and hungry for a whole week.  And the other thing that perhaps might be a bit challenging, besides that teenage hunger, this Mama didn’t raise a rabbit, things might get real interesting!!!                      

 Oh well GOOD LUCK MOM!!!!