Reflecting Back a Ways

You ever have one of those days when you want to call your Mom or Dad, even though they've been gone for years, then you remember that you can no longer call them. I had one of those days today.

I was watching Abby's two little ones, Kayla who is now THREE years old, and Aiden who is already 2 1/2 months old. They sure grow fast. Aiden is getting his own little personality now. He smiles when he sees Abby and if I encourage him to talk to me, I get a smile, too! Kayla always smiles when she sees me. Earlier this week I was at their house and I was outside. Kayla didn't know I was there yet. She saw my purse and said, "Is Grandma here?" Abby told her I was outside and would be in in a minute. Kayla said, "I love my Grandma, she's my friend!" I know I'm pathetic, but I just eat that kind of stuff right up!

Today I was holding Aiden and helping Kayla figure out what letter to push on her toy. I sat there wishing Mom and Dad could see them now. OK, they're probably looking down on us from Heaven, but, I wish I could have them hold my grandkids now.

I remember my Mom giving up cigarettes so Dad would give her a diamond ring (like he said he would); then, when he didn't do it, she started it up again. Wish Steve would make me an offer like that. I know, I know, I have to WANT to give them up. Then there's Dad going bowling with a pack of his favorite cigars in his pocket. Alright he didn't smoke them that much, but it is a memory.

Sure wish I could talk to them again, see how proud they'd be with how our kids and many grandkids have turned out. Remember, you don't know how much time you have left so live your life as if it could be your or your loved ones last day!

Time to Watch the Kids

Abby has a job interview on Tuesday so I am excited both for her and for me (cause I get to see Aiden and Kayla). This job is in the main Methodist Hospital, too, so it would be closer to her home.

I saw Aiden at church Wednesday night and he changes every time I see him. Kayla is losing her toddler looks and is growing up so fast, too. I know, you can tell I love all my grandkids, can't ya!

I actually lost a few more pounds, however, Steve brought home some homemade pizza Saturday night and we ate it then and also Sunday for lunch. You guessed it! I gained two of the lost pounds back. It is so blessed hard to lose weight. I am thankful, though, that I am still down 14 pounds. I'm going to keep at it.

I've been looking at corsetts online. They aren't what your grandmother used to wear! I'm seriously thinking about saving up to get one tee hee. I could wear it until I lose the rest of the weight! :)

Have a great day!

Labor Day

As normal, our family got together the day before the holiday so most didn't have to work the next day. Each family brought their own meat and I made maidrites for Heather's family and myself.

Steve and Josh both grilled while I cooked the hamburger for the maidrites. Heather brought a couple packages of buns and a French Silk Pie (yum). Shelley and Josh brought a watermelon (besides their meat) and potato salad. Abby and Justin brought a corn/bean mixture and a loaf of crusty bread and both were yummy.

It was a wonderful time of getting together and after dark I got out the graham crackers, marshmallows, and Hershey bars (which had previously been brought by Heather and Shelley). Time for S'mores. The kids always love it, as do the adults.

Next time we get together we'll be able to use walmart coupons to help purchase things. I can hardly wait.

Little Aiden spent some time outside, but the balance was inside nursing. He is really growing, and Kayla is loving having a little brother. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!