Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day

I visited my parents graves yesterday. I put a flag on my dad's and thanked him for his service to our country. I talked to him and to Mom, along with my aunt and uncle and grandparents who are also buried there. I shed many tears and even after almost 13 yrs the pain never goes away. It gets better but it still hurts to not have them here with me.

My dad was a medic on the front line of WWII and never wanted to talk about the war. I was always curious but once he told me "I don't want to talk about seeing my best friends blown up beside me" I quickly stopped asking about it and never mentioned it again. There is no telling what he saw. There is no telling what all of them saw and continue to see now overseas. I shutter to think of it.

After that Steph, Cameron and I drove past our old house. OMG, the yard looked horrible. There were weeds growing in the yard like I never saw when I lived there. The pond is in horrid condition and the wonderful pastures were overgrown to the point that if I were standing in them you wouldn't be able to see me. I was so disappointed. It's not like the guy who bought the house can't afford to hire someone to take care of these things. He is a local dentist who does quite well. I don't understand it. I told Steph that I wished we hadn't even gone by there. She agreed. I wanted to pull all the way into the driveway but didn't go past the entrance by the pond.

We came on back to the house after that and settled in for the evening. We had a nice 3 day weekend together. After all, that is truly what matters. Family being together.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pattykins loves Cameron!

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Yes, I realize I posted the same picture twice but I don't care. OMG, I love these 3 (plus Sophie) SO much!!!

Awww a 3 day weekend!

I have so enjoyed this weekend. I will enjoy tomorrow too! I am going to go pick up my son and he is going to mow and weed-eat my yard. First though he will get his resume updated. He is having a hard time finding a job. There are a lot of ppl just like him. Jobs are scarce around here.

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Oh and did I mention how much I love being a grandma?

Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm gonna try!

To get some pictures of my grandson on here this weekend. It seems I never have enough time in the day to get much of anything done except the essentials. With this weekend being Mother's Day I plan on trying to take as much time to get a few things done.

I did get rid of that horrid pickup truck that I bought last year. I thought I would love driving a truck but I was wrong. It was too small and I just simply am not a truck girl.

Time to get to work!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

He was crying

Cameron that is. His mommy and daddy were so tired that they moved into the guest room sometime during the night. When I let the girls out this morning I heard him starting to get restless so I hurried up and got ready for work and scooped him up. He needed a butt change and was a tad bit hungry. I think he mostly wanted that dirty diaper off. Can't say that I blame him.

After that all he wanted to do was go back to sleep so I was glad to oblige. He was sleeping soundly when I left for work. Naturally he has his days and nights mixed up as all newborns do. It is tough on Steph but she is doing ok. I was glad to be able to give her a couple more hours sleep this morning. Goodness knows she needs it!

My son got a job! Bless his heart, he has been looking and looking and has had no luck. It is a part time only but he is looking for another part time too. Jobs are very scarce around these parts so anyone who is employed count your blessings. I know I do. I am very proud of him though. He has continued to be sober for months now even though his own father has been around him the past few days (he has fallen off of the wagon). Ryan finally told his dad that he had to leave his apartment. He was afraid he would either get into a fight or be too tempted to drink in order to deal with his dad. Pretty sad situation when a parent is at their kid's house and acting that way. I was proud that Ryan stood up to his dad and told him he wouldn't allow him to talk to him that way in his own house. Then he made him leave just like I made him (his father) leave my house last Saturday. I won't put up with that behavior and Ryan won't either.

It is hump day and that makes me happy. Plus this Saturday is the Kentucky Derby! I never miss watching the Derby. Looking forward to the weekend!