summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

why is this so hard!!!?


Little Miss Anya is my sunshine. Benjamin went back home to Washington state already, he had to get back to work. Ashley stayed on with Anya, and they would come over and visit. Visit and play. I would soak up Anya's cuteness, those smiles, the sweet hugs she would give out to all of us. She talks in complete little sentences, and nods her head yes to emphasize when she really means something. They're going to get on a plane and head home...far far away. I am really hoping to be able to visit them this winter, a whole year is far too long to go without seeing them, especially Anya.

Today we are having company, having burgers on the grill and garden veggies. It's so hot, humidity 85% and 81 degrees already, heading to 90 today. I worked on the pool, swept the floors, wiped down counters, took care of the dogs, and phew...I'm done, ha. I need to jump in the pool.

The concert last night was as hot as I thought it was going to be, but I felt okay. We survived. The prices are so high on the food we sell, it gets tiring to take the abuse about it, by the end of the night, I am so DONE. I am fully aware that five dollars is too much for a bottle of water. But I don't set the prices, and there's not a thing I can do about it, and no, I should not be ashamed of myself for selling it, as some people actually come out and say. I'm glad to work there though, it gives me mercy for those who work in retail, work as cashiers, work serving others...it's not easy. There are those who drink too much at concerts, and are coarse and rude. I don't mind the swearing, but don't expect me to laugh at your blatant innuendos.

Anyway. Paul and I are leaving for California early Monday morning. Two daughters have driving tests while we are gone, oh poor me, I have to miss them, ha. I do feel bad, but also, shh, relieved. Standing there waiting for them while they drive off with the instructor is excruciating, maybe being on the other side of the country will be better. Also lots of the kids will be going on a camping trip next weekend. Char and Cam are going to stay with Susan and Thomas and the little twins and William. I wanted to make a meal plan for them while I'm gone, but I know they will just order pizza as much as they can afford to with the emergency money I leave them.

It's nice to have Margaret home. Very nice. Abigail got home yesterday! It's SO nice!!! Our cookout will be fun this afternoon.

And now...kids are up, Saturday is starting. :)

2 comments:

Marilyn Reid said...

Have a super time in California. A nice little holiday eh? Your little granddaughter is adorable. It is hard when they live away so treasure the time you get. I had 2 who lived in another city so didn't see them as often either. You are having such hot weather over there. Ours has been much more temperate here. Hope the girls do well on their driving tests 🤗🤗

Marilyn from Canada

Carol Slater said...

Since my grand doll lives with me, I can't imagine how I would feel if she were to leave and go across country. I would probably go along too. I am thankful that you are getting away, but I am sure you will miss those driving tests.

$5 is A LOT for a bottle of water, but I know that you don't set the prices. I can't imagine paying that much.