Monday, July 6, 2009

Grandma Day

Today was a Grandma day for Garrett and Elly and was also my first official day of unemployment (since Lynn was 1 year old) up until today I have been using my vacation time. My friend "K" who was laid off with me was in what her husband calls "Panic Mode" the first week we had off, I finally got there this week. It's funny how everyone says you'll go through stages and without even knowing it you follow the pattern. I've went through the sad, mad, crying, useless, and now worry..... if I only had a crystal ball and could see what the future is going to bring I would feel so much better.

But today I had Garrett Man and Elly over and I have to say this was the best day we have ever had. I have taken vacation days before to help Shan out with days her sitter needs off and when I'm watching the kids I am trying to enjoy my day off with doing laundry, cleaning, gardening, and whatever needs to be done. Today I did nothing (well almost nothing) but play with the kids and give them my whole attention. It was such a fun day and Elly even played by herself for about 2 hours, she never does that here, she tries so hard to get my attention that she sticks to me like glue. Garrett is crawling and pulling himself up on furniture and is so stinkin' cute as he spins himself in circles crawling and sitting. He used my leg as a chew toy and a place to yell and bob his mouth up and down on making a bob bob bob bob bob noise. Lesson for today....stop and enjoy the day.

"Today was Tomorrow Yesterday"



Drooly gus, someday he'll get teeth.....Yep that's my other shoe laying way over there, I had a woodtick on Thursday morning attached to my ankle so John pulled him off with a tweezers as I freaked out. I have not had a woodtick attached to me in 20 years and I hate woodticks. Well where the little bugger was attached is all swollen and itches like crazy so I put some stuff on it to hopefully help with the swelling and itching. The best part of this whole story.... John dropped the stinkin' thing on the floor after he pulled him out and we couldn't find him.... are you all crawly now??? I still am.

5 comments:

Jules said...

Stop and smell the roses..........

Emmerichs Events said...

I just love those days. We have Nana/Aubree days from time to time and I don't know who looks forward to them more - her or me. Don't worry about the future - you are talented, smart and a great person. Something will work out for you. I have no doubt. In the meantime - Enjoy! You've worked long and hard for some time off.

Lynn said...

Where in the world did you find a woodtick at?! I'm so crawly!! There is Garrett with his mouth open again! I don't think he ever closes it! Such a happy kid!

Katie said...

YES I have the crawly's! Hahahahahahaa. Hey is that quote from the movie "The trouble with Harry"?

laurie said...

Ah, the world of government sponsored living. Tears, swearing, disappointment, negative thoughts, self esteem issues....all stages that I have been through during this fiasco. Today my motto is, be thankful for what I do have not what I don't. I have great friends, a beautiful garden (thanks to you Connie) and two great kids. hang in there!