Sunday, September 28, 2014

Where does the time go?

I use this blog as a kind of journal, and I always mean to post way more often. Time is just going by so fast! If I could give up work and sleep, think how much time I'd have! 

My sweet grandson Eddie turned 11 this week! I can't believe he's growing up so fast! Julianna is 7, and Amaryllis is a year old! It boggles my mind!

When the kids were growing up, I thought I'd have so much time when they grew up and moved out. I'm still waiting for all this time to appear. 

Friday night Manda, Ben, Amary, Steph, Dan and Toast will all fly in for Steph and Dan's celebration of their marriage. It was actually cheaper for them to bring Toast with them than it was to board her. With her getting older, they will worry less about her if she's with them than if she's 3000 miles away. 

My knee is almost 9 weeks postop, and doing well. On damp days it aches, and I figure that will go on for about a year. The ache is less than the pain that I had preop. Most days I wear the Fitbit pedometer, and I finally broke 3000 steps a few times. 

The computer is another time sucker upper. I limit my Candy Crush time, and should really quit it. Facebook is totally addictive, and I get some great recipes and quilting and sewing patterns from it, as well as keeping up with the goings ons of the family. 

And it's a gorgeous Sunday, and time to go to lunch!


Sunday, September 14, 2014


The temps dropped down into the 50's last night! For the first time in months, I had to close the windows because it was cold out!

My knee is now 6 weeks postop, xrays are good, ortho is happy with my range of motion. The swelling in that foot is down enough that I can wear a regular shoe. 

Manda, Ben and Amary are in the San Juan Islands off the coast of WA. They are staying in a B&B and going on a whale watch. Steph and Dan are in Bend and Sisters, OR. Ralph is in DC for a reunion of his Navy/SeaBee's battalion.  Heather worked, and I shopped for clothes! 

Yesterday was my nephew Michael's 30th birthday! Next week Eddie will be 11, and Ralph will have a birthday. Tomorrow is my friend Pat's birthday. Last week was my niece Sharon's birthday, my friend Roseanne's, and my friend Barbara's. Lots of September birthdays! 

We're getting back into the routine at school. I'm happy that this will be my last year of working fulltime. I'm ready to start doing things on my schedule, not the district's. I like what I do, but the schedule is not a bit flexible. I want to be able to travel in the spring and fall, not just in the summer. I want to not have to worry about going to work (and coming home) in the snow. And I'm so tired of getting up at 6.30 AM, especially when it's dark out. So it's time to fold 'em and get out.

And now the laundry is calling me!