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Old 01-25-2016, 12:05 AM   #25031
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How I would have loved to have seen that beautiful picture you painted with the birds and the snow Katie! I've never had the pleasure of seeing a Cardinal in person.

We had a wonderful day with our little Cheyenne at her house today. I called her Mom and Dad several days ago and told them they needed some alone time together, so we wanted to come and stay with her while they went to a matinee movie and had a "Lupper" meal, just the two of them. The bonus was we got to play with her alone all afternoon. What a heart throb entertainer she is, at just past 2 yrs old.
Our kids came back in a wonderful mood, and it was a win-win for everyone. Now that's a good day!
I remember the pictures you posted of Cheyenne when she was born. How fortunate you are to get to spend time with her. Out of 17 GKs I only got to see three of them grow up. All the rest live too far away. My youngest one is seven years old and live at least two hours away. My son does send pictures to my email and I often Skype with him. Now my oldest Great grandchild is in college and old enough to make me a great, great grandma. Heavens forbid!
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:46 AM   #25032
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Thanks Addie. Indeed I know what a blessing Cheyenne is to my life, such a little wee one two years ago, so premature. She's tiny still, but a ball of adorable energy and such a joyful little girl so full of the promise of life. It's been over 20 years since I had my last two grandchildren. In the end, thankfully, life goes on.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:01 PM   #25033
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Kayelle, there are ten years between my last two kids. So when Poo came along, he was a premie also. But by then Pirate decided he wanted to live with his father. So I got to enjoy Poo all alone. The other kids were all grown and out on their own and Pirate was with his father. It was so much fun watching Poo grow up. Twenty-four hours of playtime and teaching him all the things I wanted him to learn. His father missed out on so much. He would be out shrimping for 15 days and then home for only 48 hours. Back out shrimping. He missed out on Poo's first step, first word, first tooth, etc. So many firsts. And Poo missed out learning male things from his father. When his father was home, he used to go in his walker and follow his father into the bathroom and watch him shave. He also used to go into the shower with him while he was in his walker. He got to see his father do a some things, but not nearly enough or for long enough.

I was the one who taught him to stand up at the toilet. How to unzip his pants to go to the bathroom, brush his teeth by himself, etc. I also had to teach him how to wear a tux to his first school prom. I even had to teach him how to ask a girl out for a date. He was just too bashful. If someone says that kids are okay with just one parent, do not know what they are talking about. Unfortunately, today he has no memory of his father. Only a picture. I found a handkerchief a couple of weeks ago that belonged to his father. I don't know why I have held onto it for all these years. I called Poo and told him about how his father wouldn't leave the house without a clean handkerchief. "I am the same way Ma! Every day I have to have a clean handkerchief before I will leave the house. And it has to be ironed". I asked him if he would like to have it. I am surprised you didn't hear him yell "Yes" in California. It is the only tangible thing he has of his father. It never occurred to keep something of Phil's when I was clearing out his stuff. Poo was still just a baby and the thought never crossed my mind.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:34 PM   #25034
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Killin' time while Tyler finishes his after school snack and watches Caillou. He's having a cup of blueberry Chobani yogurt, 2 cuties, grapes, half an apple, graham crackers, Goldfish, and chocolate milk. Man, can that kid eat. He's a slender little guy with lots of energy, so it's all good.

It's a beautiful sunny day, so when he's done we're headed out to the backyard to play baseball. He keeps hitting the balls over the fence - good thing I have spares until the neighbors get home from work and throw them back.
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Old 01-28-2016, 08:35 PM   #25035
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Sounds like you two are having a great time, Cheryl!

DH accidently did something to the upstairs TV, pushed a wrong button or something, so it doesn't work right now. I looked at it, but it's too dark in the room to fix. I told him I'd work on it tomorrow. So now he's loudly watching his beloved team in the family room. I firmly believe in multiple TVs.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:53 PM   #25036
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...So now he's loudly watching his beloved team in the family room. I firmly believe in multiple TVs.
Me, too. Two people + 4 TVs = one happy me.

Until Himself finds new cables for our second converter box, I'll continue needing to move the one we have between the TV in the basement and the one in the 2nd floor den. Since I tend to be in the basement in the warm weather and the den when it's cold, I can make due with one converter box. At least the TV on the kitchen counter is a newer, HD unit. All I know is I can always hide from Himself and his (loud) TV choice when I need to.
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Old 01-29-2016, 07:59 AM   #25037
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Killin' time while Tyler finishes his after school snack and watches Caillou. He's having a cup of blueberry Chobani yogurt, 2 cuties, grapes, half an apple, graham crackers, Goldfish, and chocolate milk. Man, can that kid eat. He's a slender little guy with lots of energy, so it's all good.

It's a beautiful sunny day, so when he's done we're headed out to the backyard to play baseball. He keeps hitting the balls over the fence - good thing I have spares until the neighbors get home from work and throw them back.
Sounds like he is ready for the diamond at the park. All you will need then will be a dog to chase and return the balls.
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I was awake at 3:30 a.m. Got dressed and headed out to the store at 6:30 for some emergency items that I ran out of. Now I am on my second cup of coffee and trying vey hard to wake up completely.

When I went out the door on my scooter, the temp was a balmy 38F. Not warm enough for my feet. I realized that as I started out the door. I was going to go back upstairs and put socks on. I haven't worn socks on a regular basis for 10-15 years. Have to now in the winter. Cold is not good for the feet of a diabetic. Instead I braved the trip to the store and rushed back at top speed. A whole seven mph. My feet were numb when I got inside my apartment. I am presently losing the battle of not having enough sleep. May head back to bed.
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Today I volunteered as docent on the caboose of our tourist train. A lady brought her grandson, and they both loved the view from up in the cupola.
On the return trip I had 2 couples, each with a child. They all took tourn up in the cupola,
I enjoy it because it is a much more intimate setting that the regular cars on the train. You really have time to chat with the passengers.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:48 PM   #25040
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Looking forward to the live performance of Grease on Fox tonight! Tell me more, tell me more...

DH is not. He can watch sports upstairs.
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