Life is like a wild horse--Unless you ride it, it will ride you! (from the movie: "Princess of Thieves.")
Sunday, October 23, 2011
V: Sometimes Life Just Gets in the Way
Sometimes life just gets in the way of what I want to do. Like post here more often! Everything’s been so crazy lately that I find very little time to even visit the blogging neighborhood anymore, which I’ve discovered is a major way I chill and relax!
Years ago “C” gave me a little book about the Tyranny of the Urgent. I need to reread it! Seriously, it would make a great post—when I have time of course! Sometimes we get so caught up in the “urgent”, we lose sight of the “important”—or what we are called to do. Believe it or not every worthy endeavor though it is fine in and of itself, may NOT be what “we” or “I” am called to do. It gives me pause to consider when my family needs me so much and my energies are so divided due a job I think I need financially. Just being honest here!
***UPDATE: Eldest daughter has been hospitalized for a few days. Your prayers would be much appreciated.
Eldest daughter is ill and I can’t go into detail now—She has chronic conditions complicated by pregnancy. We expect she will get better soon, but she has children she homeschools and they are all involved in extracurricular activities such as guitar lessons, homeschool groups, etc. I’m trying to help out with meals, driving to guitar lessons, etc., but I’m also helping youngest daughter who is a single mother with a two year old son. I pick him up 3-4 days a week and keep him until she gets home about 6:30. I’m TIRED people!!! Youngest daughter and her little one have been slowly moving in with us the past few weeks, but they will be here full time beginning tonight. The other day when I picked “J” up from daycare after work, he refused to walk to the car and when I finally got him there he arched his back screaming his head off. I could NOT get him into that car seat! Suddenly I had a flashback to my two year old son from almost 27 years ago behaving the same way. I thought I had “retired” from that nonsense! Oh well, he is so precious and cute that I forgive him!
Oh yes, little “J” has a new Papillon puppy named “Desi”. A boy and his puppy—what could be cuter?
Youngest daughter recently was in a fashion show wearing a design made by her friend, local designer, Amber Taylor.
I love the dress and it was perfect for her.
Yes, they were all glammed up!
This little model wore a design by Punky Monkey!
It was a beautiful October evening with a large crowd in the historic Hillcrest neighborhood! Loved all the street vendors and this booth with all the vintage, kitschy stuff! I was a good girl and didn’t buy a thing—except a chili dog!
Hubby spent most of his time checking out the dogs in attendance—when he wasn’t snapping shots of “the prettiest girl in the show”!
Interesting dog here!
Whew, it’s over! Yes, she was nervous!
Well, off to face another harried week! Happy tails to you!
Mid-sized city, Somewhere in the South!, United States
We are "C" and "V," two baby-boomers who have been through thick and thin--50+ years of best-friend togetherness.
C is a divorce attorney, separated from her husband of 40(!) years--at age 59 he ran off with a thirty-year-old-never-married-mother-of-two and has now fathered another--and we're not even divorced! A very hard time for C.
C has one grown son--no daughter-in-law or grandchildren yet! (Drat!)
V works in a community based instruction program in a public school, helping special-needs students learn life skills. Mother of three, grandmother of five!
For 50+ years we've laughed together, cried together, and we've learned a lot! We love, love, love writing and want to share with you! Please come share, too!
Check out our posts under the label "Stickhorses" for more, but suffice it to say that these cowgirls started their lives together riding stick horses. Stick horses have come to symbolize the power of dreams and imagination for C and V--besides, we love cowgirl spirit!
You and the mother of the man who done you wrong are going to raise chickens together? I love it. I hope you become international stars in the chicken-raising world, and when you (and his mother and your chickens) are famous, I hope he comes crawling back, pleading with you to take back his poor miserable, not-famous self. You go, girl!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! On to International Chicken Stardom!! C
YET ANOTHER STUPENDOUS COMMENT!
SimplyJoolz (see our blogroll for link) said these kind words about the travails of C:
I love this story -its like a well written novel. I can't wait until the part where C kicks the useless husband between his hanky and his small change pocket! Lol!
It's coming, Joolz! C
PS - thank you all for your comments. They so give me a lift--often just when I need it!
C's SINGLE AGAIN POWER
Below is a list of things I'm learning to do--wish I'd started years earlier! It feels so good to list my "Power Accomplishments" for you, and I'd love to hear about yours!
Replacing the back fireplace refractory panel. Who knew?
Jacking up the front porch with my new, red, hydraulic jack!!
Learning to shoot and getting my Conceal-and-Carry license! (Power rush!!)
Purchasing tires...all by myself!
Buying and installing (!) the lawn tractor battery! Again, not rocket science...
Putting a new end on a ruined looooong extension cord. One prong was missing, and we replaced the plug-in. (Who knew you could do this??) I feel so, well, powerful!
Cleaning Tractor Air Filter
Dealing with fire ants--boy, are those suckers tuff!
Gettin' that utility pole installed.
Ordering gravel (SB 2!)
Replacing hydraulic hoses
Learning about the lawn mower (engine stabilizer!).