Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lead me not into Temptation

Sharing some  pix before my evening whine...
The flower girl dress for Lynsey,

 My love and Aidan  many many moons ago.
Orphan blocks for MQG place mats...the current outreach projects.
These place mats are for Friendship trays.
Tomorrow's project...
Found tonight...on the way to there as I cleaned my sewing room...These blocks found me!!,
My favorite vacation spot seems to be the land of denial.
I went to middle school orientation tonight.
At age 68, with three grands and grief, my epiphany was....
There is a big difference now that I am no longer 38 or 48.  For real!!
I have help all around...peeps who care.
Wobbling with my joints, wishing my man was here to help, wanting to be younger and stronger as I saw almost every parent  there to be like 10 or 12 years old.
I always wish I could do better...even with Katie doing the brunt of it all.
New deal is 60 minutes of homework all seven days of the week next year.
I am weak at the knees at the thought on monitoring all this homework.
This middle school is a prize winning school.
Single old Grandma trying so hard. (poor pitiful me.)
Whew...that felt good!!!

Dylan is 6.  His teacher checked every single box on the AD/HD check list for him.
He is still smart as a whip and is planning to be a fireman.
Today he said to me.  Grandma...you used to have three stomachs.
Now,  you only have two...probably because you are eating your veggies...OMG

My daughter is getting married in the mountains on a farm.
She has invited 35 people.  I got to invite 3.
I am grateful that it is her wedding and not mine.
She said that my only obligation is to show up.  TBTG

And on and on I go..Blah blah blah..taking the healing liberty of writing here for my therapy!!
Thankful that the computer has a delete button to save my peeps!!

AND  Tonight at midnight, I was able to listen to this song without crying.  X3
Old Flames


Mystic Quilter said...

Won't Lynsey look a picture in her beautiful dress!

smazoochie said...

It's a lot for anyone! Especially a lot for someone aching in body & heart.
Lean on your supporters.

smazoochie said...

p.s. LOVE the quote! I'm right behind you!

Unknown said...

Hey honey!! I'm there with you regarding middle school. A fun, but wild, ride for sure. The flower girl dress is beautiful!

Rachaeldaisy said...

You're doing really well Diane!! Lynsey will look like a princess in her pretty flower girl dress. Dylan cracked me up with his stomach comment. What will they say next?

Alcea Rosea 31 said...

That is such a gorgeous dress. You have my sympathy with trying to keep up the the grandies schooling. So much for you to keep on top of.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I felt old at mid-school orientation, so of course I felt a lot older at high school orientation.
A week or so ago, as we were driving somewhere, my daughter (now all of 20) told me that she feels so fortunate to have grown up with an "older" parent. This was prompted by the actions of parents of a variety of college friends, parents whose priorities and values are questionable. Wisdom is worth a lot!