Monday, June 27, 2022

No Sewing to Show, but I am Back to Blogging!!

Tonight my family left for Oregon to live their own lives.
Did I mention how much I love my son-in-law?? !!
So smart, so helpful, so kind and a wonderful daddy to Aoife..(who looks just like him)
Here Aoife is on the back porch.  She has her own style....kissing snowman!
The saying "Goodbye" pix tonight.
Here we are, saying goodbye...all smiling and happy for a great visit.

They came to help me go through the millions of saved things in the attic and garage.  OMG  28 years in this house and 35 years of marriage and the keeper of the family flame.  I told my family to take whatever they want...So strange to see what they took and did not.  Is it a surprise to anyone, that left here are 4 sets of china/??  Mine, my mother's, my grandmother's and holiday?
Noone wants them. A bit small for the teas of  today, but perfect for a bit of red wine.

As I clear out to move to a smaller place, it is amazing what I found:

My specialty bed warmer.. Picked up in Galway, Ireland some 40 years ago.  Sold tonight for a hug and kiss to a dear friend...I just love passing things on to a good home.

When I was 23, I was so cool and awesome --The height  of the hippy days.
I found a pair of jeans, or two at Goodwill and re-made them into a jeans skirt.
Why I still have it at 74, I have no clue!!

Thirteen years old is a good age for a girl to live with her mother and not her grandma.
Lynsey picking green beans at her mother's house in the country.
This is why boys, especially those, 12 and 17, should live with their mother and not their grandmother.!!
Rosie boarding at a farm, waiting for the family's return
My family is already home!!
How do you know you are home when you fly into Portland??

This tired grandmother is going to bed xoxo



Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I'm so happy you had help going through things. Passing on as much as possible to anyone who wants it the way to go as you start over new in the smaller place. If you own it, you have to take care of it. And I think you want to be more carefree.

Cathy Cartledge said...

It sounds like a meaningful transition for you. The look good and growing up healthy in the country is spot on. I hope the best for you and I knew you were a cool chick from the start!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Good to hear from you and see how things are going. Wonderful family and kids. Progress on downsizing and prepping for new adventures! Keep posting.

Mystic Quilter said...

So good to read this post Diane. You will be missing them after their return home but hopefully see them again before too long. Thank goodness they came along to help you with sorting things out before your move. The grandchildren look happy and content back with their Mom, you can now enjoy your move to your new home.

Michele Bilyeu said...

An honest but truthful and loving post. I brought home some things of my mother's I have never and will never use. I am far too sentimental. Our children love us, even treasure us, but they have no time for anything that doesn't fit their immediate lifestyles or availability of space. It's not about us it's about doing what's best for them as they've watched us accumulate far more than we ever needed or used. It makes all of us sad but it is how it has to be,so they aren't where we are now down the road! You have beautiful children and grandchildren. They all love you so very much and are all grateful whether or not they can express it through so many stressors and life changes of their own. I am sad for us all as change is so hard. You are so blessed and so loved. And you have such wonderful friends. Many of us lost ours sad to say, during the past 3 years with the religious or political or societal polarizations. Godspeed into your newest life stage dear dear Diane. 💜🕊💜

http://thankfullga447 said...

I am glad you had help and time with family. I had my family here for week they did all the weeding for me. Love them dearly but I was so exhausted when they left. Hang in there