I am sitting in my screened-in porch, listening to the rain and thunder outside, while inside my husband and son are screaming themselves hoarse. Yay, the USA is playing well, I guess (FIFA Soccer). Edited ; it’s a draw. IT Man can barely speak this morning.
Around my feet tumble two dogs. My Archie, the Airedale extraordinaire, and my friend’s dog who is our guest for two months while they are traveling. Tuxy as the little fellow is called is a Yorkie-Poodle mix, jet black, and gifted with the typical ‘piss and vinegar’ attitude of the Yorkshire Terrier. He and Archie are having a lot of fun but like all kids have their moments and get into fights. Archie doesn’t know when enough is simply enough and eventually the little guy gets really angry and lets Archie have it.
But I should talk about the past few months
In March I visited my parents in India for a little over a week. It was a wonderful time and we loved every minute of it. Or at least I did.
They spoiled me with foods from my childhood, we started the days talking over a cup of tea and ended them at night still talking over dinner.
Shared memories, shared joys and sadnesses. Thoughts of the future, and ponderings of the present. I hadn’t seen them for ten years. After my daughter was born we visited when she was almost three, and after that her health was so bad for so many years that I couldn’t leave her. And then, even though she was better a few years ago, I still couldn’t go because my husband spent all our extra money traveling to see his father after his mother had passed away. He was getting all their affairs in order so he could bring the old man to live with us.
So I decided to wait until the old man had settled in and then went off on my trip to India. We visited a few family members, but mostly just stayed at home chatting and enjoying each other’s company.
In April my FIL went to the hospital with chest pains, long (and complicated) story short he ended up having a quadruple bypass surgery and with some stents still needed.
In June I took the kids to Chicago where we met for the first time her on-line friend, and the girl’s mother and brother.
Since our income is from our business which is in real estate I am crazy busy with work. After all, it’s peak season for us. And I still need to plan Bear’s school year since he is homeschooling. Missy will be going to public school this year. Let’s see how that works. So much to doooooooo!
Well, that’s if for now. Hopefully I’ll get more time to post . Even if next to no one reads my posts, it’s still something creative I do just for myself, just because. You know?
PS, the photo look blurry at this size but OK once you click on them. Sorry.