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So Tired

Day 235

It has been a very full weekend. I hope to write a long post tomorrow, but tonight, I bid you goodnight and hope tomorrow is kind to you.

Sweet dreams!

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SoCS – My Sister Rosie

Day 234

Today’s late SoCS post is brought to you (as always) by the lovely Linda Hill. The prompt this week is:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rhymes with rosy.” Find a word that rhymes with “rosy” or use the word “rosy” and base your post on it. Enjoy!


Today is the kind of day my sister Rosie would have loved. Lots of family milling around, unexpected surprises and flying by the seat of your pants kind of day. Both my sisters were much more outgoing than I, but Rosie especially loved people. She never met a stranger.

I will write more about my day later, but just wanted to sneak this post in under the wire. My children leave tomorrow morning, and it will be hard to say goodbye to my family. Lots of emotions this week.


If you care to join in on the fun, check out Linda’s Blog for the rules and to read all the other SoCS posts. You will be glad you did!

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Children Evoke Memories

Day 233

My Shadow
by Robert Louis Stevenson

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

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Just Going With The Flow

Day 232

Our visit is going well. We are having so much fun forging an even deeper bond with our granddaughter.

Unfortunately, a couple of serious medical issues came up with two of our younger extended family members, so any positive thoughts or prayers you can send our way are appreciated.

We had an unexpected mountain rainstorm. That helps keep the heat at bay. Everything else is status quo.

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Now The Waiting Begins

Day 231

My children are coming today and I am beyond excited! I just received a text with a picture of my granddaughter grinning ear-to-ear saying they were on the way.

Traveling with a toddler is hard. The last time they made this trip our granddaughter was a baby. They seem prepared with an assortment of things to keep her occupied and help pass the time.

Waiting is hard. They are driving so it will be a long day. I am glad I reserved a few last minute things to do today so I will not be pacing the floor for hours.

I now know how my Dad felt all those years when we traveled by car to see him. I am now seeing his side and I understand so much more now than I did then. I will never forget pulling into his driveway and seeing him rush out the front door with his arms spread wide open. Yes, Dad, I know now how you felt.

My posts will be short for the next few days because this time with our family will fly by too fast. Nothing is more important than this.

Hope you have a great week!