I can't believe the countdown is on...the 1st day is done. What did I do? Literally nothing....but according to my sweet husband that's OK...at least for a few days...then I must start making a list and be somewhat productive. I just can't sit around and do nothing all summer...can I?
I did wake up to the sweet voice of my grandson calling his Mimi. I love that! After getting him up, changed, and putting on his favorite kiddie shows, I made him his favorite...pancakes and strawberry milk. After breakfast we played more hockey and football...this kid loves sports. Anything that has to do with a ball and he is there! I made sure all clothes and blankets were cleaned...so I did a 'lil load of laundry....don't want to send him away with anything dirty. What kind of Mimi would I be if I let him leave like that!!! Then it was time to go to Ms. Amy's...the young lady that cares for him during the day, while his Mom is at work. He kissed and loved on Nanny (my Mom)...whom Ryan absolutely adores and off to the car we went. We had a sweet drive to Amy's...talking all the way. Ryan is a talker...then it happened....I got him in the house....loved on him...he headed for his 'lil friends....while I was chatting with Amy....he walked over and grabbed my leg...I bent down to give him one last kiss and tell him one more time that I loved him...and it came. The tears...he began to cry...holding his arms out for me to take him with me. I could feel it in my throat. That big lump, so what did I do...I ran...yep, I did....I couldn't stand it...and couldn't let him see me crying. So I said a quick goodbye to Amy and jumped in the car...while I watched her to try to console my sweet boy. All the while I was sobbing. Cried all the home...That's how my first day of summer vacation started...me blubbering. I sure hope this doesn't happen every time we have a sleep over. My heart can't take it.
One of my favorite things to do is walk and run...especially when I am upset or stressed...so that's just what I did...2 miles of walking, running, and praying. I love the peacefulness of being outdoors and just hearing the rustling of the trees and the sweet sounds of nature...seems to quiet my spirit down.
That's basically all I did my first day....although I did manage to mop the floor. I don't know why, but I always feel that if the kitchen floor is mopped, then the house is clean. My Mom says that as long as her bed is made then she has that feeling of cleanliness. Although I know perfectly well that the rest of the house is a mess and needs tending to desperately...I know a little quirky. What has to be cleaned for you to have that feeling???
Reading is one of my summer enjoyments. I don't have the time to read alot during the school year...so I catch up over the summer. I love sitting out on my swing reading and spent a lot of time doing that yesterday...along with beginning this new summer blog adventure. Often times I will actually fall asleep. No one can quite understand how I can sleep outside in 90* weather, but I can. Again I think it's the peacefulness of the outdoors. I live out in the country and have cows for neighbors...so it is usually very quiet except for the noises of Mother Nature.
I played a little on the computer, spent time watching a movie with Mom. She is 75 years old...lives with my husband and I. At the moment she has Shingles and is in a lot of pain. I even managed to convince her to sit out on the swing for a few minutes...to get some fresh air. She has been cooped up in the house for a week. Pray she gets well soon...we have heard Shingles can last a while. That thought isn't real appealing to her.
Due to the heat we (Mom and I) decided we wanted Salads from Subway...so I called my husband and he agreed...while standing in line ordering...to my surprise... he walked in...said he saw my car outside the restaurant and decided to stop in to see if I needed any help...see I told you he was sweet. We thoroughly enjoyed the cools refreshing salads.
While Brett worked outside planting and mowing the grass...I hung out more with Mom. We watched some of the 2nd game of the NBA playoffs between the Heat and the Mavericks. Being from Miami you would think I would be cheering for the Heat...but I am not. Actually the only one from the family cheering for the Heat is my Mom. We like to give her a hard time.
I had a sweet phone conversation with Leah....long story, but she was my sister-in-law at one time...we got her in the divorce. Almost 3 years ago she remarried and just recently her husband went home to be with the Lord...it has been very difficult and I was checking on her. Brett and I are actually heading her way this evening for the weekend. I can't wait.
Well, that's my first day in a nutshell..nothing very exciting. We'll see what today brings.