Grandma Brag Moment! Turbo got a hit in T-ball, and then got to home plate to score a point! I wasn’t there But his parent had video. It made all of us so happy! He’s beginning to catch onto the game. But five year olds figuring out T-ball has some truly entertaining moments.
And Mom Happy Moment: I drove out to Middle sons in an effort to help them move some stuff around. They are doing a renovation in their house and this was my first chance to see their plans and find out the details. I am so happy for them. This is my daughter in law whose cook is elevated to a gourmet level, and I couldn’t be happier that they are able to do this project. I also took Maggie, and got to see my grand dogs, Jett and Hazel. Maggie is a bit anxious with Jett and Hazel, but those two dogs are great with other dogs so I didn’t worry. I just adore Jett and Hazel.
One funny story, I was helping do a little bit of packing in the kitchen, so Middle Son brought over this small, round cozy bed and a bone so Maggie could lay there and watch us. She got in the bed, then Jett (the huge tank of a dog) ambled over over, slowly walks into the bed, and butt-nudges Maggie out. He then curled up and chewed the bone. He looked ridiculous in that bed, but very proud of himself. I cracked up. Maggie was fine, she just walked away. For the record, Maggie could have make him leave her alone if she really wanted to. So she chose to let him push her out, but it sure was funny.
I’m keeping this positive, but of course, we’re dealing with some sad things and I’ve noticed something different about myself: Once I would have lost myself in reading to take a mental break. Right now, I can’t seem to get the energy up to even try reading or listening to fiction. But I’m obsessed with some podcasts, even listening to the same ones over to see what I missed. I’m doing a lot of driving around too, and they help pass the time. I’m listening to a lawyer who is a former prosecutor following trials with live feeds. She offers commentary as the trial unfolds, explaining the various rules, etiquettes, legalities and strategies of the lawyering. It’s a weird thing to find soothing, but it’s working for me so I’m not questioning it.
My old friend Insomnia is back for a visit, and guys, I have some questions. Like when I’m tired and stressed, why does my brain think now is a good time to invite Insomnia over for a slumber party? And if Insomnia is going to come over, can’t she, like, at least paint my nails or bake some brownies? I mean, seriously, Insomnia, make yourself useful! (I’m not worried about the insomnia, it’ll pass.)
We still haven’t put out our Halloween stuff, but we really were driving all over this weekend and therefore have a legit excuse. We’ll get it done!
How was your weekend?