I haven’t getten around to taking pictures of the front yard yet. But here is the back where the doors were replaced. It was so hot this last weekend I couldn’t get motivated to take pictures. I did BBQ Saturday night though. Do you like the color?
Archive for June, 2009
Come and gone. Jake came home and has already left. I took him to the airport on Monday. We celebrated his 21st birthday on Saturday with a BBQand 21 guests and 21 cupcakes. I scanned a bunch of photos for a slide show on the laptop, it was hit.
I think about when that little boy came to live with me he was 7 years old and his momma had just died. He never knew his father and though he was dead too. I raised him. He is a good kid, in college, kind, sweet, thoughtful and caring. Loves animals, his family and friends. Respects others, nature and me. I just wish I had more patience raising those kids. I think back on some of my impatience, it came from frustration, stress, grief and lack of understanding kids. But I need to not regret this. He is happy now, and that is what is important. He thanks me for pushing him in high school, even though at he time I was not as popular.
We shared some good meals, and time together. Played Wii and bought a Wii fit (more about that in another post), adopted two kittens and named them Tweet and Harvey Milk. Got the house painted, had words and cried together. it was a short 4 weeks. I miss him.
House painting is done. I will get some pictures up in the next few days.
It feels so nice to finally have this all done. I actually could not use one set of the french doors because they were in such bad shape. I am alsoslowly working on the backyard. Its my home now. In a way it is probably good I didn’t or couldn’t stay in the house that my ex and I bought together. It was beautiful, but initially I didn’t like it but grew to love it. There would have been to many memories and now I have created my own space with my own touches.
Well here I am once again. I finally downloaded my e-mail this weekend. Over 1,000. Gee I never realized I had signed up for so many list serves and used the address ) so much. I get so much crap. I fixed my links too, I think it was a WordPress problem since they disappeared fromm both my sites (Daisy’s).
This time I want to try and post at least 3 times a week, I know last time I said daily it lasted about 4 days then I went for over a month without a post. I am having trouble keeping commitments to myself. I also try and start weight watchrs about everyother week, I have gained and lost the same 5 pounds for about 2 months now.
Jake is home until the 23rd, he turns 21 next week. Amazing isn’t it. I borrowed a scanner form a friend and yesterday took out several boxes of photos and poured through them looking for pictures of him to scan. I want to do a slide show on my laptop at his birthday party. I found a packet of them from the day he was born, actually of his birth. My sister holding him when he was minutes old waving at the camera. I sure miss her. I am sure she would be proud of who he is now. I am.
Have not been here for a while and I also have not read my e-mail. I checked today and have over 600 unread ones. So if you have e-mailed me, again sorry. I am ok.
Pam, I will e-mail you this week. Yes reconnecting would be good 🙂
Not sure what happened to my links, I put them back up now. They had dissapeared from Daisy’s site too a few weeks ago. Has it been that long?