Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rainy Day Visit

I feel like I'm just stopping in for a visit at my own blog.  With all the happenings surrounding my Mom's hospitalization and subsequent death, working with my Dad to get him squared away - a slow process, a one-week necessary trip home and returning back to the northern wet land, I haven't felt much like blogging or even reading my favorite blogs (apologies there!).  When I DO, and I WILL, get back to that, I will have two or three months to catch up on.

Here in the wet land, it is in fact, w-e-t.  Does that surprise you?  I can honestly say, I am enjoying every bit of it.  I haven't spent Spring here in probably more than 30 years, and then it was but a two week vacation, so being here from mid-winter and into Spring, is just a delight.  My parents' front and back yards have a lot of flowers, some I don't even know what they are, but the many varieties of daffodils, the rhododendron bushes, hyacinths in several colors, primroses, have all been in glorious bloom for the last week or two, and now the tulips are close to opening.  And, venturing out through town the other day, after having not been out of the house for several days, I was astonished to see how many trees were blooming along the streets.  I can't even venture a guess as to what they are, though I recognized one as maybe a tulip tree and it may have a different name.  I think some could be cherry blossoms, maybe even apple blossoms and other fruits or fruit-less varieties of them.  Paying attention to them all, was quite a distraction while I was driving.  I apologize for the lack of photos at this time.

It was (still is?) very tempting to send in my resume for a local business seeking office help.  In fact, I sent the ad to my hubby and my son saying I might apply but they didn't think I was very funny, especially since Marty did finally get a job, though it's not in his former field but in the one he just received a month's training in and the pay is only about 1/4, or less, of his former income.  I'm missing my guys, but at the same time, I'm really enjoying my extended time here and getting to spend time with other family members.


  1. I can very much appreciate what you're feeling. When I spent time with my folks while my mom had and recovered from knee replacement surgery, the desire to reconnect with my former home was so strong. I really enjoyed my time there and hated leaving almost as much as I hated being away from my sweet husband, children, and grands. It's tough to have to go back and forth. Congratulations to your Marty and the new job! Continuing to pray for y'all! :)

  2. I am fortunate in that I have lived within 20 miles of my childhood home my whole life. Although it is for a sad reason, I hope you enjoy your spring in the wet lands. Glad your husband found a job, although not ideal. Hang in there.


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