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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Beginning of The End, and the Beginning of a New Beginning.

I have been truly  blessed to have spent the last 365+ days with my Darling Danielle and Delightful Delilah. Being able to spend this year as a Mother (for the last time) and Grandma (for the first time) has been an experience I wouldn't trade for anything.  Every day spent with them, it felt that my mother was there with us, too.

My son-in-law, Benjamin, Danielle's husband, Delilah's daddy, will be home on Thursday.  The next few weeks are a whirlwind of movers and bachelor/bachelorette parties, a wedding, and then the three of them leave on the 15th of March.  To Germany.  I can't drive to Germany.

There are other things going on in my life, of course.  I've been stitching and stuffing, and thinking and pondering, the two kinda go stitch by stitch.  My Young Son is taking a trip, my sweetheart and I have to make a trip to the airport and find a wedding somewhere downtown, in the dark...The Pro-Shop is making progress, thanks to some dedicated members...but, still...

To be completely truthful,  I can't quite pinpoint how I feel.  I'm ready for them to start their next chapter, far, far away, and I know I'm gonna miss them like crazy.  There's another aspect, too.  Since Sweetheart and I have been together, we've had 2 kids.  Now, one is going far, far away, and one is clinging to the nest with all his might.  Sweetheart is a bachelor.  He has never been married, no kids of his own.  We live in the house that his parents had built in 1973.  I want to broaden his horizons...I want to decide on a Sunday night that we are leaving to go see the Grand Canyon on Tuesday.  I want to be free to go have some fun!  I'm still 18 in my head, even though my body disagrees.

Thanks for reading my rambling post...trying to get all the thoughts in my head in one place is not an easy feat.  Trust me, there's more.

Delilah's Converse

My friend, Dammit Janet,
a polka dot horse
and a muslin pig. 
With Wings.

Y'all, Play Nice!  xxoo


  1. Such a bittersweet time in your life. Take things one day at a time and enjoy them to the fullest.

    1. It is, and we've tried to cram as much fun as we could this past year, yet in the back of my mind, was always this.

  2. I really feel for so many ways. Not all bad or sad, but I know on many levels. I hope that this is a new beginning for you too. You get a new chapter to start! I wish Danielle and her family the best of luck on their journey!

    1. Thanks Doll, I knew you'd "get it" of course. I am really excited to see what I come up with for Sweetheart and I.

  3. Cindy - I would say go & do all that you can while you can. My wonderful hubby made it possible to go on a bucket list trip last October. And it was a trip of a lifetime for me. But the thing is, during the time, since then, but arthritis has become some bad, that even if i did go on, even a short weekend trip, i don't feel that i could really enjoy it, because of my pain & lack of mobility. Hopefully, i'll begin becoming bionic before too long. =) But only God knows if i'll ever be able to do anything like that again. Enjoy. {{{hugs}}}