Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Past Week in the Nest

I guess I have a lot to learn about posting on this blog. I just wrote one about the past week here....which was rather lengthy, to be sure, but explained some of the happenings around here lately concerning family and why I haven't posted in over a week. Then, I chose some photos to go along with the post.....much to my dismay and after over an hour of work.....the photos from the last post showed up rather than the ones I chose. I know what I did.....but didn't know how to "undo" it. So, I am starting over. Darn!

My son, Scott, came for a four day visit. I haven't seen him since last Thanksgiving, so was thrilled to learn that he was coming for a short visit. Now, I miss him a lot, but don't expect him to show up here real often and our budget doesn't permit travel to California, so this visit was special.

His main reason for coming home (well, other than to see his parents and his sister) was to have a visit with his paternal Grandmother. She is 91 and not doing well, so he thought, and rightly so, that he needed to see her. They had a good visit and she was thrilled to see him....we didn't tell her he was coming so she was surprised and pleased. While they visited, I took photos. Late last night, I took some of the photos and some decorative paper and "sewed" her a little "album." (She received it today and was very happy to have it!!) I emailed the photos to him too. (Thanks to my friend in France, Janine, for the idea of sewing a paper album!)

We spent some time at my daughter's home, so Scott and my grandson, Ty, went for a short ride on the golf cart with the dog, Trixie. Trixie has become addicted to riding the golf cart and if you say "go" she gets all excited and runs to the door.
I have to say there isn't a lot to do in Searcy, Arkansas, so riding the golf cart can be a fun thing. My daughter and son-in- law are both avid golfers and live right down the street from the course, so Trixie often gets these rides, and we need entertainment.

Tyler loves to clown around for the camera and loves picking his mother up whether she wants him to or not. He is twenty-three, six foot two or three and 215 me she hardly seems old enough to be his mom.....but, there you are. He's my only grandchild.

Scott always brings his own computer, sometimes more than one...well, I don't think he is ever without it and unfortunately for him, when he comes there are always multiple issues with ours, so he ends up being our "tech" support. He does work in Silicon Valley, but not as tech support. I really don't know if I would be posting as I am now if it hadn't been for him encouraging me. It's hard on him, I know, to have a family full of "electronically challenged" people!

Scott and his sister are close.....I just love that as I remember when they were kids....they fought a many siblings. You know what I mean...."this one is taking up the whole back seat...this one got a larger piece of cake....blah, blah, blah!" I used to wonder if they would ever get along. Most of their adult lives, they have managed to stay close even though they live far apart. Photos like these always remind me of their childhood and make me appreciative of their relationship now. They are so cute!!!!!!!

When he leaves to return home, which, of course, is inevitable.....the last I see of him is the ride up the escalator to check in at the security gate at the Little Rock airport. It is a place of great sadness for me. Until, one day.....he returns. Then it is a place of great joy. ( I'll see you soon on iChat, Big Guy.....Thanks for coming, stay well and we love you lots. Mom)

As for you, my friends out there in blogland, I'll be back in a couple of days or so with more quilting/embroidering and such. I did think of you this past week and knew you would understand my absence. You stay well too! Pat


sparkle jars said...

What a fun post to read, and what a beautiful album you made for grandson/ thoughtful.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've missed you Pat but I knew what your were doing and that your heart was definitely engaged! It's such a blessing when children come home and we get to spend special time with them. Computers are truly God sent I think - they are wonderful for keeping us in touch with our loved ones. blessings, marlene

Jackie said...

How wonderful. So glad you had a bit of son love!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! You were missed but we know that your priorities are in order!

Sherry in Little Rock


Wonderful post and beautiful album.

brenco1 said...

Pat - glad to hear from you. I love the journal that you did for your MIL - it is special for her. Glad that you are back on the blog, but we missed you at Knot Krazy.

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