It’s Been a While ……

…… and I’m not totally sure why.

I had a great time my last few weeks in NY.  Saw a couple of shows, hung out with friends, enjoyed cooler weather.

Then two weeks ago I came to Texas.  Big change.  Huge.  But good.  Except for the warm weather, but that’s slowly changing. Very sloooooooowly.                                                         Patience is a virtue.  Or so I hear.

I’ve been staying busy getting the house finished.  Unpacked the last few boxes, put stuff away, hung up my cross collection (and it’s a doozy!).  I still have a few pics to hang upstairs.               I’ve been putting furniture together and rearranging things, you know …… just trying to make everything feel like home.                                                                                                                         And it’s working.

Of course it’s been hugely wonderful to be around J Bear so much.  We’ve gone to the zoo two weekends in a row.  He’s spent the night a couple of times and seems to love coming to Gigi’s house.  At the moment he’s very terribly two and you never know what will set him off (oh, the memories!), but so far I can usually talk him down and make him laugh himself out of them.     So far.  🙂

I haven’t met many people yet, but am working on it.  I’m working my way through a short list of churches …… haven’t settled on one yet.                                                                                                  I’m playing Bunco Thursday night and am really looking forward to that and the chance to meet some fun ladies.

I also got a gig writing movie reviews for our community magazine so that should be interesting. Hopefully.

So things are going well and I’m happy and content.  Most of the time.  I’ve been going through a wave of missing Jim more lately.  I can’t put my finger on it, but it may be because I’m seeing more of the kids, especially Daughter #2 of course, since she lives here.  Maybe in seeing them, I’m reminded of how much he’s missing, and of how much they’re missing him.

Oh, and Gracie is doing well.  She’s as fun and playful and sometimes aggravating as usual so all is well in her department.  She’s definitely going to have to improve in one area:  the house backs up to a golf course (I don’t know what hole) but when she sees golf carts go by or golfers walking by she goes nuts and starts barking.  One would think that she’d get to used to them and stop paying attention to them …… wouldn’t one?                                                                        For the love of all that is holy she’d better because there are days when that barking can just set my teeth on edge.  Fortunately for her …… those days are few and far inbetween, but they’re there.                                                                                                                                                              It’s a good thing she’s so cute.

OK, that’s it for now.  I had planned to give you a post with a lot of pictures, but it’s 10:45, about 20 minutes past my bedtime (which, for some odd reason, is so much earlier here …… must be the Texas air) and I’m tired.  Doing a post with a lot of pics is sooooo much work.  (Yes, that was me, whining.)  It’s not that you’re not worth it.                                                                                      It’s just that you’re not worth it tonight.    😉

I’ll try to do better and not let so much time go by between postings.  Try.

🙂

12 thoughts on “It’s Been a While ……

  1. Phyllis

    I have missed your posts. Was happy to find this one. Aren’t grandchildren the best thing ever? Will be waiting for pictures. Hope you love your new town and new home.

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  2. glenda1203

    Can’t wait to see pictures. Oh my goodness… I have a yappy yorkie too 🙂 She’s the cutest but girlfriend can bark at a bird for hours at a time. Isn’t it fun having J Bear around?! I have an almost 2 yr old bubba and he’s the best to have around. Cheers me up on the days that I’m down. Hope you get to meet fun new ladies and enjoy your new town.

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  3. Cheryl

    My in laws live on the golf course and have 3 small yappers. They ended up putting a small curtain down low to block their view.

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    1. mysecondplana Post author

      Cheryl — Curtains …… dang!! I’ve been keeping the blinds down, for the most part, but this woman needs her sunlight! So Gracie sees snippets of the course … and of course thinks she’s a German Shepherd rather than a 4 pound Muppet.
      Sigh ….

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  4. Beth

    Amazing how those waves keep coming. Even after all this time. And it stinks. Sorry you’re riding one of those waves once again. Change of season always seems to bring one to me. Am sure your time with the kids and JBear only accentuate some of those feelings. And the upcoming holidays and time of year. Keeping you in thought and prayer. Looking forward to seeing you and stalking Josh Groban for K in a few weeks!!!! xoxo. Love you. You didn’t stop your meds again did you?

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    1. mysecondplana Post author

      No, Beth, I didn’t stop my meds, lol. But thank you for asking. I love you for that and for keeping me accountable. I don’t plan on stopping them ever again (though I think I’ve said that before).
      See you soon! 🙂

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      1. oakhoopscoach

        keeping YOU accountable to help ME stay accountable. Sliding down that slippery slope for whatever unknown reason – thinking they’re not helping, so why bother taking. I KNOW it’s temporary and i KNOW it’s part of depression. But I hate it. And hate feeling like I’m struggling to hold my head up while treading water. It’s quite frankly exhausting. Love you much!

      2. mysecondplana Post author

        Good. Keep breathing. And know that as long as you take them …… your head WILL stay above water. It’s when we stop that we start sinking.
        Love you and am swimming along side of you. ❤

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