Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No kids!

This is my newest niece, Lilly, in the cute outfit I made for her. I want to make these and sell them - they are made with vintage handkerchiefs. We went to Winnemucca for her blessing on Sunday. Ben and Sarah were so excited to see their cousins. We made it through church without any problems - we only had to take Sarah out once because she wanted to go potty. And they knew her as Kylee in the nursery because Kannon didn't tell anyone who she was. They asked her cousin, Quade, and he told them she was Kylee. Then they asked Sarah if that was her name and she said, "Yeah." Cute, huh? Then we had a great lunch at their house and the kids played. Grandma P. wanted to take one of Sasha's kids home but they weren't up for it. I said, "you can take Ben." Well, Grandma ended up taking both of my children for the week. I'm dealing with it a little better today. Sunday, driving home was odd and going to bed was weird. I knew Monday morning would be hard. I usually wake up with the sound of the kids watching tv or asking for breakfast, or occasionally fighting. Yesterday there was nothing. I wasn't sure what to do with myself. Don't get me wrong there's plenty to do. It's just odd not having my children to care for or work around.

My mom was having an odd day to. Trying to adjust to having her mother come and stay with her for a few days (she's been in a rehab center and not doing well - they decided to bring her home to, basically, die.) So, I went out to help my mom and she really helped me. I'm glad she's my friend. Anyway, this is the first time in a long time that I've been home without my children. Probably since Ben was born. I've got a huge list of things I want to do. Some weeding out of their things, painting, even some scrapbooking. I feel much more productive today. I'm almost finished blogging and watering the plants. Then on to laundry and cleaning a little.


Margaret said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. Enjoy the few days that you get to have so "me" time. It will make being around your children so much happier when the return.

Nancy said...

I am a little envious of your alone time. I can't remember what that's like at all. I think I wouldn't know what to do with myself.