Spent my day catching up on things I’ve spent far too long putting off. I don’t know why I do that, I never used to. I guess I feel at my age that I’ve earned the right to pick and choose what I want to do, and I never want to do the things I don’t like to do (cook, clean, grocery shop, pay bills, you get the idea.) And no, I didn’t do any of those things today either. I did reorganize the way I send my e-newsletter and got my entire subscriber list into Outlook. Yes, that was a pain, but very necessary. Check – done. Then my all-in-one printer took a flying leap and I had to troubleshoot the problem and fix that – after re-installing all of that software and cleaning a bunch of ink out of the bottom of the printer (don’t ask!) and then off my hands, it seems to be working okay (fingers crossed.) Check – done.
Several very nice people ordered rug kits and punch needle patterns, as well as supplies, so I filled orders and got them ready to ship. That was pleasant – now I can pay my mortgage payment tomorrow, which is always a good thing. Check – done.
And smack in the middle of the day, I sat down and watched my Cleveland Indians win their home opener against the White Sox. Aside from Jim Thome, most of the Sox didn’t show up today. The Tribe was awesome, as usual — I just LOVE baseball!!
So now you know what I did all day. Tomorrow I will spend time with my youngest granddaughter, Carley, who is 4. Which is a good thing, because I am missing my youngest daughter, Maggie, who left to go back to Ohio U. yesterday. For years I wondered what I was thinking when I spaced my kids out so far – there are 13 years between my oldest daughter, Amy 32, and Maggie 18 (with my son, Seth 21, in between.) But now it all becomes clear – just when I miss Maggie the most (empty nest) I can bring the grand kids over to fill up the nest again. And the beautiful thing is, when I am tired or bored or they are bad, I just call Amy and say ‘come get these kids!’ Ha! So, I think I am pretty smart now. What? You want to see the kids? Well, I thought you’d never ask . . .
The Grand kids
My Kids: Maggie 18, Seth 21, Amy 32
(don’t know why Seth likes that hat! I think it’s dumb . . . but what do I know?)