Thursday, December 18, 2014

I'm back!! :)

    It's been a while since I posted anything here. We have just been soo busy with CHRISTmas coming up  and the trip to Florida for Jim's Dad's funeral service. It was a long trip for sure. Finding a place for us to stay the nights etc. It was a long..but fast trip.We stayed long enough after the service to go to the grave site where Jim's Dad was to be buried.We had already packed our car for the return trip back to Georgia.We had made plans to meet with a dear couple from our younger days ,who just happened to come to the funeral since they knew we would be there. We decided to meet in a town about an hours drive from where Dad had lived and have lunch together. It has been YEARS since we had seen them and it was so comforting to take right up where we had left off as though those years had never happened. Of course our bodies and amount of hair have changed since then..but we had a wonderful time catching up on the many years in between.:) It was probably the longest lunch we had ever had! Christy was with us for the whole trip and she seemed to enjoy their company too! 

   Since our trip to Florida I have been trying to take every opportunity to do some CHRISTmas shopping. I depend on someone to drive me to the stores ..so I usually have to wait for them to need to go to town too. At least that is the way I like to plan it and it makes me feel like less of a burden on anyone.KWIM? :)

   Our puppy,Chelsea..is growing by leaps and bounds and now we must scoot the food to the back of the counter in order to keep her from sampling it.LOL She throws a barking fit when the squirrels have the nerve to come into HER back yard. :) When she is in the mood to play..she will actually grab my hand with her teeth (not biting, but grabbing it) and pull it away from what I am doing. If I try to continue with what I am doing..she will keep pulling my hand away.She actually took the pencil I was writing with and it ended up on the floor one time.LOL She loves to play catch, but hasn't learned the part about return and release. She will return with the ball between her teeth but if I grab for it..she turns her head and won't let me have it. She will do this until I am tired and stop trying ...then she will bump my hand with it wanting me to take it from her.:) She loves to play hide and seek with me. I throw the ball and while she is running after it..I try to hide. Most of the time she returns before I am able to hide from her.Some times..on a good day..I will hide from her and she can't find me right away....then I jump out at her when she is close to finding me and she loves that.:) Oh well..if nothing else..it's good exercise for the both of us.She loves our bed too. When things get quiet..I will go searching for her to see what mischief she is getting into and she will be curled up on my bed, sleeping. When Jim and I go to bed at night..she will play with us and as soon as I turn the light off..she jumps off of the bed and goes to her bed that is by the window and the heat/air vent and sleeps all night...except for rare occasions where she will hear Jimmy come home from work in the early mornings. If she is really tired..that doesn't even affect her. She will continue sleeping.YAY! :)

   I guess this is all for now. Thanks for stopping in and if you wouldn't mind leaving a word or two for me..that would be AWESOME!

Huge hugs,
Valinda

1 comment:

smiekeltje said...

Glad that the sad trip went well. perhaps it was a good thing you met with your old friends and had a long talk with them. It kind of softens the loss and I am sure you also talked some time about Jim;s Dad, and I found, that talking after suich a sad event helps actually.
And now you just have to pick up your life again, which will be difficult at times, but I am sure Jim;s Dada is looking over your shoulders and celebrating Christmas with you.
Chelsea is a naughty dog, but reading your words about her, I think she is such a sweet dog.
Sending you our thoughts and a big hug, and wishing a blessed and peaceful Christmas.
Kyra