I wish I were more computer savvy!! I am at Patty’s house to help babysit with the three great grand kids. Right now she is giving them a bath and that is enough to drive a sane man crazy!! She is doing great but I am just tooooo old for a four year old and twin boys two!! I thought I would blog to get away from all the hubbub but using a different computer without my own favorites or my cheat book to find my addresses I am not sure I am even writing on my own page. Nothing is familiar but at least I can look busy and no one will bother me for a few minutes.
We had a nice supper even if the kids would not stay at the table. The fish was great and we had steamers for the first time in about five years. They tasted as good as I remembered. This ends the holiday run around. Starting tomorrow we will sit back and just rest for a week or two, at 80 1 and 3 all this running around is just tooo much for me!! I love the family, the kids, and the visits but I just can’t keep up any more. Maybe I’ll learn if I keep trying.
Celina is sending me a copy of her paper that was accepted for printing and I look forward to reading it and trying to understand it. I hope I can surprise her and myself and find the old brain still works,. There are so few things I come across now that takes any real thought to understand that I am really looking forward to the challenge.
We have had a wonderful Holiday season and feel so good now that I know I can not eat chocolate anymore. I thought I was coming down with something awful but when I connected all my problems with the chocolate candy I was eating and now have gone five days without any chocolate I know it is one more thing I just have to give up and am back to a normal I haven’t had for several years. Now I am good for another 20 years!!
Have a great day. Sounds like I had best go and help with the kids. Have a wonderful New Year!
About Carol (Ouma) Petts
I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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Happy new Year mom! I am in India right now, so I am sorry I missed your FaceTime! I’ll be home after the 10th, and will talk to you then. Relax and enjoy!