In the last two weeks, I’ve dog sat twice. Once to Odin, my son’s puppy, while they went on vacation for 5 days. Odin is a little Beagle who is soft and cuddly.
And, once for Larue, my daughter’s one-year old, for 4 days. Larue is a rescue who is the sweetest non-dominant demeanor dog I’ve met.
Odin had psychotic puppy energy that frankly, Buddy wasn’t going to put up with. This made for a long 5 days. This and the fact he isn’t potty trained yet. (Which reminds me – call ZeroRez Carpet Cleaning)
Larue and Buddy played and played which was so fun. Larue being the non-dominant dog she is, pees whenever she gets excited. She gets excited a lot.
I dog sat twice, but it only takes one dog sitting favor, to remind me why I have only one dog.
Every three weeks I watch my daughter’s two children, ages 7 and 3. The older a helpful, smart girl and the younger the most energetic boy you have ever seen. I love seeing them and we have a special relationship that has developed because I can see them regularly. My daughter is a nurse so has to work every third weekend; and my son-in-law is a barber so weekends are his best money making days.
The kids come Friday right after I get home from work, and stay until late afternoon on Saturday. I am exhausted by the time they leave and my place is usually a pit.
[Here they are dancing to Ju Ju on the Beat.]
Exhausted mainly because I catch up on the work-week’s sleep on Saturday, so that gets delayed a day. My place is a pit, because I let them have as much fun as they can and I am not cleaning while they are here.
I have another two grandsons in town – three years old and almost a year – but I don’t get to babysit them regularly. It’s sad too, because they are carbon copies of my son. My son would love to have me in their life more, but I don’t think my daughter-in-law trusts me to watch them. I try to devote as much time to them as I can by having them over to eat at my place with Dad and/or Mom.
Wait. I’m not done yet. I have one more grandson who lives a couple states away and we get to see regularly and at length when he does come to his dad’s. [Content for another post.]
I have the tendency to center my life around my kids and grand kids so much, I don’t have time to do things I like to do. Can anyone relate? This seemed OK when I was a mom, but now that my days are numbered, I’m starting to wonder if it isn’t me just copping out. Hmmmm??? Thoughts?
I haven’t had cable or dish for about 5 years now and I love it. Binge watching a TV series I may have missed when it was popular, leaves so many choices, I’d never be able to watch them all. It’s good TV too. I have a friend who wants me to start the show, “Prison Break.” It may make my list soon.
I have access to three services: Netflix, Amazon Prime, and hulu. If I had to pick between the three, I’d pick Netflix. It’s a nice mix of good TV and movies. I wish they’d have a bit more selection of recent popular movies, but I’ve found some old movies I must have been living under a rock the year it came out. (This happens. What can I say.)
Amazon Prime allows me to have free shipping on Amazon purchases. The service has the more recent choices of movies. It has TV, but the choices is anything but stellar. Users can pay for 48 hour use of current movies or pay for selected TV series.
hulu is nice because viewers can watch TV shows that are currently running, the day after they appear on ABC, CBS, NBC, or any channel you can find on cable.
For shits-and-giggles, I’ve made a list of a few of the series that stand out from the last six months. Let me know what you think I should try.
So last September I moved into a new place. I love it and ever so slowly, I have been decorating. I bought new bathroom rugs for my two bathrooms – hot pink in the master and bright yellow for my sunflower themed public bathroom.
Last weekend, I washed said rugs. To save time, I put all rugs in the washer together. So you get it, my hot pink rug took my beautiful yellow rug and made it into this pukey color of orange (?) .