Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Change is good

Yesterday I got in a cleaning mood. Since that doesn't happen often any more, I decided I better dawn the rubber gloves and get down to it. I had all the counter appliances moved out and was scrubbing down the counter and back splash when JJ walked in.
"Are you changing things Nannie?" he asked.
"Well, no, not changing JJ, just cleaning" I replied.
"Change is good Nannie, can we change my room?" he asked with wide eyes. Since he usually hates anything being changed or moved even an inch in his room I was totally shocked by him asking this.
I didn't have the heart to tell him moving furniture around would be too much for me to do alone...
"Ok JJ, lets go see what we can change".

Up stairs we went, him gripping my finger, me gripping the railing and willing my knees to bend. I glanced around his bedroom as he told me what he wanted moved, his bunkbed/desk, dresser, toybox, rocker pretty much everything but his tv/stand. I smiled at him, noticed the excitement in his face and started to push on his bunkbed.
JJ helped grunt and groan with me..(Laugh)

Of course with each item that was moved, came some new dust bunnies and food crumbs, mostly chips with the odd fruit snack rapper. So besides the furniture changing,the room got a really good cleaning.

Taking time in between items to let my aches calm down, in total it took me(or us..laugh) about two hours to set the room up the way JJ thought it should look.

He climbed up on to his bunkbed to survey the new room set up and said.."yep Nannie,I was right, Change is Good!"

Out of the mouth of babe's.... Sometimes we may not always like what life has to offer, but JJ is right...change is good for us all. It all depends on how we look at it, with negative eyes or positive ones.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

One happy little boy

Oh what a day. JJ was soooo excited this morning when he got up. I still had some final running around to do, pick up the cake, pick up his mother and his two younger brothers....

So off we went, one child who was ready to jump out of his skin with excitment about his upcoming party and one tired Nannie who couldn't quit just yet.

Everyone showed up, sixteen in total. There was 6 kids and the rest adults, mostly grandparents, aunts, uncle and cousins. But it was fun, the kids are so cute to watch and some of the things they will come out with....well they just crack me up.

Later that nite as I was getting him a bed time snack, he looked at me and said "Nannie how many more sleeps till my Birthday?"...... and so it starts again LOL

Friday, August 11, 2006

Someone is turning 5

I woke this morning with yet another sore neck. Joints aren't too bad today so far, fingers are white and cold like usual...but I think I will hop in the shower and warm them up. My knees still hurt daily, but its a pain I can stand...nothing I have to take some drugs for. But then again, that's just me. I hate drugs of any kind and the fact that I am currently having to pop pills every day promply at 7pm(with the help of my alarm watch) really is irritating. But I have to keep this monster at bay, this monster called Lupus that is just waiting in the background to show its ugly head again.

I sit and write my list of "things to do today", like everyday now. I have no memory left, and while I think about it, I must call the Neurologist and make another apt. Hmmm, I'll write that on my list...LOL

I have dishes to do today. I have procrastinated long enough and now I have a pile to do. Well I don't really wash them,,,LOL I have to unload the dishwasher and put the dirty ones in it. That sounds pathetic doesn't it? Its been three days since the clean ones have sat in the dish washer! I make no excuse, I simply didn't want to do it. I had birthday stuff to buy, a daughter to drive here and there, and also go visit my other two grandsons. It seems that they will be coming home to their mother by next month. She is excited about it. I am apprehensive about it. If she can stay away from her abusive BF then she might have a chance of keeping them for a while this time. Right now, he is still behind bars, so.... she isn't in daily contact with him. But he is scheduled for release in October, so I will be on pins and needles when that date rolls around.

It never gets any easier, even the older they get... kids are very stressful!

Well our house is pretty hectic today. Tomorrow, Saturday.. JJ is turning 5 yrs old and he is so excited. Well that's an understatement. He has been asking his Papa and I everyday for the last two months "how many more days till my birthday?". LOL Its really hard to get him to understand that we have to actually wait until its his birthday before we can have a BD party... so we tell him that it's..."60 more sleeps", or "25 more sleeps" and that he understands.

I personally am really happy that its only "1 more sleep" till his BD.


I am currently still going thru old tape recordings that I made when I was sick and will be posting them backwards in time. In the mean time I am going to try to write some each day so I don't fall really behind in posting on the blog.

I thank you for your patience