Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday, Let's see....

     So much has happened or is happening, I just don't know where to begin.

     I feel like I have been nothing but gone.  Gone is a good thing, but not for earning a living, or keeping a garden going, or a house clean.

     Back from Missoula with all the fires and smoke.  It is very smokey here also.

     Mom was happy to see her brother and all her smaller grand kids and great grand kids.  In fact we brought two little ones home with us.  My drug addict brother's son has a girl who is 11 and my mom adores her and has always wanted to bring her here.  She is a sweet simple thing due to her parentage. Mom did raise the son but as she enables all men he is not the greatest but a far cry from my brother.  After we decided to bring Olly home we stopped at Uncles and picked up another GGdaughter of my Aunts who is also being raised by her mother due to drugs.  You would think my whole family is in the mad house, but actually we are all fairly sane and educated hard workers.  Sara is 6 and bored stiff with this very sick old man and a mom that works and a  great grandma that is flustered.  So we added her to the mix and now we have a daycare!

     Really this was to help out my Aunt and give her a break from caring for a sick husband and a young child.  So thinks will be a little busy here for the next few days.  That is what families are for right?

     In the mean time, I have still not made the bed from when Sluggy left.  I have not un packed or done any laundry.  I need to earn money to pay bills.  I need to get meals organized for more people.  Thanks goodness for my previous weeks cooking and the garden, and the chickens.

     I have a broken finger.  It was a surprise.  I guess I broke it when I smashed it with a rock a few weeks ago.  It really hurt when I played the piano at my sister in laws, but other than that I really have not noticed it.  I just don't use it.  Now it is splinted and such a pain.  Doctor found it during a routine xray for my arthritis.  It is tender where the fracture is, but if you don't squeeze it or manipulate it (DOCTOR) it doesn't hurt.

     Well I have a TON of work to do today.  I love my fellow blogger that said yard work was free exercise.  What a great way to look at work.

Have a a great and productive day!

Kim

20 comments:

  1. I bow to your greatness! Not only do you have a mom living with you but now you have a couple of extras. I do agree that it is exactly what families do! But sheesh, you have quite a load on your plate already!
    Don't worry about the bed!

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    1. Well the fact that it had been stripped and then not remade was not an option. But I am unpacked laundry started, dinner pulled, and shop organized on top off the kids who are in my face constantly.

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  2. Making beds and weeding gardens aren't the things that matter in the end. People are. Enjoy your full house and feel good that you're helping family out. That is what makes the world go 'round!
    Erica

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  3. Kim, how sweet of you to not only give the aunt a break , but to give the children a taste of "normal, nice" living.. Such a blessing, to hear of people who do these things.. hugs.. But know , it will be hard for you, as you already have a plate full.. Will be praying for you.
    Free exercise... have lots of that , that needs doing.lol

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    1. Kids are fed and mom is in the shower, I have pulled dinner and am going up to make some french bread.

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  4. I usually tell that doctor that he is making whatever hurt worse. Sometimes, docs are rough! Little kids are work for you, too. With all you have to do, I just shake my head. But, those children will never forget this visit and maybe will aspire to "rise above their raisin." Will they keep your mom happier? If so, adopt them...lol.

    Which finger is broken? Does it slow down your sewing?

    Let your mother show those children how to change a bed and do laundry. I was just thinking yesterday that my aunt had me put her hair up in finger curls before my grandmother's funeral when I was in high school. It is the only thing I remember about the whole occasion. And, I had never put up a curl with bobby pins. These girls are sponges. If your mother bakes, the older one will be capable of making the mess go away. The girls won't even think of your house as work.

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    1. Yes mom is happier and they will be a diversion for her. The finger will not slow me down much as I really had not been using it.

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  5. Enjoy your little girls! I'm sure they must be excited to be there!! Sorry about your finger.

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    1. excited is the word for it. They have been in the Jacuzzi out in the garden, onto the chicken coop. picked all the blueberries and are now eating lunch and watching a cartoon.

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  6. I just popped over here after seeing your comment on Anne's blog about her mom. Gosh I so feel for you dealing with Alzheimer/dementia parents. And then to take in the two youngsters - you are an absolute angel as far as I can see. I've just discovered your blog so I can see I have got some reading to do. Anna

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, yes my life is anything but boring. Mom is just hard.

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  7. Wow, yes, just exactly what you needed crazy, lovely lady with a big heart cxx

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  8. You need to send the girls on a nature walk with Joel or down to read to the vets. ;-) Miss you!

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    1. They had fun all day, dog, cats, chickens, garden, water, made bread, swam, exhausted. Miss you too. Hope you are having fun.

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  9. it must be nice to have young girls in the house again :) I miss having kids around - they keep you living in the moment with no time for self pity or misery! Hope you have a great time with them Kim.

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    1. They are sweet but I can get very little done!

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  10. That's what you get for having the fun house! I'm sure those girls are in heaven. I'm thinking it would be fun for them to do some weeding :) In the end, doing for family is what we do. God will reward us in heaven, right?

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    1. I am not sure of the reward it is not the end of the trip yet....:)

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