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Relaxin'

I'm at my daughter's house in San Antonio, and loving it. Very relaxing with just the two of us... and two sweet kittys and one very hyper dog. At my suggestion we are teaching him "Stay" this weekend. As in stay in one spot anywhere for more than 10 seconds! LOL Really, he's sweet and is doing very good. He waits so intently for the command to release him from sit still hell. Last night we took him out for a long walk in the area they've moved to. It's beautiful - so many trees and lots of big houses. Living in West Texas I sometimes forget how much I miss trees and grass and water. However, I do not miss humidity and would not want to live here mid-summer when the steam starts rising. The kids new house house is so pretty - two story this time, with lots of floorspace and beautiful fireplace and a wall of real wood paneling in the livingroom - how I love that stuff! If I lived here, I would have to take over the large screened in porch room as my own. What a great reading spot!

Yesterday we headed out for some much-needed clothes shopping. I came home with four pair of jeans, three tank tops, two shirts, and a wonderful lightweight denim jacket that has dark blue floral embroidery all over it - subtle yet very feminine. Totally my style! My kid is so good about helping me choose things that look half-way decent on my fat body.

Yesterday we happened by a cross-stitch store, a rarity anymore, and she saw a wonderful piece that is birdhouses done on an oatmeal colored background with several of the little 3-D button dodads stitched on - birds, flowers, a ladybug, and a cat. So I got all the supplies, including the damned high-dollar hand-dyed yarn, it requires and will begin working on it as a gift for their new house. At my usual speed of completing things, should be done by Fall, LOL. I haven't done counted cross-stitch for a few years and I really miss the peaceful feeling it gives me - good therapy. I love the way a palette of colors formed into x's creates a piece of art. Something to do with my hands while watching tv with the Papa Bear in the evenings. I'll post a picture when it's eventually all finished.

Today we are soon heading out to shop for a new kitchen faucet set - her choice for a birthday gift. I also want to drive by the hospital where she works. Then I'm going to bake some peanut butter/kiss cookies for Jason's birthday gift. He'll enjoy coming home to those much more than cake.

Our guys are having a fishing adventure at Lake Amistad, including the discovery of a crack in the boat hull that required welding (thankfully not large enough to cause a capsize). Hopefully they'll have some great fish stories as well! We meet up with them in Del Rio again tomorrow for the return trip home.

Time always goes way too fast when I'm with my daughter. We have so much fun together. How I wish she (and my son) lived close enough to do this often. But I'm also so very proud of them for their independence and how well they are doing with their lives.

Time to hit the shower! Will be back around and reading blogs on the trip home.

18 comments:

  1. I always have hope in my heart that when Liv is an adult, we will still enjoy time together.

    I'm glad you are having a happy time.

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  2. My daughter and I are very close also. I just don't know what I would do if she wasn't in my life. I'm so glad you're having a wonderful visit. Travel safely. God Bless.

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  3. I am so happy that you have been able to have this weekend. It's so wonderful to spend time with our kids. And you do cross stitch, too,no surprise there. Hope your week is going well--Hugs, friend.

    :)

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  4. How cool that you got to spend time with your daughter.

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  5. How great is it that you two were able to spend time just the two of you. My parents were just here for a long (and wonderful) visit, but I rarely get much time on my own with them.

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  6. Having such a close relationship with my daughter is a tremendous blessing to me too, Maria. If you had asked me during her high school years I would have thought it impossible. Life does indeed come full circle!

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  7. The same goes for me, Val. Time spent with my daughter is precious and always too short. We really enjoy each other's company. I am so very proud of the woman she's turned out to be!

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  8. It was a wonderfully fun weekend for all of us, Liza. The time always goes way too fast. We are planning to do it again this fall if not before.

    Yes, I love to cross-stitch. At one time I had thread in every color DMC made! It's been awhile and I'm eager to start a new project. This one isn't very complicated, should be fun!

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  9. I promise that you and your daughters will make many wonderful memories together when they're older too! My daughter and I share several common interests, but she is also enough different from me to make it entertaining! :-)

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  10. Being just the two of us made the time extra special, Robin. It is hard to come by when your kids are married. Her husband loves to be with us when I come to visit, and mine loves to come along. So them going on a fishing trip together was the perfect answer! We are planning to do it again before long.

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  11. What an accomplishment--raising two good kids!!!! Hope you two have a great time visiting. Don't shop until you drop, save your energy to enjoy your time together.

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  12. That sounds wonderful. I would love that. So glad you had such a good time together!

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  13. I truly enjoy your writing style. It feels as if we're all right there, sitting around chatting.

    I'm glad you had a chance to visit your beloved little girl and hope your new project is fun.

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  14. I am very proud of how my kids have turned out, Tee, though I definitely won't take all the credit. Much of who they are is due to their own efforts and motivation. It pleases me that they are independent, stable, and happy in their chosen lives.

    We did do a lot of shopping but not just for clothing, also for fun stuff like squirrel feeders! :-)

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  15. It really was a wonderful time Selma. It's now one week later and it seems so much longer. Being with my daughter is fun and relaxing. We never run out of things to do and the time always disappears too fast. I miss her!

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  16. Thanks Boxer! I write pretty much how I speak... just rambin' on!:-) I wish my daughter and lived close enough to spend many more weekends together, but I really treasure the times we do have.

    I haven't the my cross-stitch project yet, I need to go out to our store room tomorrow and find my stretcher bars to hold the fabric tight while I work on it.

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  17. I´m glad u had such a good weekend, and good to see you again Josie! :-)

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  18. Hi Evalinn - delighted to have you visit! It was a lovely weekend. Already seems like too long ago.

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