Thursday, September 5, 2013

" i need to laugh, and when the sun is out, i've got something to laugh about. i feel good, in a special way. i'm in love and it's a sunny day." good day sunshine, by the beatles

my husband and i are on vacation this week. i guess it should be phrased as a "staycation" as we are staying home. our daughter is expecting her first baby- well her due date was this past tuesday and the little guy still has not put in an appearance! i have had my bag packed for so long that my clothes are all wrinkled. actually, i had to re-pack it a few days ago. our daughter lives about 4 & 1/2 hours away, so it is going to be a bit tricky to get there right on time. we thought we were being so smart in having this week off( next week we are scheduled to work 6 out of 7 days- it is our weekend to work). i think that gavin( our grandson) is going to be born next week- just our luck, right?

to cheer ourselves up, as he always does, we picked up  our other grandson  from daycare today. gabriel is 21 months old and a ray of pure sunshine. he jabbers on and on- i can understand about 50% of what he says and what a handful he is! we all had a nice lunch on the front porch, then we took a walk. i will loosely call it a walk because my husband and i took turns carrying the little guy on the way back home. my husband made the mistake of picking up a rock( he is re-rocking our bedroom fireplace) and putting it  in his pocket. gabriel wanted to help out, so he picked up a rock and put it in granddads pocket. then another one. then another one..... and before long, granddad was sagging!( where was my camera when i needed it!!??)  best of all, his shorts fell down. we all had a good laugh, and since we live in the country, the only other living beings that witnessed this were the birds, and they promised not to tell.

even with worrying a little about my daughter, when she will deliver, will the baby be o.k.,etc. i have to admit being off work has been wonderful. i have had plenty of things to do and i do not miss work. i think that when i retire- in a few more years- i will enjoy the time. i think that doctors blame "stress" too much for our health issues. (remember what happened to me? it was in my last blog). that said, i have sure enjoyed being away from a very stressful job. i think that my overall health has been better this week. i got to go to zumba yesterday- yeah! when i retire, i will be able to go to zumba at least three times a week. that is if i can still walk by then. you can bet that i will definitely  be wearing my silver coined belly scarf though. got to show them that this grandma can still ring up some sales!

there has been a lot of discussion about which thyroid medicine is better- which one to try now that some are not available. i think that this is different for everyone, and sometimes it is a trial and error process. no need to stress out about it, and personally i am sick of the natural versus synthetic argument. take the one that works best for you. period. equally important medicine is plenty of laughter, sunshine, exercise and ( if you are lucky enough) a healthy dose of a grandchild or two. this seems to be the best medicine of all- definitely the most fun.


  1. I haven't read your blog in such a long time! I really need to spend some time catching up here!

    So sweet that Gabriel wanted to help pick up rocks too. Guess he helped a little too much, huh? :)

    I totally agree with you -- those grandbabies are the very best medicine of all! My three are what keeps me going. Love those little people more than anything in this world.

  2. thanks becky! you are the best! and your grandchildren are adorable!