Thursday, October 22, 2009

And Once Again It's Raining

I know, you are growing tired of my continual weather reports. My mood had begun to lift while the sun was shining, but if it continues to rain, I'll be right back down in the big black hole again. It has rained here allllllllll day. That's correct, the whole day.

I've been carrying my lunch the last two weeks so I don't have to go out, and today was one of those days I was truly thankful I had brought it.

My dad had a saying of sorts, in fact, he had several, but the one that comes to mind right now is that in the winter time, if he didn't feel good, he'd say that when the sap rises in the spring, he would feel better. I'm beginning to think he suffered from the same depression I do. The only difference is that when I'm depressed, I really don't care if the sap ever rises again or not.

Let me count my blessings and get off that other subject. I have three grown children who are self-supporting. I have 6 grandchildren ranging in ages from 2 to 22. Only one of whom is old enough to be self-supporting and as much as I'd like for him to go to college, he's out there working.

My son the contractor is in North Dakota pheasant and duck hunting. This means I get to help with his little ones. It's a hard job, but someone has to do it. Actually, I love being needed. I'm picking up the Banty Hen today while mom goes to Superhero's teacher conference. He went home with his other memaw today and is spending the night. I get him Friday night.

I love picking up grandchildren from daycare/school. They are always so happy to see me, and it makes me feel needed and loved. I know one of these days, they will all be too old to yell 'MEMAW' when they see me and run and give me a hug. But that's the way it's supposed to be. I just hope that when I move to the nursing home they'll come by and see me once in a while, and I hope I'll still recognize them.

That's enough moaning and groaning for today, and it's almost time to go home.

Hope you are having a great Thursday. Pray for our country. Love one another.


Twisted Fencepost said...

Why don't you join a club or learn a new dance. Maybe line dancing. Something to get you out of the house and around people having fun. I know if I'm alone for too long, I get depressed. So I try to keep happy people around me as much as possible.

Lisa said...

I have been really out of sorts lately myself. I have had sooo much on my plate that I have not had time to even turn around. Sounds as if you have a lot going on too, like maybe needing to build an Ark? I bet the tress are really pretty right now, I would love to get out and just drive.

#1daughter said...

Uh, your oldest grandcild is 24 not 22.

Cheer up, its going to stop raining tonight & probably start snowing!

Marge said...

Fall is my very favorite season, usually. This year we have gray skies and rain far too often. The farmers are having a hard time getting the beans and corn off. I've been waiting for that global warming to kick in! Weather really affects how I feel, too. And it's hard to ignore it when it's gray and wet all the time. Hang in there!

Blessings to you dear lady!

*/code I added/* */ code I added/*