Tuesday, July 21, 2009

TIME! Never enough of it!

I never have enough time to do what I want to do! I know that I am blessed to have this job in these days. I shouldn't complain....BUT....I want to complain! COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN, COMPLAIN. There, I said it. I want to take the summer off! I want to work for the school district so I can take the summer off! I want...I want...I want....

I am sounding like my children

Like my spoiled children when they were little rascals

I am spoiled and shouldn't be stomping my feet right now....

Because I really am blessed......

Boy that felt good!

My daughter from North Carolina will be here tomorrow (today because I am posting on Wednesday) with her 2 beautiful girls. I am so happy! I can't wait to see them. We visited in December remember? The story about the King and Queen and their adventure? Yes those Princesses are coming. And I am going to spoil them. I will have to WORK at this job I AM BLESSED WITH...while they are here for 3 weeks (I have to say it out loud to convince myself) but I will be going home each night to the girls.

This Friday is the 24th of July. In Utah it is a day off. It is called "Pioneer Day". A day of celebration when the Pioneers settled in the Salt Lake Valley. There is a VERY BIG parade that day in Salt Lake. I think I was once told it is the 3rd largest parade in the Nation! http://www.sltrib.com/themix/ci_12868186 So, I will have an extra day off with the girls! I will be taking lots of pictures and of course you all will be very sick and tired of my posts about THE GIRLS THIS AND THE GIRLS THAT AND THEY DID THIS AND THAT AND MY BEAUTIFUL GRANDDAUGHTERS DID THIS AND ARE SO SMART AND AND AND AND. So if you choose to not read my post, I will totally understand because I am journal-ling for posterity! lol.

We visited the "other" grandchildren over the weekend. It was fun to see them since our Alaskan vacation together. Although the drive is 4 hours, it goes by quickly. The "village" they live in is called "ERDA". It means "good earth". So I was told. They have a parade and ERDA DAYS each year. The community puts it together. (totally hokie and red-neck LOL) but it is fun for the kids. Of course our little munchkins
were a part of it. Owen was the driver (the 3 yr. old) If I could figure out the collage or mosaic picture thing it would be so much easier to post the pics. Lauren was the candy thrower and so was Ryan a candy thrower. Below you will see a few of the pics of the parade. You have to understand, this is by no means a huge parade, just a home town little thing. I saw a lot of the old neighbors and visited with old friends. It was fun. It was big enough (30 mins) that the local cycle police closed down a main drag for the parade which went about 1/2 mile! It was hot and windy on Saturday and after the days events we had a fun water fight. Yeah, I played along and got WET. Mike (my son) is an awesome sport, who loves his children to death and got in on the water fun too. We of course let the little ones think they were in control. I was very smart in getting water guns to start the fight with!

Ryan decided that this grasshopper needed a ride to the parade in my car....but I forgot he had the darn thing, now I can't find it....probably still in my car! and will jump on me when I am driving to work some morning!

there were many more fun parade pics but the highlight of the day was the water fight at my sons home. We let the little rascals take control and soak us. Even Huhoney was a good sport. Owen thought he was sneaking up on Papa....hehehe
We ended with Mike and Owen blasting it out...you know who won don't you? What a wonderul Saturday!
And this is my long WINDED WORDLESS WEDNESDAY...not sure when I will be posting again..probably on Monday because I will be sooo busy...but I will be checking in with the villagers at night when all is quiet and everyone is in bed....

looks like my video will not upload! darn!


Diana said...

You sound constantly busy Linda. And even though some of it is for fun, you still have a right to complain. We all need time to just be. You Know, be quite, be calm, be resting, be creative. If we don't get some of that time then we aren't much good for anybody? Right? So go ahead and complain but more importantly, find some time to just be!

Blessings each day said...

Wow...you got a comment form Diana, I am impressed. she probably didn't have time to jhop over to mine and is worn out!

Loved your post and I would complain too about not having enough time with family, but you are smart and loving and will make every second count!

Will be looking forward to all your pictures and oohing and aahing over your granddaughters...it's good for the heart and soul!

blessings nd hugs,


Wanda said...

Linda blog to your heart's content about your grandchildren...I think we all do it at one time or another...Enjoy your time with them...

emily said...

SO FUN! Sounds like you will be jam packed with funness for 3 weeks. I loved every minute I got to spend with my fam, but it went by way too quickly and now we are home and missing them badly. It's hard with work, but that just makes the time together at night that much more fun and exciting!
Have a great time and take lots of pics. I expect to see them all!

Eileen said...

Enjoy your family! Memories for you all to cherish! Wonderful!

It's too bad you couldn't get more time off, but at least you'll have the thrill all day long of knowing they will be there to greet you at the end of the day!

God Bless!
All the best,

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Anonymous said...

Hi Linda. Isn't it wonderful to spend the time with your grands....and they are called that for a marrrrrvelous reason. I hope that you enjoy the time spent together....and I'm sure they enjoy being with you.
ERDA sounds fun. I want to be the candy "catcher!" :))
Oh, regarding being a school teacher so that you can be off in the summer, I DID have to smile. Do you know when the teachers were scheduled to return this year in the district in which I live...? July 30!! I remember when we (I'm a retired teacher now...) didn't go back to school until after Labor Day. There are more built in days off during the school calendar year now...and sloooowly but surely, the 'summer' break has become shorter and shorter.
I continue to pray for our economy....nation wide...and I leave you with a big smile hoping that you get lots of hugs and lots of kisses from the grandchildren.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoy having you here...and I appreciate your kind comments.
Smiles from Jackie

Jerelene said...

Linda, Sorry you're not able to be off more with your grandkids..bummer :(
But, try to enjoy them and hug and love on them as much as you can..I love that you played in a water fight..sounds fun:)
Can't wait to see some pictures of all the fun!
Thanks for the village prayers...
Love, Jerelene

Pat said...

What a great post, I can so relate to being thankful for a job yet not wanting to work! I was feeling that alot before I retired! I've been asked to come back, and for a tiny minute I thought about it..then said no thank you. We don't have a mountain of money, but we are fine. Time for each other now.
As for grands..don't get me started! Love 'em to pieces while they are young, time flies quickly and then they are grown. My grands are now 19 and 21..when did that happen?
Savor the days!

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda....I'm checking back in again. Are you covered with 'grand' kisses...:))
Aren't they the sweetest?
Just wanted to say hi and hoping to hear from you about the fun time with the grandchildren.
Hugs and smiles from Jackie

joolzmac said...

Hi Linda

Thanks for popping by. Hey, I remember that Here's Lucy episode - very funny (I am showing my age...or it was a re-run!) Veetavitavegamins!
You would be able to get
vegemite somewhere over there but it is made specifically in Australia by Kraft. After all these years, nobody knows what goes into it or how it is made. I just know I can't live without it. They must have to sign a secrecy clause at the Kraft factory. Lol!
Enjoy your time with your grandys and family,

Cheers - Joolz

Duchess of Tea said...

Thanks darling for the visit and the kind words. Next time you visit, if you have a moment, please do stop and join my folowers, much appreciated.

Duchess xx