It's going to be a wordy post with maybe a few photos, or not. It's been busy around here these past couple of weeks. I have been trying to get a lot of things done so I can enjoy the rest of the month. I have been trying to do some major cleaning also before winter gets here and all I want to do is cross stitch and read. It's very hard to get much done when all I can do is 15-30 minutes of work and then have to rest for at least 30 minutes. It's very annoying and breaks my rhythm. But as I keep reminding myself, at least you can do something and I try to hang on to that while I'm resting.
Last week, we got a visit from our daughter and youngest grandson. James (Jellybean) spent 3 days with us and let me tell you, that boy is a delight. He is 20 months old now (how did that happen?) and is very curious about everything. He has this little sideways glance when he knows he not suppose to do something and I can't help but laugh at him. There are certain things that I have told him not to get into and he will hunch up his shoulders and give me that sideways look and reach out and touch whatever it is with his finger. My goodness, it's hard to keep a straight face.
He got to spend a lot of time with his Papaw. He loves his Papaw so very much and Papaw enjoyed the one on one time he spent with James, or as he calls him, J.B. When they got here on Wednesday, Abby let him run around in the yard for a while because he had been cooped up in his car seat for so long. It's about a 4 hour drive and he gets tired of riding. He wanted in the swing on the front porch so we sat and swung for a few minutes. He went back out in the yard and started around the house and yelled, "Papaw!" He know his Papaw is either in the garden or in the basement most of the time. However, Papaw had to work that day so he wasn't here. I think James was disappointed.
I was one worn out Mimi on Friday afternoon but I am so glad I got to spend time with Abby and James. I love that little man and his mama! I had so much fun playing with him that I totally forgot to take any photos. Bad Mimi!
I'm also planning on going to Georgia the 24th of October to spend a few days with the GA grandbabies. The Hubs is off that next week and he doesn't want me to drive so he's taking me down and then coming home and trying to catch up on jobs he has been putting off all year. Then he will come back for me when I'm ready to come home. That will probably be Tuesday. Plans are now for me to babysit on Saturday night while Doug and Trisha go to a party. I'm a little nervous as I haven't done that for any of the grandkids all by myself. The last time I did anything like that, Mom was with me. I'm really going to miss her being with me on this trip.
The weather here has been rain, rain, rain for almost a week now. It turned cold the first week of October but warmed up the second week before the rain set in. According to the local weather guy, we have been low on rainfall for the year. I think this week of rain has caught up and then some. Today it is really windy and rainy but not too cold. My joints are sure not enjoying all this damp weather.
The Hubs and I are planning on going to Asheville, NC this weekend. We both sort of forgot our anniversary on the 6th (42 years!) and he called today and suggested a trip to make up for it. Gotta love that guy. Hopefully, all the leaves won't have blown off the trees by then. It's really pretty over there. Asheville is surrounded by mountains and the area is one of my favorite places to visit. Maybe I won't forget my camera so I can show you this great little town.
I have to tell you about my daughter's Etsy shop. It is Abby Crafty and she is putting in hand knit items and doing commission work. Right now she is doing Christmas stockings and they are beautiful. She is so talented and can do just about anything she sets her mind to. Go over and visit and while you are at it, please visit her blog. It is also called Abby Crafty. Her work is really pretty and I'm so proud of her.
Well, that about does it for me today. Hopefully, the next post will be crammed full of photos of beautiful trees and mountains. Thank you for visiting.