Whew -- finally home!
Well, that's not really true -- I've been home a couple of times during the day -- actually took a long nap after lunch. Then went to dcousin's first birthday party. Remember the baby whose mom didn't know she was pregnant till a couple months before he was born? That cousin. DS, DDIL, and dgrands all went with me. These are the cousins who live in sight of ds/ddil, and practically ignore them until there is a gift giving occasion (and backed out at the last minute on the babysitting commitment.
) But I was real proud of ddil; she is not angry -- just said she would not be asking cousin to do anything, and would not depend on her for anything in the future. But we all had a nice time at the party, and -- as usual -- everything was just perfect (food, decorations, etc. -- It's a big thrill for me to go to her parties, just to see what all she can do with the theme.)
This year she had a football theme, and lots of stuff that was specific to College Town -- for example, we have a tradition of rolling the trees at the main intersection in College Town after wins. They rolled their own tree! She had the sugar wafer cookies dipped in white and milk chocolate to look like referees. Just all kinds of little things to make it special.
Dmom did not come, of course. I don't think she was invited -- but if not, it was just b/c dcousin knew she most likely would not come. I'm sure if I had asked her to come with me, and she had been willing, dcousin would have been thrilled to have her. Dcousins brothers were not there, and neither was our uncle. More on that in J&C.
After returning home from the party, I talked to dmom on the phone, cooked supper, cleaned up the kitchen, and we went to Wmart.
Back home, groceries put away, finally -- able to call the night my own.
Speaking of J&C... yes... the church in Texas is weighing on my mind tonight. I haven't even watched the news -- just saw the headlines online.
It is a scary world we live in these days. Are we going to need armed guards at the entrances to our sanctuaries? (Actually, I know some churches already do that!)
Sad for your dsisil's church, LadyM
. That sort of thing happened to us once when I was a teenager. Actually, I think the deacons ASKED our preacher not to return that night to complete his two-week notice, after he gave us such a scathing sermon of condemnation that morning (for the perceived mistreatment of his wife. Most of the disagreements stemmed from arguments re: decorating the newly-built parsonage, as I remember.)
))) for continued "want of sense" (as my grandmother would say) in your church... just smh...
OTOH -- I have another church funny from dgs to lighten the mood here.
I'm trying to get him to pay attention to at least part of the sermon each week, since we don't have children's church in our service (only in the contemporary service, and that is understandable, b/c dgs is usually the only child in the traditional service.) Okay, so he does amazingly well with picking up little details. But it is so funny how children mis-hear things. Today was All Saints Sunday, and the pastor was talking about remembering those who had passed away in the PAST YEAR.
DGS told me, when I asked on the way to the party -- "Yes, I remembered that he said we should think about those who had lost family and friends in the PASTURE."
I was ROFLOL. (I explained what the preacher really said, btw.)
So glad Mr. Sunny
can finally say, "Honey, I'm home!"
Waving to ALL!!! Hope you have a great week, starting the first full week of November, and adjusting to the return to "God's Time," as dh would say. I'm really indifferent to the time change, especially now that I am retired. I like long days, but I hate losing an hour in the spring, and re-setting all the clocks. (I think I left out three clocks dh had to change last night, in addition to the ones I mentioned.)