so there's nothing for it except for me to volunteer. ... We do what we must.
Yes. That was our story today. DGD obviously out of sorts, feeling a little too warm, dh noticed her limping so yes, the arthritis IS bothering her, and all she wanted to do was be held. Much crying when she was not held. DGS has been out of sorts since last night, for the most part, and still has some coughing/sniffling going on, so neither of them were much for any suggestions that went contrary to their own wishes.
DS out of town, and ddil participating in church activities, which always thrills me, b/c I so hope that eventually she will begin to feel more a part of things and make friends she can call her own, apart from us and our own connections.
At any rate, they were here until after noon, and then returned around 4:30 pm. I
In the meantime, the reporter friend whom I mentioned sometime in an earlier post, showed up to interview dh and look at his football programs and ticket stubs. He stayed almost two hours. He has known dh since he was a manager for his football teams, probably when he was in middle school, so they have a long friendship.
While he was here, mercifully, dgd was quite content to sit in my lap and listen to them talk, while dgs was overcome with shyness and basically hid out for the entire time. LOL.
I must have had the phone on silent, b/c just as we were starting to take them home, I noticed that dcrazy uncle had called.
Called him back. He wanted to know if I ever returned to him the photos he had brought to me of his grandfather and grandfather's second wife. I really don't know why any of us care much about these photos, but I had scanned them, and since I couldn't find the originals anywhere here, I figured I had already returned them to him.
But I looked... with dgd whining and crying and fussing, and dgs & dh whining and fussing at each other
... and duncle (who is childless, btw) telling me that I "really should cut back on that (babysitting so much)."
* See Harriet's quote above. We do what we must. I explained to duncle that ds was out making a living, and ddil was out supporting the church in community Thanksgiving service, and ... sometimes things can't be helped.
Called dmom to see if I had left the pictures with her, since she sees duncle more often than I do. No...
Called duncle back, told him I would look more tomorrow, was on my way to Wmart at the time.
BEFORE I GOT TO WMART -- d?uncle calls back. VERY dear aunt had found the pictures. Right there at their house.
Shaking my head.
Deposited 2/3 of my troubles at ds's house
(DH is whining and fussing b/c his arthritis is killing him, also, and he was just exhausted from all the activity of the weekend.)
Put away groceries...
Put away dishes in dishwasher...
WHEW. Ready to relax a bit. Sheesh.
You are all in my thoughts. I am too tired to come up with clear thoughts to respond at this point.