MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: MOWING THE YARD AND PLAYING WITH GRAND-BABIES!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MOWING THE YARD AND PLAYING WITH GRAND-BABIES!

As usual, Judy and I picked up Lily from Wee-Pre-School yesterday, and had a ball eating at Chick-fil-a and playing blocks on the screened porch. It was a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine, giggles, and funny little sayings!

We then got a call from Connie, my former wife, who keeps Tia and Corey’s younger daughter on Monday’s at her house. She said she always cooked for Corey and her dad on Monday evenings, so we were welcome to come. Since she has invited us before, we decided to take her up on her offer this time.

As soon as Lily’s afternoon nap was over we headed across town. My mom and Corey were already there and it was so nice to see little Kinsley. This was only the second or third time I’ve seen the child since she was born in February. It’s just a timing thing, but Connie knew it was an opportunity for us to she her, plus an opportunity to visit longer with Corey than the 10 minutes it takes to say hello and load Lily into her car-seat for the trip home.

Kinsley is a doll, totally different from Lily, with big blue eyes and a friendly smile for everyone. Lily sometimes still hides shyly behind her parents, with her big brown eyes averted. So, it was nice to have one grandbaby that comes excitedly forward to be hugged and “man-handled”!

Soon Connie’s dad arrived. I love this man and I get the feeling from him that I’m still like a son to him. He’s a wonderful man who loves God and still works hard every day even though he’s around 80!

Judy got to feed Kinsley, who really loves eating…another thing besides the blue eyes she has in common with me!

I took loads of photos and thoroughly enjoyed watching the children play, including my son! Some of the shots turned out super and I just had to proudly share them with you. Hope you don’t mind!

We’re blessed with a relationship with Corey’s mom that allows us to visit and share our grandkids in a peaceful and even loving atmosphere. We got over the petty bickering years ago and have since grown to be good friends who just happen to share grandchildren. Connie and Judy like each other too and that’s special to us all.

This morning I was awakened by the doorbell. In my morning confusion, I could not imagine who would be awake at 8:30 in the morning. I opened the door and it was my neighbor from down the street that is in the lawn business. He had told me he would mow my yard and give me a price this week, but, of course, I had forgotten all about it. It was a great surprise!

I’m sitting here typing this post and listening to his mower running the rounds in the backyard. How wonderful! He also had a young fellow climb up on the roof and blew the leaves and debris out of the valleys. I tell you, I’m in Heaven!

I was forced into yard work retirement by my leaf mold allergy, but I might just get used to this arrangement!

Well, I think he’s about finished, so until next time…

10 comments:

Scott from Oregon said...

I'd miss my mowing if I had to give it up...

Mushy said...

I will too...but nothing much I can do about it right now. My eyes watered up while I was out paying the guy. I may take it up again when the allergy shots kick in!

However, he made me a reasonable price, so it will be hard to start back.

FHB said...

Man, I got all excited when I scrolled through and saw the shot of the mower. Thought you'd gone out an picked up one of those cool mowers I talked about in the previous comment. Was gonna have to go tell Denise it was road trip time. Glad to see you got it covered though. Maybe when you get finished with the shots he'll let you play with that thing.

Sandi McBride said...

You know Mushy, when I read the words "former wife" and not "ex-wife" I knew you guys were friends. I am so glad, for your entire family...lovely family by the way...
Sandi

BRUNO said...

Wee Pre-School. I dunno, for some reason, that got a laugh outta me??

I wonder how many blisters that "boy" of yours had on his hind-end, on account of those thin-assed(literally!)slacks?

He'd never pull that around here---too many rocks! His butt would look, and feel, like a bear got a hold of 'im...!!!

Mushy said...

That grass is like a carpet Bruno! He's never complained.

PRH....... said...

Mowing is done on this end of Ohio....snow is next!

Buck said...

Great pics, Mushy. Sorry about your allergy, too.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Love the pics of your family Mushy...really nice. Your son looks like he is enjoying himself...that's a classic! Want to wish you and yours a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Day! :)

Sarge Charlie said...

best wishes for a happy thanksgiving