Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I'm finishing several days of Nanny duty with my grandsons today, and hope to be back in the routine tomorrow. It's been fun. I find that I can relax and enjoy time with them without impatiently thinking of other things I should do or want to do, as I did with my own boys. Possibly one should regret having the slightly scattered approach to motherhood, but actually, I don't. I think it's inevitable. Mothers are busier, and part of being a grandmother is a clearer realization of how precious childhood is.

Before leaving to come to Chicago I took my sewing machine for routine maintenance so that it would be ready when I get home. I finally worked out a border design for the vintage block project, all the blocks and most of the side triangles are pieced, so I hope to plow through and finish it quickly.

In other areas its busy too. My husband is retiring soon, and we're planning next steps. As an emeritus he can keep an office, write, and keep involved. He wants to do this, but we are also thinking of buying a place in Chicago. The question is whether to make the move immediately, or have two places for a while. Problems either way, as you can imagine. I'm trying not to stress.

Meanwhile, here we are at Easter brunch. Not a good picture of anyone really, but we're happy! It was a great day.


*karendianne. said...

Big changes. Do NOT tell Florabella ahead of time. She'll definitely stress!!! Larry, he'll probably go with the flow?.

Looking forward to seeing your border ideas and oh a newly serviced machine...yes!!!! Ending with a laugh...not a good picture of anyone but we're happy! I love it. The best pictures are joyful.

Libby Fife said...

What sweet little faces:)

We had two homes for awhile in the process of moving to our current house. IT was VERY stressful. I am excited for you though on this Chicago move. That part of the country seems like it would be a lot of fun.

Debra Spincic said...

Your grandsons are looking less and less like twins; probably a good thing.

I lived south of Chicago for many years and loved every bit of the time there (except the snowy, cold winters). There was always so much to see and do. Many times I have missed how easily we jumped the train and went into the city. Would you live "in" Chicago?

Suzanne Kistler said...

Love the picture of you with the boys. The one on the right looks to be quite the ham. I have one who did that in every picture. When he didn't do it, I knew he was getting sick! :)