I know most of you live where it is hot and humid all of the time compared to what it can be here in Minnesota. So I’m pretty sure you will not feel sorry for me when I complain about how hot and humid it has been here these past few weeks. I think this is one of the hottest summers we have had in a long time. Heat + hormones do NOT mix well. All I want to know is how do you women in my same shoes deal with it? I feel sorry for you!
All I want to so is lock myself up in a freezer until winter comes! I think this is the first time EVER that I have looked forward to fall and winter. :)
Thankfully it started cooling off last night so we could enjoy a fire and make smores with the kids. And today is amazing with a nice cool breeze. Hurray for getting to shut off the A/C and opening windows! Perfect sleeping weather. Perfect for drying the clothes that needed washing. As I was taking some of the clothes off the line earlier I thought how blessed I am to have this. It not only saves money but the clothes smell so good.
I heard somewhere recently that a clothes line can bring down the value of a property. Really? I’ve also had people tell me that they would never hang clothes on a line outside because that would be a sign of being poor and that it looks redneck. Really? Personally I love it and you can call me a poor redneck all you want. :)
All I know is I am going to enjoy the coolness while it lasts! :)
We have also had a lot of storms…just about every day it’s been raining and making the humidity that much worse…one’s we have to go in the basement for and floods our back yard…which the little’s were extremely happy about the lake in our backyard because it gave them opportunity to swim. Yes, I know this sounds very redneck, as my daughter so happily pointed out to me, which my reply was “At least we have happy redneck kids.”
Don’t they look like happy redneck kids?
I love my redneck kids! :)
They were not too happy when it was gone the next day. Thankfully this has been the worst of our damage and we’ve been kept safe while some have not been so lucky.
My grandson has climbed aboard the potty train recently and with the help of the little’s has done a great job. On Friday as I was getting ready for work, my grandson came upstairs from sleeping and little man says to him. “Do you want to go potty with me?” Of course he wanted to and as I heard him going potty, I could hear little man saying “You are such a big boy. I am so proud of you.” It was so sweet to hear them. It then got quiet for a couple of minutes…which most of the time is not a good thing…quiet + 2 little boys can = lots of trouble… and then the two of them came to me and my grandson says, “Grandma I have underwear on!” Little man had taken him down to his room and put underwear on him! He turned and hugged little man and said “Thank you for helping me be a big boy!” Isn’t that the sweetest thing ever?
Melted my heart. My redneck heart that is. :)
Remember a while back when I wrote about the issues I was having with my husband due to my weight gain? I know some of you felt it was wrong of me to write about this here. I am deeply sorry that what I wrote offended you. Still, I am not sorry I wrote it. My husband is an amazing man. I found out that he is not perfect and I needed to deal with this issue. My writing it out here, helped me to get out something that I had been keeping hidden inside and it was killing me. Your wonderful support and encouragement really helped me. It helped me to be stronger and not just sit back and suffer. Which in turn changed how my husband was acting towards me. Which has resulted in us working through things. I am still as crazy about him as ever and know I am very blessed to have him.
Yes, he knows what I wrote and he understood why and it helped him to understand why I was hurt. I just want to say thank you again for being my sounding board and allowing me to be vulnerable with you.
As many of you said in comments to my last post which contained pictures of the 4 grand's, I am blessed. My heart overflows with the love the 4 of them bestow upon me. They are every bit as crazy about me as I am them and they make sure I know it.
Add my amazing husband, and 5 incredibly loving kids and their significant others to this mix and I seriously cannot fathom what it would be like to not have any single one of them.
How could I ask for anything more?
Not for one second can I take what I have for granted in this big fat redneck life of mine.
My heart cries out for my step daughter to get her life together so that she and our other grandson, that will soon be 2, could be a part of all of this great love.
Could I ask that I no longer have to play “mommy” by raising the little’s? So that I could be doing what other 48 year olds are doing? More and more the answer is no. After 4 years, I’ve grown accustomed to this role.
When little lady hugs me tightly and then grabs my face and says, “ You’re my bestest mommy in all of the world and I love you all the way to the far far moon and back.”, how could I not?
I hope that whoever surrounds you in your life, that you don’t take them for granted for a single moment. I hope that you hug them and hold them close, even if it’s just in your heart. We never know when it’s our last day with those we love so please take time to embrace them and appreciate who they are to your life!
Until next time, hugs & love, Lori