I was hanging clothes on the line the other day and as I breathed in the fresh autumn air, I looked at the beauty that surrounded me. I can hardly believe that it is almost the end of October and I am still hanging clothes to dry on the line outside. This is amazing for Minnesota. If we’re lucky it will last until Halloween. I have no doubt change is a coming and the heat will be getting turned on very soon. I know many have theirs turned on…we are just a little stubborn when it comes to turning on the heat for the first time. Your cold? Put on another sweatshirt. :)
I got some good news recently…more changes are a coming…
I am pretty sure that my youngest son is moving back home from Florida in December. He finished 2 years of college in Northern Florida and then moved to live with my daughter and her family in South Florida, while he waited to get into a police academy. He’s been working full time and waiting to get into school.
The thing is, there is an excellent police school right down the road from us, in a nearby town. Actually it’s suppose to be one of the best schools and kids come from all over to attend it. When he moved away for college he wasn’t planning on going into this field of work but during his second year of school, he decided this is what he wants to do.
We have an apartment in our basement, which my daughter and her son already stay in and there is room for him. I am sure it is hard for him to think of coming back to live with his mom and step dad but I think getting free room and board as long as he is in school and working, sounds pretty good to him right now.
The 3 little rugrats are crazy about him but I am sure they will drive him a little nuts.
He always has the option of getting his own place if peace & quiet are what he wants.
Regardless I will be so happy to have him closer! Is it bad that I am doing the happy dance?
Now if only I could convince my other kids to move closer. :) I really do want my kids to have their wings and to fly to where ever their hearts desire(and I support them 100%)but I enjoy them so much…and will not lie, I would be happy to see them more often.
The bonus is that he will be bringing his young dog, Riley! We have been talking about getting a puppy but were leaning towards waiting until spring so that we could avoid training a puppy out in the cold white stuff. This means I get out of having to potty train a puppy. Darn.
It will be a big change to have a dog under foot again. Little lady is an animal lover so this might put to rest her persistence in asking for a pet pig.
The little’s and I are super duper excited. I am told he is a very gentle dog, that is great with kids. After losing my dog Molly of 17 years, a couple of years ago, I have never stopped missing her. She was the sweetest dog ever and thought I could never find a dog as good as her. My son tells me that Riley is as good and sweet as our Molly. We will see. :)
My daughter, the one that lives with us and had been taking care of the little’s got a job, doing something she enjoys, working with mentally challenged adults. I will be caring for her son while she works and she will watch the little’s on one of the days that I am working.
It’s MEA here in Minnesota, so no school for the little’s. Today we are hunting for Halloween costumes. Little man wants to be a king. Little lady wants to be a pig or a flower. Really?
I am so good at waiting until the last minute to do these kind of things. I wonder if it has anything to do with my dislike of shopping?
I might have to drag my dear daughter (who is smart and got her sons costume weeks ago)along since she is good at shopping and has an abundance of the creative gene.
In preparation for Halloween she has been doing things like this…
…so that our front steps is looking a little like fall & Halloween…
I hope your Friday is fabulous.
I hope you have a wildly wonderful weekend. Do something you enjoy. Spread some happiness & joy. Laugh. Play.
Until next time, love & hugs, Lori