I've been up about an hour. I took a nice long peaceful shower, got dressed, took the puppy out, fed her, cleaned up the kitchen and living room, filled the dishwasher and turned it on, took stuff out to the recycling bin in the garage, wiped the kitchen counters down and gave the dog a bath in the utility sink in the laundry room. I toweled her off but she's in her crate now shivering lying on her blanket on the pad trying to dry off. My granddaughters Lola & Henna are still sleeping.
Mike just got up a few minutes ago. Yesterday he went and played 9 holes of golf with his son Casey at Old Wayne in West Chicago. It's a private club with beautiful huge stately oak trees. Mike used to have a membership there but hasn't for around 9 years. His mom& dad used to live next to the course. He and his dad used to play there. I thought it was a little weird since we have a golf course right here in Sun City but I think maybe in Mikes mind it's like a family legacy thing in honor of his father. Whatever floats your boat. He's taking his son and his nephew. I'm assuming one day he'll be taking Jackson his new grandson. His daughter Shannon had Jackson in March. We've only seen him in person once. Michael always seemed to consider he wasn't a " real grandpa" before because the kids were from my children and he only saw them a couple times a year. I see them more frequently as I go to see them on my own. Now one of his own kids has reproduced but he's still a bit backward in embracing the grandpa concept. He jokes around a lot with the kids and does things for them, don't get me wrong. He isn't a pissy grouchy old goat like my grandpa Goulding was.
I had mentioned to the girls we might drive up to Lake Geneva Wisconsin today but they obviously forgot as they're still sleeping. Lake Geneva is only 30 minutes away straight north on route 47.
8:04am the puppy, Bitzi, was trembling so bad from her bath ( even though I toweled her off) Mike was worried about her shivering in her crate ( she weighs about three pounds now) so I took her out and wrapped her in a towel and Mike used my blow drier on her gently as I held her. I have her on my lap in the front room now swaddled in her little baby blanket from the breeder. She's falling asleep after all that.
The girls are up now. I'm doing laundry and have some Pillsbury orange cinnamon rolls in the oven. Lola found some Starbucks instant latte packets in the cabinet someone gave me and I never used so she fixed herself one. She will be fourteen on November 11 ( my birthday ) and she's going into eigth grade and Hennessy is going in to first grade.
I just read the above post from yesterday and discovered several typos and grammatical errors and corrected them, cringing and feeling horrified. I really need to stop pecking with one finger so quickly and hit publish before proofreading my stuff. Gaaaah! Damn it all.
I forgot my bag in Lewistown Sunday and will get it next weekend when I take the girls back and pick up the boys and bring them back. I left my IPad in my bag so am just using my phone this week, as if I wasn't screwy enough.
Hennessy & Lola at Lake Geneva yesterday
Arlo and Milo in Lewistown Friday
7:58pm Tuesday night
The girls are getting their baths. It's been raining and there's a storm watch until midnight. I'm trying to think of things to do with the girls until Saturday....