“FREE” week! Yeah, right!
I’m anything BUT free this week. School starts for the Granddaughters, with the last trips to Cheer and practices before the school busses step up and be the shuttle instead of the grandparents. Last ‘last-minute’ gathering of needed things, bake sale, car-wash, etc. for school.
The last week for The Grandson to be in town, although I must share him with his mother, so that is a lot of back-and-forth between our houses which are about 11 miles apart on opposite sides of town. His father, (Son #2), has been up. He has been at my house, out to Lexington for training for his work, back to my house for a few days and then back to Memphis with his son.
The Granddaughters have been in more than usual; one has even stayed a few times. Son #1 has also been in to eat quite often. My sons have become best friends and have been here hanging out together.
Not only did the 16 year-old grandson bring almost every piece of clothing he owns that isn’t suited to the dead of winter, I took him shopping, (of course). As mentioned in a previous post , I bought a new violin for him, and we found a used desk for him to take back to Tennessee. So, I have been helping him pack away. I grabbed large, washable sport bags at bargain prices for him at thrift stores to pack it all in.
Another doctor to see and more tests, but so far, so good. However, the timing was bad for it to happen this week.
I hope the changing table that I found also great bargain, (and Son #2’s fiancée had stated a yearning for), will also fit in the truck.
Did I mention that Son #2’s fiancée is expecting? It’s probably my doing since I was lamenting that all of the grandkids are now teenagers. I have been accused of causing pregnancies by my words. “My sister-in-law got pregnant when her baby was a month old” and so did the hearer. Saying that “Several family members were sure that their families were complete after a big gap, and then they had a surprise baby”, seemed to cause a few late bundles of joy and telling people that “My grandmother had twins when she was 47” has been given credit for at least two late babies by those within ear-shot.
I really better watch what I say.
But I haven’t much time to say anything, not here this week.
What does all this have to do with writing?
It stopped me COLD, after I had up a full head of steam.
There is always next week, when the house will be too quiet. Granddaughters will be in school and Son#1 may be out of town. Son #2 and Grandson will be back in Memphis and although we text and talk just about every day, it’s not the same.
My characters will keep me busy, if my family doesn’t.