Sunday, September 16, 2007

Soccer and grandkids

      My granddaughter loves soccer but actually has really liked all the sports she plays.  Anything where she can run around is fun.  She is so cute.  I wish she was coming next month also but the great news is my son and grandson are coming next month for a visit.  I can't wait.  I haven't seen him will be 2 years next month.  Major hugging coming up.

     Work was OK last night.  I was charge at 11 and we got 3 admits but it wasn't bad.  One more night.  I am well rested today so it should be fine.

      I finished that book Mutant Message down Under.   You know how you read a book 20 some years ago and it makes such an impression on you and then you read it again when your older and more cynical and it has lost its charm?  That is what had happened with the book.  I just didn't believe it now.     Now it reads like one of those white modern man has destroyed all that is good and right in the world and we must be stopped books.  Kind of like Bambi, "Careful Bambi....MAN is in the forest".  Horrors!

      I have a jaundiced eye on some of the foul cries of evil we have done.  Yes we have torn down trees, we have re-routed rivers, we had cultivated our civilization as man has done for centuries.  Like gophers, moles, and prairie dogs build their cities, so do we, its not alway pretty and sometimes harmful but almost all animals will build a nest.  I think we are getting better at looking at the impact on our planet as we go, but survival is very high on every species lists of must do's.

   Anyway, the book was a disappointment this time, but there were still some things in it to give me pause and food for thought.

    Rick has a lovely rich stew bubbling away in the slow cooker.  My mouth is watering.  This time of year must fight that urge to pack on the pounds and get ready for the cold months ahead.   The farmers almanac says it will be a mild winter.  I am all for that.  There guess is as good as any.  I have my outdoor plants in and we have had frost.  I need to pick the last of my green tomatoes for fried green tomatoes and take down my terrible flower garden for the winter.  I just let it go to seed after all the baby bunny washing of earlier this summer.  Lost the joy of it.

     Well take care all, Sorry your weekend is ending.  However cheer yourself with this thought.....I am off tomorrow!  There, now don't ya feel so much better?

    Below is my son and granddaughter, don't they look alike? She is sleepy after the concert.


mpnaz58 said...

What a beauful family...your son is quite handsome and your granddaughter is absolutely stunning!!  It is such fun watching the grandkids play sports...brings back memories of when the kids played, and now here we are watching their kids play!!  Ahhh, the role of a grandma!!
xoxo ~Myra

cacklinrosie101 said...

Your son and granddaughter do look alike...both are pretty.  We had a frost here last night.  Ugh...not my cup of tea.  I don't like cold.   LOL...have fun on your day off tomorrow.  I wish I could get back to my 10 hr days.  We had pot roast and I made meatloaf and scalloped potatoes already for tomorrow.  Gotta love that hot comfort food.  Chris

springangel235 said...

Loved the is a great sport for kids.  Enjoy your day off...and yes, I feel better...knowing you have time for you!!!
Hugs and love,

springangel235 said...

PS...great photo of your son and granddaughter and yes, they do look alike...loved it, hugs,

nightmaremom said...

glad she likes her sport.. sorry she can't come for the visit but I know you'll enjoy it.... your son is handsome and I love that shot!!  They do look alike

jckfrstross said...

what a cutie she looks like she really enjoys playing:) have a good week


breakaway1968 said...

Found your journal through comment link and just wanted to say hi and tell you that you have a wonderful journal here.  Will be reading again :)  

kirkbyj05 said...

It's wonderful seeing your family life echoing our own over here in England. Grandchildren are to be devoured at once on arrival!   I just huggle mine to death when they come.  Then I say.."Guess what?" Then its a race to say."I love you!" Lol! 'Course I always loose.  hahaha!
Your son is a handsome chappie and your grandaughter is gorgeous too!  I am so pleased to hear that they will be with you in a few weeks time.  That's something to look forward to.  Enjoy your day off...give it all to yourself and relax!

Jeanie xxx

lanurseprn said...

Your son is so handsome and your granddaughter is soooo beautiful! You are lucky. Enjoy the upcoming visit. TWO years...Wow you MISS them!
Enjoy your time off this week.

rbrown6172 said...

wow...2 yrs!  i know you are so excited about their visit and will have a wonderful time.  so sorry granddaughter can't come.  have a wonderful week off.

jimsulliv3 said...

Hi Julie - Stopped by to say Hi. Your grandaughter's a sweetie pie ! Glad you're off today, enjoy it. Possum S. Hemmingway and I send our best wishes to Zoey.


jlocorriere05 said...

Your grand daughter is beautiful Julie! I can imagine the great reunion with your son. Oh yeah, I feel so much better now I know that you have a day off! Nearly as good as a day off for myself! Lol! I know what you're saying over the way we're supposedly destroying the planet. Travelling around I see so much beauty still, I was told that Borneo had destroyed it's rain forests but when I visited I saw endless miles of it still intact. Jeannette xx