Melissa is done working. She'll be staying home with the boys now. They both go to pre-school mornings only, so that will give her a little break each day. I remember when my two boys were little and I always thought it was easier going to work than staying home. But my boys loved for me to be home. Even once they were in school all day, they liked when I was home when they got off the bus. I do remember that it was a very busy time in our lives. I was fortunate that we had our own business, so my schedule was very flexible. I hope she does well.
Yesterday, Dee, Baby Riley, Dee's grandmother, and I went to the Nursing Home to visit Grandma and Grandpa. They were so excited to see Riley. Grandpa is doing great. He loved holding Riley and talking to her. He is her great-great grandpa, but he gets confused and kept referring to himself as her Uncle. I would correct and remind him, but then five minutes later he would forget again. Grandpa will be 94 on October 28.
So here I am with my grandmother and my granddaughter. Pretty amazing when you think about it. The Circle of Life in extreme. The one end of the circle is so sad and the other so joyous.
I won't be seeing Riley today. She and Dee are staying at Dee's grandmother's and tonight Dee goes to the wedding rehearsal dinner. I'm also in a fashion show tonight and I wish I wasn't. It's a benefit for the local Free Clinic and is a very good cause. They ask me every year to model and I've done it for probably six years in a row. But I'm honestly just not into it any more. The clothes are nice and it's fun once I get there. I just don't feel like doing all the hair and makeup. I'm thinking right now that I will decline this little job next year. I'd rather be home with grandchildren, or husband, or knitting and sewing. I guess I'm getting old --- and loving it! I just don't want to get as old as Grandma (93) if that's the condition I would be in.