Friday, June 21, 2013

Eminent Departure

Looks like it won't be much longer now and I will be residing here alone.

Mandy got word yesterday that their application to rent some house down in the Harrisburg vicinity has now been approved and they can pick up the keys to that place on July 1st.

When, exactly, they will be actually facilitating this full move is still unknown to me. But, as you can well imagine, I am totally dreading the day they do move away from me.

The grandkids are like most all other kids of their age ranges -9, almost 10 and turning into a bit of a smart mouth at times and age 7 and learning how he can also bedevil his sister as well as others around him too. Nothing unusual in that is there?

 They can also be so doggone sweet and innocent along with really comical at times too -and it's those actions of theirs I am going to miss the most.

Yesterday however, with the two of them here was one of those days that I don't particularly relish as it was filled with a whole lot of nitpicking, tattling on each other over NOTHING, absolutely nothing and in general, pretty much driving me to the brink!

At one point yesterday, when the three of us took Sam for his walk, we walked a bit further than we normally do -out along Cooper Two Road -and once again, I was deluged then with questions -all kinds of questions but primarily this time the topic was about the mines that used to be located out along that road.

Between them about wearing me out with all the questions and also, walking a lot further than usual, by last evening, I was really tired and it was most noticeable in the aching of my back and legs. So I asked Maya if she would please rub some lotion on my legs to try to alleviate some of the discomfort I was experiencing.

She went and got a tube of lotion and as she began to put it on my legs, she asked me if she would get anything for doing this for me -meaning was I going to pay her anything for her being nice to me.

I laughed at her and told her that she had already gotten paid for her efforts. Confused, she asked me how that could be.

So I told her, "Well, I cooked supper for you and saw that you were fed, then I took you to Philipsburg for your play practice and finally, I didn't kill you or your brother when you were acting bad all most all day!"

Amazing how quickly she got quiet then!


Maggie May said...

I am dreading it for you, Jeni, I really am.
I hope that you will find something worthwhile to take your mind off it but I guess you will have to go through a *grieving* process.
I guess it will be worse than *empty nest* feeling because the grandchildren are still so little.
Know that you have my full empathy.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

terri said...

I'm so sorry to hear that this move is really happening. I know it's going to be much too quiet for your liking, but hope that life will bring you something new to ease the feeling of loss just a bit.

Maya is a very typical kid! "I'm doing something you asked me to do. What do I get as a reward?"

Jenny Woolf said...

I am sorry to hear that you will be looking for ways to fill this gap, but I think you will find some good things are out there waiting to be discovered, too.