Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Say aaahhhh!

Just could not resist this...this was Puss Puss and her brother, who is not longer with us.  When we just had the two of them, they always slept wrapped around each other.  I have never seen two kitties more loving with each other.
Tootie went home today...she wanted us to go home with her so bad.  There were tears.  She just did not want to let us go.  But we have things we need to do.  Should have came home and mowed the yard, but will do that tomorrow.  I had left clothes on the line.  So had to get home and get them in.

As I was listening to the washer this morn before I got distracted, I wondered do you other women find the sound of the washing machine kind of comforting?  It just dawned on me that I really do.  It is just a sound of home.  If I close my eyes, I can even feel like I am back home in Tennessee.

With her being here my Lotus quilt project has been put on the back burner.  It was initially paused because my daughter and I were both searching for more batiks in the colors she likes.  Then by the time we found enough, Lo was here.  It is something I need to pay attention to when doing the cutting so did not want to start while she was here.

So this evening, I thought I would see if I could start.  And I did cut a few pieces cut, but not without thinking I had lost my mind first.  There are some batiks designated to go with dark triangles, and then there were others I had decided were to go with the light triangles...I could not remember which fabrics I had done used and had to check the ones I had done made.  Then I happened to think just where I had put the new batiks!  One of those light bulb moments.  So hopefully I will have a bit of time to work on them tomorrow.  Once I get them cut, it won't take too long to get them sewn together.

For a smile

I always smile when I see this photo of Lorelei and Otti....but that is not what I am thinking will make you smile.

It is this...Lorelei has played in the bathtub every night she has been here.  Has enjoyed it more than usual.  Last night I went in there to check on her and she was pretending something with her toys, but for the life of me I cannot remember what.  I guess because of what she said to me just knocked it right out of my mind.

She looked up at me and said, "Mamaw, if you die before I have my babies, don't worry.  I will tell them all about their great grandma!"

And she and I both just laughed...I think she is thinking she would lay and tell her babies stories the way she makes me tell her stories every night.  She wants them about her mom, her aunt, herself, Papaw or me. 

This is not the first time me dying has come up, though it is the first time she has ever mentioned it and not been sort of tearful.  She used to really worry about it.  I don't know why.  Also, she has mentioned it before in relation to me getting to see her babies.

I know beyond a doubt, I did not think of how many children I wanted at her age...oh, she has decided on two children, too.  She has always wanted babies, but this visit is the first time I think I have heard an exact number.