January 18, 2015

A vacancy in my house has been filled

I couldn't even begin to fill you in on all the stuff that happened during my blog break in one post.

But I'd love to tell you a bit about what and who was keeping me busy during those many months.

I will say this, it was interesting having a whole family move into our house.
It was actually kinda nice for my husband to have his daughter back here in the US after over a twenty year absence.
Now I won't lie to ya. I am giddy to have my house back and Bill and I love our space.

And we also love that our gas bill isn't huge anymore!!

My stepdaughter Barbara really is a lovely person. I'd like to think we became pretty close over the year + she was here. I found her to be a loving and attentive mother and wife. And we enjoyed an easy relationship agreeing early on who should do what and when in the house and I think made things run smoothly. And boy can this woman iron.



Her husband, George was gone working most of the time but God bless the man although very high strung which the opposite of me, we did have the same taste buds. When I got into the kitchen picky kids be darned or happy with mac n cheese and chicken nuggets,. He and I would always agree on food, how much spice, how much garlic, love of citrus,  what cheeses are the best and the wine, we even liked the same wine. And who doesn't like a man who is wonderfully respectful to your mother, he called her Ya-ya.

The boys, Nickolas and Andrea's, well I don't have to tell you they were adorable and just crawled into a space into my heart and my heart just aches with missing them since they've been gone. The are ten and fourteen and were my very special cookie maker and watcher of Supernatural buddies respectively. sigh....




Shortly after they moved out an orphan kitten showed up at our door. My heart just sang because this sad little fellow was looking for a home, isn't it lucky for him we had a vacancy?!

My friends, meet Eightball.




14 comments:

  1. WOW having an entire family move in would certainly turn a household upside down. Sounds like you managed everything just fine. What an adorable little kitten too!

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    1. Paula, Eightball takes up less room and uses less gas and electric but I swear that little kitten could eat them all under the table.

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  2. It is always neat to have extended family stay for a bit, especially to help them out, but always good to get the house "back to yourself" with your routines, etc. I do like your new addition though! So cute!!!

    betty

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    1. I agree with your opinion of family Betty...And the kitten is a little devil Betty, he is into everything!

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  3. The boys are so cute Jen and I love the photo of you and hubby,same facial hair as mine,I mean my hubby,lol. I hope the haven't moved too far from you and still get to visit regularly That kitten must have heard there was room at the inn..

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    1. Your're too funny Anne; that's Barbara and George Anne not me and Bill!!!

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  4. Ahhh, FAaaaaaaaaaMILY!!
    Oh, and I LOVE the name 8 ball. SUBERB)) xx

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    1. He's a black ball fur with a white spot, seemed appropriate!

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  5. Jen! you won't believe this but I was wondering this morning how things were with you and here you are!
    Good to see that things went well with your family and that the time was well spent too.
    Eightball must have been waiting for all to leave and then made his move! Too cute!!
    Welcome back.

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    1. Thinking of ME? How nice is that!
      I hope all is well Jim.

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  6. What a nice post and reflection on the time spent in close proximity with your family. I bet they were in love with you, too. Isn't it funny how a vacancy can be filled with a fur ball? Glad to see your post, today!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  7. The family is beautiful Jen. Nice pics! A woman that can iron is a woman after my heart. Love my creases. 10 & 14 are the perfect ages to help in the kitchen, especially with cookies...my fave sweet treat. Your son in law & I would have got along just fine too. Wine, food, cheese...everything I love.

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