I look forward to watching college football games on Saturday afternoons. University of Tennessee Volunteers won 49-36 against University of Kentucky Wilcats in the SEC East Confrence. The good ole boys could be heard singing 'Rocky Top' going to the locker room. Neyland Stadium can hold up to 100,011 people. Home games are full of a sea of orange and white fans wearing the home team colors. We are die hard, lifers ! The Vols can still pull out a win of the confrence if they win out and Florida loses to LSU. The quarterback Joshua Dobbs had a good day. I prepared spaghetti for dinner tonight. Before I sat down, I figured the cats needed bathed for holiday photo's and they roll in dirt which makes the boys coats lack luster. They've been pouting since the bathing began. Night
Saturday, November 12, 2016
My morning had began as most mornings go. Whisker's pawing at my hair with his claws, Tiger and Raja goosing for a closer spot to me. I get up, and go in the bathroom to turn the water in the tub on for Whisker's. I make sure the others waterbowl upstairs is full. I tell them we are going back to bed. The routine starts over with first dibs on the bed. Whisker's crocked tail is thumping because he's not happy with the hierarchy order at present. He starts giving me a new hairdo. The gamer had been up for over 24 but I was calculatingly, ignoring the summond coming soon. I layed there about 30 minutes and said forget it. I want my coffee with vanilla creamer and sugar. The question came, "are you staying up?" "Want do you want for breakfast ?" Bacon and biscuits it is. The slippery slope began with the gamer deciding he wouldn't meet with his caseworker today. My stomach starts churning; it's going to be a challenge today! Thank goodness I got her voice mail. Yep, I'm the coward today. My grandson told me earlier in the week the bad thoughts are back. Hom and suc ideation has been prevalent since JayJ died in 5/2014, his Dad, my son. I told my daughter in law, and she never called me back. This is difficult for her to deal with. He has a cocktail of health care providers now. The encouragement from the principal at school, me, and his counselor. It took him running away in the rain with his umbrella walking for over 2 hours in route to my place. I knew I needed to walk gingerly around her when I came over to watch the boys. She was on her phone as usual. She hurried on to work. Zayn loves climbing trees and he had to show me before his Mom left. I am overjoyed when he smiles from a happy place inside and laughs deep from his belly. I fed the boys a quick sandwich with yogurt, and fruit for dinner. Zayn has his games on my iPhone so off he went for peace and quiet in his room from his little brother who loves to get into his stuff. Atlas and I made Christmas wreaths cut out from paper plates. We colored, cut, and glued out masterpieces. He wore his as a hat. We both enjoy puzzles so I downloaded Christmas puzzles and we both throughly enjoyed doing them and watching the snow come down in the scenes with Christmas music in the background. I found an assortment of Christmas music we could listen to. I know it's early, but you make do with what you have to speard love and laughter for grandson's. Atlas got a quick bath, warm jammies. Mom came home on her phone and headed outside to smoke. I didn't get to hug her and tell her I love her. After so many deaths in my family, most get hugs and I love you before I go. Zayn got his stuff for the weekend and we couldn't get home quick enough. He went straight to bed and I made me some coffee. All three cats are in bed with me, tv on for noise and I'm finishing up today. Gamer just came in and asked 11:50 pm if I would go to McDonalds? Nope is the answer; I'll go at 8:30 am and surprise Zayn with his beloved pancakes. Night
Friday, November 11, 2016
Hold on a cotton picking minute. I've been working on this blog tonight and must admit I've had some success. The side bar has me baffled but that's for another time. Low and behold, I have to get up earlier than normal and hit the floor a walking notice I didn't say running in the morning. The gamer, ( Walker ) has his caseworker coming over for a chat and a visual. I must do some dusting, clean the cat box, and sweep and vacuum floors. I noticed I need to clean windows and glass too. I shared a recent photo of my grandsons, Zayn, 10 years and Atlas 4 years in December. We went to a local Conservation Area here in Jefferson City and on display they had owls. Atlas didnt want to leave the exhibit, but with some encouragement we did some arts and crafts and read a story about owls. The children had popcorn and cocoa to drink. It was a nice evening for all. Friday evenings, I watch the boys while their mother, Erin works part time until Christmas. The boys and I have a good time. Zayn comes to my townhouse for the weekend after Mom comes home near 10 pm. I bring him back after church Sunday night.