Thursday, February 17, 2011

time for an update?

Still busy.... lol

As I mentioned in my other entry, my daughter's best friend, Carina, and her 2 1/2 yr. old son, Samuel, stayed with me for a few days. It went quite well... both were easy care. Samuel is such a sweety!! This is Carina and Samuel....

As expected, Carina needed a substitute mom to talk to. We had some very long talks while Samuel was in bed and I hope it helps her. Her life is pretty upside-down at the moment.

My class on Saturday went quite well.... and the next class is this coming Saturday at a town located 1 1/2 hours from home. THAT will be a loooooong day! And after that I have a ticket for a Fasching/Carnival/Mardi Gras event. *sigh* Yep, it's that time of year again.

Last Sunday we celebrated Priyasha's second birthday. Carina and Samuel came along, since Carina and my son grew up together so they are not strangers. It was a fun afternoon with ALL my grandkids around me!

The birthday girl... isn't she SWEET??

Tamara and Shiana are turning into real little ladies!

And Emely's a clown...

OK, that's an bit of an update since I've been neglecting this place (and all my other blogging sites).


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Busy days....

And as if I don't have enough going on...... yesterday the best girl friend of my daughter came to stay with me, together with her 3-year old little boy! I know, I know... it's hard for me to say no! lol

I've known Carina forever... she grew up with Regina, they went to school together, and she was a member of my children's dance class. She is now married with 3 kids, but the marriage is shakey and has been on and off for some time. She has lost soooo much weight (she was never heavy to begin with) and needs to get away from home for a couple of days. Since Regina has no room to put her up, she asked if I would. And, as I said, I can't say no!

I had to work in the morning. Her hubby brought them to Regina's place during her lunch break (she had to work all day as well), then I picked them up there. Her hubby is all for the visit. I had the guest room all set up so that's no problem.

I had to be gone all day Saturday, but she visited with Regina and other girl friends from her home town (she actually doesn't live far from here, but has no car ... her hubby doesn't earn much and needs the car himself).

Carina may also need a good "neutral" girl talk with someone who's been almost a mom to her (me). Her own mom died when she was young of complications with MS. I knew her mom and was a witness to her decay.... and I can only imagine how hard it was for Carina. Her dad and older brother brought her up. Now her dad also has MS! Anyway, I'll see how it goes.

Those who know me know that I'm always willing to help if asked and if I can, whether it's in real life, like in this situation, or in internet (ah, the JS for Dummies days, layouts, etc. ... and later KCL).

Saturday, as mentioned, I was gone most of the day. I had a class of over 40 people to teach. It's a class for airfield traffic advisors. It was fun (*sigh* all those guys! lol) and went quite well. I had planned to visit a lady pilot's event at a town in the complete opposite direction, but I was too tired so I came home instead.

On Sunday I'll be visiting my son, together with Regina and family, possibly bringing Carina and her boy along, to celebrate Priyasha's second birthday! I visited them the other day....

little chocolate face heehee
Her mom arrived back from Mumbai with Shiana on Thursday.

Did I mention I'm busy??