Where have I been? What have I been doing? I can't even tell you. If you know what lollygagging is, then you know what I've been doing. Wandering aimlessly and thinking of projects I knew I'd never carry out. But Kim called me out on this and told me to get back to work so here I am again.
Now I know some of you are light-years ahead of me, but I've started watching Home Town. Now when I say watching, I mean bingeing and there is nothing better to binge than a program that is 5 seasons long. I think I am in Season 3 and I sure will be sad when it is over. Even though I like to see rebuilds, most of these reality programs have too much talking, but I am good with this one so far. Ben and Erin combine the best of country personality with a good education (Ole Miss) and present a really lovable couple.
My ex-husband was from Alexandria, Louisiana and we met here in Houston and moved back to Alec, as they call it. That was 1971 and the streets of Alexandria were every bit Steel Magnolias-esque. It was so pretty but at the time while I appreciated the beauty, I couldn't get comfortable in a small town. I would guess that with the Air Force base and all the surrounding small towns, it was about 50,000 people at that time. Over the years as the town grew it was no longer the Southern Beauty it had been, but my longing to live in one of Ben and Erin's houses made me regret not feeling the love for Alec back then. I find that interesting.
I know you are curious about my Buddy Boy. Little fat guy is still trying to keep the sidewalks free of people and other dogs, in other words barking a lot. My doctor asked me to fit in a third walk each day so I got a dog stroller for the evening walk. I kept the front screen down for the first couple of blocks until he got used to it, but like all dogs, he had to stick is head out of the window. Now I keep it open in the front and he hasn't jumped out ...... yet.
The girls were here this past weekend for the first time in a long time. We went to the Zoo Saturday and I have a lot to say about that in another post, but first, a picture on the train that runs around the Zoo.
They are growing so fast. The youngest will be 8 this month and the Artist will be 12 in December. The Grandson will be 22 in June. He was my constant companion for so long but you know, he is off on his journey to manhood and I probably won't get home visits until he hits 35, or needs a babysitter. His girlfriend of 100 years will graduate from college next year so I expect she is going to be ready to get married someday in the near future.
Speaking of, their Father, my Son, and his wonderful girlfriend just got engaged. No wedding details yet. He is letting her make all the decisions and they are paying for it. She also grew up in a different small Louisiana town so that also gives them a shared history which I think is nice.
She has two sons that are around the same age as my two grandgirls. After a weekend with the girls, I don't know how she and my son do it. Hahahaha.
That's all for now. I'll catch you up on the rest later.