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A Wonderful Day With My Daughter & Grandson



I had a wonderful day with my youngest daughter yesterday. She and little Andrew came to pick me up and she took me to a belated birthday lunch, as she works during the week. 


Then we went to her house and Andrew ate his lunch. Then I played with him a bit. He doesn't want to be on your lap long. He wants to walk around the perimeter of the seating area by holding onto furniture. 

This is the happiest baby. So good-natured. Just smiles all the time. 

Then K.C. and I went to run a few errands while his daddy put him down for his nap. 


Woke up to more snow piling upon snow. The galvanized gardens were still covered from last weekend. 

I guess I should have gotten a shovel and tried to shovel the big hump of snow that has been just outside the patio door since last week. I don't think they will do things for you here on your patio.


K.C. and I went to Target, where I picked up a few things I had forgotten last time. Sweet potatoes and bananas, a staple around here.

I always have to look at the Clearance stuff, and look at the pillow I found for $5.08. Odd price, but a pretty plush pillow I was happy to buy!

It was nice to have her with me, as I could send her off to find something that was aisles away.


Then we went to my favorite nursery in Tulsa. It has lots of indoor plants and pretty pots. Along with bird houses and feeders, outdoor furniture. Pretty much anything you want. 

This is a place that, on a weekday during the growing season, I love to just walk around and listen to all the chimes tinkling and the water fountains flowing. It is so relaxing and something I look forward to. 

I am teaching my daughter about plants. How they purify the air naturally as well as look pretty. We picked out an airplane plant and a pothos and she picked out pretty blue ceramic pots for them.

I think they will be perfect on her huge kitchen island where there is so much light. And benefit from the humidity that is often found in the kitchen area where cooking is done. 

This is the biggest kitchen island I have ever seen. Probably the size of my entire dining space plus some!

So I had a wonderful day yesterday! It did my heart good.


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(Update: Finally my ex called this past week. Apparently his wife had been blocking all communication. I guess she did not realize the ramifications of such an act until I left a message that I was going to try to file a contempt charge.

He is having severe health problems; congestive heart failure. And he needs a defibrillator, but is once again without a job. I think he may be looking at having to retire before too long. He has been putting off getting the defibrillator, and I know that is not good.

Very hard to kick someone when they're down. So am trying to figure out what to do. If he isn't working, there is no money to go after.)
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  1. Brenda, I am so glad that you had a wonderful day with your daughter, smiling babies truly are the best! :)

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  2. I am so happy you had a great day as you are so deserving! I am sure they felt the same about spending time with you and grandchildren are so wonderful aren't they? (((hugs))

    xo,
    Kim

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  3. You needed a happy day, Brenda. I am glad you got to spend time with your family.

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  4. Brenda when you get old enough won't you qualify for all of your social security or 1/2 of his? I've always wanted to ask you if you've considered looking into disability? It might help you ...you could invest the annuity you get and live on the disability and your blog income. I think you may qualify. If they turn you down the first time try again. My hubby is an insurance agent and money guy and we are helping a neighbor in a similar situation.

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    1. I think this is a great idea Valerie....she would probably be entitled to 1/2 of his SS income even though he has remarried....something Brenda should really check into. Also, good idea on the disability issue for her.

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  5. So glad to hear about your pleasant day with your daughter and grandson. Also, you can't go wrong with more plants and pillows!

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  6. What a wonderful day with the family Brenda! Love the pillow! Blessings!

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  7. I am so glad that you had a nice day and outing with your daughter and getting to visit with your little grandson. Tough situation with your ex - ugh.

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  8. Oh Brenda I am so very happy you spent time with your daughter and grandson Andrew. Love that pillow, I never go to Target, don't' know why I just don't! Sorry for you your ex is not working again....

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  9. Hope your pups have improved. It sounds like spending time with family has lifted your spirits. Maybe spend every other Saturday for a few hours?

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  10. What a wonderful day! Being with a Grandchild can just bring such joy. Love the pillow and I enjoyed the close up look at your bookcase! Sorry about the Ex, but now you know and can try to move in another direction.

    Linda

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  11. So pleased to hear you had such a lovely day with your daughter and grandson! And wishing you a Happy Belated Birthday, and a wonderful year ahead. Your photos are gorgeous.....love the painted shelves and the new cushion, and the snowy patio containers.
    Have a great week, Brenda!
    Helen xox

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  12. It's such good news to hear about your day and to hear the happiness in your post! Just watching your grandson must have been good medicine, and then getting out to run errands and see things like your pretty new pillow in Target.

    I smiled when I read that bananas are a staple at the cozy little house because they are here too, but it is our 3 hens who eat most of them. They love them and come to the kitchen door letting me know it's time for a banana meal. I almost feel guilty eating one of their bananas!

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  13. I, too, am pleased you had a good day with family and want to wish you a belated happy birthday. As for the ex, you might try to check out his story to be sure it's true. Seems he might not have a stellar record with truth. If it is true, you can rest assured he will be getting disability soon, and you may qualify for half of that amount even if you are not SS age. No, others don't get it soon, but if you have ever been connected to the state you have special privileges. I know it is a federal program, but state employees seem to have an inside track. (I believe you said at one time he worked for the state. If that's not true, just disregard the above). I agree with Valerie that you should attempt to get disability of your own. It won't be easy, but it would be so worth it if you qualify. Like she said, if you get turned down keep trying. They will try to wear you down, but persistence often pays off. I hope you get to visit with your daughter and precious grandson often.

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    1. I don't qualify for social security disability because apparently I never worked enough consecutive quarters. I was a stay-at-home wife/mom.

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  14. Brenda,
    A dose of a thoughtful daughter and a grand baby sure does the trick for ones spirits and a shopping trip to target is a big plus! Spending time in just the right type of garden center is therapeutic for me as well. Listening to the gurgling fountains, wind chimes and the usual family of birds who have taken up residency always relaxes me and makes me appreciate my life.
    We are in a Winter Storm watch today and I bet you are too-stay safe and warm.
    Jemma

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  15. I can sense the peaceful joy in your heart, having spent time with your daughter and grandson. How wonderful! I am admiring your bric a brac and books and initial B on your pretty coral bookshelf, and suddenly all I want is that pillow, a cup of tea and Mr. Frost's serene poetry!:))

    Poppy

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  16. What a wonderful day! So glad you had this time with your family.
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  17. Love that pillow! I need to go to Target more! My three daughters love it. I was thrilled to hear of your spending the day with your daughter and grandchild. That made me so happy for you. Love all those bright colors in your home. I'm a color gal myself!

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  18. You are much nicer than me Brenda..I would not believe what your husband says without proof of it..don't forget..it wasn't so hard for people to kick you when you were down..I wish only the best for you but I know how nasty men lie to benefit themselves..anyhow I am glad you had such a good day with family..Take care!

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  19. I am SOOO glad that you were able to spend that time with your youngest daughter. You certainly deserve/need that time. Family is good- very good. Looks like a fun trip to Target and I love the pillow- great price!

    That is too bad about the ex. It sounds like kind of a hopeless situation, doesn't it? I'd like to feel really bad for him but it is hard to do that after what he put you through. xo Diana

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  20. I'm so glad you got to spend time with your daughter and grandson--what a lovely birthday treat! I love your pillow and the price makes it even better. :-)

    Sorry about the ex news. It's always something, isn't it? I will pray that extra good things come your way so you won't have to even worry about dealing with him.

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  21. When I saw the Subject I was so happy for you, it is good that someone thinks of you and to see a grand child is the best medicine.

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  22. Sounds like you had a much-needed good day and the pups must be feeling better if you were able to leave them a bit. As always, I love seeing pics of your place and how you have it decorated - so happy looking!

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  23. I'm so happy for you that you had a wonderful visit with your daughter and grandson!

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  24. Has K.C. moved back to Tulsa? Wonderful you are getting to spend time with her!

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  25. SO happy to hear about your day with your daughter and grandson!! Sounds like it was just a sweet time together... On a deeper note, love your pillow too! :)

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  26. I am so happy that you had such a wonderful day with your daughter and grandson. I can't wait until I am closer to mine. xo Laura

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  27. Hi Brenda! I'm so glad to hear you had a great time with your daughter and little grandson! That is such a sweet time when they're trying to walk and explore. Don't you go out in the snow and start shoveling! You stay in and take care of yourself. That snow will met.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  28. Glad you had a great day yesterday. Babies make all days better!

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  29. I am glad that you were able to celebrate your birthday with your daughter and grandson. It sounds like you had a great time. Won't it be nice when the snow is gone and we can look out and see our flowers instead.

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  30. Brenda, I loved reading about your wonderful visit with your daughter and grandson! I can already

    sense the twitching in your fingers to get in your garden, too!

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  31. It sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your daughter and grandson, Brenda. The garden center sounds like a nice relaxing space to spend an afternoon!

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  32. Your day with your daughter sounds lovely...I am glad you were able to have such a nice day! And it's good that you are communicating with your ex. It's so frustrating when you feel ignored..

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  33. So glad you spent time with your family and don't dare go shovel that snow.

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  34. I'm sorry. I don't trust your ex-husband at all. Once a liar and a cheat.....and doctors are the worst. They know all the angles. I think you're a bit too believing.
    Lovely to spend time with the little ones. Glad your family is back I your life.

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  35. Playing with the baby, lunch and shopping...sounds like the perfect day :)

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  36. If you ex has a tax return coming there is money there for you. Don't back down would he if the roles were reversed. I know he is sick but fair is fair.

    Glad you had time with your little one and daughter. We could all use something fun to do and think about this time of year.

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  37. Lovely post! I am happy you have them in town.

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  38. Hmmmm....I think you would still be entitled to a portion of HIS disability, though. And I don't trust him, either. Make sure he's telling the truth.

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  39. Once a former spouse (of at least 10 years) begins drawing social security benefits, you are entitled to a portion, it's based on how old he began receiving SS. I did this for several years before I could begin drawing mine (which was more than the portion of his I drew). So, maybe he "needs" to retire..

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  40. It does my heart good to learn you had a good day with your family. That's so important, not just for you but for them.

    I agree you should look into eligibility for a portion of his disability. Maybe one of your readers is or knows an attorney?

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  41. Brenda, I am not sure if this has ever come up on your blog....Have you ever considered adding a "Donate button to your sidebar? I have seen these before. A dollar or two each month from many readers could really add up. And after all, we have the benefit of a free magazine at this site!

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