Saturday, May 24, 2014

Where Has Terra Toby Been?

My last post ended with a note: Back next week after a short break. In hindsight I probably should have taken out the adjective.

Buddy Dive Resort, Bonaire, Dutch Antilles

Caribbean Sunset

Giant Anemone

We were going on a scuba vacation, and I feel uncomfortable about announcing plans to travel. Hey thieves, empty house coming right up. But I really did mean to pick up reading blogs and writing my own this week.

Like the song says, life is what happens while you're making other plans.

We came back from vacation and had to unpack and get the house clean, buy groceries, mow, and complete all the other little tasks involved in restoring ordinary daily life. Well, if I'm honest, there was a bit of napping too. Good thing too, as it turns out.

Monday morning Ted left for a business trip. On Tuesday I picked up our 3 year old grandson for a solo visit while his little sister had surgery. (She's doing fine and yesterday we learned that the lump was benign.) Fun? Of course! Every day was full of surprises, sweet moments, and all the joys grandmothers are always blabbing about. We were off and running by 5:30 most days, and the little guy didn't stop moving until 7:30 P.M. For an old retired lady who feels no guilt about sleeping till 8, afternoon siestas, and whiling away the day with a book, it was a revelation to discover that keeping up with a toddler is like taking a 14 hour aerobics class. Every day.

By 7:30 the TV remote and a fork was all the activity I could manage. In all sincerity, I don't know how my daughter keeps up with two. I don't know how I ever did, once upon a time.

Today he went home to his family. So, I'll be back to blogging as usual now. 

But if you don't see a new post for a few days, it's because I'm sacked out on the couch.


  1. Oh how nice! Lucky you! I have 2 kids also, but they are 7 years apart so only one toddler. She is 10x more crazy than my first was so I know how it is.

  2. LOL after your stints at those 14 hour aerobic classes we think you deserve some couch potato time. Now worries we see you when we see you. Have a serene Sunday and let us all enjoy some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Definitely relax time. I like that your grandson is clearly a dog lover in training
    retro rover

  4. Ahhhh what a wonderful trip that had to have been!

  5. Sounds like an amazing trip and then some fun (if tiring) time with your grandson. I'm glad his sister is doing well. Rest up!

  6. Amen to retirement living life with no schedules
    See ya when your nap is over. Hey maybe you morphed into a feline...while on vacation
    Hugs madi and mom


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