Friday, March 25, 2011

This and That...

I am falling behind on the things I want to say, - to write about.  The week has flown by, - two wonderful mornings in the garden, but now we are into the monsoons, Similkameen fashion.....

Yesterday we had company all day, - the nice, interesting man who is doing a book on Veterans and comes to talk to Charles - or to listen to Charles, had French Onion Soup with us at lunchtime.  Then I left them to their conversation and went off to play piano for the Purples (Royal Purples, - lodge).


On my way home I stopped at the Variety Store to talk to Sharon, my daughter-in-law, to see if the knee length dresses she promised me were going to be delivered soon had arrived.  Alas, no, - all her beautiful dresses are for beautiful young ladies and inclined to make Great Grandmas look like mutton dressed as lamb!  Nevertheless she had a lovely surprise for me, - holding the phone out as I came in the door she said, it's for you, Grandma, and it was !  Our lovely granddaughter who lives away had come to visit for a few days, and was wanting to see us.  I scurried home and soon she arrived.....


What a lovely visit we had, - so much to catch up on.  When this family were younger their mother home schooled them, and once a week I was lucky enough to have them for a day while Mum caught up with other things.  Noni was passionate about words and writing and she told me yesterday about some poetry she had had accepted.  We had about an hour to talk before her cousin came to pick her up!


Accompanied by her son and two new energetic and enthusiastic puppies 
who immediately fell in love with Grandpa ....




and when they deserted his knee to go and terrorize Miss Callie the Cat and eat all her food, and drink all her water, Grandpa soon had a loving great grandson in their place


We were late with supper but it was a happy and wonderful whirlwind of family and pets
 and energy and love.

The little Shitzu reminded me of Caspar and brought back memories of happy times together, sigh.....

8 comments:

Penny said...

Have you decided not to replace him? Sometimes an older dog becomes available if you are not up to a puppy. Sounds like a lovely day.

Hildred and Charles said...

I was just thinking about that Penny, before I sat down at the computer. Caspasr was the first small dog we had, - all our others have been border collies or border collie crosses because of the sheep on the farm, so we are quite used to larger dogs and one would be great company, I know, and wonderful to walk with. As you get ancient you don't really want to start off with a puppy who just might outlive you......

Barb said...

I just broke out laughing at this line, Hildred: "mutton dressed as lamb" I'll think of this periodically when I feel something is too short or tight on me! What a wonderful, busy day with family, friends, and pets! I think you should investigate another little dog for company, Hildred - obviously both you and Charles love having a dog.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What a handsome great-grandson you have!!
I didn't realize you'd recently lost a dog. I'm so very sorry. I do agree with Penny, an older dog is a wonderful idea. Edward was about 10 months old when we adopted him and it worked out beautifully.

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a lovely post Hildred and what a lovely day - days like that are golden, particularly when they happen unexpectedly.
I know what you mean about mutton dressed as lamb - I keep trying on dresses and they look awful on me.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful day. Your grand-daughter is lovely -- and what a handsome great-grandfather Charles is. (Adorable kids of course!)....

Thank you for sharing the day with us.

(I too loved the post about dresses -- and thank goodness I live (on both coasts) where they are practically unnecessary.


Well -- that kind of sounded funny -- you know what I mean -- shorts or jeans most everywhere. Skirt or skort and T-shirt is dress up!

Willo said...

You have penned a wonderful look into your day with your family. Great photos of Charles. Guests are a gift from God.

Fonnell/Grammie/mom said...

Aren't visits just wonderful! Life should have more of them.

Cute cute