Monday, April 16, 2012

Wow...2 in 1 day

Second Life

Well, I guess I died that night. The night that she did. And the split second after, I guess I started my second life. Couldn’t call it living though, more like just existing. Wasn’t really looking forward to having much of a life without her. Didn’t care about much anymore. I had promised to take care of her kids. They were all but grown and not really looking for Dad’s help much anymore. None too sure I was going to have much to look forward to. Not morbid, just fact. Couldn’t see me in that dating mode again. Too much water under the bridge, too many memories. I was caught in that whirlpool of self-pity and spiraling down toward depression. Next stop... Well, wasn’t real sure about that either. Had figured, if she could, she’d save me a good place for my rocking chair on a great big veranda somewhere. Was looking forward to that. Knew what lay ahead that way, just had trouble focusing my bifocals. I have always heard about second chances. Someone, somewhere who had made a mistake or two was to get a new beginning, slate rubbed clean, new watercolors to paint their canvas of life. I never made those mistakes, I didn’t think, so I didn’t need, want or deserve a second chance. I was happy with the first one. She was always there when I woke in the mornings and always there beside me when we killed the lights at night. Not a bad plan if you asked me. But... now that could be a big word (and some I’ve seen have been), she was my Goldilocks and the three bears, juuuust right. She prodded when I needed a push, she cradled me when the tears came and she always helped me see the light. Well, you get the picture. I could sing her praises from now till Doomsday but maybe I’ll just keep them under my breath lest this get a tad too mushy. Oh yeah, my second life. Where do I get to say Geronimo and pull my ripcord? Lord, save me from having to deal with a second life.

Robert Lea Lovejoy

We Did It

Yep, she's married off and with no rain but a heck of a lot of wind.  We survived.  It was an outdoor wedding and she and her sisters worked really hard to pull it off.  It was beautiful, despite the wind.  I even got to limber up the pipes and sing.  All was right with the world. 
New hubby is a nice kid and seems like he is ready to take good care of her.  She's gonna need that 'cause she is pregnant.  And then the big reveal.  The carving of the cake was to be the revelation of the gender for this new life, pink if a girl and blue if a boy.
Well, looks like another stinkin' boy to me!  But we'll love the little twerp all the same.  That'll be 6 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.  Man!  Found out from his dad that they have a little Indian blood in their history, Choctaw.  It oughta go well with her mother's bloodline, it's Cherokee.  Wish them a long and happy life together, as a rapidly expanding family.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Projects, projects, projects

Yeah, that's right DAD can you help me out with one more thing?  Soft touch me I had four girls I tried to teach how to mechanic and carpenter and fixit but sometimes it took sometimes it didn't...sooo
Dad...get the picture.  Speaking of pictures this one is of a little project for my youngest who is gettin' hitched next weekend.  The game she wanted was called "connect four" but she wanted it ginormous...4 feet by 4 feet to be exact.  With a little help we managed to concoct the thing with a few things shy of perfection (measure twice, cut once).  But it functions and that was half the battle and it kept me occupied so I wouldn't complain about all my aches and pains.  Old age ain't for sissies!  Anyway here 'tis.

Of course I lost the first game!  Can't really tell the color differences so I'll help...light blue, light green.  Daughters and her future husbands initials were added to help with ID's.  That'll work.
Wish them two luck on their future together.  Baby's due in Sept.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Just rememberin'

Started out this morning remembering a time not too long ago when the kids and their hubbies were a lot younger and without kids.  Man they look like babies.  Now I got 6, 5 boys and one girl and one on the way.  I'm aging fast I tell ya'.  Have already outlived my Dad, he was 64.  And I also had the thought that I have lived longer without my wife than I had with her, just 32 years.  WOW!  Anyway this heres a pic to me and the youngsters dressed up down at the stockyards in Fort Worth.  Rough looking bunch huh?

Then in my browsing I found this little ditty.  Now don't laugh too hard you might strain somethin'.

Surrounded by this passel of women is it any wonder that I spent a lot of time out in the garage or doing yard work or just anything to get out of the house on occasion.  Oh well, I loved 'em all and even the grandkids they gave me.  Youngest is gettin' hitched next weekend, ought to be another memory, she's even letting me sing!

Well I guess thats enough for now we'll try again another time.