Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stress Load

Have you ever wondered just how much stress you can handle before it is to much. I thought maybe it would be easier once my hubby was out of the hospital. I am beginning to think that I was wrong. It could have something to do with work trying to catch up from being gone. I haven't got it to where I feel comfortable with it and statements are due out Monday. I would just love to get away for a few days where it was warm. I am tired of the dressing in layers because you never know what the weather is going to bring. I think I can guess as good as the weatherman does here lately.
I am going Saturday to see my oldest two grandsons and play with them for a while. We will be playing a new game. I can see it now unless I read the rules. They will be made up as we go. I am just glad Matt is feeling better. He had strep throat and so far no one else in the family took it. My daughter-in-law is going to fix supper for me before they leave. She wanted to know what I would like. I told her what ever the boys wanted. Grandma is not picky.
I have already told my hubby that I would not be up tomorrow evening if the weather is bad. We are in a winter storm watch until 9 P.M. tomorrow. I hope they are wrong, but looking at the weather map I don't think so. It is suppose to start as rain, turn to sleet, and then snow all in the same day. We got to 62 degrees earlier in the day, but it dropped to 46 as I was coming home. I am so ready for Spring and Spring Flowers. I want to be able to walk barefoot in the green grass. I am still the country girl because I love going barefoot.
When we were growing up that is one of the first things that we did when the weather warmed up. We always had our areas in mom's garden for our things, whether we were trying to raise flowers or what. She had a lot of patience when she was teaching us.
We can only wish for some of the fun going to the outdoor movies in the middle of town. Sitting on a quilt. Having an ice cream cone that makes ours of today look small for a nickle. The old time soda fountain and the county fair picnics with talent shows, queen contest and basically a time for friends and family to get together. The only money you were out was what you bought and ate. It didn't cost you money to get in.
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week. Take care.


Char said...

Oh Shirley my friend, your heart sounds heavy and I think the visit with the grandchildren is just what you need. The little get away will replenish what is missing and make you feel better.
I never wore shoes as a child. I can remember walking to the store barefoot. Boy have times changed. Grass under the feet sounds so nice about now.
I continue to think of you and your family, pray for your husband, that he will be home very soon and all be get back to normal. Have fun this weekend and I hope your weather is good. Be safe, Char

sweet violets said...

Well hon, that same weather system will be heading our way also....and I know how you feel!!! It got up to 35 today, bright and sunny, most of the snow has melted away and...I didn't have to wear boots today!!! My little feet were so happy to be in regular shoes for a change!!!

Have fun with the kidlets and take care....hugs...cleo

deb said...

The little get away will do you good. Laughing and playing with the young ones helps us rejuvenate. If only some of their energy would last longer on us.
Take care and keep safe

Nancy said...

Thinking of you. Have fun with the boys!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I wish I could take some of your stress away sweets. Know I'm thinking of you.
Try to stay warm!
xx, shell

Lisa said...

Hello Missouri Friend!
Shirly, I'm so sorry you're going through such a stressful time, I hope that it's coming to an end soon and before you know it, you won't have to dress in layers and you'll be on a quilt in the park, having an ice cream cone and the hard times will be behind you.
Thank you for visiting me too and wishing me well with our move. I'm ready for this to be over too! Hard times never last, it just seems like it.
Chin up darling!!