Monday, September 9, 2019

A long short week.........




Even though last week was short for us with a holiday and a day off school because Dorian might have headed our way, it felt soooooooooo long.

I took Little Buddy to the mall to ride on four different elevators last Monday.  While there I asked him if he was hungry and he said, "You can eat at the mall?" with utter surprise!  So we had a little lunch and he was so happy.  He is an adorable lunch date. 

After a very long week of headaches, and an absolute ton of paperwork on top of regular work I took Little Buddy to his second horse back riding therapy.  He did so well although still anxious about the whole thing.  And the best news is this week we can move our lesson up an hour so it is closer to when he gets out of school.  I am so thankful for not having to waste an entire hour driving around.

So that is it.  I know so boring but each week can't be brilliant, normal life happens all the time here at my house.  And frankly after that horrible storm Dorian devastated the Bahamas I am just happy to have a house.

Have a good week.

34 comments:

Clicky Needles said...

Gosh, Little Buddy looking so grown up now. I am so pleased Dorian passed you by but my heart goes out to people who have been affected. ClN xx

Araignee said...

Love that lunch photo. I miss going to the mall with my kids.
Have you seen the Oprah article on the daily exercise for headaches? I've been so miserable I tried it and....it worked! It even stopped one that was just starting. I hope it wasn't just a fluke. I need some relief.

Nance said...

What fun to simply find different elevators for him to ride! Do you keep track in an Elevator Journal? I'd be all over that.

Betsy said...

Sometimes the least eventful weeks are better, especially when you consider Dorian. I feel awful for the people in the Bahamas and have sent aid through several different groups. I hope some of it actually gets to where it needs to go.
What a cute story about lunch and he looks happy on the horse. I'm glad you were able to make the appointment times better for you my friend. I'm so sorry you are still suffering so with headaches. I understand a little and yet, I don't think mine are as bad as yours. I'm praying for you my dear Meredith.
Many Blessings and love,
Betsy

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Those horses are definitely working their magic with little Buddy! What a brave guy!

Dee said...

You would never know Little Buddy was anxious about his ride. He looks absolutely enthralled with his horsey friend. I will bet that every week his confidence grows.

Babajeza said...

Oh, I'm just thinking about the time I had lunch at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, Halifax. So nice, but I was so sick afterwards ... :-) Have a short and nice week. No headaches! Hugs, Regula

Jo said...

I remember my mum taking me shopping in the town centre when I was a little girl and we'd call in to one of the department stores for lunch, it was always such a treat so I can just imagine the thrill for Little Buddy eating at the mall. Glad that all's well after storm Dorian.

Sandy said...

Just happy to have a house........you said it, and that's a mouth full for sure. Truly sad how many people affected by it. Glad things are moving along well with Buddy's horse therapy. Sorry about your headaches, hope they pass.

Gracie Saylor said...

My sister, Margaret, and I monitored Dorian's track from M's home in Burbank, CA. While grateful for the safety of many, including loved ones like you, we mourned the horrible loss of many also. In spite of that loss and your headaches and workload, I celebrate with you good horseback riding therapy and the lunch date you had with Little Buddy :-) xx

CJ said...

I absolutely love each one of those photos, beautifully captured. Glad the riding is going well and that you've managed to move the lesson time - little things can make a big difference. Hopefully your dear little man will grow in horse confidence over the next few sessions. Glad the storm stayed away from you, the devastation in the Bahamas looks truly terrible. Hope it's a good week for all. CJ xx

Lisa said...

I don’t think you had a boring week at all. Horseback riding lesson, elevators, and a fabulous lunch date all sound very exciting. Hope the headaches go away.

kathy b said...

But but but, this week IS brilliant. TWO , not just One, but TWO horse therapy photos! Im in heaven.
What is the barn called if you please?

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Squeeee!! Nothing boring about this post....I love seeing Little B with the horses!! It just makes me happy all over seeing that little guy riding like a pro. This is so good for him and what I wouldn't give for a lunch date like that! :-)

Lorrie said...

Not a boring week at all! Dorian caused such devastation in the Bahamas - heartbreaking.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Sweet Little Buddy brings a smile every time. Such a sweet memory "You can eat at the mall?" And elevators!
Take care of you too Meridith, hugs.
Joy

Teresa Kasner said...

I think your week was pretty darn adventurous! You're such a good momma. I don't know if I've ever told you but mom worked full-time the whole time I was growing up and to be honest, my younger sister and I were somewhat neglected. But we did have a home, clothes, food and school, so I guess I shouldn't complain. But I was in no way as well taken care of the way your do for your little guy. He's so lucky to have you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

tammy j said...

there has NEVER been a boring post here yet! but that is nothing you should ever be worrying about anyway. we're just lucky that you manage to fit us in.
I loved your lunch date with that sweet little man. he just gets better and better! and the horse pictures! oh my.
but Mere... the headaches not going away... that's a worry. surely there is something that could be done. I can't even imagine functioning with such constant pain. in all your caring... please. please take care of YOU too! xoxo

DelightedHands said...

It was a very long short week, wasn't it?! How sweet to see him on the horse! Keep those headaches in your past....

Jo said...

Boring is good I reckon. Sometimes we just want to see happy people around us. glad you are safe. Jo x

Karen said...

Nothing wrong with boring and just doing the ordinary day-to-day stuff. I'm glad you are safe and tucked into your home. Love the photo at the mall. Your boy has such a sweet face.

Anonymous said...

Glad that Dorian passed you by. Hope your headaches are better. Little Buddy looks like a natural on that horse.
Marilyn

Judy S. said...

Fun to see LB and the horses. So glad to hear you all are safe! Hope you can find a way to get those headaches GONE! Hugs!

Blondie's Journal said...

It's those small things that we take for granted, like elevators and all of the places we can grab a bite to eat. I'm wondering how the horseback riding is therapy for your little guy? Is it physical or mental? Or both?

Dorian was one heck of a hurricane and my heart goes out to the people in the Bahamas. 70,000 still without homes. My daughter went on her honeymoon there in July and she was so affected seeing the pictures and arial views of the devastation of a place she called paradise. I hope you were spared damage--I have no idea what part of Florida you live in. I'm sure it was frightening, the early predictions, no matter.

Take care and I hope those headaches become a thing of the past.

Jane x

Vera said...

Little Buddy looks SO MATURE in that photo of him!!! He is growing up fast.....

Melanie said...

I remind myself a lot that normal and boring is a good thing! I hope your headaches are starting to disspipate and and that Little Buddy is having a good school year, so far.

mamasmercantile said...

I was glad that Dorian passed you by, Gerard and I were both anxious about the storm as we have so many friends in Florida. My heart goes out to all those affected the devastation was terrible. Little Buddy looks adorable riding the pony so grown up. Hopefully those headaches will soon pass. Take care.

Jodiebodie said...

Normal life might feel mundane but it is the 'normal' stuff that is the heart of life. I had been monitoring the Dorian news and am so glad that it missed you but so horrified and sad for the people in the Bahamas. Events like these remind us not to take our everyday lives for granted.

Those photos of LB on horseback are so beautiful!
I love that you took your LB on a lunch date too. I used to do the same with my eldest when I was studying. After my classes and their childcare, we would go to a café and the highlight was the sharing of a huge milkshake between us. Happy memories.

Again, some of our fondest memories are created when we are doing everyday stuff.

Wishing you a good week to follow the looong one. xx

Jodiebodie said...

Flashback of the Blues Brothers with LB's exclamation:
"You can eat at the mall?"
"This mall's got everything!"
Keep smiling!

TheAwakenedSoul said...

That is such a cute picture of Buddy on the horse. The woman with him looks so nurturing. I just sent in a donation to the people in the Bahamas. I am thankful to have a house, too.

Eileen said...

I'm too glad Little Buddy is riding a horse on a regular basis! Such a wonderful special time for him.

Needles and Wool said...

I am glad that you didn't get too affected by Dorian. I feel so bad for the people whose homes were destroyed in the Bahamas it is always so tragic when these hurricanes hit. That is great that Buddy's therapy is going well and that his session got moved up an hour it makes such a difference in our lives when we can get timing right and things can run smoother. Hope you have a good weekend!

Willow said...

"You can eat at the mall??" I love that!
I'm glad to hear you were not affected by Dorian.

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

I was wondering how you all were doing in FL. Glad it missed you but so sad about people living in the Bahamas! Apparently the Coast Guard are still there seeking those who are lost and another storm coming their way this week, per a news report this a.m. Glad Buddy is enjoying his horse therapy rides and praying it helps him. I hear it's a good thing for certain children. Hope your week is good and blessed and your headaches go away!!! Hugs!