Saturday, September 5, 2020

Thoughts on a Saturday in as few words as possible........

This has been a very long week in every way imaginable so I am taking today to regroup.  My husband flew to Wisconsin to drive a friend down so Little Buddy and I are going to have a slow and easy day.  My mind and body are spent, sorry if I sound dramatic but I feel I am nearing a bit of a breakdown so I am going to relax today and regroup.

In special news this little boy can now eat corn right off the cob.  This might not seem like a big deal but for a boy with Cerebral Palsy and jaw instability it is a huge milestone.  I sent this photo to Ms Renee, Little Buddy's speech therapist and she almost cried.  He has come so far. 




My Grand dog Luna is here for the weekend.  She is a pistol and while liking her new apartment has caused a bit of trouble this week and her parents needed a break.  How about tearing up your Dad's law book while he is in the bathroom.  Now my son did leave it on his bed, and she likes paper, so it was really his fault, but you can see why he needed a break.


Little Buddy and I have had a go at growing an avocado tree.  This one finally took off.  I planted it in a pot today and am hoping for the best.  Our next seed is still on the window sill with no signs of life at this point.


This is what I hope to be doing much of the day.  Sitting on my behind and playing with yarn.  It is exactly what I need to do to calm my weary mind and body.


We did have a quick trip outside this morning to ride the jeep.  It has been months since we did this, Little Boy gets very nervous about it.  But he wanted to do it last night so we charged it up and he had success.  I am so proud of him when he faces his fears and feels good about his accomplishments. 


And this is just because I saw these new ferns growing on my camphor tree this morning and thought they were beautiful in the sunlight.


I will leave you with these two looking for Luna after she left on Wednesday.  Ms L brings her along when she is with Little Buddy on Monday and Wednesdays.  It is a win win for everyone.  Little Buddy has an excellent nanny that I trust and he loves.  The boys get to play with Luna.  Everyone is happy.

Stay safe my friends.

38 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

What a great milestone for Little B! Corn on the cob is one of my favourite things about summer!

linda said...

Well done LB he's come on so much you have every right to be proud of him and yourself too, without your love and encouragement he wouldn't have come this far. Try and chill this weekend and enjoy your crocheting here's hoping that next week is an easier one. xx

Chy said...

Oh, his little cob! What a great achievement! Good job little buddy!

X Chy

Araignee said...

I hope you get to recharge your batteries this weekend. It seems everyone is on edge at the moment. Daughter and I just had a good cry on the phone together. I keep reminding her to be kind to herself. These are extraordinary times we are living in.
Your boys always lift my spirits. What happy fellas!

Between Me and You said...

I hope you have a restful weekend Meredith. Things are getting crazy here with a demonstration today in Edinburgh of about 500 people purporting to be anti-mask wearers and calling out our government for lying about statistics. When I saw the headlines tonight, I almost lost the will to live. There's no end in sight. Keep safe and keep eating your beautiful corn-on-the-cob, Little B. xxx

Jo said...

Well done to Little Buddy, what a great achievement, that boy is smashing all his goals. Oh dear, I can imagine Luna was in the dog house there tearing up her dad's law book. I'm sure she wasn't in bother for long though, who could resist that little face!

Melanie said...

I know you always have so much on your plate, I am glad to hear you are listening to your body and mind and finally taking a day of rest. You are right, Mere ~ you could have a breakdown if you kept going. It's a scary reality. Please take care of yourself. I care.

What a wonderful accomplishment for Little Buddy with eating corn on the cob AND wanting to ride in his jeep! :-)

xoxo

Teresa Kasner said...

Hi Mere, I do hope you have a stress-free day of working on that gorgeous pink yarn, I love the pattern you're doing. I'm glad your little guy is continuing to grow and learn and is breaking barriers all the time. He's so lucky to have you as a mom. Sending XOXOs your way. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Una said...

I hope you managed to have a much needed rest. I'm sending you a virtual hug and a big plate of virtual corn on the cob for Buddy.

TheAwakenedSoul said...

I love that pink yarn and project! Buddy looks so cute in his jeep. As always, your dogs are hilarious.

CJ said...

Sorry you're feeling at the limit of everything, I hope you have a rest over the weekend and that you're feeling better very soon. Well done that little man for getting the better of that sweet corn, and for the jeep driving, he is unstoppable! That picture of Luna, Hank and Bear made me smile, I imagine they have lots of fun together. Have a lovely Sunday Meredith. Hugs, CJ xx

Kim in Oregon said...

I laughed outloud at the pups! Glad to see the little guy facing his fears. Take care.

Babajeza said...

These are demanding times. All the best! Regula

mamasmercantile said...

Glad you are listening to your body and taking a break this weekend. Enjoy your crochet project and take things easy. I was thrilled to see Little Buddy not only face his fears on the jeep and do so well but eat corn too. He is doing so well...go little man! Take care.

Eileen in Fla. said...

With all you do and have responsibility for, you still find time to Blog. Thank you-- but remember what the airline attendants say "Take care of yourself first so you can then help others."

bittenbyknittin said...

So sorry you had a rough week, but good for you for taking care of yourself today. Two mantras I have learned along the way are, "Not happening now" for those what-if worries, and "Could be worse!" I also sometimes make a circle with my arms to remind me that what is outside of the circle is beyond my control. Hope this week goes better for you.

Delighted Hands said...

Yarn is a perfect way to relax and disconnect from your job! Take care!

kathy b said...

Meredith, Rest. Rest . rest. and crochet.
I saw a really darling story on Sunday Morning. A man and his son ride their bikes to the end of a block every day. Same time same route. This neighbor didn't know them but began to draw chalk maps on his driveway with stop signs etc. The boy and his dad now ride around his tracks. He changes them often. Such a sweet story. I thought of Lil B. Iim sending you an email link.

Jeanie said...

It looks like everyone had extra fun play this time! And there cheers on the corn. Yes, I think I would cry if I saw that. You know, last night we had corn for dinner and you just eat it and don't think about how much of a challenge it can be for some. This really moved me.

Does Buddy enjoy music? Have you heard about the RicStar summer music camp for kids with special needs? It's really wonderful (at Michigan State). Last year they had to do it virtually but it's inspiring. It was founded by friends of mine, Judy and Dick Winter, several years after their son died because they wanted a living legacy for him that would help others. There are loads of scholarships and kids come from everywhere. Maybe next June it will feel safe enough to be in person again. Let me know if it sounds something Buddy might like.

Needles and Wool said...

Looks like a great day with puppies, crocheting and family time. I hope that you feel better. It is tough having difficult times and they do weigh on us. Sounds like you are giving yourself some good down time that is so needed. Take care! x

KSD said...

Sending big congrats to Little Buddy on the corn!
Hoping you find full relaxation and peace of mind this weekend.

tammy j said...

this post just warms my heart.
and I hope you can have MORE days to simply be You and relax and knit and know that you are loved.
and valued. and appreciated. actually by more people in every way that you can even imagine!
every picture alone is enough to keep me going
for the whole week!
maybe Puppy Luna is studying to become a lawyer doggy style. ingesting the knowledge as it were... therefore. and forthwith. and not withstanding. you know. XO

Betsy said...

Hello dear Meredith. What sweet photos today. From your handsome little guy eating corn on the cob, (Yay, LB!!!), to the cute dog photos. It's so great that all three dogs get along so well. Puppies can be such a trial as you well know, but the love that they give is so worth it.
I'm so sorry that the week has been a rough one for you. I couldn't possibly say I know how you feel, because no one REALLY knows the feelings of another person do they? Our week has been a rough one too. In fact the entire year so far. Dennis and I have lost an Aunt, an Uncle, a brother and now a sister so far this year. I want to erase 2020 off of the calendar if it were possible.
My friend, I will be praying for you daily. I almost always do anyway, and for your family, but I will make sure I do. I hope you feel my arms giving you a big virtual hug. I hope you find time for lots of crochet and LB smiles.
Blessings, love and hugs,
Betsy

Dee said...

Every week a challenge faced and a challenge met...........this week corn and Jeeps. I'm guessing Little Buddy is feeling pretty proud today.

Nance said...

These are tiring and stressful times. Best to do what you must to find your Joy and take care of yourself and your loved ones. If there is anything at all left over, do what you can to make the world a better place if you can.

It's all we can do. Take care.

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Good to see Buddy eat corn on the cob and drive his Jeep! Good job, Buddy! I watched a FB story video of Harper, who has cerberal palsy ask her granny to pray before their food. She did and then Harper said, Amen! She so cute and learning to talk more! They attend church we attend. It's been a rough few days for me and I am getting better. I am glad to get a few things done. Even though life has changed, I will get through this and so will you, my friend! I know it's not easy at times. I need to finish my knitting project so I can knit or cross stitch something else. I like your crochet projects. Take care my friend and praying you feel better in your mind and health. Adorable bro dogs! x-----x Becky L

Christina said...

What an achievement, corn on the cob and driving the jeep in the same week! Little Buddy is such a trooper and he is making leaps of progress. It fills me with joy seeing him do so well. I hope your weeks shapes up to be a bit less exhausting. Take care of yourself my friend xx

Pam said...

Little Buddy, not so little now, looks so grown up and you are right that it is a huge milestone for him. The dogs look as cute as ever and yes, my Herbie has eaten one or two things ( a very lovely skein of yarn)(a book) that he should not have been able to reach. My bad and I did need time out while Michael rescued most of the yarn.

karen said...

the world has opened up for him to enjoy corn on the cob!! How exciting for you and for him :)

Ellen D. said...

Wishing you peace, joy, and some calm moments to recover! Good job, Buddy!

Caffeine Girl said...

Meredith! You need to take care of yourself. I hope you got the knitting time that you hoped for.
It is just so exciting that LB is eating corn on the cob. He really is growing and expanding his world.
I don't know how you handle all those dogs on top of LB and working. No wonder you are exhausted!

Mrs. Micawber said...

Well if anything will help work off Luna's energy it will be wrestling with your two furry boys!

Hope you had a restful weekend and a chance to recharge your batteries, Mere. Playing with yarn is so soothing, isn't it? It's what I do when I need to mentally hide away from the world.

That fern on the camphor tree is lovely, and LB eating corn on the cob is wonderful.

Eileen said...

Oh ,I hope you had a relaxing day! Times are hard and troubling these days. Little Buddy, so proud of him, eating corn on the cob and driving his jeep, accomplishments..... He is just too cute for words!

Crafty in the Med said...

I do hope you have been able to have a good rest...perhaps its my mood today but in all honesty I have to mention I don't like to read that you feel you are on the verge of a breakdown...please take much more quality time for yourself!!! Tremendously glad for little Buddy that he can now eat corn on the cob and day by day he is achieving so much. Bravo Little Buddy!!!! That yarn looks so sleek...love the colour too. Take care now Amanda x

Jo said...

What a test of jaw strength - well done Little B and a lot of patience from you I imagine. Just loving those hounds! Jo x

Jayne said...

Congratulations on the milestone - you must be so proud! Lovely photos of everyone.

handmade by amalia said...

Corn right off the cob! What a wonderful landmark! Such a darling little boy, it is a pleasure to see him grow, you are doing an amazing job with him. Amazing!
Amalia
xo

sewing green lady said...

It is so lovely to see that Little Buddy is making progress and he looks so well in the photographs. Take care and have a wonderful week.