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Last Day of Vacation

Friday, August 29, 2014

I took off from Thursday to Wednesday for vacation. We got back from Florida on Monday late afternoon. DH went back to work Tuesday and I got my usual weekend errands done. Then on Wednesday DD and I went to a Pirates game. She took this picture of us.



This was the view from our seats.



And the Pirates won, so it was a good day all around!

  
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BARBARAROSE54 8/31/2014 10:58PM

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AUNTALICE2 8/30/2014 10:15PM

    Glad you had a great vacation. Great pictures! Your daughter is going to pretty - just l ike you!! emoticon

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LOOZINITNOW 8/30/2014 6:06PM

    Sounds like a great time! emoticon

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STEVEN2GO2 8/30/2014 12:56PM

    Go Bucs, great way to the end of your vacation! emoticon

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/30/2014 11:45AM

    How fun!

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SLAYINGDRAGONS 8/30/2014 7:45AM

    What a great vaca! So glad for you and those seats were fantastic!!!

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WISHICOULDFLY 8/30/2014 7:25AM

    Good times are even better with a WIN! emoticon

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ICECUB 8/30/2014 7:15AM

    emoticon GLAD YOU HAD A GOOD TIME

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BRE2003SB 8/30/2014 3:48AM

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MEOWMAMA3 8/29/2014 11:43PM

    How are the Pirates doing? Phillies are pathetic....good thing we had the Taney Dragons to cheer for! I got hit in the eybrow by a line drive foul ball in 1981 at a Triple A game in Scottsdale AZ. Busted my eyebrow open to the bone and required a plastic surgeon to be called to the ER. Moral of my story? Bring a glove and don't blink once the pitch is thrown.....or stay home and watch on TV. lol!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/29/2014 11:01PM

    Great pictures. Glad that you had so much fun. LOVE YOU!

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WOUBBIE 8/29/2014 10:56PM

    Woohoo! Nice picture, Debb!

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Sunday with Gino

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I got to spend most of the day just hanging out with my grandson and his parents. Since I live in Pittsburgh PA and they live in Florida, we don't get much time like this. Even when we do see each other, it is an "occasion" and I am sharing time with a lot of other people. So for me this was just great.





  
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MEOWMAMA3 8/29/2014 11:39PM

    Go Grandma!!!!! Such big smiles!!!! emoticon

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GODSCHILD2_2011 8/25/2014 9:20PM

    Beautiful pictures...thanks for sharing!

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ICECUB 8/25/2014 7:50PM

    THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PICTURES. YOU BOTH LOOK SO HAPPY.

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REALTYLADYLISA 8/25/2014 7:08PM

    Gotta say, he looks as happy to be with his gramma and you are to be with him! Glad you've had such a good time with him!

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AUNTALICE2 8/25/2014 7:03PM

    Wow!! That is fantastic! Good pictures! You both look so happy! There is a lot of love there! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/25/2014 4:45PM

    He is SO CUTE! You look so HAPPY!

I can see you are totally enjoying his company.

Hugs

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WOUBBIE 8/25/2014 8:45AM

    Happy, happy, happy!

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TWEETYKC00 8/25/2014 6:12AM

    What a little doll! I bet you had a great time!

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WISHICOULDFLY 8/25/2014 6:03AM

    It is clear that you BOTH treasure each other! emoticon

BTW, you look wonderful!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/25/2014 12:00AM

    Oh Deb! Such awesome pictures. I'm so grateful that you had such a nice day with Gino. Love you

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SHAMROCKY2K 8/24/2014 11:52PM

    Aww. You both look so happy. Savor the times. emoticon

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Grandson

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Yesterday was my grandson's 2nd birthday. Today I get him all to myself!


I took this picture before Gino realized I had a camera.


This is Gino after he saw camera - he loves to have his picture taken!


This is my mom and my son, Vinnie, holding his son.

  
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REALTYLADYLISA 8/25/2014 6:37PM

    So nice that you got to enjoy some one-on-one grandma time! He sure is a cutie!


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LECATES 8/25/2014 7:07AM

    My gd hates having her picture taken---wish it was the opposite. Glad you got a day with him on your own---bet he wore you out.

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AUNTALICE2 8/24/2014 6:54PM

    What a gorgeous child! I do not have any little ones anymore so I can imagine how happy you are to get him for the day!! He looks like sunshine!! So bright!! Get the lovin' as much as you can.....those little boys grow up fast!! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 8/24/2014 3:57PM

    so sweet Deb. emoticon

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DYNAMICDEB53 8/24/2014 1:46PM

    Sweet little one and family. Know you enjoyed yourself. emoticon

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CINDYKC2000 8/24/2014 12:11PM

    emoticon Gino.

Enjoy your day together

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/24/2014 10:54AM

    So cute!!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/24/2014 10:48AM

    He sure is growing up.

Enjoy him today!

Planning anything special for the 2 of you?

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TWEETYKC00 8/24/2014 10:41AM

    AWW

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/24/2014 10:34AM

    So adorable......

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WISHICOULDFLY 8/24/2014 10:11AM

    What a cutie pie! Enjoy your Gino-Day Deb!

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 8/24/2014 9:57AM

    Very Cute grandson! Wishing you both a wonderful day together.
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BRE2003SB 8/24/2014 9:53AM

    What a cutie pie!

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WOUBBIE 8/24/2014 9:49AM

    How adorable he Is! Happy Birthday, Gino!

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ICECUB 8/24/2014 9:37AM

    HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY WITH GRANDSON

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HOLLYM48 8/24/2014 9:22AM

    adorable. Enjoy your day with your grandson!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/24/2014 9:22AM

    Beautiful pictures! So happy that you get to have Gino all to yourself today. Woohoo! Soak up all that unconditional love Grandma. Love you.

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Home Again

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thanks to all of you who responded to my last blog. It helped knowing you were all rooting for me.

The visit went better than I expected but it was not without its moments. The drive home was exhausting. We left later than planned, hit a torrential rainstorm, and then massive construction delays. I am beyond tired and so will post more tomorrow.

Thanks for being there!

  
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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/11/2014 11:46AM

    I'm so glad your trip was a good memory for you!

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/1/2014 8:07AM

    Glad you are home safely. I do hope you have some resolution to things
that were bothering you. IF there's nothing you can do about it, then let
it go. We can't control other people's actions, just our own. To add to the
quote you mentioned earlier post, it's how we 'react' that counts.

Praying for resolution and peace.



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DYNAMICDEB53 7/28/2014 2:01PM

    Glad your home safe and sound. Hope you got some rest. Glad they weekend was better than you thought.

Hugs and smiles
deb

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BIBS4664 7/28/2014 12:21PM

    Glad your trip is over and you are safe and sound!!! You are the change!! Hugs.

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WOUBBIE 7/28/2014 9:47AM

    Welcome home! Hope you got a good night's rest. (((hugs)))

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ICECUB 7/28/2014 7:35AM

    GLAD YOU ARE HOMESAFE AND SOUND. GET SOME REST.

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/28/2014 12:38AM

    Glad you are home safe...driving in bad weather is exhausting...get some rest!
Blessings!

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DETERMINEDJANET 7/27/2014 11:58PM

    That would make the drive much longer. Glad you're home safely and that the trip went well.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/27/2014 10:54PM

    An answer to prayers. You are home safely. Love you.

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CINDYSDAY 7/27/2014 10:39PM

    I am glad you are safe.

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The Trip

Friday, July 25, 2014

I am making the trip to my sister's. We are leaving around noon and it's a 5 hour drive without stops.

To say I am anxious would be an understatement. My DH convinced me that I would most likely regret not going more than I may regret going. I am not sure if he is right but I am willing to find out. I have not written any letters yet. I can't seem to manage cohesive thoughts right now. I guess if things don't go well, I will just mail them later.

Below is a picture from my son's wedding 5 years ago. On the left is my brother Chris, who I have not seen since this was taken. He will be there for a few hours on Saturday. Next is my sister Kathy and her daughter Katt, both of whom I saw for about an hour 2 years ago when my grandson was born. Finally we have my mother. I saw her last almost a year ago, at my grandson's first birthday party.

My sister and my mom are very close. They talk at least weekly, if not more. I am the oldest, but my sister is just 11 months younger than me. My brother is 3rd out of 4. My youngest brother Dennis, who is not in this picture because he left the reception early, will not be at my sister's. He and his family are vacation. My relationship with him is a story for another blog, I think.

  
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CINDYSDAY 7/27/2014 10:40PM

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DYNAMICDEB53 7/26/2014 1:07PM

    Seeing family is never easy, but I agree with DH you should go. I have about the same situation with my family. I am also the oldest, but Mom closer to sister #3. Sis #2 and I are sort of close. But I live in CA and sis lives in Ill and mom in FL, so getting together is a major thing. A couple years ago I did just that took a trip to FL to spend with all 3 of them, I am glad I tried it, but doubt I would do it again well maybe for mom 80th or something.
So I can understand some of what you are feeling. And I am sorry that you have to deal with this, I bet you would like to be closer, but it isnt happening. Hang in there and just remember as I do, YOU are a super person and that is what is really important.

Hugs and lots more
Deb

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LECATES 7/26/2014 7:36AM

    Sounds like you are dreading the trip---sure hope that it turns out better than expected.

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BRE2003SB 7/25/2014 11:51PM

    Praying for traveling grace and that ALL will be well. emoticon

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4RASCALS 7/25/2014 9:04PM

    Enjoy the trip. Hope it goes well.

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STEVEN2GO2 7/25/2014 8:48PM

    I hope your family time together is comfortable for all. I hope you enjoy the moments with your family!

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ICECUB 7/25/2014 6:32PM

    ENJOY YOUR TRIP. HOPE ALL GOES WELL

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/25/2014 5:21PM

    I'm with you in spirit my sister. I love you. CALL if you just need vent. Sometime texting is not enough. I LOVE YOU!!!!!

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WOUBBIE 7/25/2014 2:56PM

    Well, Debb, as Shrek would say, "Better out than in." Go, get it over with, whether it's ugly or lovely, and you'll feel better when it's behind you.

*flushes*

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REALTYLADYLISA 7/25/2014 12:51PM

    Hope your trip is infinitely better than you expect and that relationships can be restored on an even foundation for everyone involved! I am praying that you can speak to them from your heart, that what you have to say will be received in love, and that this weekend will bring YOU a great freedom in your inner self to move forward in every area of your life. Blessings to you Deb! emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 7/25/2014 11:33AM

    enjoy your trip, hope it's all you want it to be emoticon

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