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My men

I have such a good time with Bill and Decky. On the weekends, we try to do some fun stuff, stay active.

Today we golfed a nine-hole, par three course. It’s just the right skill level, the right-sized holes, the right length for us. Well, at least for me and Decky. Bill is patient with us. We each got off a few really good shots and putts, we got some exercise, and we were outside enjoying the fall weather. It was a winner on many levels.

After that, we went out to lunch at Arby’s, then Decky tore up the tomato plants and burned leaves with a magnifying glass on the driveway. I did laundry and cleaned, Bill was on the computer.

I took Decky to basketball practice, which was a terrific workout for him, got to chat with a friend and a read a book, while Bill took a nap. When we got home, I made a nice dinner while Bill vacuumed and Decky rested.

Owen and Koby came over for dinner, which consisted of pork roast, pureed cauliflower and some green beans. We tried to cover the cauliflower with gravy and call it mashed potatoes, but Decky wasn’t having any of that.

Koby left after dinner to take Cait out for a nice date, and we got to keep Owen. We had a nice evening of play, drumming and ice cream. The boys and Ruthie are now in Decky’s bed, sleeping. Owen is taking up half of Decky’s pillow, because he won’t use his own. He just wants to be close to him, so Decky is hugging the far edge of the bed while the other half lies vacant. Thank goodness he has an extra hour to sleep tomorrow, because I think he’s in for a restless night.

Ryan just got home after working a nine-hour day at the restaurant. He’s pooped. He misses Decky and Decky misses him very much. Decky looks so forward to Monday and Tuesday because those are the days Ryan has off. They really love each other a lot. It’s wonderful to see.

I am so lucky to have such sweet, funny, loving men in my life. I really am.

Halloween recap

Yesterday was so much fun! And so busy! Just the way I like it.

We spent most of the day cleaning and cooking. I vacuumed and washed the floors while Bill shampooed the rugs. When the house was clean, I started in the kitchen. I made a big pot of chili, some baked acorn squash, quesadillas, cornbread, and pumpkin yumpkin muffins. We used the bench for extra seating at the kitchen table so we could seat everyone.

Caitlyn, Koby, Owen, Dani, Tommy and Miles came over for dinner. Afterward, we all drove over to Nick’s house, so we could trick-or-treat in his neighborhood with him and his mom and brother. Ryan came home just in time to join us.

Miles and Owen did such a wonderful job going house to house! Owen was running, saying, “Run!” They both did their best at saying ‘Trick-or-Treat’ and ‘Thank you.’ Decky and Nick did too.

We all went back to our house for some pud-pud and ice cream, then the adults enjoyed some wine. The babies and their parents went home, and Bill and I took Decky and Nick out for another round of trick-or-treating. They each had quite a haul!

After driving Nick home, and avoiding the crazy neighbors’ party on the driveway next door, Bill, Decky and I relaxed and regrouped.

I finished up the cleaning this morning, then spent the day doing nonproductive things with Owen and Caitlyn. We shopped for new gym shoes and boots, and hand cream and soaps. We had a fun lunch at a new restaurant, then I went to their house to meet their new kitten Bean. Sweet little thing – lets Owen pick him up and carry him wherever he wants.

I think the three of us missed our occasional fun days out. Too much work and travel lately I guess.

After a dinner of leftovers, I took Declan to basketball practice. He is tired and kinda cranky, but he’ll feel better once he’s in bed for the night with his dog.

Work a half day tomorrow, vote, early dismissal for Decky. Pretty quiet, just right after our weekend trip and Halloween.

Cars and anguish

They found Ryan’s car. Monday. While he was still in Chicago. When he could have driven it back to Kansas.
They called him about it today. In Kansas.

They want a lot of money to get it out of the pound, even though it was reported as stolen. They want him to pay a lot for the towing fee to bring it in.

We have decided they can have it.

Ryan went out and bought a cheap beater with his own money today. It runs. It’s paid for.
It was worth it.

Let’s all pray it lasts through the winter.

My boy is home!

Oh how I missed my Ryan! I rushed straight home from work to see him and kiss him and hug him. My boy.

He may be six-foot-three and have a small amount of facial hair, but he’s still my baby. And his baby brother was sooooo happy to see him too. What a joy it is to see them together.

Thank you Dad for bringing my boy home. I’m glad you’re here!
It’s gonna be a fun week!


Ryan comes home tomorrow and we can’t wait!

We all just want him home. Decky, especially, misses him so much.

Dad is kind enough to bring him and Denys home, and then Dad will be staying for a little while. Decky wants to take him to the museum, and Dad will also get to see one of Decky’s football games and go to a picnic at Decky’s school. We should have a lot of fun together. We always do.

Since I was waylaid by the blue funk today, the house is not as clean as I want it to be. But I’ll be cleaning all week for the shower Saturday anyway, so why bother doing it all twice? Luckily Dad is flexible and forgiving.

At least I cleaned the bird cage.

Come home soon Dad and Ryan and Denys! Be safe!