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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Loss of identity, but gain of a greater love!

This is the end of the Shreveport photos. I had more, but lost them in moving my files! I am a techological wreck. These are just a few more of the beautiful trees, and colored leaves on the lawn.



Today was my last day at my job...my LOA ended and I am not going back!!! It seems so weird...a loss of identity for me! Well..I have a new identity called Grandma now. I am keeping my granddaugher all day, and administering her breathing treatments while she is getting over a cold with severe lung congestion and wheezing. Poor thing is getting better now and I am so relieved. I decided I will keep her instead of sending her to nursery...she is only 1 year old. We have a fun time together all day and I am madly in love! Luckily I can take a few months off from a working job, and then try and find a 3 day a week evening job and leave it at that. She will be my little angel to watch every day and I am so blessed!!!

I did discover a great thing to do while following a walking 1 year old going around in your house trying the get into everything. I took my Southern Living Magazine and would read 1-3 sentences before having to intervene in some way...then she would go another direction and I would follow along for a few more sentences! By the time we got tired of all the walking and exploring, I finished my article! She sat in her high chair and had some snacks, and then play with toys while watching me in the kitchen and also being able to see the TV (with her little shows on, of course)...and she was happy as a clam for about 40 minutes while I made dinner! Stuffed peppers, BTW. They turned out very well. I used red peppers so they were very beautiful as well. That dinner was SUCCULENT!!! LOL.

Everyone have a wonderful Thursday tomorrow!

12 comments:

Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Julie
Wow - a new beginning with new adventures! Ah, to work only 3 days a week - wonderful! You will have so much more time to do all the things that you love :).
Sounds like you are having a fantastic time being a grandma! Really gotta keep your energy up to tend to the little one!

Ev

messyfish said...

ahhh ha! so your not going back! well done a big decision. I am sure when you want to work again, then something better will come your way. I totally relate to following the baby round the house! Just when you think it is totally baby proofed, they grow a little taller....

messyfish said...

ps: hows the crochet going??

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I remember that feeling of losing my identity when I retired (semi) from my former job. I had done it for 22years.

I am glad you are busy and happy.

Claude said...

Dang... you're gonna get lots of good exercise following that one around... and you may even come out educated as well...

I never tied up my identity with my job, so I guess I was lucky that way. My identity was gardener... don't know what I'd do if I didn't have a patch of dirt.

Teri C said...

Julie, sounds like you are a godsend to your family to take care of the little one Do you pay them? lol

Your life is really falling into place. Keep up the good work!

soulbrush said...

you are truly blessed and this is a job in its own rights, so glad for you and little em. she is precious and so are you gran.

Suzanne said...

You are a lucky woman to have that little one so close -- and she's blessed to have you so close too. ;o)

Arasu said...

Your new identity is a great one. It's really nice and satisfying to spent the time with your little grant daughter. The trees with colored leaves look beautiful.

Serena said...

Well, you certainly won't be a lady of leisure as I'm sure you will be kept quite busy minding your granddaughter now that you're not going back to work. I can't wait to have grand-kids.

Btw, I hope your granddaughter feels much better very soon.

Pudgeduck said...

Best decision! Best for your granddaughter! Maybe I should do that- I bet you will lose weight running after her! Thankful she is getting better!

Bethany said...

Good for you. Enjoy. The peppers sound delish!