Monday, February 17, 2014

No Scrap Shall Go To Waste

 Check out this lap full of love. AJ the beagle gets so out done when the grands all pile on Papaws lap. When hubby is home his lap belongs to AJ
 Here is the travel system we got a super duper deal on. Regular price $259.00 our price on clearance with and additional 15% off coupon. $115.00!!! Ya baby. Our newest grand will be riding in style and safety at a great price. It's never too soon to instill frugal habits in the grand kiddo's
I used the scraps from the Valentine mug rugs yesterday for this little jewel. The design is a combination of ideas I had seen on pintrest. No waste for this ongoing (as in all year) Charity project.

I noticed at Sunday dinner yesterday that the ENTIRE family seems to have an extra twinkle in their eye's when hubby is home to join us. The laughter is louder, smiles seem bigger, jokes are exchanged at a quicker pace, even their appetites seem to go up a notch. He is our sunshine! And we all miss him so much :(

 It's sometimes hard not to complain about all the traveling he has had to do for the past few years, we never thought at this point in our life and his career he would be off on projects but then again who would have ever thought the economy would be is such a mess for so many years :(  Coming from military/DOD backgrounds helps a WHOLE lot. We both understand separation well. We both were brought up knowing that to do ones duty you must often be away from home. When I get down and out I ALWAYS think back and remember that hubby unlike our military men and woman is in a safe place. He is not living in a tent in some far away place where people intend on killing him at the first opportunity.

Could he give up the career he has been at for the past 40 years? Ya, he could. We would both have what we want and have it now but....Retiring early in this economy is just not something we are willing to do. So for now we are thankful he has a job he loves, with a company that has been very, very, good to our family over the many years.

Cramming so much family living and loving in so few days stinks! I'm not a technology kinda gal, I can do without all the modern gadgets the world has to offer. You will never find me in long lines to get the latest and greatest the world has to offer. However all these gadgets and gizmo's are such a blessing for our family in that they allow hubby to communicate with the big and little kids every day. The cell phone, I Pad, Skype, Facebook, and whatever else it is they use has them all plugged in to each other. Its so sweet when one of the grands get to talk and see Papaw on one of their gadgets.

 Hubby and Tyler used our free Lego tickets today, I had to stay home to catch up on laundry. They LOVED the movie!! Both have requested as soon as it comes out on DVD that we get a copy. After hearing their play by play of the movie tonight I am thankful that I had to stay home and do laundry, just saying!

4 comments:

  1. Debby- That little piece you made from scraps is adorable. I am sorry your hubby has to travel like he does. I know that makes it hard on you, too. Who ever knew that the economy would tank like it has and cause all of us that were nearing retirement to have to change plans and continue to work beyond what we had hoped......Sad.

    Looks like those kiddos love their Papa! Have a wonderufl week, Debby! xo Diana

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  2. Debby- That little piece you made from scraps is adorable. I am sorry your hubby has to travel like he does. I know that makes it hard on you, too. Who ever knew that the economy would tank like it has and cause all of us that were nearing retirement to have to change plans and continue to work beyond what we had hoped......Sad.

    Looks like those kiddos love their Papa! Have a wonderufl week, Debby! xo Diana

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  3. I saw this on one of my fav. blogs this morning. You might like it. I sure do.
    http://thehomespunheart.blogspot.com/2014/02/birthday-gift-beanbag-jar.html

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  4. I'm laughing out loud with you saying you were glad you were home doing laundry instead of going to see the Lego movie! That would be my sentiments too!
    Glad hubby is home with you. It must be hard to have him away.

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