Friday, November 21, 2008

finally friday...

This year my children are being grown ups and have decided split their holiday fairly between us and their other parents. Any other year their other parents want to hog them. The kids are coming here in the early afternoon, evening with them. Thanksgiving is less the a week away and my house is a mess. The drop ceiling in my dining room is down, waiting to be replaced this weekend. My living room needs to be moved around to make room for a couch I gained custody of from Jeremy and Tracey's impending divorce. It's very nice, suede, & replies all sorts of liquids.

Jim, 2nd of Mark's sons moved in with us 2 years ago, into an upstairs room that was once shared by my son Tim (my oldest) and Matt, Mark's middle son. Then later by the youngest, Dale, who is now in a downstairs bedroom closest to the back door. Meaning he won't be here long if I can help it. Jim has since vacated the upstairs room and I am stuck with the mess. Like an evicted tenant there is leftovers from each of the kids that have occupied the room, mostly stuffed into the very large closet.

When my mother was alive she loved to go to garage sales and pick up games and such that the kids would like. Those are in there, puzzles, hundreds of VHS tapes, Nintendo games, books of Liz's that somehow made it in there. Pictures, even a box of Matt's old clothes from high school. Mostly baggy shorts and shirts that somehow after nearly 10 years are back in style, at least by high school kids that refuse to give up that hideous fad. The sight of a nearly grown kid holding his pants up by his crotch is nothing a person should have to look at day and day out.

With all this Mark is back to hauling mail at night, including the weekend. I wonder if I'll have a ceiling for Thanksgiving?? At least I am done with work on Tuesday night. I am off school from Wednesday to Sunday!!! Except for my four 2 hour shifts with Mrs H on the weekend I will be off from work!

I am nearly done with the bedroom, I have happily tossed most of the crap. Saved a box of nearly complete Lego sets that the grand kids will love. The bedroom will be for them to use. They can stay here as long as they like!








7 comments:

Paula said...

Rose this entry kinda made me giggle. I'm thinking what will you and hubby do if you ever find yourselves living alone. Take in boarders? lol

Ellen said...

I see i'm not the only one that HATES that style where the guys where their pants hanging off their Butt. HATE it ! I almost pulled over one day to tell one of them.
Hope you get your ceiling fixed before Thursday. My sons is also in need of fixing.
Take Care

Remo said...

I don't many couples think about the holiday/parents dilemma until it comes. I've always had family AND in-laws living in the same area and someone always get shafted. I'm glad you'll soon have those munchkins bopping around.

Martha said...

I have a huge mess here to deal with before Thanksgiving too! At least we both only have two days of work over the next nine days! Whoo-hoo!! :-)

flossiepumpkin said...

getting ready for the kiddies.great. roberta

Martha said...

Award alert - come on over :-)

lisa jo said...

I had a boy with his boxers down to his ankles holding up his pants in the front cuss me out the other day over deli ham.
i have a feeling your house is the cool grandma's house where it is full of love and craziness. XO