Monday, September 12, 2022

A Long Week...

 My daughter Kathy, drove away from my house Tuesday the 6th. She was driving all the way to Seattle, to join her son, his wife and baby.  She arrived Sunday afternoon. This is a photo of Kathy with Korey and Ashley. Today was the kids 8th anniversary. Their son is one and so adorable. My Kathy will be part of Korey's family circle . 
   I was scared for her to drive all that way. She was smart and divided the trip into 6 days. She had her rooms booked where she would be staying. She also did some sight seeing on her way. To see things she had not seen before.  It was lots of driving, more than I would ever want to do. :)
 Kathy loves adventures. She is one who has taken me to many interesting places.  Like this sweet park in the town of Carmel, where she lived before this move to Seattle. I love this little Japanese park.
 Kathy knew I did . So every time we went to spend time together at her apartment , she would try to take me there. I love the ducks and koi fish . 
   As Kathy started her car , she said, "mom I am a bit anxious about this trip."  I reminded her that she had some of my mom's grit and she could do it.  Also to keep her mind on the prize at the end of the trip....being with her only child and his family. To live near them and enjoying her grandchild. I am so very happy for her. I will admit , I am sad for me. I will miss our little adventures to out of the way shops, junk stores, graveyards, parks, hiking trails...although I did not do much hiking. LOL.
   Wishing all of you a glorious autumn season. Our summer was a scorcher. XO
 

29 comments:

  1. I left Indy to Florida…my daughter flies Allegiant cheaply every few weeks…son lived in Ca and Seattle…long flights but you can go…I did often…prayers.

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    1. Thank you Brenda for the encouragement. I renewed my license when Ted was sick ...so now I will have to gather papers to get the one with the star top fly. Thank you sweetie for the prayers. I sure need them . Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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    2. I have followed you even when I lived in Indianapolis…I have had that license for a long time…it is easy…prayers sweet girl

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  2. I'm glad your daughter had a safe drive to be with her son and family. I hope you will be able to visit her and them. :)

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    1. Oh I am hoping so too. It would have to be flying I do not think I could stand traffic on the road. LOL I am praying she returns to get her cat she left with me. He keeps tripping me.
      Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  3. Great adventure for her and to be with her family is wonderful. I know you will miss her but plan a visit to look forward to. Sending hugs your way❤️

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    1. Hi Theresa, So good to hear from my blog family. I need to get back to blogging. Yes, I keep saying I am dreaming of having coffee on my grandson's deck and seeing the mountains and water. My daughter texted she had found the nearest starbucks. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  4. It is hard when our kids move away and I'm so thankful for two I still have living near by. All of us stay in touch but it isn't the same when they are far away. I wish your daughter lots of happiness and hope you get to visit with all of them too.

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    1. Thank you honey. I do want to visit my grandson. I did meet his baby this past spring. Oh how adorable. I could snuggle babies all day. LOL I have a daughter across town here. I was just at dinner last night with her and her hubby. Her son built a house just down the street from her. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  5. Oh that's a big move. It can't be easy for you. Hope that you chat whenever you need to hear her voice. Life sure has its challenges. One day you'll be having some adventures out her way once she is settled.

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    1. Vee, I used to think of going to Paris...now I will be content to see my twins daughters who live 40 miles away. Kids get their own lives and I truly remember what working, running a home is like. No time for all the family. My mom and I lived a block apart...my daughters and I used to hurry with dinner , dishes and cleaning up ...then run to mom and dad's for hugs and visiting. Sad how we did not realize those where some good old days. Blessings to you , xoxo, Susie

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  6. My daughter is Kathy…lives in Indiana

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    1. I have four daughters, Angie was first, Kathy second, Then the twins Liz and Karen were the last. LOL. I love each one. God blessed me with those girls. Of course raising them was a job. We all did chores and I tried to keep them busy to stay out of any troubles. Blessings, Susie

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  7. What a sweet, loving and caring post. I loved the read and a lot of meaning I picked up from it. I like your advice and I will REMEMBER it when I start my adventure in January (If my plans come about.) You are a wise mama! With some adventure in you also, methinks...

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    1. Thank you so much Jack. My mom was a tough lady...she had to be , she had 11 children. No we were not Catholic. :) I have used some that grit of my mother's in my own live many, man times. I sure tried to instill it in my girls. Oh they each have just enough...I guess, because they have amazed me beyond my dreams. My daughters and I and Korey had our phones hooked up with Kathy's , to follow along with her trip. WE could see every place she was on the phone map. That gave me some peace of mind. I think she still had her bear spray, from a visit in Canada...that helped too. LOL You take care on your travels. Hold your sweetheart close. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. That's a long hike to get there. I'm glad she drove wisely and you can enjoy this wonderful time together.

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    1. I did enjoy the time my daughter stayed with me before going west. Her lease was up right before her journey, so I told her to even renew to stay here. But she work till time to leave and we really did get to do much...as she repacked my totes . She took a car load and left a car load here. Hopefully by next summer she can et her son to help her get it all to Seattle. She kept precious few things. Blessings, hope you are enjoying the lake life. xoxo, Susie

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  9. Hi Susie. I hope you can find nice airfare and will be able to make trips out there to see all of them. Glad Kathy made it ok. xoxo Kris

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    1. Kris, I have been thinking of flying to Seattle for a short visit...but it sure won't be while I have Kathy's cat here. For me this alone is a big change. Ready for Buddy to get one of those cheap ticket. LOL. Hope your daughter's wedding will be just perfect. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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  10. Oh, Susie! You have the best attitude! Sending your daughter off with words of encouragement was so sweet and the right motherly thing to do. I like the suggestion of you flying up to visit.
    I'm so grateful all of my children and all but one of my grandchildren live in Texas!
    We are in Arkansas right now and Louis Dean teasingly asks me if we can move here. I couldn't leave Texas if I wanted to since I would miss so much of my family. Actually ALL my family lives in Texas - at Least close family members like siblings and children. Only Rayne lives in Puerto Rico.

    You are such a good mom and your Kathy has some of YOUR grit, too! Love you, Susie Q!

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    1. Linda, I often thought of moving to a warmer climate when I was thinking of retirement. But once my children settled close, there is no way I could never leave this state. I do plan to visit Kathy...and send her money to help her come see me, if I do not go there. My mom was tough ...she had to be to raise all of us and keep us good citizens. Took some head knocking for a couple brothers. LOL Before my mother passed , she told me she was always proud of me. Then I knew I did have some her grit myself. Thank you for your kind words. Hope your trip was great. Blessings and safe travels. xoxo,love you guys, Susie

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  11. I know you'll miss her but she'll stay in touch and close to you. What a good time she'll have too. Sending you bunches of hugs this morning my friend, Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, Oh thank you for the hugs. Kathy has text today and sent along a cute picture of Bennie, her grandson, my great. So sweet. At times I wish my girls and I could go back in time to when they were small. Blessings, xoxo, love to you, Susie

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  12. Thank you sweet girl. Oh he has to be with me...I could not go thru anything without him. He blessed me with my daughters and now all their families. I am wishing you blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. Oh Seattle is a wonderful city. I hope you'll be able to fly out to visit. I admire your daughter for driving back and giving herself enough time to "smell the roses alone the way." I love road trips. I just met a gal at bible study yesterday who has 4 sons, and they all live in different states. My dad left his family and birth state of Eastern Tennessee to come to California after the Korean war - we used to drive back every other year. Fun times.

    I wish you comfort.

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    1. Debby, My parents were from Tenn. also. Kathy arrived in Seattle and took 3 days off from driving. LOL Her son took her to a coffee sop the day after her arrival. I ask her if the air smelled of coffee with all those shops. :) Thank you for the wishes. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  14. Oh, I know you will miss her. That was a long drive. Glad she made it there safe. Daughters are so special, aren't they. She sounds very special.

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    1. All my girls are special to me. They each have their own talents and charms. I am ever so grateful they have wonderful work ethics. Gosh girl it is all I can do to drive to the next town or two. I can not stand traffic . I am amazed at Kathy's driving. Hope you are enjoying your harvest of veggies. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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