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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

I am so happy that you are here!
And--it is going to be the best day ever---
We are healthy and becoming healthier!

I had to post this picture -
Remember the saddle shoes?--And I remember handing wee notes and candy, back and forth to friends---hoping a teacher wouldn't notice--
I suppose to-day , they text---

Son #2 the Air Canada Pilot will arrive in the North to-day, and will be staying to-night, with son #4, the City worker guy--- in his basement--with his puppy--
I expect that won't work out very well, and they will arrive out here, bag and baggage---and puppy, to-morrow--
-being a Mom is so hard--seems so hard to get the point across-that we really don't want a puppy in our lives right now---but-----I sorta suspect it is going to happen anyway, no matter how we feel--
"We have had enough puppies in our lives", Himself continues to say--

Lord love a Duck! --what would I ever do without all of you here to listen to all my rants and raves?

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    OK, take a step back. Yeah, puppies are hard but would you be as hard on him if he were a child? Of course not. To your son, that puppy is a child and a member of his family. So that makes him part of your family.

    Relax or, at least, let go of the irked feelings. Let it flow. Don't make your son have to choose between you and the puppy. You might not like the answer.

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    Enjoy your son's company-puppy and all. Keeping family ties strong in important. The puppy will grow up and you will still be on good terms with your son. emoticon
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    I know the feeling Lynda! Do the best you can.
    174 days ago
    Maybe you can spend a lot of the day outside with the puppy if he comes to visit? emoticon
    Or you could take him for a couple of walks during the day? emoticon
    It will still be nice to spend time with son #2, no matter how it all turns out! emoticon
    174 days ago
    We have to keep our priorities in order. I would take your son - puppy and all - any day of the week. My own son calls weekly, which I appreciate even though he spends the whole time talking about himself and only occasionally gets around to asking how we are doing. But I have only seen him twice in the five years since we moved to Oregon even though he has been in and out of town several times. Your Himself needs to learn to open up his heart.
    174 days ago
    I remember the saddle shoes and hated them, but my mother made we wear them.
    Hope you have great day and that the puppy stays away.
    174 days ago
    You will survive the puppy visit....and it will be adorable.
    174 days ago
    I remember doing that too - in saddle shoes. My oldest daughter has 2, sometimes 3 dogs, and she wants to bring them to every holiday function. I wouldn't mind except THEY do not mind. Her older dog will take the food right off your place, or the table, counter or whatever. The younger one is better - doesn't seem to like crowds - so he goes into my bedroom and hides. But it's hard to have them around with so many people in the house!
    174 days ago
    Hoping the puppy is on its way to being trained. Perhaps son#2 thinks of you as an authority on puppies since you have had so many over the years. Our puppy trained quickly except when startled. So careful when introducing it to the larger Tess and Beau. And good luck! emoticon
    174 days ago
    Yes, I well remember the saddle shoes and how hard it was to keep them looking good. Sometimes I wonder how we ever played on the jungle gym in a skirt when we were in first through third grade. How times change. I don't think that many girls wear skirts today to school unless it is part of a mandate uniform.

    I am confident, Lynda, that you will survive the puppy. You have had plenty of experience. I can, however, well understand you wish to avoid dealing with a puppy. Hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised at how well the visit goes.

    Have a great day.
    174 days ago
    I agree with the Doc, give the puppy a hug for me. Also, I agree with GREYTDOLPHIN!
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    Perhaps if they could keep the puppy in the basement most of the time you will survive! Your house must be able to handle lots of people. Carpe Diem (seize the day.) emoticon
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  • GABY1948
    Hope you have a wonderful time with all!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    174 days ago
    Thank you for being here every morning. I look forward to your blogs, as do all the other Sparky people! It’s amazing how we all feel the same! We are from all walks of life and yet all seem to be the same peas in a pod!😁. You’re thoughts ring true for us all!!!! Good luck with the puppy. Bet you fall in love with it. Have some spray carpet cleaning on hand!!!
    174 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
    emoticon That’s me with the dark hair only I wore a uniform and the nuns were very fussy about the collar on the blouse.

    I know we all need someone to feel our pain! My hubby listens but wants me to always be the one to say “no” and I always want them to come, bag and baggage so it happens!
    emoticon Just focus on the fun of seeing them and know we will be here when it’s over. emoticon
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  • GLORYB83
    I remember those saddle shoes too! It's all we wore in High School, so comfy and right in style!

    Oh, I remember the 'puppy' stage with many accidents on the floor, etc. I would have thought son#2 would be more understanding and not saddle his folks by bringing his puppy with him when he visits. But on the other hand, maybe he misses his pup while working and wants him along. Oh well Lynda, seems that you and the mister will have to grin and bear it for a while. My best to you all!
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  • PHOENIX1949
    I'm confused. Is this son's puppy coming along for the visit OR has he gotten another puppy for y'all? If the latter, it may be time to decline, even though he may be trying to fill the spot an ailing Tess may leave.

    Mom was so excited to pick out a pair of saddle oxfords for me which I declined before she had them rung up. My choice was a pair of red suede penny loafers which she tried to dissuade me from with the logical explanation that the saddle oxfords were so much more stylish and durable. The 5 of us 'kids' had two pairs each -- one for school and one for church.
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  • no profile photo GREYTDOLPHIN
    Lynda, I've had ex relatives who probably were worse than the puppy. At least the pup can be contained in an area.

    I solved the puppy problem years ago by rescuing adult dogs, who so badly need homes and are extra grateful and loving (just based on my own experiences). Have to confess I miss that sweet "puppy breath" and the cuteness, though. Have a great visit. Hugs
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  • no profile photo MOXYCAT
    Thank YOU Lynda for being there for me/us. You might fall in love with new puppy....it will all work out.....its TEMPORARY. LOL.
    I had saddle oxfords in grade school.....very proud to have them as they were expensive and we were poor.
    Have a blessed day.
    174 days ago
    Keep venting as needed
    174 days ago
    Same same... we listen to one another's raves and rants, and shared, it makes them easier to bear?

    174 days ago
    I suppose it is something you may as well get used to. Sounds like it is going to be "Where I go my puppy goes". It will all work out....with a lot of love and patience.
    174 days ago
    Hopefully you'll fall in love with the puppy and there won't be too many incidents or accidents.

    My daughter had saddle shoes when she was little. I guess that's more of a case that she had them because Mom had always wanted them.

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    174 days ago
    At least they are gonna try the alternate plan first...is wife coming, too? Yep, we are all in this together and what a blessing that is!
    174 days ago
    Our loved ones come as they are. We love them that way, too. I bet it will turn out well, tho Beau & Tess may see things differently.
    How blessed you are to have family who live you--and like you, too. Enjoy.
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