Have you ever had COMPANY? I am sure you have. I don’t care who it is, you can’t wait until they get here and after they leave you just sit back in your easy chair and say…..man what fun we had. But the Hubby said it even better….it’s so good to be just me and you again!
Of course we had some of the younger generation with us this last week. I thought I was “WIRED” since I have a few electronic things. Well, not only do they have things that stick in their ears most of the time so you can’t even talk to them and instead of talking to each other they sit in the same room and text each other! They watch the craziest things on U tube that I never heard of and really don’t care to hear of and when I asked a question, I do believe they have another language out there that we haven’t learned yet.
Some were going to summer school, working on papers, meeting deadlines and talking on the phone. One was even taking an on-line college class. Man what happened to the old fashion class room with a teacher atmosphere?
Finally the hubby mentioned going for a boat ride, I was beginning to think I was in another world. Now it was “all play” and “no work”. But when you mentioned eating, man you had to race to the table to get a seat. Of course everyone was hungry after riding tubes, swimming across the lake, taking the kayak up around the bend and back. But guess what was on the table….all that fish that we had caught during the spring. That made all the fishing trips worthwhile to see the smiles on their face as they gobbled down that crappie! And of course to see the smile on the Hubby’s face when he said he caught all that fish himself! I hate to say it but he did catch all the crappie. As you know, I hate to fish for crappie.
There was only one problem, BOATS. They were everywhere. You would look up and here come a boat with a person skiing, then one on a paddle board and the real “pain to all the swimmers” were the wave runners. I asked the Hubby, when did the wave runners take over the lake? Of course he mentioned that “we must all share”!
Of course there always is the “day after”. This is when everything has to be packed up to go home. All the ear plugs, tablets and computers are put away and everyone jumps in the car and waves good bye. Of course they send you a text message when they get home safe. I asked the Hubby what happens to those grandparents who have no idea what a text message is. He replied, THEY HAVE TO TALK TO ONE ANOTHER. I smiled and said imagine that.
Well, I must say that there is no computer that can take care of all the dirty laundry that is always left behind when company leaves. But really you don’t mind. This is when you think back over the fact that the Grandson use to be a little boy and now he has his driver’s license. Then your Granddaughter tells you she wants you to be sure you come to her graduation. It seemed only yesterday that she was in first grade and now she will graduate from college. Then the older Grandson comes by and brings a beautiful girl that he says will be his bride in December. The Hubby shed a few tears. Where did the years go? I told him he should listen to Tulip Green, she says to “Enjoy the Moment”!
Yes, playing “washing machine” isn’t so bad. It gives you time to relive all those wonderful moments that happen years ago and you didn’t take time to really enjoy them.
Well, this is just another event has happened in the life of TG. Hope you have had such wonderful experiences this summer. I nearly flipped when I picked up a limb with some dried leaves on it. Where did the summer go? Man, it was so cool for so long. Also Mother Nature kept raining down on us and now half the summer is gone.
Don’t forget about our recipe contest. As I said before, you can send a copy to the newspaper or you have my e-mail address. Everyone loved the ones from last year. Forgot to tell you there is a Gift Card for the first and second prize winner. So start sending those recipes.
Till next time, it’s old TG watching out over the beautiful water of Lake Malone. Mother Nature’s gift to the community. Bye now!