Love, Me

~Collin Raye

I just finished peeling and dicing potatoes, for our supper tonight. I’ve got ham and cheesy potatoes cooking, in the oven. I’m listening to “90’s Country” music, on my Spotify. This song came on. I haven’t heard it in a long time, but I love it.

Adam’s busy as heck, catching up at work. It was after 7:00pm, when he got home last night. Probably be late again, tonight. I’ve got a sick daughter, too. I got a phone call from the school nurse, yesterday. She had gotten sick to her stomach, so I picked her up. She’s still not feeling very well, today. If she’s still throwing up, tomorrow, I’m taking her into the doctor. Usually these stomach bugs only last 24 hours, max. I hate that she’s feeling so crummy. Also, I do not want whatever she has!

I need to vacuum the floors, but I was trying to stay quiet, so Mj could rest. She’s slept near constant, since I picked her up from school. I did dust all the ceiling fans, and around the house, where the walls meet the ceiling. There’s so much construction, all around us. We get a lot of dust, and cobwebs that form super quickly, too. Wyatt has a baseball game, this evening. It’s real cold here. The high was only 43 degrees. I would be miserable, if I was him. But, he’s fine with it. Adam and I can’t be in the stands, watching, tonight. I can’t say I’m upset that Mj gave me a good excuse to stay inside, where it’s warm and cozy.

While we were in Kansas, it was freezing cold! We didn’t get to spend any time outside, or get out the ATVs. The kids had a lot of fun, anyhow. We went to their family’s shop, and played pool. Several of Adam’s brother’s friends came by, too. Adam had more beer than he’s used to drinking, so I didn’t drink. I volunteered to be the designated driver. It was still a lot of fun, though. I really like his brother’s girlfriend! She is such a sweetheart. I spent a lot of time talking with her. I accidentally gave my nephew a big ol’ goose egg on his head. He was sitting at the top of the steps, trying to be sneaky, so he could scare one of the other kids. I snuck up behind him, and said RAWWWR, as I touched his shoulders. He jumped so hard, he smacked his head on the stair railing. Thankfully, he thought it was funny. I loved spending some time with my niece and nephew, and seeing all the kids have a blast, together.

Jackie is moving out, this weekend! I’m so happy for her. They’ll still live close, so she won’t be hard to see. I’m kind of excited to have the whole basement. Adam’s family wants to come down, this summer. That’s a perfect guest space to have, for them. My sister, her husband, and baby Pj are going to be moving to Texas, this Fall. I love that I can have somewhere for them, when they come home to Tennessee, too.

Aside from a couple eye rolls, and once when I flipped him off recently, Adam hasn’t had any reason to bust my butt. He gives me a smack, when I do those things, but it isn’t that serious. If I rolled my eyes, or flipped him off when we weren’t joking around, that would be very different.

Mj is requesting some chicken broth. I’m going to fix some, and pray it stays down in her belly. Wish us luck!

7 thoughts on “Love, Me

  1. PJ is moving to Texas!! Both she and the Great State Of Texas are immeasurably blessed.Hopefully Adam will surrender to the call and bring the fam, Jackie ( always been family) Justin and the dogs ( some mighty big cats down here but most are playful.

    Sorry MJ is sick. 😦
    I have no doubt whatsoever you will give her the best of care.
    Tame those rolling eyes and fidgety fingers. I can tell you from the male perspective that smacks tend to be pretty painless for a while and then suddenly fires start erupting on a female bottom. Weepin and wailin tend to follow and eyes decide not to roll quite as much and certain fingers avoid unacceptable positions gladly. Sitting is not even considered for a couple days. That happened to Linda and she was sore fer awhile (a day or so).All that to remind you not to push Adam too much. Unlike me Adam can swing a belt with purpose. (I used a hand a hairbrush and sometimes a paddle)
    Thanx for the post and welcome back!!!!

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    1. Yes, they’re moving to TX this coming Fall. I’m sad about it, but of course I support my sister. Her husband is going to be working in TX, so that’s where they’re going. I get it. Still, it is going to be so hard to have her leave! I’ve never lived apart from my sister before.

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      1. I just reread my original comment and I am soo sorry. Family is so very important to you and then I sound like I am planning a party because they’re coming here. I really didn’t mean to rub it in.Iwas just acting silly like I so often do and I didn’t think. I will be more careful in the future.

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      2. Oh no, don’t feel bad! That’s how we all roll, here LOL Humor and silly is the very best way to handle most of the tough stuff! I’m excited to be able to go visit them in TX. I haven’t been there since I was 11 years old, when my grandparents lived there. I used to spend time in the summer with them. They took me to the Alamo, Seaworld, and spent a whole bunch of time and money on me while I was there ❤️ My brother is a huge Cowboys fan, because of our time spent there as kids.


  2. Praying MJ is feeling better soon 🙏. I would love to come visit Tennessee it’s been so long since I lived there. We lived in Nashville for a while then we moved out to Madison, TN. While I lived in Nashville I worked for a nurse’s registry as a nurse’s aide and I floated from hospital to hospital and I loved it. Then when we moved out to Madison I worked at a nursing home. I got to see some of the country music artists and that was so cool. I seen Johnny Cash, June Carter and Mr. Cooper was a patient of mine (sorry I can’t remember his name it’s been so long) it was way back in the early 70’s. If I could I think I would move back to Nashville. Getting too old to move around anymore, lol.
    Love reading your blogs.

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