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Our kidlettes

I wonder if our kidlettes who're in their teens realize how much their love and attention means to /us/, now that they've started flying with their own wings?

The Spawnlette has been a /total joy/ since yesterday right up until now (not that she stopped, but we're taking a break). After school, she was back to her former self, telling me gossip about friends and school, and sharing her girl-secrets with me. She also had a little journal of quotes she's been writing down, and read some of them to me. They were very mature and thought-provoking. I am so proud of her.

Today, we were on a mission. Get me to stop THINKING about being in pain. We went to Made by U, and picked two pieces to paint. I have a pen-holder with the word "peace" written in Japanese on it, and she made a spoon holder for me, with a pig under the sun. They were both equally good in their own genres. :D I'm kinda proud of mine. She googled "peace" on her phone, and I drew it from there. It came out wonderfully. Hopefully, I'll remember to take a pic of it before I drag it to work. After that, we slid by Guthrie's, since she missed breakfast.

Oops.

OF course MY SIZE 5/6 BUTT HAD ALREADY EATEN ENOUGH FOR EVERYBODY. I've GOTTA stop this eating thing. I don't just eat...I GRAZE. lol I'm gonna end up in three, four, five larger sizes if I don't put a stop to it. They say a dog is the only animal that will eat itself to death; but I'm thinking *I* could do the same thing. Just sayin'...I need to back away from the kitchen and resist the urge.

The Spawnlette took inventory of my closet (she always does), and found some things that don't fit ME, yet fit HER now. This is a good thing, both physically and emotionally (for both of us, different reasons). :) And of course anything that's mine is already hers as it is.

She called this our "date weekend". LOL. We're going to watch V for Vendetta (one of our favorites), and eat junk all night. That'll roll into tomorrow, and we're going to church, then watching MORE movies as we chill for the rest of the day. :) :) I'm happy she didn't drag her friends over, or invite them. I just heard her tell one of her friends that "she wanted to spend some free time with just her mom". There is no stronger love than a mother for her child. Just isn't.

So that's that. My knee's all swollen, but for the past few hours I've scarcely paid it any attention. It is aching, though, and I might take another hot bath. It helps with the pain a little bit. =/ Nothing ever just "kills" the pain, though, so it's going to be a long night. This time though, I'm gonna try that lying-down-while-sleeping thing, in lieu of last night's stay-upright-in-bed-with-all-the-lights-on thing. WTH.

For right now, I'm watching High Crimes again (just refound it after missing it for more than a year). Am propping the knee up with a heating pad. The weather is a gorgeous 65, sunny degrees, so I suppose that's a blessing. If it was any worse, I'm sure the pain would be, too.

I hope all my friends are having a great weekend, and know love as I do. :) It warms the heart, to be around someone for whom you feel so much affection, and they feel it for you, too. :> Yeah, yeah, enough of all that. I'm about to fringe on writing bad country music.

Heh.

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ayoub
Feb. 9th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Any weekend with V is a fantastic weekend...

I hope you're resting those knees!
none_too_subtle
Feb. 9th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Ours /used/ to be like that, until this year. But now it's like it used to be. :) :D I think her friends just make her treat me differently. Something like that. :D

Edited at 2008-02-10 02:59 am (UTC)
none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Man. I was half asleep when I responded (thus the wrong icon...lolol). Must resist responding at night. :D
writerwench
Feb. 10th, 2008 12:03 am (UTC)
Yeah.... I'm having a good weekend. Got both my girls home, plus a nice friend of theirs, and my man's coming up tomorrow afternoon for his usual couple of days. So I got the heavy yard work - rubble clearance, soil digging and manuring, bramble-pulling and weed-digging - done today. Tomorrow I can do what I call the 'Edwardian Lady' side of gardening - planting out rooted plants, delicately dribbling manure solution on them, and standing back to imagine how good those plants will look in the summer, and many summers to come.

My livingroom is an internet cafe - three girls, each with laptop, plus TV and live conversation. It's comfortable.
none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
It sounds like you've had a wonderfully productive and enjoyable weekend thusfar. :) It's nice with our kidlettes around when they're not trying to impress company :)
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none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
We've been all creative today while also updating our iPods. :) It's been a joy hanging with her with her acting "normal" :D LOL :)

(I loled at your country song. We should take turns writing lyrics and make up a doozy.) Heh.

Edited at 2008-02-10 11:43 am (UTC)
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none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
Agreed. lolol
lefthand_path
Feb. 10th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
well, i'm glad to read that you had a great day with kelsey. hope the knee is vastly improved
none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
I need surgery/have needed it for years' now. I think it's time to sit down with my ortho :(

Yes, it was great with her today, doing our nerdy/creative thang.
lefthand_path
Feb. 10th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
well, surgery always sucks, but if it helps in the long run guess it'll be worth it. and it'll be a great excuse to be off work for... how long would recovery from that take?? :(
none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC)
The type surgeries I've had in the past always take time to heal. =/ I'm afraid I'd be jobLESS if I did that. I've a;sp swprm pff omvasoe sirgery; but if that's what it takes to lessen the pain and swelling, that's what I'll do I guess.
lefthand_path
Feb. 10th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
yeah, they should be willing to work with you on it if they be worth a hoot.

jjfgsjdh??? LOL
none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC)
Guess what was in my hands when I fell asleep LAST night? LOLOL. :>

All they can do is take the rest of my miniscus out (it's all torn up anyway) an possibly stabalize the knee. Ugh. Those might help, but as I tried to say whilst falling asleep, I have kinda sworn off invasive proocedures.
lefthand_path
Feb. 10th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
yeah, there are some people in this world addicted to surgery. weirdos.

so is the wireless keyboard missing any letters yet? maybe somehow a pop tart got crammed between the number and letter keys?

i wonder if they have something different they can do with yer knees... technological advances and all that? not saying you want terminator knees, but maybe there's some newfangled thing someone's working on. hasn't UAB swallowed downtown birmingham yet?
none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
When all your main ligaments are torn in half, there's not much they can do. That's what I'm faced with (no anterior or posterior cruciate found in either knee during last MRI). To operate would be to put me in greater pain; but this instability is killing the left knee, I think. They have new stuff, but nothing that would ultimately help with the horrific pain issues.
lefthand_path
Feb. 10th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
:(
none_too_subtle
Feb. 10th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
I know...it's a sucky situation.
sixgun45lc
Feb. 14th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
V for Vendetta = brilliant.

I suspect mine considers me a source of mobility and fuel money, with occasional homework editing thrown in for laughs.
none_too_subtle
Feb. 14th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
I do love the movie :>

I'm sure your kidlettes value you for more than just that!
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