Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Past Few Days

Thursday night the phone rang and it was my dear friend from Maryland, calling to let me know she was leaving LAX airport and heading down to the house. Gosh I was so thankful that the plumbing was hooked back up!!! We stayed up till midnight talking and it was so good to have her here. She slept in the grandkids room and said she felt like a princess:) I woke up at 4:00 am to get Corky off to work and headed for the coffee pot. We spent the day catching up on all that's been going on with her "spooty" husband and it was so hard on my heart to watch a marriage of 23 years disentegrate before my eyes and only be able to listen and try to encourage her. We talked and laughed about good times too and that felt good. She is just trying to work her way through the years of memories and figure out how to let go of her dreams. ~sigh~ Corky made us a roaring fire when he got home from work and we had homemade spaghetti and garlic bread for dinner and just talked some more. I hope we helped her in some way. She spent Friday night too and left on Saturday to go up to L.A. to visit her mother in law. This lady could still use our prayers for her heart.

I caught up on the last of the laundry Saturday and it felt so darned good to see the bottom of the clothes basket.:) Tomorrow the guys will be back to finish the work on the front bathroom pipes and test everything out before beginning to close the huge hole back up. I am so excited to get the new floor down, wash down the walls, get the new tiles in the tub and put it all back together. It shouldn't take more than a week or so. Corky is as happy as I am, especially that he didn't have to do this himself. Our valentine's present to each other. We spent the evening watching a movie and just being in each others company. Slept in until 6:30am and it felt like half the day was gone. At noon, the first NASCAR race of the season at Daytona was on. Woo Hoo!! I love NASCAR, it's my sport and Corky's too. It got rained out but it was good and fast!!

So, that wraps up the past few days and tomorrow I get my grandkids. I haven't seen them since Wednesday. This coming weekend they get to do a sleepover here while mom and dad go to Disneyland. This will be the first time for Hannah so it will be fun. I am going to be spending some time this coming week learning how to post captions under my pictures so they make more sense. So if you visit and see something one minute, and then it's not there anymore, it is just me getting it right.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and "Love Day." We didn't do anything out of the ordinary because we try to keep every day a love day here. I really love your visits and reading your comments. They make my day special.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

4 comments:

pam said...

Sounds like you had a very peaceful weekend. Hope the coming week is just a good.

Dawn said...

I'm glad you had such a good visit with your friend, and I feel so bad for her.

A trip to D-land without kiddoes sounds fun! Or with kiddoes! But a little older is better.

Rach said...

I'm glad your friend has YOU. I can't imagine watching this marriage disintegrate because some spooty man needed to get his jollies on with a young chickie. :sigh:

I've got two girlfriends going through NASTY divorces right now (13 years and 15 years) and it breaks my heart. What makes a marriage fall apart? What makes one last?? It's all so frightening and disheartening.

I'm glad you had a restful weekend, sweet Laurie! You SOOOO deserve it!

Love and HUGS!
Rach

Needled Mom said...

It is always so hard to see a friend endure such hurt with a divorce. I know that you were a big help to her.

We're with you on not celebrating Valentine's day in any really special way. Each day is our love day.

Enjoy the little ones.