Thursday, July 07, 2005

THE WEEKENDS A COMING!

Well, its Thursday and the week is almost over. I'm so looking forward to the weekend. As you know now, I earlier told you about my moving status. My house has had three showings this week but no one has signed a contract yet. And to make matters worse, I haven't even had any feedback from my realtor. Hello......I sent him e-mail and called him and told him, "I NEED FEEDBACK"! Still haven't heard from him. He's probably really busy showing other properties or spending lots of time with that new girlfriend. I better hear from him soon. I am getting a little anxious.
Oh, by the way. There was suppose to be a showing this morning between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. So my son takes me into work and hangs out at his sisters and then decides to come home. Just about the time he comes home, the realtor shows up with the people who are looking at the house. So he invites them in and the guy said to my son, "this house isn't big enough for his dogs. He needs more property". So isn't it nice to know that some people base their needs on what they think their dogs needs are.
Somehow I don't think most people do that, but whatever!!!!!!

Some fun coming up for Saturday though. I will be babysitting my new grandson on Saturday. My son and daughter-in-law are going to a wedding and I will have the little darling from about 11:30 a.m. until midnight. Wow! I hope the little sugar lump eats well, pees and poops well, and last but not least, takes a few naps. He can be a little stinker at times I am told. Not too good of a sleeper at this point. I could say that he takes after his daddy and his mommy. He seems to know when mommy is not around. So, we will see. But, I do love holding him. If I were babysitting him permanently, I would never get anything done in the house. I just love to hold babies. He will be 5 weeks old on Saturday. Precious is all I can say.

All of you spirtual bloggers out there, please say a prayer for the selling of my house. Remember now, I settle on my condo on 8/1/05 so I need to sell this house a.s.a.p. Thanks.

Until next time.....peace to all.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Chad


Chad
Originally uploaded by Mama Chiquita.
Oops, I think I deleted you before. Anyway, you look so cute holding the bear. Oh, what a good deed you did. Picture to prove it!

Mom-Mom and Baby John


Mom-Mom and Baby John
Originally uploaded by Mama Chiquita.
Mom-mom rocking baby John in the hospital room. Look like I'm really enjoying it, don't I?

Gianna


Gianna
Originally uploaded by Mama Chiquita.
Look at her angelic face! She is such a darling. Looks just like her daddy too!

Monday, July 04, 2005

THE NEWEST BABY - BABY JOHN


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Originally uploaded by Mama Chiquita.
This is a picture of Baby John III or L.J as some of us will call him. He is posing in his sheep chair. Isn't he a darling? Please come back to my blog for more pictures of the grandchildren. You will see candid shots of the three of them and also family members. Kelli - the great blogess, posts great shots of the kids. I am hopeful that I can figure this all out!

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Well, as I ended my last post I told you that I had much more news to update you with. After coming back from the Southern Carribean from a cruise on May 1st., I got a call from an old neighbor who said that there was a vacant condo above her in her building. Now, this neighbor, who lived directly next door to me, sold her single family home to her son and his wife two years ago. Over the past couple of years since my husband passed away, I have looked off and on at condo's. My late husband always told me that "you don't have to make any decision's hastily". "Take your time". So, I looked not really too interested in anything. Most of the ones that I looked at seemed so small to me. Almost like living in an apartment. And too, realizing that I will have to get rid of a lot of stuff to fit in any condo. But, this time I guess the timing was much better. My friend had the keys to the condo, and invited me over to look at it. I really, really liked it. It is on the third floor with a loft. But when you walk in, the room is 33 ft. long. It has cathedral ceilings and since my home has that it became more interesting to me. It is two bedroom, two bath with loft. The loft is so neat. It has a huge walk-in closet. In fact, the entire condo has adequate closets which is a meaningful thing to me. Most of the newer condo's have so little closet space, that for me coming from a single family home, I need room! So, I decided that I would take the kids over to look at it with me. My oldest son and his wife couldn't make it cause she was going to the hospital to be induced. But, all in all, they liked it. They want me to be happy. And they know that I am independent. I am not ready for assisted living or moving in with any of my kids and their families. I want to have my own living quarters. It is a bitter-sweet situation. The kids grew up in the house that I am selling. So you know, they have ties here too. But financially I really need to sell at this time. The market is good, and I am hoping to do well on the sale. Buying the condo is not contigent with selling my house. It is on the market and I have had two scheduled showings. One actually yesterday. That surprised me since it is the holiday weekend. I guess it doesn't matter if you are looking for a house. My son Chad, who was living in Georgia, has been here visiting with me since Christmas. Boy, have I ever loved having him here! He has been so helpful doing all kinds of things trying to get my house ready for the sale. We have packed up a lot of boxes. You know what is difficult? Trying to pack up, keep your house in order for showing, and living there. I couldn't have done this along. I am so thankful that he is here to help me.

Well, now you know. Lots of things going on for me. Hey, say a prayer for me that my house sells quickly and that all goes well. Thanks. And listen, if you have information to give regarding moving, please respond. Until the next time.......bye for now.