life interrupted


Just as I was getting into the swing of our empty nest, guess who stopped by for a couple of days and happily caused my new life to be interrupted?

My youngest daughter and my grandson stopped by on their way to San Diego and decided to stay the night.   In a mere matter of minutes my old quiet cottage has been transformed into a noisy, train and hot wheel. little boy haven.

Those of you with snow on the ground might want to cover your ears...we reached 80 degrees today so it didn't take long for the water to go on out back.

What a wonderful worries, this time I will be more than willing to let go when the time comes.  I am kind of getting used to this old, quiet cottage...there is a season for everything.

Enjoy your Friday.

xo, Patty


  1. How fun! I have my Grandson here a lot....I call him "Friendie" on my blog. I love spending time with him....but I do need some quiet time too. :)

  2. Awww, what a cutie he is!!! I love having my house filled with the little one's and their lively play and giggles. And I also love it when I get to have some quiet. Which is not very often!!! Tomorrow, my baby boy is moving out. Empty nest again, but it doesn't ever seem to stay that way for long!

  3. What a great surprise....he is a cutie :o) I am so jealous of your warm and sunny weather! Have a great weekend!

  4. Oh, he sure is cute!
    Yes, I am jealous of your weather!

  5. What a fun visit, and with such a cutie-pie!
    And, you're right... I am so jealous of your 80 degree temps.
    We had the wood burning stove cranked up around here.

  6. Oh Patty, what a darling little golf pro! I bet your heart ached when he left. Nothing like grand children! 80'? Not fair, it was so cold here today and the wind howled all day! ;D

  7. What fun!! I have been enjoying the warm weather too!

  8. I should have covered my eyes too ... how horrific, I spotted a green garden and people wearing shorts. It's like we live on different planets! Sounds like such a lovely visit!

  9. It's been warmish here but I woke up this morning to snow on the ground. I don't think it will last, though.

    Your grandson is a cutie!


  10. Nice to see them over for a visit. I know you miss your little guy. Want to get bkfst this coming week again?

  11. Oh I know my friend Patty was a happy grandma that day......what a joy!



  12. Oh, I am so happy to hear you are getting some time with your little man. Love your attitude too. You are a very special lady, Patty.
    Supposed to be near 80 here today too. I hope to get out and clean up my flower containers and get them ready for some new plantings.

  13. We hit 80 yesterday as well! Today we are in the 50s with a chance of a freeze tonight. My nest has been empty for several years; I just can't seem to get used to it. Hugs! Bonnie

  14. 80! Lucky girl, just look at your garden! Mine is under a few inches of snow at the moment. Sweet to have family visit, Your grandson is adorable.

  15. It sounds like you are adjusting beautifully to retirement and taking things in your stride, Patty. I hope you have a lovely weekend.


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