Just Another Day

United States
July 7, 2016 9:41am CST
Good morning/afternoon or evening my fellow myLotters! I'm sitting here enjoying my second cup of coffee, the sun is shining and I'm trying to get a few things done before I head out to visit my mom. My daughter and grandson are coming with me so the visit should be fun for my mom with extra people to add to the conversation. After our visit we're going out for a late lunch which I'm looking forward to. I haven't been out to a restaurant in ages and I told my grandson I'd treat since he did so well on his report card. I'm also letting him pick the place so it should be interesting to see where we end up. I expected to have a quiet day at home yesterday but my Aunt & Uncle stopped by to drop off a box of books for me and get directions so they could go visit my mom. Here I thought she wouldn't have any visitors and I'm sure she was surprised to see them. They were on their way back up from spending the winter in Florida and continuing their trip home (upstate NY) today so I was happy they stopped by to say hello. I can't believe how fast the days are flying and I just feel as if I'm on fast moving merry-go-round lately. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods
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@DianneN (84978)
• United States
7 Jul 16
They certainly stayed in Florida longer than most snowbirds and missed our beautiful spring and month of June. Have a great visit with your mom. Sounds like you have a nice day planned.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
My aunt & Uncle stayed longer because they went down later than usual and if it was up to my Aunt they would live there year round. They mentioned that it took longer to come home as they decided to have the house painted. With them you never know
@Teep11 (7137)
• United States
7 Jul 16
Sounds like some bonding will take place. I hope everyone has a great time on the trip. The days continue to move quickly.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
7 Jul 16
That will be a treat for your mother having visitors yesterday that she wasn't expecting and then today you, your daughter and grandson will visit today which she will enjoy. Nice and I wonder what type of restaurant he will want to go to. Yep the days are flying by way to fast and going fine here today so far this morning.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
7 Jul 16
If you are allowing a child to choose the venue you will probably end up in McDonald's.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
@Asylum I was worried he would pick McDonalds but I asked that he pick somewhere we go on in and eat and relax so he picked Red Robin
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
7 Jul 16
@Marilynda1225 For some strange reason children seem to love McDonald's.
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@Juliaacv (33116)
• Canada
7 Jul 16
Isn't that great that your Mom will have so many different and wonderful visitors today? She'll be in an up mood for a few days as a result I hope. Lunch should be over, so I'm sure that you enjoyed it.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
We did enjoy our lunch and now I don't feel like cooking dinner except those coming home will be starving
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@Juliaacv (33116)
• Canada
7 Jul 16
@Marilynda1225 I think that we are going to go out for supper tonight, its too hot to cook, and its been a while since we've been out.
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 16
They surely love Florida a lot, from June Florida can be very hot.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
If my Aunt could have her way they would live there year round. She loves the heat (even though I think she's crazy)
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@LadyDuck (175653)
• Switzerland
8 Jul 16
@Marilynda1225 I can stand dry heat (not the desert heat), but Florida is too humid. I think I could live all the way down in Key West, it's like an island.
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• United States
8 Jul 16
@LadyDuck I couldn't live in Florida as I prefer cooler weather
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@GardenGerty (102465)
• United States
8 Jul 16
When you have been a full time care giver and things suddenly change it does throw off your equilibrium. I am glad your mom is having extra visitors.
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• United States
8 Jul 16
I'm trying to find a balance between having free time and visiting with mom. Being able to leave the house whenever I want is new to me since I've been taking care of her for the past 8 years
@Macarrosel (7541)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
Yes, you're right, time flies really fast and I don't like it. For I grow old fast too hahaha.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
I'm approaching a big birthday at the end of the year and it seems as if it's rushing rather than slowly creeping up
@BelleStarr (39654)
• United States
7 Jul 16
Wow they stay in Florida a long time, we came back in April. I am glad you mom is getting more company.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
They love Florida and my Aunt would live there year round if she had her way
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Jul 16
I have a busy day ahead of me. We leave on vacation first thing in the morning tomorrow and there is still a lot to be done before I'll be ready to go!
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@MarymargII (10557)
• Toronto, Ontario
8 Jul 16
Sounds like you are having a wonderful family-filled summer so far and it is nice to relax and enjoy these summer days too!
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@JudyEv (134472)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jul 16
That's lovely that your mother would have had some unexpected visitors.
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
7 Jul 16
Friday morning here and raining due to storm ;(
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@much2say (40128)
• United States
7 Jul 16
How wonderful your mom got so many visitors! Oh yes, the days are flying for sure - you blink and literally the time is gone!
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@koopharper (6717)
• Canada
7 Jul 16
All good in this neck of the woods. Hope you have a good visit with the family visitors.
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@Corbin5 (115635)
• United States
7 Jul 16
So glad Mom had visitors despite the fact you could not see her yesterday.
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@NJChicaa (46045)
• United States
7 Jul 16
I'm sure your mother enjoyed the surprise visitors yesterday.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Jul 16
I'm glad your mom had visitors after all. =) Time is going so fast, it needs to slow down a little bit lately.
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@amadeo (72892)
• United States
7 Jul 16
very nice to have company there.Most people do not do this often
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@hostessman (9941)
• Tucson, Arizona
7 Jul 16
i am sure your mother really enjoyed having some company and nice of them to go
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@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
7 Jul 16
I'm glad your mom is getting a lot of company. It will be interesting to see what restaurant you guys end up in. Hope its not fast food like McDonalds. Have a great day!
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