Saturday, April 12, 2008

I've changed

I didn't realize how much I've changed until my Dad came to visit.

He (& Mom) used to spend a lot of time with the girls doing frivolous things like shopping for....whatever they could find to buy. Going to the movies and eating out most every meal.

Dad's been here for 5 days now and we've tried shopping, the movies and eating out. But, none of that seems fun anymore.

Since my Mom died, I've been trying to find fun in things that don't cost money. I want my girls to have fun doing stuff together, not just spending money on things we don't need.

The girls & I spend our days playing board games, barbies, dress up, computer games, sewing, stringing beads, library, baking, art, and cleaning. I think we're moving in the right direction!

2 comments:

Jen Cook said...

Mandy,
I've noticed a huge difference in your lifestyle since you have moved away and are now doing the things that you want to do, and building the memories that you want the girls to have of you when it is your time to leave them. I understand that it's different with your dad there, but remember that different, does not mean bad.
(HUGS)
Jen

vagabondrunn said...

Hey, thanks for the comment. Good ole Granger, IN huh? Little different here than it is in Oregon? [=

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