Deacon’s Aspirant’s Wife 2nd edition
I’m new to the “Quick Takes” thing & so I forgot about it… Here I am writing it on Saturday as I wait for my connection in Philadelphia to take me home to Knoxville. Speaking of Knoxville, that’s where my husband is waiting for me and I miss him terribly!
I had a big adventure early this week with my grand daughter. About 20 minutes after I put her down for her afternoon nap, she started screaming like a banshee! I ran up the stairs as fast as my recently operated knee allowed me and found her shrieking and clenching her little fists… she had pooped, taken off her diaper and had poop in both clenched fists. Her little feet were laying on the poopy diaper and they too were covered in the stinky stuff. This was operation clean up big time….
My daughter was having a well deserved nap (she had just birthed my newest grand daughter 2 days earlier), and was hoping to give her mommy brain some rest. Wouldn’t you know it, just as I’m making my way to the guest bathroom with Cora and her poo mess, Aimée the newborn who was just laid down 30 minutes early by a zombie mom decides it’s time to scream and make her presence known. I’m not one to panic but all I could think of is that my daughter is going to be awakened by both her children screaming all the while wondering, “Where da heck is my mother?” I got Cora cleaned up in record breaking time & hobbled back down to scoop up little Aimée who just wanted to be held. My daughter awoke about an hour later and never heard anything. I could have kept the entire episode a secret and no one would have known!
I love coming to Ottawa. My daughter & her family live in a storybook community. My grand daughters will go to the same schools their dad did. The walk to their elementary school takes all but 3 minutes. There is only one very quiet street to cross to get there. There are kiddy parks everywhere! People pick up their dog’s poop! I think they also pick up other people’s dog poop! Bikers are polite and yell, “Excuse me” when they’re coming up behind you. Almost like the old “Stepford Wives” series…
My daughter is a news junkie – so I’m up to date on everything that’s going on in the world. However, American news reported in Canada make Americans look bad. Seriously. Our election process is ridiculed and with reason. Canadian electoral campaigns last 3 months… but then again when I’m home and I see how Canadian news are reported, they look bad too. News is news. It is neither good or bad.. just depends on what side you’re on.
There are crooks everywhere… even in my daughter’s storybook neighborhood. A fellow shows up one afternoon wearing what looked like official clothing… Polo shirt & baseball cap with official company logo and he held an official looking clipboard. When I opened the door he was very cordial then spewed his speech. It went something like this, “Blah, blah, blah.. as per a provincial eco friendly program we’re replacing all rented hot water heaters free of charge – I just need to get the serial number off of yours.. would you like me to take my shoes off?” Excuse me? I asked him for credentials and he replied, “Um, I lost my photo ID but I have this badge they gave me while I was in training.”. Needless to say, I sent him away.
Have I mentioned that I’m sitting in the Philadelphia terminal waiting for my connection to Knoxville… I’m so missing my husband and my humdrum life back home!
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