Family, Fishing, Fun, Sewing?

People are coming and going. The dishwasher runs daily. I am worn out at the end of the day, and all of those things are good. I love having family here. I think we have accomplished a lot. For instance, I have never been over Trail Ridge Road before, and now I have. There is so much snow up there! I believe it is quite an accomplishment to have that road open at all. There isn’t much of a season each year for building, or now maintaining that incredible stretch of road. The elk were plentiful in Rocky Mountain Natl. Park, as were the tourists. We got in one short hike to a waterfall, and saw a lot of beautiful country. Nice. Fishing is next.

There is such wonderful energy when you have young people in the house. Regretfully, we only got in one round of ping-pong. There was simply too much to do. We did get in some good discussion regarding the protagonist of my fantasy, and that was very fruitful. We also picked out material for my newly expected grandchild’s crib quilt. Guess who gets to re-learn to sew? This should be interesting – to say the least. I promise to wash all the cuss words out after it is finished.

My son and I are driving over the hill to see Mom next. Then the Florida portion of the family arrives. This just gets better and better. I wish those who have to leave now, didn’t have to leave. The one thing I need to do soon, though, is get back to the gym. I eat more and exercise less when there are so many people around to eat and visit with. Oh well. There will be plenty of quiet house moments after they all leave, when I will be missing them terribly. That’s when I can get back into the gym routine. For now, I am simply soaking it all up.

And so it goes…

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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1 Response to Family, Fishing, Fun, Sewing?

  1. dect6145 says:

    Happy “familing” (I made that up) and sewing!! Our family was and is home to help move cows etc. Love it when they are here!!

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