Distraction

My left eye’s astigmatism decided to change again. I thought they had stabilized, but I guess I was wrong. At least both eyes didn’t do it this time. There is a list of things still to be done this summer, sitting patiently on my desk. I have two weeks after I return to try and accomplish them before I leave again. I would hate to have to tear that page out of the book.

With two kids and families moving this month, two households being packed up to change states, and school starting for my teacher kids, I wish I could clone myself. There is definitely a need for multiple grandmas in multiple places, helping with the grandkids while all of the shuffling is going on. It looks like I’ll be grand-dog sitting over Labor Day weekend. That’s a new one, even for me.

I’m in Virginia to celebrate my son’s retirement. Now that makes me feel “mature” to say the least. I still vividly remember the heart wrenching day he left home, two weeks after graduation from high school. What an awesome career he has had. I suppose I’ll cry now too. This time, I have an eight month old granddaughter to distract me. Actually, that’s my job this week, to distract her while her parents pack and prepare to move.

This is such a pretty state. The plane ride to get here was interesting, as usual. This trip, I enjoyed watching the mother in front of me with with two twin boys, five years old. She had her hands full, but showed surprising patience. I almost asked how she told them apart, but I heard one boy’s name at least three times as many times as the other’s. I’m sure she can tell which is which without even looking.

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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