Sunday, March 18, 2012

I love weekends

A lot of things have happened this weekend, but the biggest one with the most impact is that our youngest son, Shaun, has moved back home for awhile. I don’t even want to talk about it because it’s personal. It’s good right now, but I’m guardedly optimistic, which is what I told a good friend tonight.

So things are different here in the manor house on the hill, but I’ll tell you one thing. We have one very excited dog. George loves our son, Shaun. And Miss Blackie is quite content, too. She gets to sleep in her favorite room in the house, a room that my son told me today that he believes may be haunted. But that he likes it anyway.

I was dumbfounded. Haunted? Yes, he told me. Once he was falling asleep while visiting, and suddenly it got very cold in the room. Weird cold, he told me. He felt like he wasn’t alone, but he wasn’t afraid, and it was like that for about five minutes. I have never felt these things here. And yes, Adrienne, and Peg, and Colleen, if you’re all reading this, it was the guest room that you always stay in when you come.

All I feel is joy in this house. And if there’s a ghost, I think it’s a good one.

 

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I took a drive to Chesapeake City today and snapped this photo of the bridge I traveled over for ten years when we lived ‘below the canal’ on the horse farm. The bridge is very high and traverses the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (the C&D Canal), a shipping lane for cargo ships. The waterway is a shortcut from the Delaware River to the head of the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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The grape hyacinths are up.

And we had plenty of sunshine this weekend.

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Tonight I’m watching this:

Frozen Planet

It airs Sundays at 8 PM on the Discovery Chanel and is a seven-part documentary. Better get going because it’s starting soon.

Hope your week is off to a good start. Thanks for stopping by, my friends . . .

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30 comments:

Christie - Fine Lines said...

I am watching Frozen Planet right now as I catch up on blogs. The vastness of that area is truly amazing!!

Hilary said...

Watching Frozen Planet right now.......I close my eyes when they eat each other.
Guardedly optimistic is good.

forgetmenot said...

Hope all goes well with your son living at home again. It is a change for eveyone in the household, but I bet you'll enjoy having him around. The hyacinth photo is beautiful, and I LOVE the background. Have a great week. Mickie :)

Country Gal said...

Hey looks like we all like the same show here. I just finished watching it . It was amazing I love shows like this ,when I was younger I watched the National Geographic on TV and Wild Kingdom ! I bet it will be nice to have the company of son with you ! Miggy would love to have our boys live with us. Awesome photos. Have a good day !

Deb said...

enjoy your son....nice photos..

Donna S. said...

I love weekends, too. But, they sure do go fast!!

Hope having your son home is a good experience. I know you love him but it can be hard having another adult living with you (even if it is your son that you love)!! :)

ZeldaMom said...

Well...I keep wondering what I will feel if/when one of mine moves home. I hope it's very positive for all of you.

msdewberry said...

I have never read Frozen Planet but I will be watching the season finale of The Walking Dead tonight. So sad it has to end for the season!
P.S. I think I finally fixed the email thing!!

Nellie said...

Of one thing we can be certain in life, and that is change will happen. Hoping for a smooth adjustment for everyone. We have had a wedding this week-end and truly enjoyed every minute of it! Lots of family all around, and sad to see them return to their homes. I wish you a good week, Kate.

GailO said...

I am always the optimist and definitely see good things coming from having your son at home for awhile. Change can be good:)

Never heard of Frozen Planet! Will check it out!

Cloudia said...

carry on, dear friend!


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wayne15575 said...

It appears that good looks runs in the family.

P said...

Love the photo of the Grape hyacinth.

Kerri said...

That bridge is stunning! WOW!
Love the flower too.

It's hard to be a parent - I used to think that was true when my kids were little - but it's even MORE true when they are adults. It's actually HARDER (in my opinion)

Nurse Nancy said...

No frozen planet for me....Army Wives and the Good Wife. Hope you have a good week.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I have a young adult child living with me too--and her two year old son! Chasing a two year old little boy til daughter gets home from work is giving me a workout, but he is so adorable. My hubby who is so set in his ways and accustomed to our quieter household after raising 3 kids, turned to me the other day and said "I love him living here"! You could have bowled me over with a feather!
Hope all goes well--it will only be for a season.
V

beth said...

i am thinking of you and your hubby today.....

that bridge photo is amazingly perfect.....

and crap....we totally forgot about the frozen planet starting last night.....SHEESH !!!

xoxoox
ps....i totally believe in ghosts :)

Daryl Edelstein said...

LOVE that grape hyacinth shot ...it reminds me of the Hipstamatic shots I've been doing

TSannie said...

Wasn't Frozen Planet wonderful?

jinxxxygirl said...

Hi Kate!

I just awarded you The Versatile Blogger award! Just pop over to my blog and get your button and read the details. Dont' forget to read the little blurb i wrote about your blog.
Hugs! deb

Lili said...

Your son's experience made me smile and so did the fact that he is back home with you too. That grape hyacinth shot is AMAZING! xoxo ~Lili

mrs mediocrity said...

aahhhh i love grape hyacinths.

our son moved back home a few years ago, he's 26, still here, but it's working out okay.

if you have to have a ghost, i'm glad it's a good one!

Oz Girl said...

Always lovely to hear from you.... and if my son were ever to end up back home, I think your term of being "guardedly optimistic" would fit the bill for me also.

I had to chuckle about the possible ghost - my son has always believed in ghosts (even though I really don't) and he swore our house in Ohio was haunted by the prior owner's husband who had fallen off the roof many, many years before -- of course, the neighbors told us about this. THANK YOU, neighbors. :-\

Photos are both lovely, as always, esp the grape hyacinth.

Take care ~
Susan

The Sweetest Days said...

Good evening Kate.

Well that is interesting news. I hope the three of you are all getting along well. Life never stops being a challenge does it.

I've seen lots of hyacinths on blogs lately but we don't have any. Our spring plants are a few days away from flowering still. They really should be about 2 weeks away from flowering!

romantic bed and breakfasts said...

Very interesting news. Yes everyone who works loves weekends.

Mary said...

Our son moved back home after college and is still here almost two years later. It hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. If my daughter moves back... well, that will be another story. Parenting never stops being a challenge, does it? Hope everything works out for you all.

Frozen Planet? Jeez, have I missed another TV phenomenon? I still have to go back and watch Downton season 1. :)
xoxo

Reena Walkling said...

Love that bridge photo!

Mmmm, kids moving back home. Love 'em but love 'em more when they have their own place. Hope it all goes well. (So looking forward to this weekend!)

The Japanese Redneck said...

That would have freaked me out.

Hope things continue to go well.

Mental P Mama said...

I cannot imagine that house not having a few extra folks around...and we need to catch up! Love you.

Carolynn said...

Well, if it's the cat's favourite room, the ghost most definitely must be friendly. Interesting...there's been alot of talk of ghosts in Bloggerland lately. I think we had one in our place or at least a ghostly memory of one. We smudge the place and told him we thought it was time he moved on. Seems to have worked.

Blessings
Carolynn