Written by cycleguy on July 4th, 2017

The definition of a whirlwind is:

“a small rotating windstorm of limited extent”

“a confused rush: whirl  *a whirlwind of meetings

The weekend and then yesterday was just that. Have you ever asked yourself “Where did the summer go?” Well, I had one of those weekends. Busy from the get-go I flew through the weekend with barely a stop. Sure some of it was my doing: I rode my bike some on Saturday (it was a tough choice but I twisted my arm). But the rest of it was just part of the tornado of my life.

But Monday (yesterday) was way out of the ordinary. I woke up at the normal time (3:50) which some people call “O dark 30.” My back pain takes away any chance of me staying or laying in bed to relax. So I got up, had my devotion time, and got Jo up to go the Y.  After a shower and short reprieve, we took off for Ohio (a 4 hour trip made longer by old people stops) 🙂  We picked our grandson up and then turned around and came back home with him in tow. He is going to spend a few days with us. (The big discussion last night was which movie to see: [DespicableMe3 (Gag) or Cars3 (Yeah)] Bet you can’t tell which one I am voting for!!  After the movie is lunch, then he loves to play the Wii (since the Y is closed). I’m hoping for a ride. I get a one day reprieve, although I do have to make an hour away trip to our church camp to visit some campers. Then Thursday, we get to do the whole “drive to Ohio to drop him off so we can turn around and come back” drill.

You know what? I would do it all again just to have some time with him because I know he will soon be getting to the age of “I don’t want to spend any time with my grandparents.” So I’ll take it while I can.

And what do you plan to do on your 4th? Or what did you do on your 4th?  I’m going to miss the salmon on the grille. 🙁


5 Comments so far ↓

  1. So glad you and Jo are getting to spend time with your grandson, Bill! Yes, I think we will go to any and every length to see our grandchildren.
    Virginia and her family are visiting here for the 4th, then Virginia will spend the night with us so I can take her to our church for a one-day water-fun camp. I know she’ll have a blast!
    Happy Fourth!

  2. Lisa notes says:

    You’ve got great priorities in this whirlwind, Bill! Love that you go out of your way to spend time with your grandson. He may or may not understand and appreciate it now, but looking back he definitely will.

  3. Linda Stoll says:

    have a ball with your grandson! there’s nothing like time with the kids to recalibrate us and remind us what’s most important … and fun!

  4. floyd says:

    Traveling has a way of feeling like a whirlwind. I’ve been in my own. Just got back home today from the coast. (72 degree highs I can take!)

    Glad you got to spend time with your little offspring.

  5. Dan Hamlin says:

    Salmon on the grill?! Fish is basically the vegetable of the meat world! 🙂

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