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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

By mid-week I am usually feeeling like I have crested the peak of a mountain and am about to roll slowly down the other side and right into the weekend. With my mixed up work situation, I will be working on Saturday, and most evenings (except tonight, because I am hooked on American Idol again).

I keep driving past the fisherman's wharf. The one who passed away. His lobster traps sit neatly stacked, placed there by his fishing family. But there is no boat. Just a wharf with traps. At this time of year, every wharf is loaded with traps and there is always a boat tied firmly to it. Now, we have a constant reminder, along with the dark cold ocean out my window. When the desk was delivered, the delivery men said wow, what a view. Yeah, look straight out, said Mr. C....that's where the fisherman died. Sigh. The funeral will be on Saturday.

I visited the babysitter today. To take her cookies and magazines and a card from the boys. She will not be caring for the babe again until mid-March. Mr. C's mother discovered last evening that we had no childcare for the babe; Oh, you'll work it out... she says. No offer. Just nothing. But then she quickly changes the topic of conversation to her wall paper peeling woes of the upstairs bathroom. This is a true story folks. Great to have family like this, huh? Thanks for nothing. My lovely father, on the other hand, will come to care for the babe tomorrow. Both of their faces light up when they see one another. What a wonderful Opa he is.

Three cheers for Opa; hip hip hooray!...

  1. Blogger Aly said:

    I would totally babysit for you if I didn't live so far away. And I swear today is baby day. My best friend found out she is having a little girl and my best guy friends girl went into labor around noon.
    I hope your valentines is wonderful.

  1. Blogger Neo said:

    Cathy - That's so sad about that fisherman!

    Sorry to hear about your babysitter! That really sucks!

    On a good note: Happy Valentines Day!

    Peace, Hugs, & Roses!

    - Neo

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Cathy, both photos are are just wonderful :)
    Pooh, i thought MrC's family may be as nice as Mr C is :(
    I hope you can salvage a decent weekend :o)

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    who could not volunteer to baby sit for such a cute baby face like that!!!

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    Man oh man! Did you take that top picture? It is AMAZING! Just beautiful. And the baby? Well, that goes without saying.

    Just think....by the MIL being the way she is, just leaves room for the people that are important. Your Dad gets the joy of your sweet boy.

  1. Blogger for_the_lonely said:

    First off, what beautiful pictures!!

    I am sorry that the fisherman passed...it would make it so much easier on many people, I am sure, if they just moved his traps from the shore.

    Here's hoping that you have a sunnier tomorrow.


  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    POPS is way more fun! nuf said. Hope tomorrow is a great day for you. :)

  1. Blogger Scholiast said:

    My dad babysits whenever he can, it's such fun!

    And with a baby like yours... I almost want to have another one..

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Cheers for Opa! No wonder their faces light up. Mine would light up if I could take care of that sweetie.

    Good luck in finding someone to help out in childcare.


  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Opa's are wonderful people. It's wonderful when granparents and grandkids can enjoy each other like that. Hope they enjoy their day, and you yours too. Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger missbhavens said:

    Opa! Opa! Opa!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Babies everywhere! I hope you are well.

    It does suck, but I am managing...

    Mr.C's family are pathetic...a whole other story which I might discuss at some point.

    This is what I think as well!

    Thanks to my nice new camera my photos are better than they used to be and yes, that's my picture zoomed in frmo the view from my living room window!

    It's sunnier already. I hope yours is as well.

    So true...have a great day!

    shhhhh me too ;)

    We will have our lovely babysitter back again in early March. It's just family help and juggling in the meantime.

    Opas are wonderful. What would we ever do without them?

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Hip Hip Hip Hoooray! :)

  1. Blogger fb said:

    I have a feeling baby and opa are gonna make mischief...there's something in that look...they've got a plan hatching!


  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    GO Opa! Go Opa! Go Opa! And a hug.

    Oye those cheeks again! :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Hmmm. don't give him any chocolate or ice cream, Opa! OPA!

    Thanks :) Have a wonderful day!

  1. Blogger vani said:

    who could not want to watch such a cutie?? i'm sorry, that really sucks..i truly never understood people like that, i look foward to being a part of my kids lives in the future, including THEIR kids...sigh. i feel your fustration..

  1. Blogger angel, jr. said:

    And some people dare to call themselves "family"!! It's so sad when society would rather help out a stranger rather than their own loved ones.
    Three cheers for Opa!! Your babe will grow up close to him and the other grandparents will just wonder why their grandchild is rather distant.

  1. Blogger Gurgo said:

    Usually thats what family and friends are for!
    I am glad you have such a dad!
    Sag dem Landsmann einen lieben Gruß, auch wenn er aus einer ganz anderen Ecke Deutschlands kommt!
    Vielleicht sieht man sich ja mal!

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    First ta great seascape... then a pic of the wee bairn. Those eyes, that smile...killer!

    I agree with fb... there's a bundle of mischief waiting to happen.

    At at least you can count on Opa!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    The irony is that Mr.C's parents somehow blame us for the fact that they don't really know their grandchildren!

    Wir werden nach Deutschland kommen, vielleicht ein par jahren weiter....

    Oh there was mischief...mostly because Opa forgot to change a diaper all day long...;)

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Oh you are really sweet, visiting the babysitter with presents, how nice! Is she ill, apart from the herpes? If anyone offered me gifts just because of a herpes I'd be delighted :)
    The babe is growing, isn't he? :)

  1. Blogger Gurgo said:

    Ich hoffe Ihr überlegt nicht ernsthaft umzusiedeln!!!
    Hier geht alles sukuessive den Bach runter! Die Arbeitslosigkeit liegt bei fast 20% und von allen Seiten wird man nur abgezockt und der Mensch zu einem Subjekt degradiert.
    Der Osten mutiert allmählich zum Parkplatz des Westens für die Rollbahn nach Osten, bis auch der Westen leergewohnt ist.
    Hier gibt es einfach nichts mehr was ein dableiben lohnen würde.
    Das mag jetzt etwas frustriert klingen, ist aber eigentlich noch optimistisch, denn wirtschaftlich haben wir uns jegliche Basis selbst entzogen. Eigentlich begründet sich unsere Wirtschaft auf den Mittelstand und den gibt es nicht mehr!
    Auf den Punkt gebracht erinnert hier vieles and die Zeit der Weimarer Republik und wie die geendet hat brauch ich Dir nicht zu schildern!
    Was glaubst Du, warum ich hier weg will!!!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Dann Du sollst nach Kanada kommne, aber es ist nicht leicht, glaube ich...

  1. Blogger Gurgo said:

    ich weiß! Kanada reizt mich ungemein! Das geht aber nur, wenn man eine Arbeit nachweisen kann und daran arbeite ich noch.
    Ich habe auch Griechenland ins Auge gefasst. Dort sind zwar die Einwanderungsbestimmungen einfach, aber eine Arbeit zu finden ist auch nicht leichter.
    Sollte Dir was übern Weg laufen, würde ich mich freuen, wenn Du mir Bescheid gibst!

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