Sunday, July 25, 2010

Didja miss me??

I sure missed all of you..

I sure had a good time..

I sure am tired..

Tomorrow is back to work and back to routine and Emily and her Mommy & Daddy are back in Colorado..

..and already the house is quiet..maybe too quiet because I keep falling asleep..

Well, too quiet or I'm too old to be the BFF to a 9 and 11/12ths year old  girl.


'cos we are BFFs..and we had a great week..a great {albeit short} visit from April & Chris ..

It was a week-end of clarity and clear-ness...clearly-minded...clear-ability..clearful thinking..I can see clearly know..Ah Ha moments..??

Yeah..I finally decided what I want to be when I grow up...

A 10 year old girl.

Actually..a 9 and 11/12ths year old would be great..

Not worried about what boys think..

Don't have to shave or pluck anything...

Hawaiian Punch Popsicles are considered one of the food groups..

People take you shopping ...and pay..

You can sleep in in the summer and stay up later than usual at night..

See 2 movies in one week..{we LOVED Despicable Me as well as Marmaduke}

You believe in magical Balancing Butterflies..

You get play-dates with neighbors who's Mommy makes homemade peach ice cream..

And puppies, kitties and chickens all love you.

Oh..and ducks..geese..

Yep, I wanna be 10.  Again.  Forever.

What do you want to be when you grow up??

This 60 and 10/12th year old signing out..

Oh, by the way..have YOU  milked a cow lately?  On a little stool?  You's really fun. And you can cross that one off your bucket list..


Just Breathe said...

Sign me up! The freedom sounds wonderful. So happy that you had all those precious moments with her.

Sue said...

Ah, doesn't that sound wonderful! The joy of each new day and so many new experiences - yep, 10/11 sounds


Vicki said...

doing a quick catch-up...what fun I've missed! So glad you had time with the 10 year old, one of mine just turned ten and they are such a blast:) Me? Still don't know what I wanna be when I grow up, so I ain't gonna! So sweet that Larry's shirt will be in Colorado now too...

Have a great week my friend!

Vicki said...


I haven't milked a cow lately, but got up on a horse again a couple of weekends ago :)


Mandy said...

oh yes...i have a nine year old, a doly loving teddy bear loving, rainbows butterflies and fairy loving cool would that be????

diane said...

No wonder you are falling asleep after all that fun as a 10 year old nearly. I used to teach a few of those like 25 of them all at once.

Emmy said...

Awww! That sounds like such a fun time! Now I want to spend some time with a ten year old cousin :)

Vee said...

I'm afraid that if I tried milking a cow on a very little stool (is that a dangling participle or what?! it makes me laugh so much I'm leaving it there)that she'd cross me off her bucket list.

Oh I'm glad that you can see clearly now. What a wonderful week you two enjoyed!

Pearl said...

Yes! yes sign me up. I want to be 10 too with all that free brain where you can be anywhere you want to be. aah I do that at night when all is quiet and I let my imagination go wild! Glad you two had so much fun! Have a great week Colleen

June said...

But see, Colleen, that's what I love so much about you. You are spirit and enthusiasm and optimism. You are fresh and free-thinking and funny. Chronological age is actually irrelevant. You are the youngest person I know. Fern and Blossom and I cherish every word you write! And we all think of you as a friend (and two of us just turned eleven).

Love from Maine, girl!

The Feathered Nest said...

What a wonderful post Colleen, and oh-so-true!! With each of our five sons, that is such a precious age ~ they still love you like your wonderful and can do no wrong and yet are such wonderful company too!!! I'm so very glad your package arrived safely and that you're pleased sweetie ~ I'm honored that a little something I made resides in your home now! hugs and love, Dawn

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

What a wonderful post! I love it!!! But then, I love all your posts! :)

Dapoppins said...

i always wanted to milk a cow, but I would only be ten again if I could do it at your house.

wendy said...

Wow, what a busy week! Oh, it would be so great to be 10 again! especially 10 and on summer vacation! You have given your granddaughter many happy memories! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Laurie said...

I milked a goat, does that count! You made a lot of special memories Colleen, that she'll never forget! Ah to be 9 11/12 again!

Anonymous said...

I've been slow getting back to thank you for your lovely comments on my blog, Colleen..much appreciated! Now that I'm here, I having a good look around, and I just love this post about Emily. I had a good chuckle at each check point on the benefits of being a ten year-old. That would work for me, too! Very clever commentary...:)


Melinda Cornish said...

it all sounds amazing....oh to be ten again...or nine and a half.....