Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Feeling Blue

I'm feeling blue...

We had a wonderful impromptu visit from our kids in Texas . They called us Saturday morning and said that they were in the car going to visit the other grandparents and were going to swing by and visit us on the way, but could only stay 2 days. That was the best news I could ever hear! We have been missing them so much! We packed as much fun as we could into the short time they were here. Our grandchildren are growing too fast and they are so cute.

So our house was filled with laughter and giggles and hugs, making tents, catching bugs, and spilled milk. There were toys strewn from one end of the house to the other, shoes by the front door, artwork taped to the walls, and sleeping bags all over the place.

Now they have gone. The house is clean. The laundry is done. It's so quiet.

I was wondering if you had time to stay for awhile and chat with me? I've made a pot of tea and I have some brownies and strawberries. A visit with you would sure help to chase away the blues.
Rhondi xo

34 comments:

  1. The brownies and strawberries look delicious! The teapot is lovely also.
    Thanks for a little afternoon dessert.

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  2. Oh Rhondi, I don't blame you for feeling a bit blue -- it's lovely to have a clean and orderly house, but nothing beats the chaos of visits from the family!
    I will surely join you for a cup of tea... and sympathy!
    Cass

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  3. Rhondi, I would love to visit and share a cup of tea. I was a little blue today realizing that my middle child just turned 25..... sigh, where did the years go so quickly??
    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thank you Rhondi! Those brownies are really good; you'll have to give me the recipe. And the tea is perfect. Do you mind if I put my feet up on that empty chair. Ahhhh, thank you for inviting me.

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  5. Hi Rhondi
    I am a regular visitor to your blog -- I've got you on my reader.
    I love your "blues." I once lived in a house with blue carpeting throughout. I had lots of blues then, but they are all put away now or found other homes when we moved into this greenish house. I thought it would be for only a couple of years, so had no plans to repaint. Now it is 7 years later going on at least another couple, at which time we hopefully will be returning to the east coast nearer our family.
    I share your faith and enjoy reading the verses you share.
    Quilting and gardening are activities that I enjoy. I'm about to return to garment construction. I'm rather fed up with the clothing available here for a woman of a "certain age." --IF I can find appropriate fabrics, that is!
    "Here" that I have mentioned is a small city in upper northern CA where 2 of the best department stores have folded with the economy.
    Rhondi, this is probably more about me than you wanted to know, so I will stop now. But, this you should know...I really do enjoy and appreicate your faithful blogging.
    Blessing,
    Linda H

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  6. Not lurking a lot in blogland right now .... but consider me ~ there ~ for a wonderful sit-down visit! We can talk about our grandkids.

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  7. I wish I could hop in the car and head over their Rhondi! It's funny how quiet the house can get after company leaves.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  8. I would love to sit and chat for awhile!

    Carolyn

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  9. Oh, Rhondi...I think all the time how quiet my house will be when my girls are off on their own. I'm sure I'll be blue, too. You are not alone!

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  10. Well if you are offering brownies, how could I say no? Love your pretty blues. I'm glad you had some sweet unexpected time with your family, it makes life so sweet.

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  11. If I visited for some talk, strawberries and brownies, I would love to ask about your children and grandchildren, and of course admire those lovely blues...and especially the Shelley, of which I only have 2 cups and saucers.

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  12. Hi Rhondi.....I know the feeling after everyone leaves. At first you feel sad as they wave to you from the car and then you feel a little relief for a minute of quiet but that soons fade as you walk back into the house and you hear nothing but quiet. But they do come back and it starts all over again.....and we love it! Wish I could be there to share your brownies and strawberries...have a bite for me, will you?
    ~Patti

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  13. Hi Rhondi - I know I'm a little late, but I've just come in from a long day at work. I too know the silence of a house that recently rang with the laughter of grandchildren - I'll be right over for a cup of restorative tea before supper - do you have time? :)
    Chin up - your grandchildren surely appreciate and will remember their visits with you!

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  14. I could really use a cup of tea and a visit! Love that you had some time with your children! Love all the pictures!

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  15. Hi Rhondi. I just got home from Texas..a family reunion. It's always sad driving home. Makes you realize how much you miss people. Of course, I've vowed to get down there more. So I understand how you are feeling.

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  16. Sure, I have time to have a bit of tea and brownies and some good conversation with you...It's always nice to stop by and visit with you Rhondi! Hugs, Jennifer

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  17. Love all of the blue and white. I want that rooster! So glad you had such a great visit from your children and grandchildren. Sound like happy bedlam. laurie

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  18. The calm after the storm...that's what my parents call it when we visit with our five kids...I can't understand the sadness cause I live the busy all the time and crave the calm....If you're lonely I could loan you a few children to help fill the void? :) Ha! It's wonderful that you have a closeness and enjoy your grandchildren so much! Smiles :0)!

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  19. How lovely to have had that surprise visit. Afternoon tea looks wonderful and so do the photos as always.

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  20. Those are the perfect Blues chasers Rhondi! I'll be right over!

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  21. I always miss my daughter more after seeing her, so completely understand.

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  22. I'm on my way! I'll be there when I figure out which way to go! Oh how I would love to sit in your lovely chair and have a cup of tea, some brownies and strawberries and, best of all, a long, friendly chat. ~Adrienne~

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  23. Keep the pot warm Rhondi, I'll be across the pond in a flash(and don't eat all those strawberries before I get there!) Houses are so quiet when children leave. My daughter is 29 and after staying here this weekend she left some of her old childhood dolls in her bed for me to find when she'd gone....sweet memories that brought a tear to my eye and lump to my throat. Aren't we lucky though that our children are only an email or a phone call away.

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  24. I hear you Rhondi as we just had our soon to be 3 year old neice spend a couple nights and days with us. I just left the childrens books out where she left them so not all of her was gone at once! Boy, are'nt the visits fun! And I will have one of your delicious looking brownies! Chocolate always is good for chasing the blues away in my book!
    :o) Karyl

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  25. I am so happy to hear that you had such a nice visit. Hope you are doing well!

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  26. I wish I had time to visit, Rhondi. My grandchildren are on their way. I've got so much to do. You can come over when they go home and I'm feeling blue. Mimi

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  27. You may be blue but you "look" gorgeous in blue...
    HUgs
    Linda

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  28. If I could I would come over right now to cheer you. I know we would be laughing and talking for hours.

    Our son and grandson don't live far away, and I am so thankful.

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  29. OH, Rhondi, can I come over and play with you? I am so sad that you are hurting because your family is not there. I think you are probably one of the bestest grandmoms around....I'll bet your grand kiddos miss you, too. L, Dana

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  30. I love impromptu visits! Those are usually the best kind. Sometimes too much planning causes more stress. I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time. Nice post, as usual!

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  31. Looks like I'm a little late stopping by to visit. Am trying real hard to catch up on all the blogs I like to read. For a few days it seemed like a very overwhelming task, but I'm slowly getting there.

    Looks like you had many visitors, and am hoping things are looking rosy for you again. (SMILE)

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  32. I'l be right over, Rhondi! I'd love to stay and chat...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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Hi
Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi