Sunday, September 18, 2022

Red Is The Color

 AJ, AZ   High 98   Low 70

Today was a really special day. Todd and Michaela's friend, Kalli (thank you), threw a gender reveal for them.

I wasn't able to go to Montana for it so they did it on FB for us to be able to join in.  They did not go for the traditional pink and blue (thank goodness). Green has always been Michaela's color and Red is Todd's. 


So, naturally, Red was for a boy and Green was for a girl. I loved how they had the box rigged. When they finished the countdown a little remote control Mickey Mouse (they are Disney fanatics) car came out of the red box towing a small red banner. It was fantastic.




Now I can hardly wait to meet Eli James in person next February.
 I sure do love these two and I know they are going to make fantastic parents. And, course, I will make a marvelous grandmother because I can really spoil him.  And then give him back.


Saturday, September 3, 2022

The Happiest News Ever

 AJ, AZ   High 106  Low 83 

 My son and daughter-in-law posted this announcement on FB.

Just when some of you had given up hope or thought it would never happen . . . We are so excited to finally announce we will be welcoming the newest member of the Dixon family in February 2023!!!  After ten years of coming up with new excuses, we can't wait for our next adventure in life together, parenthood.


I am beyond happy to welcome my first grandchild. I am also heart broken that Jim isn't here with me. I know his spirit is rejoicing with us and I also know that he has already filled our grandchild in on all kinds of things about this family that has been chosen for him/her. But it still hurts. 

I guess they are going to have a reveal party of some kind so hopefully before too long, I'll know if I'll have a grandson or a granddaughter. Personally I'm hoping for a grandson. Truthfully, all we want is a healthy baby.

I did tell them they didn't really plan this very well because that means I will be traveling to Montana in the winter. I don't even own a winter coat anymore. But trying to survive the cold will be worth it.    

Todd just announced that he will now be known as 

                            THE TODDFATHER

I'm so excited!!!

Friday, September 2, 2022

A Long Long Summer

AJ, AZ   Highs somewhere around 95 to 100   lows finally in the 70s for a few nights

I started this post several days ago and the heat is back. Headed towards 110 for the weekend. I am really looking forward to some cooler days.

This is exactly how my life is at this point in time.  I'm getting through one day at a time. I belong to a FB group called Road Widows, Road Warriors. These woman have really helped me through my tough days of missing Jim. They understand my devastation and tears even when I am not rational. 


I also have very special people who go out of their way to check on me and brighten up my life with their calls or texts.  I am so blessed to know them.


I disconnected Jim's cell phone and I had no idea how hard that would hit me. It took me over a week to even feel like I was recovering. Turning off that phone was like losing Jim all over again. I didn't know it was possible to shed so many tears.


I don't go anywhere except to the store for a grocery pick up or the pharmacy occasionally. I'm hoping to get out more when the weather cools down. July and most of August really weren't horrible but next week as we head into September the temperatures are on the rise. Looking at 108 to 110 for a few days. But hoping Fall isn't too far behind.

 I love our Superstition Mountains with the clouds.

We did get some monsoon storms which are welcome because of the rain they bring. I could do without the wind but that is part of the monsoon package. About the only pictures I've taken are of clouds. We've had some really spectacular lightning shows and I'm grateful they haven't set off a lot of fires. 



I've been putting out a water dish for my bunny neighbor. As hot and dry as it has been, I think he and the birds are enjoying having the water.  (The white thing is my awning post)


I don't think I posted this picture of my neighbor's cactus blooming earlier this summer. It is so beautiful but the blooms only last a day.


We had 16 at our breakfast outing. We went to a place in Mesa called What The Hell. Good food and good friends.


My next post will be more exciting.