Monday, July 06, 2009

Fireworks? What Fireworks? Well...

Howdy one and all...
I spent the weekend with my gal pal and both of our families... and I had a wonderful time with them. It was a typical Mik experience- whacky. I don't do normal. I haven't for years. Why start now? Let's see... In the span of 48 hours I had to get my house cleaned (no easy feat...lol), welcome my gal pal and her folks into town, get back home because my sister and her best friend were bringing a boatload of crap to sell at the garage sale (our town has a city wide garage sale every July 4th weekend) on Saturday, so my house and my garage were full of things to sell. Plus my beloved and her mom came and brought some jewelry and clothes to sell... Now for those who are parents or are used to company coming over an a routine basis, this is no big deal. For a guy who NEVER entertains at his home, let alone have everyone coming over to have a garage sale at his house, I was simply enjoying the PPF to gauge how nervous I was. (PPF = poopin' pickles factor). Nervous? Me? Nahhh... (yeah right!). But the topper for me was that the girls (Lou and Terri) were feeling good enough to make it out and come over. To give you an idea how significant this was, it was huge to me because it was the first time they had ever been to my house since I moved there several years ago. My place is not wheelchair friendly and with Lou having no legs, presented a touch of a challenge. But she and Terri (who cooked for me for Saturday) were great and it made me downshift from all out panic at having this stuff come together, to a somewhat stunned appreciation to what I was witnessing. My whole family and my gal pal's family sitting at my place hanging out with a garage sale all day and having a great time. All this and to top it off, my oldest nephew became a father for the first time at age 34. Yep, I became a great uncle. And here all this time I thought I was a great uncle because I was a nice guy. But my nephew became a dad for the first time and has a brand new baby boy (7lbs 1oz and 21ins. long). Little Alec has turned my family upside down and I'm a great uncle. And the translation of the term "great uncle"? Simple. I AM OLD...
Say hi to Alec....

4 comments:

Melanie said...

he is a cutie!!!


Glad you had a nice 4th!


Melanie

Lynne said...

What a lil man! He is so cuteeeeee! I'm glad everything worked together for you and the family to share a lovely visit together. It sure makes it worth the sweat, eh? Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Bet you were tired from all that cleaning. Glad it all came together for you.

Carolyn said...

What a sweet and adorable boy!! Not quite as cute as mine was :-) but a very close second!
Sounds like a great time and happy for everyone being together! I am glad Terry and Lou were able to be there too- I keep y'all in my prayers Mik! God Bless!!