one word…


(The Mayor driving herself these days trying to save on staff expenses /Julie Cook/ 2019)

EXHAUSTED!!!!

Just got home from working all week in the Atlanta Woobooville office.
The Mayor did not slow down all week as she pressed forward with all agendas—
adding to the list as she went.

There was…

Breakfast
Napping
Dressing
Bed making
Sorting laundry
Brunch
Playing
Lunch
Napping
Snacking
Supper
Learning to call her dog by her name… Ayyyye yiiiii (Alice)
Standing
Squatting
Falling
Shopping
Picking up the dry cleaning
Dusting
Re-dressing
Diapering
Rolling
Pushing
PJs
Sleeping

Not all in that order…but close.

As Chief aide, I could barely find the stamina to keep up.

For all you grandparents, and even great-grandparents out there,
who have no choice but to raise your grand and great-grandchildren by yourselves,
without the help and assistance of extended family—You have my deepest respect!!

The little ones are extra demanding while the older ones can be an entirely different,
and even frightening, ball of wax.

Hopefully, there will be a post tomorrow offering something a bit more meaty and full of
depth provoking thought…
that is once I actually rest sleep!

I had taken the latest book we were just talking about early last week The 21
as I was hoping to sneak in a page or two at night…
However, the priority was reading a variety of status reports (aka the Children’s Bible) to the Mayor
who oddly kept a short attention span during reading time…
she is just so hands-on in her job…always finding important things that need doing.


(The Mayor is very obsessive with the sorting and resoring of laundry / Julie Cook / 2019


(The Mayor did seem interested in my latest read, albeit briefly before she thought to tear the cover)


(the Mayor meeting with a representative from the Crab association /Julie Cook / 2019)


(does anyone notice an opportunitst lurking near the Mayor–
seems as if everyone wants a part of her time or even food)


(a small new ride, a gift from the Pig association as in Pepa Pig / Julie Cook / 2019)


(sweet dreams for a busy Mayor / Julie Cook / 2019)

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap,
if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone,
and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Galatians 6:9-10

30 comments on “one word…

  1. oneta hayes says:

    A sweet reward for a busy day.

  2. David says:

    Love it Julie! Haven’t had contact with any of ours since early January. Those days in Cardiff on grandparent duty seem a distant memory since Michael remarried. I believe we have them in late May for a few days when Michael and Hannah finally get to take their honeymoon with her parents looking after her three – five would be a bit of a challenge for one set of grandparents!

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    What a precious public servant. Wish they could all be like that. Time for some nap time for grandma now. Well earned😚

    • Gregory came up yesterday, stayed the night and we both came home this morning as they we going to Abby’s hometown for a visit cause her granddad, who hep raise her ad her sister, is not doing well.
      Gregory immediately got in his recliner and fell asleep— while I wash and straighten up— one afternoon and he’s exhausted 🙄

      • atimetoshare.me says:

        lol isn’t that always the way? Although Paul has been doing all the shoveling for the past two weeks. He’s also still manning his art show almost every day.! He is rightfully exhausted and I feel like a sloth, but these cold temps play havoc with my breathing.

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  5. SLIMJIM says:

    SOOOOO adorable!
    That book looks interesting as well

  6. Wally Fry says:

    The mayor looks wore out LOL.

    • She was as I am now — complete with flu like symptoms 😖—she was actually well this visit but Abby has bronchitis again

      • Wally Fry says:

        She seems to suffer a bit physically. I hate that. It’s really nice that we all love so close. We see them at least a few times a week, and I can always go by there anytime they are home, too.

      • I do go but having them back here in Carrollton rather than Atlanta would be ideal— but Brenton being able to find a good job in Carrollton is almost nil— but it has been my prayer

      • Wally Fry says:

        What’s the status on the job hunt for Him? I am a few weeks out probably from having my license worf done maybe a month. Need to finish that. Need to talk to the Broker I talked to before about working for her. Am brainstorming out my plan. I don’t think to many are really exploiting the full potential of the online world yet, so plan on that. I’m even puttng together a plan for a Blog for Southeast Arkansas. Looking for guest writers to help. Like a historian, maybe a county extension guy, and need a contractor to maybe write home tips stuff. Interspersed liberally with links to my website when it’s ready. Oh, a bank savings check to make sure I am prepared to reduce my work week to three days once I launch. Looks good. LOL, sorry to dump all that on your blog!

  7. Adorable! The Mayor is in charge! This made me smile!

  8. Lynda says:

    Julie, the Mayor is getting so big – and is so beautiful!! You and Geoffrey must get some good R&R before the new baby arrives. You’ll be really busy then. Blessings!

  9. She is absolutely beautiful!! And your photo captions are hilarious!! Love, love your posts about the “mayor!” Love you, dear Julie!! ❤️❤️

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