Thursday, May 6, 2010


Thursday, May 6, 2010

I love spending time with family. Especially if they live far away. Brenda visited last weekend and I had a great time being with her. The little cake fight was a blast. I don't get to visit my sisters that live out of state. It's my own fault. I have a fear of driving and I don't like to fly anymore. I need to work on those fears. They are keeping me from the ones I love.

With this new job, I am working a lot of nights. I get to see my girls for about an hour in the morning. When I get home they are in bed. I miss them. I miss the after dinner hikes. It seems that when I get off work early or have the day off, it is raining. I guess I can look forward to Summer when it doesn't rain as much. I hope my girls aren't too mad at me for working so many nights.

What about you? Do you get to see or visit your family as much as you like? If not, how do you deal with it?

SIS BJ aka Aleena Blackwood


Anonymous said...


I enjoyed our cake fight as well. I love the devilish smirk you get on your face when you are being devious. I wish I could have spent more time there.
When you are brave enough to fly again I can find you some great fares and then once you're here I'll drive you and your girls anywhere you'd like.

Sis Bren

SIS BJ said...

Thanks Brenda. I know my girls would love to go to Florida.

Beth CIotta said...

I know what you mean about not being able to visit with family enough. I'm not afraid to fly, but I essentially work two full time jobs so it makes it very difficult to get away and a lot of times when I do break away, it's work related. I hope to reorganize my life some day very soon so that I have more freetime to spend with family. I miss my wacky sisters!!! Thank goodness for this blog!

SIS Beth

Krys said...

Fortunately for me, my family has always lived in the same state as me all my life, and continue to do so. The farthest relative is only about an hour away. I guess it would depend on which relative it was as far as how much I would miss them. And I wanna have a cake fight!

SIS Barb said...


I hardly ever get to see family. That is, family other than my husband and children. I think it's hard because I grew up surrounded by so many sisters and one pesky, but lovable brother. I'm used to chaos, noise and lots of love. I actually wish we all could live on the same block. Okay, maybe that's too close. How about the same town?

Anyway, I work quite a bit through the week and sometimes it does feel as if I barely see my kids or husband, but we make it work, somehow. I guess we just have to. Gone are the days of stay at home moms. For the most part, families have had to become 2 income families. Actually, I'm not sure I'd be a very good stay at home mom. That is one tough job!

SIS Barb

SIS Barb said...

Blogger ate my lengthy comment. Maybe it will show up later.

SIS Barb

Alyson Reuben said...

Um, I can't say that I never get to see family. In fact, I see (and hear) from my family on an almost daily basis. Pretty hard not to when we all live in the same town!

Honestly, there are times I wish there was a wee bit of space between us. It gets kind of hectic when everyone knows what's going on in everyone else's life.

On the other hand, I've been blessed with my family. I know that if worse comes to worse, they will always love me. And I'll always love them.

SIS BJ said...

Beth, I miss you too!!

Krys, If I ever get to meet you we will have a cake fight.

Barb, It would be nice if we could all live int he same town. Of course it would have to be some where fun.

Alyson, It is always a blessing when you know your family is there for you.

Olga said...

There is nothing like time with the family... Sorry you haven't been able to spend much time with yours, BJ! Hopefully, that will change in summer.

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