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January 12, 2014

Missing Her Already

Filed under: Joy — Karma @ 4:50 pm
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Meghan went back to college today. It was great having her home for Christmas break. The three and a half weeks she was here flew by. Much of the time she was home was spent out and about with the boyfriend and such, but I was happy for the time she was here and our home felt complete again.

A la Robin of Breezes at Dawn and my New Year’s post, I may share some of the joys I find in the every day from time to time. Here are two from my visit to the grocery store today.

At the entrance to the store:
A breath of spring

I was tempted to take one home, but I didn’t want to push the little water-filled glass all over the store with me, then I forgot about them when it was time to pay and leave.

In the parking lot:
Parking lot dog

Usually I feel a little sad when I see a dog in a car, but today the temperatures were mild and this fuzzy guy just looked so cuddly. He or she wasn’t barking at the passers-by, just taking in the scenery while waiting for its owner to finish shopping. I know better than to do so to a strange dog but it was difficult to resist giving this big teddy bear a hug.


  1. Sharing joys from the every day – what a great thought! Live blooming plants always catch my eye in the store – but I resist as best I can. And that teddy bear – you must have tremendous willpower, he is just so huggable! Your Meghan is lovely – so nice that she could be home for the holidays!

    Sent from my iPad


    Comment by Carol — January 12, 2014 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Carol. I’m still thinking about those hyacinths. I may still go back and get one if they are still there.

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2014 @ 5:54 pm | Reply

  2. Ain’t love grant ! I love buying Hyacynths at this time of year … in Canada that would cost ya around seven or eight bucks. Marvellous dog — I “think” it’s an Akita.

    Comment by sybil — January 12, 2014 @ 6:55 pm | Reply

    • In the words of Sting, “love can mend your life, but love can break your heart…” I don’t know what kind of dog that was but it sure looked like a teddy bear to me! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2014 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  3. Aww, I’m not looking forward to Mel leaving for college in the fall, although there might still possibly be maybe a tiny chance that she’ll start out at the local college (and live at home) and then transfer to SFA later. That’s what I’m kinda hoping for anyway 😉
    I love hyacinths….saw some at our grocery store, too, but no price, so I didn’t get one.

    Comment by TheDailyClick — January 13, 2014 @ 6:42 am | Reply

    • It is so not easy letting them go. I know you’ve been through it before Michaela, but I’m betting it doesn’t get any easier with the younger siblings.

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2014 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

  4. I’m sure it was wonderful having her home. I went to high school orientation this week. The ride has begun. Which grocery store? Randall’s?

    Comment by Becky Sue — January 13, 2014 @ 8:03 am | Reply

    • It was great having her here, and now I have to re-adjust to her not being here, sigh. The hyacinths are at the Boston Rd. Stop and Shop, at the entrance near the produce department.

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2014 @ 5:58 pm | Reply

  5. I think you need a teddy bear hug! It’s hard when our wee ones go back out into the world. So glad you were able to spend so much time with her. Three and a half weeks will sound like a lot to you one day. Ooops, perhaps shouldn’t say that.

    Comment by Kathy — January 13, 2014 @ 8:51 am | Reply

    • A teddy bear hug sounds perfect!
      Oh dear, no, not ready for the day when 3 weeks at home will be a long time!!!!

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2014 @ 5:58 pm | Reply

  6. Awwww. *Hugs* I know how it is, Karma. I love your little joys, though, and find that a great way to put things in perspective (and I need a lot of changes in perspective with everything going on around here!). The great news is that you and Meghan will become great friends now, along with your mother-daughter relationship, and Kathy is right. Three weeks will someday sound like a lot of time. Thank you for the mention and the link. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — January 13, 2014 @ 10:08 am | Reply

    • Thank you and you’re welcome, Robin. I hope Meghan and I are indeed on our way to a great friendship. 🙂

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

  7. Aww Karma, I knew as soon as I read the title what this was about. You feel so torn as a parent, wanting the best for your children, which means they must leave your side to pursue their own dreams, yet wishing they were by your side to talk to and cuddle all the time, just like the teddy-bear dog you found joy in. I hope you can still get a hyacinth the next time you are at the store and they haven’t all sold out, I’ve been seeing these in a lot of photos on the net lately and they have the most beautiful flowers. 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — January 13, 2014 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Joanne. Nobody ever said this parent thing would be easy did they? I’m planning to look for one of those hyacinths the next time I’m in that store. 🙂

      Comment by Karma — January 15, 2014 @ 6:01 pm | Reply

  8. Its nice that you appreciate the everyday joys and find happiness day to day, in simple things around. How lovely it is to live in the present and stay joyful.. Meghan looks pretty.

    Comment by sonali — January 15, 2014 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Sonali. I do my best – some days are easier than others!

      Comment by Karma — January 18, 2014 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

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