Missing My Little Boy

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 29, 2014

021This is the second evening by myself. I’m sitting on the sofa and watching Pride and Prejudice.

Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

Again. I watched it last night.

I miss my little boy. This cutie.

I drove Don and Landon to the airport at 5am two days ago for their long trip to Australia.

019The sunset at JFK was amazing. L was so excited about this trip.

017They are going to spend time with family for two weeks. On New Year’s Eve they’ll be on a yacht anchored in front of the Sydney opera house. It’s going to be fabulous.

Sure, I would’ve liked to go as well. But it’s obscenely expensive to fly there. And six hours on the plane to Los Angeles and then 15 hours to Australia?


Plus Don wanted this to be their special time — they’ve never been away together while I have been to Germany with L many times.

After I dropped them off and drove back home, I put away Fred, our elf on the shelf, who had stayed around until L left…

elf on the shelf idea with toilet paper

…and some of the Christmas decorations, cleaned and organized the house a bit, and worked until late.

I still hadn’t heard from them when I went to bed — but I had noticed the #AirAsia hashtag on Twitter and learned about the plane missing. Those poor people and their families.

As if I wasn’t a nervous wreck already.

I made all kinds of deals — I haven’t prayed like that in a long time.

I finally heard from them the next day in the afternoon, thank goodness. They were fine and had been welcomed by our family members and showered with little gifts.

I was really counting on being able to see them via FaceTime, but it looks like it doesn’t work because my iPhone is so old that I can’t update it.

Don promised to call again a few hours later. But that was yesterday and I have a feeling this is how it’s going to be — they’ll have such fun, packed days with family, they won’t call me much.

I understand.

Meanwhile, I am trying to stay busy. Not that I don’t have anything to do — I want to organize our bathroom closet, paint the powder room, I’m rearranging our shelves in the living room, I want to totally reorganize all my craft supplies, post more items on my Etsy shop, I need to call Feedblitz and Target…

I met a friend for lunch I haven’t seen in ages and treated myself to coffee at Starbuck and a ring I’ve had my eye on for a long time.

diamond ring on handKohl’s. $15.

I’m planning on going to the gym more often, maybe get a pedicure. At the place I go to you get a 30-minute back massage that is heavenly.

I want to eat healthy and treat myself kindly and make the best out of these two weeks. Everyone else seems to think I should be so thrilled to have all this time to myself.

So I’ll treat myself to the thicker toilet paper and wait.

For their phone calls and for these two weeks to be over fast.

I’m missing my little boy and Don terribly already.

Maybe it’s time to update that 4-year-old iPhone. What do you think? :)

P.S. I’m skipping my “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party today, so you can still link up for a chance to get featured until next Monday!

And yes, you can still pull off all of these New Year’s Eve ideas!

new year's every party ideas

One last thing: this made me smile today. Look at this dog rocking out, ha!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

susan December 30, 2014 at 7:38 AM

I am here for you! I will spend time with you. I have been in awe of you, for years! You do so many amazing things, I can barely keep up! I almost cried when you put Fred away, kind of anti -climatic, with the holidays. You have all the right ideas…Starbucks, projects,eating healthy,pedi. Time.
Keep us posted. Rest too xx


Dagmar Bleasdale December 30, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Dear Susan, you are so sweet, thank you!


Blessie Nelson December 30, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Oh absolutely, you must upgrade! Facetime is priceless especially when you are missing your LO! But it is nice to have some time to unwind and reflect…May 2015 be a blessed year for you, Dagmar. I truely love what you have done to the blue cottage :)


Dagmar Bleasdale December 30, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Thanks so much, Blessie, and sending those wishes right back! What has me waiting this long? The last time Verizon tried to transfer info from my old to the new phone 30K Twitter followers were trying to import into my contacts. Some glitch. I had them stop that craziness after 3K imported and they are still in my contacts. I don’t like to upgrade anything — because something always happens :)


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