Friday, May 13, 2022

It's Owen's Night!

 



Oh, how quickly Owen is growing right now. Some of you remember him from when he was a newborn, some from when he was a bit older. He was four in this picture. 


Now Melissa? She hasn't changed one iota in eight years. But Owen certainly has. 

I spent all day doing a little cleaning around here. I washed the sheets on both beds and I mopped two rooms and the hallway. I did a lot of sweeping and although I did not take a walk, I've logged almost ten thousand steps anyway, just going from one end of this house to the other, out to the clothesline, the garden, the hen house, and back again. I made up the goop that will go in the ice cream freezer in just a little while. Cocoa, sugar, milk, and cream. And vanilla. I've got the chicken all ready to go into the air fryer in preparation for the chicken parmesan, pounded and coated with flour, egg, and panko. Isn't it amazing how I can compartmentalize the love of MY chickens and the chicken I buy in the store? As I always say, I am such a hypocrite and I know it. 

Our biggest boy is here, and it's a joy. He and I have already discussed family history and relationships, religion, roosters, and the fact that schools should mandate classes in the arts. He's taking guitar now at his school and loves it. 

I was looking at his beautiful face as we chatted on the back porch. He looks like his mother but he mostly looks like himself. The Moon genes are strong in him, at least when it comes to his physical being but I am sure there is some of my family in the mix. There has to be. And isn't that what our biological purpose on this planet is? To pass on our genes?

His ring size is already the same as his grandfather's and let me just tell you- that's a large ring size. As Mr. Moon shook up our martinis just now, I thanked him for letting me mix my genes with his. 
"You're welcome," he said, handing me my icy drink. We clinked and kissed and now I need to finish making our supper. 

Happy Friday, y'all.
Love...Ms. Moon

29 comments:

  1. Enjoy your Owen night! He is a charmer.

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  2. He does look like his mom. Lovely boy. Speaking of which how nice to have a lovely boy to mix and hand you a martini.. all's well chez Moon.

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  3. Such a handsome young man! Gosh he is getting lanky and tall . Yep, looks so much like his Mom but in a boy way, you understand! Playing guitar , he will go far, Pretty sure that you have sat him down to watch Keith several times in the day!

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    1. He is getting tall. I wonder how tall he and his siblings AND August and Levon will be. That's something I'd like to live long enough to see. They'll all be taller than I am and that's for sure. If Owen keeps up his interest in the guitar, we shall surely have some discussions and video watching of Keith to do!

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  4. what a handsome young man he is becoming. I see Lily in his face....but his stature is all *Mr Moon*, the genes, as you say. I know you will have a perfect sleepover visit with him. Games, books, food.....and love. Nothing beats that!
    Susan M

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  5. I looked at Jack tonight and he's so big and grown up, even compared to a year ago. And talk, he talks all the time. Today he asked about his dad and I told him his dad's name and then told him his dad's in jail because he did some bad things. He locked shocked I guess. I don't like lying to kids though.

    And Owen looks like he's getting tall. Mr. Moon 2.0

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    1. That's got to be hard though. I absolutely agree with you that children should be told the truth but in a way that they can process the information. Bless Jack's little heart. And bless you.

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  6. Sounds like a great evening and Owen is very handsome.

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  7. He has grown so much! I have known him since he was a newborn, and it's really astonishing! What a precious child.

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    1. Isn't it? Gosh, we have known each other for a very long time, haven't we?

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  8. That photo of Owen makes me happy, it just comes through my screen that way. All your family is happy. Mmm, homemade chocolate ice cream :)

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  9. It's always fulfilling when one gets to mix up one's genes with another's. However, one needs to keep practising. Best wishes to Owen on the guitar. Stick with it lad!

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    1. Practice does make perfect, right? I do so hope that Owen continues to play. It will always be a pleasure in his life.

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  10. I am certain all of your grandchildren will make a positive mark on this world. And isn't that what it's all about? Yours are being raised to be such good people it gives me hope. And Owen, who made you Mer, will do us all proud.

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    1. Oh, I hope so, Jill! I often tell him how many people "know" him and have watched him grow up. I think that pleases him.

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  11. Sounds like a good time! It is wonderful how you have them request a specific meal when they come to sleep over and you always deliver such a feast! Well done, Ms. Moon!

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    1. Well, you know- food is life. Right? Ha!

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  12. Have a great time and say hi to Owen for me!

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  13. Seeing the perpetuation of our Genes always leaves me in Awe when I look at the Faces of the Future Generations. And don't you just Love it when the Grands mature enough to have those deeper discussions and present their points of view on the World? They are the Future and it's the only reason I have Hope for it!

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    1. They are indeed our future. May their hearts be strong and true and may that be their guide.

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  14. I started reading your blog just before Owen was born and here we are today. The O boy will be a teen in the blink of an eye. So great to have seen him grow here and to be inspired by your loving relationship with him. My Sid is twelve and just starting a real growth spurt. Sending love to all the Moons. x0x0 N2

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  15. I suspect Owen is going to be a tall good man like his Boppy.

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  16. How old is Owen now? When the twins were 13/14 they were very interested in family history or rather, they loved to get me talking about growing up, about their mom and uncle's growing up, just general stories. I'd sit with them in the back bedroom on their summer visits after Marc had gone to bed. Tell me a story they would say. Well, I couldn't just come up with a story so I'd tell them they have to ask questions which would then lead to a story or two.

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