Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey..some changes on here...very cool.

Here's an idea for Thanksgiving...when you go to Grandma's house...leave your electronic devices behind.  You never know how much time you have with these older people in your family.  I'm taking dinner to my step daughter and her husband as she's very pregnant and her back is so painful.  Hope it stays hot in the car driving over there. 

So much to be thankful for, just have to shove the regrets, the "wish I hads" aside and look around for the, health if you have it, home, food..if we have our needs met, we should be a grateful people right?  I complain way too much.  Forgive me Lord.

Here's a picture that would make any grandmother thankful.  Thank you Lord for my grandkids and great grandkids!! 

Happy Thanksgiving all!

Friday, November 15, 2013

free lunch

Met my girlfriend for lunch today at Applebees.  She said "I'm buying".  What?  Oh yeah..she remembered my birthday is coming up Tuesday...gave me some earrings, too.  I know how to pick friends don't I.

Well won't be long before we become grandparents again.  A baby girl will be hoisted up out of Bob's daughter on dec 6.  Nice to know the date ahead.  It'll be tricky cuz there's a riff between two family members who will both be at the Hospital.  I say "GET OVER IT" and forgive and forget, but no, these are two of the most stubborn people I know.  Making family gatherings and holidays stressful just cuz of pride really galls me!!!  I want to stamp my feet in childish rage and say stop that!!!

Everybody doing something special for Thanksgiving?  I refuse to buy a whole bird if it's just my husband and me.  Turkey breast in the crockpot sounds just about right. Then I must get started on my Christmas letter.  That's another thing that's impacted by family riffs...sheesh..almost makes me want to write something about it in the Christmas letter, but I'm not fond of Siberia where I'd be sent.

Happy Thanksgiving y'all.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hello this grey Tuesday

Babysitting Briley again.  I got up from MY nap before her's is over so hopefully I can finish this short blog.

We enjoyed our free Veterans Day meal yesterday at Applebees.  Several restaurants around the city were having specials like that.  Picked up a free pizza too.  When they roll our obese bodies outta this house one day, we have nobody else to blame.  We just love food!

I am losing my desire to cook.  I think it's all the restrictions that has taken out the joy of cooking.  I miss mac N cheese, tuna cassroles, etc of my youth (if I stayed at someone's mother wasn't much on cooking)  But, I remember hanging out at friends' houses past dinnertime in hopes of being invited.  I know..that meant I was a pest who had to be sent home.  Usually if someone like that is in your life, remember there may be really good reasons they don't want to go home.

My cousin Nita says to keep writing even if short..wonder if that includes if they are boring, too. haha.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

fun night coming

At 2:30 we pick up my 9 yr old granddaughter and go to the 3D movie "Monsters University".  Afterwards she'll come home with us and we'll jammie up and make a night of it!!  If grandpa has to go to be it..par-tay with Mia and Nanny!!

Having grandkids sure helps facing the birthdays.  I'm wiped out after a day with one, but it's a happy wipeout.  God is gracious to bring them into my life.  I didn't have much love as a child so HE is making it up to me!!!   Have a great weekend coming up everyone!!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

basket case

Good morning.  Halfway to the weekend worker bees!

Yesterday I babysat my 2 1/2 yr old grandbaby, Briley.  Sometimes grandparenting turns you into a basket case doesn't it. 

 I'm exhausted.  Today is nothing if I can get away with it..kind of day.  I can feel my muscles...did I say muscles? hahaha...I mean flab, I can feel my flab is sore from lifting and pulling and bending to do what's necessary to have a baby in the house.  She's a dear girl, tho.

Hope you have a nice rest of the week!!  Raining here, but that's normal for Oregon right?  Shout out to all you grandmas!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Have a good week

Good morning. 

It's cloudy with chance of showers, but no meat balls.  Grocery shopping day...yay!!  Hubby is doing his volunteer work at the church and I'm enjoying my cup of coffee and catching up on messages online. I'm not a morning person until I've been up 30 minutes or so, then I think I could be a morning person..maybe.

Had a busy weekend.  Baby shower.  Car shopping. Church.  It's all good.

Nothing to report so this is short and just keeping me writing more often.  Toodles.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

already? birthday month has arrived.  71 years of old on the 19th.  Creepy.  I no longer feel encouraged when I read the obits so gonna stop!! lol.

It's been a good year in most respects.  A family issue has put its ugly blotch on all the special events.  Why do people hold grudges and are so unforgiving.  I can't stand it, but unfortunately, it's not MY issue so I have to back off.

New granddaughter on the way.  Baby shower last night was really fun.  Yes, there was that blotch, but so many people I managed to focus on the joy, the food, the presents and creative games..did I mention the food? Oh, ok.

Hope you all have a glorious week!!