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Brain Plan

Monday, October 20, 2014

With the arrival of this latest grandchild, I am finding it hard to concentrate..... and while I don't actually have any real responsibility in raising him, I am distracted.

I'm having to make notes to myself on my phone so that I won't forget any important appointments, or documents, or bills to pay, or other things... papers are piling up..

I got to hold him (the grandbaby) today as he slept. He's a real snuggle bunny... at least right now he is....

It was grand.

And I am not going to sweat the small stuff...

And it's ALL small stuff....

  
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KATIBUG49 10/21/2014 10:04PM

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SEAGLASS1215 10/21/2014 4:28AM

    I guess "mommy brain" can also happen to grandmas too!


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enjoy, who cares if you forget stuff. Things will settle.


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It's A Baby!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Grandbaby born this morning..... mother and child doing well, as are daddy and assorted family and friends.

When you hold your baby in your arms the first time, and you think of all the things you can say and do to influence him, it's a tremendous responsibility. What you do with him can influence not only him, but everyone he meets and not for a day or a month or a year but for time and eternity.
Rose Kennedy

“This is a place where grandmothers hold babies on their laps under the stars and whisper in their ears that the lights in the sky are holes in the floor of heaven.”
― Rick Bragg

Here sits a happy grandmother!

  
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F8CONE8 10/19/2014 12:30PM

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SEAGLASS1215 10/17/2014 4:40AM

    emoticon Yay!! Glad to hear everyone is doing well... Boy? Girl?

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IMPROVINGME 10/16/2014 11:37PM

    Congratulations, Julie!
Glad to hear that everyone is doing okay!


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Still Waiting

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The grandbaby has not arrived yet, though his momma is still having contractioms, and they ARE stronger now and more regular.... the other grandmother arrived by plane this afternoon and has settled in with the other children...

So we wait.

  
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F8CONE8 10/16/2014 2:03PM

    Waiting is the hardest part.

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JAMER123 10/16/2014 1:01AM

    Sounds like it won't be too long of a wait! The anticipation of seeing the little bundle is timeless!
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LYNMEINDERS 10/16/2014 12:53AM

    These little darlings take their time sometimes....
Trust the arrival is soon and safe

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Agreeing with Piglet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

“Piglet was so excited at the idea of being Useful that he forgot to be frightened any more, and when Rabbit went on to say that Kangas were only Fierce during the winter months, being at other times of an Affectionate Disposition, he could hardly sit still, he was so eager to begin being useful at once.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

This afternoon I offered to drive up to my son's house an hour away from my home, since my daughter in law is great with child (due date is tomorrow) and feeling occasional contractions. Their two toddlers are rambunctious and loud (and adorable, of course), so I got to play with them outdoors in this glorious weather we've been having, and then feed them and get them ready for bed while their parents rested....

Contractions are 10 minutes apart, and we're all thinking that this could be the Night!

So I went to the grocery store and stocked up on toilet paper and paper towels, and milk and vegetables, and fruit, and even some frozen entrees for easy meals.... They shouldn't have to go to the store for at least a week!

And I'm sleeping over, ready to stay with the kids if their parents have to leave in the night...

I'm feeling useful, and glad of it!

  
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4EVERNESS 10/15/2014 11:05PM

    Sounds wonderful. So happy you aren't surrounded by Eeyores! when the whole world seems as if consumed with Pooh....

Aside: ever wonder if Winnie the Pooh was a type of roast for Winston Churchill and that of the Teddy bear for Theodore Roosevelt. So, if this carries, who might we attribute to London's Paddington Station..such a civilized bear, would be lovely to have tea or a bit of gnosh with..

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F8CONE8 10/15/2014 6:25PM

    This is so exciting! Keep us posted.

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SEAGLASS1215 10/15/2014 4:20AM

    How wonderful - spending time with the grandkids while waiting for the baby! Best wishes to all of you!

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IMPROVINGME 10/14/2014 11:36PM

    Oh, Julie! How exciting!
We'll all be waiting to hear the next chapter...
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LILSUZY1057 10/14/2014 11:03PM

    How exciting!!! I just love being a grandma and having the privilege of being able to help out when necessary (and even when it's not necessary!).

Congratulations on the soon-to-be new grandbaby!!

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High Points and Low Points

Monday, October 13, 2014

What a wonderful weekend! I got to spend time with an old friend, whose birthday it was, and there were high points to contrast with low points (or rather, points to contemplate)

First of all, old friends, friends that have known you a long time and still love you, are precious gifts from God....it was so great to get to be together, and pick up where we left off the last time we were together.

Bad news: my friend's cat had killed a hummingbird ( a HUMMINGBIRD!) and its little tiny feathers were strewn across her back porch, a poignant reminder of how fragile life is.... so sad...

I got to make a baby laugh.... that is always a wonderful thing.

I got to attend my beloved Texas Aggies' football game, which was the agony of defeat ....

BUT, Kyle Field's new configuration was VERY impressive, and 110,000+ attendees were part of the largest crowd in Texas, as well as SEC, history.... I didn't even eat any of the stadium food!

BUT, on the other hand, I tasted tailgating food until I was full, three different tailgates!!!! I DID manage to stick to manageable fare like fajitas and elk shish-kabobs, and even fruit for dessert... (FRUIT, at a tailgate!!!! I was SO blessed!)

Later, I found uneaten cookies in my pocket!!!!! I don't know how they got there, but they went in the trash when I got home.... That was close!

Oh, and did I mention that my good old friend and I had a blast on Friday, hiking the woods near her house and kayaking for an hour on the lake near her house....it won't be too long before the kayaks will be too cold an adventure for me, but last weekend was perfect, not too cold, and not too hot...

I am blessed.

  
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F8CONE8 10/14/2014 12:33PM

    Sounds like a great time. So glad you enjoyed the weekend and that you were strong enough to toss the cookies (pun intended).

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MCFITZ2 10/13/2014 10:38PM

    Sounds like a good weekend. So great to reconnect with your friend.

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