I Forgot to Tell You Something!!
All this fuss over the water situation made me forget about Walking Girl's news. She finally got started with her braces! We needed to do this a couple of years ago, but financially it was just not possible. But we finally got started, and she i... Read more
It's Back! There is Hot Water Again! Yes!
Three days is a long time when you spend it toting pots of water to the stove and heating it for cooking, cleaning and bathing! We have lived in this house four years, and this is the first time the water froze and wouldn't thaw! It did freeze o... Read more
Going Down, At Last, Going Down!
It is a day of celebration, of happiness and smiles. It moved down! I'm talking about the numbers on the new bathroom scale Santa brought me last month! Yes, Sparkfriends, there IS a weight loss fairy, and it is called SparkPeople. Woo hoo!... Read more
It Really Takes the Cake!
Last Friday was Bouncing Boy's birthday, and he wanted a strawberry cake with chocolate frosting. But when we went to our local WalMart bakery, they didn't do strawberry cake. So I said, how about chocolate cake with strawberry frosting. But th... Read more
Fortunately, I didn't break anything.
Unfortunately, I seem to have twisted everything! Right in my own house, too. I have lived in this house for four years now. You would think I could remember it is one step up into the kitchen! Oh my knees! My elbows! My ribs? Why are my ribs so... Read more
So far, so good. (Except for the cookie!)
Well, made it thru the second dinner, but not as well as the first one, I'm afraid. See, yesterday's dinner was with younger, health-conscious family. Ma... Read more
Starting Out, Starting Over, and Staying on Track
I am so tired of starting over. Losing and gaining back. Being active and being too sick and tired to be very active. Being sick and tired of being sick and tired. It is not unique to me, I know. But the very fact that I am a grandmother makes m... Read more
Let's all get a haircut!
Sitting in Great clips waiting for Walking Girl to be done. Bouncing Boy and I are already finished. Bicycle Boy was supposed to get one also, but he stayed overnight with a friend and I couldn't get him on his phone, so we came without him.
Wou... Read more
Not Such a Good Beginning 😢
So much for weekly blogs! Why is my life always so complicated? Every day is another round of too much to do and not enough time or energy to do it. Maybe I just expect too much of myself? I'm just so tired. Wearing too many hats, sort of. But ... Read more
Ah, the Power of Kisses in the Car!
What a bummer of a week! Snow, snow, snow and more snow, all to the accompaniment of below zero temps! Grandkids were supposed to go back to school from Christmas break last week, but it was impossible. And my little man got cabin fever and n... Read more
Here We Go Again! Bring It On!
So here I am starting a new year, and I'm still the same old me. No, I haven't gained all the weight back, but I have put a few back on. And I still have all the same old problems that brought me here in the first place. Well, I do have a new... Read more
Where do I Draw the Line?
Where does 'helping' become 'enabling'? Where is the line between being there for your adult kids and carrying their baggage for them? What happens when 'for the summer' becomes 'til we get it all together'?
As you may have guessed by the... Read more
Still Alive, But the Going is Getting Tougher!
Just in case anyone has missed this chubby little grammy's ramblings, I didn't fall in a well or get abducted by aliens. That would be interesting, no doubt, but truth is stranger than fiction. My attention has been focused on Grandpa being o... Read more
Now Wait a Minute! I Thought You Were Trying to be Friends!!
Well, Bouncing Boy has really slipped up this time. He accidentally let Grandma see how he is going about 'making friends' with the kitty, Isabel Fuzzykins. Let me assure you, if he tried to make friends with me that way, I would do what she i... Read more
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Could I Have Some Cheese With That Whine?
Well, the rubber has met the road, so to speak. Little Man is a dandy young fellow, but he does have quite a bit of whine in his engine. He is used to being the center of attention, and now he has to share the stage. Walking Girl also lives w... Read more