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
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
So Far, So Good. But the New is Wearing Off!
We have fallen into a bit of routine, my new grandson and I. I am the good Grandma, and my husband is the mean Grandpa who steps in occasionally and, with his deep voice and stern manner, puts an abrupt end to the unacceptable outbursts of nois... Read more
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep!
Have you ever had to tell a three-year-old it is time to leave somewhere he really, REALLY wants to stay? Have you ever tried to get his little shoes on his little feet and motivate him out the door while he is crying at the top of his lungs, i... Read more
And Then the Car Wouldn't Start!
You know that old saying about the best-laid plans going awry, etc, etc. Well, the reason those sayings get to be so well known is that things are so apt to happen that way! My daughter had planned a fun outing to the park, complete with picni... Read more
Sometime Bribery Works!
My little man and I have come up with a new strategy to make peace with miss kitty. I bought a bag of cat treats, and no one is allowed to give them to Isabel Fuzzykins but him! This is proving to be an interesting concept, and she is becoming... Read more
My household has changed. We are hosting a visiting grandson, 3 years old, for the summer. I had only met this young man once before he came to stay with us. If anyone has wondered where I have been, the answer is I have been making the acqua... Read more
Why am I So Nervous? I'm Not the One Having Surgery!
Getting ready to take daughter for carpal tunnel surgery. And I am a nervous wreck! It is her dominant hand, and I know that it is no picnic from personal experience. But mine went extremely well when I had it done years ago and the scar is i... Read more
Is It Time to Get UP?
Oh my goodness! Overslept and had to take girl to school! Decided enough is enough and went to doc about this ear. First it was just hurting a little. Then things started sounding funny. Sometimes people sound like banjos, sometimes like dr... Read more
Turning Over a New Leaf
Walked today with granddaughter, daughter and friend. A little over a mile! Little by little I am building strength and stamina. I am a long way from where I want to be, but closer than I was before. Every good choice is another brick in the... Read more
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