Went to the fund raising banquet for the local Options for Life (crisis pregnancy clinic) and had a lovely time .... The wonderful speaker was a woman who had been director of an abortion center for 8 years who quit her job the day she witnessed... Read more
After church this morning I called a friend who has checked herself into an assisted care facility while she undergoes radiation treatments to see if she would like a visitor.... when her response was positive, I drove the 50 miles to get to her... Read more
Well, it took me almost 12 hours to get all the way home, driving to the airport in Baltimore, flying to St. Louis and changing planes, then flying to San Antonio, then driving to my brother's where my car was waiting, and then driving the rest ... Read more
This was the last day of my visit with my daughter's family here in Maryland, and we made memories that will have to last us at least until next summer, although I think I could be persuaded to come back for a visit before then... They had origi... Read more
When a little girl wants to throw a hissie fit, it is all one can do to just get out of the way and try not to laugh at the histrionics... one of my precious grandchildren is, i'm afraid I have to admit, a drama queen, prone to making grand ges... Read more
Winding Down My Visit
I'm reluctant to confront the old saying, "All good things must come to an end..." as my visit with my daughter and her sweet family dwindles to its last days... I mean, WHY should ALL good things end?
While it is true that this TRIP must ... Read more
Winter Banana Apples.... Who Knew!!?!?
Well, we went by the Amish farm that my DD likes to buy apples from, and lo and behold, they had a whole bunch of varieties that they didn't have 2 weeks ago, including one huge bin of what was labeled "Winter Banana"... Now I realize that I don... Read more
Technical difficulties have randomly disrupted my day, so I'm making the most of it, playing more with the grandkids, working closely with my daughter to produce a vat (2 crockpots full!) of homemade applesauce...
But have not been able to ... Read more
My! How Time Flies When You Are Having Fun!
I just realized that last Friday was my 7 year Sparkversary!
What a wonderful time it has been, full of joys and a few sadnesses, but warm and fuzzy and healthy and happy.
Thank you all, my dear Sparkfriends..... you have made it so wo... Read more
The Movie "Babies"
Universal Pictures released a movie a few years ago which covers the birth and development of four babies around the world ... My grandkids watched it a few weeks ago and were so fascinated that they wanted me to see it, too.. So this evening w... Read more
Field Trip to the Historic City
St Mary's City is the old, and I do mean OLD, capitol of Maryland, and it makes for a lovely field trip, both for kids from the big city (Washington, DC, or Baltimore), and for aging tourists from Texas. Today, both subsets were represented, but... Read more
Life as a Guest
While I'm visiting with my daughter, I try to be helpful without being omnipresent... The family needs to be itself without catering to me, BUT I can help lighten the load and contribute without becoming the center of their family life...
C... Read more
I read the article..... I followed the recipe..... Cloud bread is made from the simplest ingredients (eggs, cream of tartar, cream cheese or cottage cheese), and if you are not afraid to make meringue (I'm not!) then the recipes will be a piece ... Read more
Days of Bliss
It's been more than a whole week since I arrived to be with my daughter and her family here in Maryland, and every day has its own challenges and delight... mostly I get to give my daughter a break as she juggles a household and three homeschool... Read more
Looks Like a PR (of the worst kind)
Today's Spark wheel spin resulted in a big fat ONE (1), and then, after earning enough points for a bonus spin, what did I spin? A TWO (2)! This may be a long day, if I go by the number of Sparkpoints I amass.... Looks like I may have to get som... Read more