Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Blog

I started a new blog this week. Now it may not be interesting to anyone but me, but the truth is, I've had these littles "nudges" running around in my head for years so I thought I'd put them in writing. The link for this blog is:

I've tried writing my life history and it's in this computer somewhere, but I think this will be more fun. I hope to see you there!


Friday, May 29, 2009

My new Prodigy!

I've been in the process of planting everything I can get my hands on. I bought this Martha Washington Geranium at Costco in Billings, MT in hopes that I could get it to bloom. I planted it in Miracle Grow potting soil (I'll never use anything else), and it's just gorgeous. Enjoy--I certainly am!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Good time to make a hit!

Alas, we have the first summer holiday of the year--Memorial Day! Otherwise known as "A Thief's Ideal Date". We live in a cul-de-sac. As I look to my left and then to my right it occurs to me that we are the only ones still in residence for the weekend. There are no kids on bikes, no giggling happy sounds, no lawnmowers humming, and not another single living soul in sight. So, if I were a thief, I think I'd put in a good day's work and hit this neighborhood. I could be in Alaska before they all came home! BTW--Not telling where I live! Ciao!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Joy oh Joy!

I just got home from my my three-year-old granddaughter's first dance recital. As the mother of a bunch of boys--who has sat through her share of sporting events, I must admit that I really enjoy these recitals. Other than the bleachers being a bit tough on my backside (I decided I needed to create something called the "tooshy-cooshy" for those of us blessed with such a delicate nature), the evening was tons of fun. Kenley is the youngest in her class and naturally was the star of the show. She firmly planted herself on her piece of tape (placed there to mark her spot) and was successful in pushing larger girls off her piece of tape should they have the misfortune to venture onto it. Kenley was in a class of about 12 girls and ONE BOY! Their first dance was to "Old Mac Donald." Naturally, the young boy was dressed as a farmer to which my 6 year old grandson Isaac replied--"Wow--that farmer has 12 chicks". I guess you had to be there--it was hilarious. At the end of the recital Kenley's teacher danced with some of the older girls. Kenley watched the entire dance without moving a muscle. At the end of the performance, with an incredulous look on her face, Kenley said, "I didn't know my teacher could dance!" It was just one of the joys of being a gammie! I highly recommend it!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blow Baby Blow!

Now if you live in Idaho you know about W-I-N-D! I'm not talking "balmy breezes"--I'm talking hurricane force winds without the hurricane. I hate the wind. I find it "stressful" and "nerve-wracking". However, today, and today only, I'm enjoying the wind. For one simple reason--I NEED A DAY OFF! We have been running non-stop since we moved into this house. Yesterday was extremely stressful (awoke at 2:30 a.m.--still not sure what that was about) and I decided that today I was going to do absolutely nothing! And that's what I'm doing. It's 1:11 p.m. and the sum total of my energy exertion has been to take a shower and get dressed. Since it's blowing like a "bat out of hell", it gives me the excuse I need to stay indoors and "pretend" to be busy! Eventually I'll wander into the kitchen and make an attempt to clean, but for now I'm content to plant my butt in this chair and listen to it blow. So Blow Baby Blow!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Pleasant Surprise!

As you know, we have been in our new house for about two months. Some of the features that I loved when we moved in, are still my favorites. But there is one thing in the house that I have come to love--had no idea I needed it until I had it. That is the step-in shower! With my "bum knee" this handy-dandy bathroom feature is "the bomb" (as Randy would say)! And . . . the shower is big enough for . . .heh-mmm . . . TWO! Love it!