Today is Coco's birthday, she is 8! I miss her, beyond my imagination some days. We celebrated Coco's fifth birthday when she was living with us; a dinner at Red Robin (Yum!), cupcakes at her preschool, and generally loving on her as much as we could. I miss her brother and sister, too! I hope that they all have … Continue reading Birthdays Are When I Miss Them Most
Does it ever make sense to judge a book by its cover — literally or metaphorically? Tell us about a time you did, and whether that was a good decision or not. When our grandchildren lived with us, we went to the library every other Saturday. Enough books for two weeks of daily reading would … Continue reading A Book By It’s Cover…Exactly
The first thing that came to my mind after reading the prompt for this week's photo challenge: LETTERS, was this picture I took of my granddaughter Coco's letter she sent to us last July. We'd had no word from the grandchildren since February 2013, so when I saw this envelope in the mailbox, my heart … Continue reading Love Letter from My Granddaughter
This was one busy week and the only thing that will make me happier than sitting here writing my blog, is a little bowl of ice cream when I'm done! But before I can dig into my low-fat Turkey Hill moose tracks, there is someone to thank. While there were meetings to attend, memos … Continue reading There Is Always Something…
I first posted this on November 18th at that beginning of the Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive at Children's Friend. I want to thank the hundreds of people, businesses, and community groups who helped to meet our goal of serving 1,200 families throughout Rhode Island. It was amazing! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank … Continue reading Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams, Update!
I will, at some point, over the course of the 365 days of this blog, post about each of my family members in one way or another. I've already begun by posting about my Auntie Tina, my brothers-in-law Jon and Paul, and my brother David. In case you don't know I have numerous brothers, sisters, … Continue reading My Sister, Sue
It was an incredibly long day for me today and the will to blog is limited. However, I will not disappoint myself, or anyone else for that matter by not posting. This is the 90th of my 365 posts; that feels good! Today's thank you goes out to my younger granddaughter, Coco. We don't hear … Continue reading Coco Love Letter #2
Whether we identify them as such or not, we all probably have a Sunday morning ritual. When I was living single, my Sunday morning routine included a cup of hot coffee, pancakes for one, and reading the Sunday paper; classifieds first, then the wedding notices, and finally the coupons. I've continued with variations on the … Continue reading Sunday Morning: Joel Osteen or Spongebob?
The site that hosts my blog, WordPress.com, has this terrific tool for bloggers called the Weekly Writing Challenge. Today's challenge, in essence, what's the best or worst advice you've ever gotten? A perfect writing prompt for today's thank you. When my husband and I had guardianship of our three grandchildren there was so much to … Continue reading Best Advice, Ever!