Birthdays Are When I Miss Them Most


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

Zig Zag Climber


The weekly photo challenge this week made me think of my grandkids and when they lived with us.  On Saturday mornings we had a bit of a ritual: breakfast, SpongeBob, and then either to the library or to the local YMCA for some fun in the playroom.  While the kids were in the playroom I'd … Continue reading Zig Zag Climber

A Book By It’s Cover…Exactly


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

Love Letter from My Granddaughter


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

Right (Write) Now


The Daily Prompt: Write Here, Write Now.  (Since I'm not in the frame of mind to)Write a post entirely in the present tense (I'm going with the) Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOW.  When I read this prompt the very first thing that came to mind, was this picture of my granddaughter, Coco.  I took … Continue reading Right (Write) Now