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
When I was growing up we had the bigger, primary colored lights on our tree and on the bushes around the house. My favorites now are white lights. I'd keep them up year-round if I could, I love how they twinkle! This picture is Christmas tree 2014. The smaller photos around the edge are highlighting the ornaments … Continue reading Twinkle, Twinkle
My picture for this week's photo challenge is of my grandchildren. The first summer they were living with us they found a bird's nest on the ground in our yard. There was one baby that seemed viable and the kids wanted to take care of it. Since Grandpa had cared for other birds and small critters, we … Continue reading Humanity of Children
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
On July 9th I mistakenly counted only 20 days until my year-long journey of posting a thank you each day would be over... I counted wrong. Maybe it was because that had been my 345th post and so I just assumed there were 20 days left. I just looked at the calendar and realize that … Continue reading Today Really is 20 Days To Go!
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
I've always looked forward to Mother's Day. It's a time we celebrate my Mom, what's better than that? She's raised eight children, mother-in-law to eight, grand-mothered another 20+, and is a great-grandmother, too. Each of us have a different and special relationship with her, so celebrating her on Mother's Day is a no-brainer! Having always … Continue reading Mothers Day Blues
I've mentioned before how lucky I am to have such a big family; and I am, hands-down, one of the luckiest people I know. I've written about some of my sisters, brothers, and brothers-in-law (not all of them yet though) and one sister-in-law. Today I'd like to thank two more sisters-in-law. First off is my … Continue reading Sisters (in-law) by Chance, Family Forever
Today's writing prompt: Describe the one decision in your life where you wish you could get a “do-over.” July 30, 2012. On that day we, Steve and I cried "uncle" in the fight for custody we'd mounted to keep our grandchildren in Rhode Island. It was by far the most emotionally difficult and draining day … Continue reading July 30, 2012 Do Over!
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