Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Hi Folks, can you believe it's near mid August already? The time does fly!
I actually feel like I have been in a whirlwind for this summer..
I really need to stop and smell the coffee or is it roses?
I have been with the grand kids since the end of June,
They will be going home tomorrow! Hooray!
But as my boyfriend would say, I will be boohooing
in a couple of weeks that "I miss them so".
It's a conundrum for sure, but it as old as time.

You have babies and raise them and the circle begins,
they marry, move away & have children of their own and
then you're a grandma before ya know it.
Phone calls, visits @ Christmas & Summer vacations.
Laughter & tears fill the air, but it's just life.

SO I'm a bit depressed today,
Is it because of this whirlwind summer
or them getting ready to go!

I'll be ok I always am, but for now I'll enjoy them as I can

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's Been Way Too Long

brother Skip, sister Debbie, Me & brother Mike- reunion June 2011

Here it is the middle of July and I haven't blogged in forever, Goodness it has been since March, I was even asked by a friend if I had given it up altogether. No, not really, just haven't fit it into my day. I have taken on a couple of things and that's why I haven't fit y'all into my schedule. I am now the manager of the "Clothes Closet" at our church. We take in clothes, sort it to make sure it is OK and redistribute. I have wanted to do this for awhile, but I hope I haven't taken on more than I can chew. I also belong to a group of Christian women, who do a bible study. I am one of the teachers. Yes me! It's called "Women in the Word". We have a lesson then we brake into small groups and discuss (to make sure everyone understands) and how it fits into our lives.

Presently, I am in Maryland visiting the family up . I have been to NJ and a wonderful Family Reunion of over 150 aunts, uncles, & cousins and their families. I also returned to my old place of employment and enjoyed an indoor barbecue and seeing some old friends.

The grand kids keep growing the 12 yr old is taller than his mom now, but we expect him to be at least 6'4''. The twins now 11 are lovely preteens, and the youngest is 8 and continues to keep us on our feet! Last week he put a knife in the tire of a friend of my daughters. "I just wanted to see what it would do" he is not malicious just inquisitive. We decided we would have loved to do something like that but never had the nerve. He just goes with what he wants to learn. Now he has a bunch of stuff and trying to make a trap, but haven't figured what for, it's kind of big and elaborate. Just think if Ben Franklin or Edison's moms stopped their inquisitive minds we wouldn't have glasses , electricity or a variety of other things. Just this morn he helped his momma fix a flat tire.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Daze

Not quite what you were thinking when you read spring daze? Well this is a beautiful downed tree we saw when we were traveling this past summer in Yellowstone. But this was so beautiful to us. It's a shame it had to die, but it did leave beauty. Look how intricate the root system is.

My grandson, Kenneth has been hospitalized for a few days now, last eve he seemed so much better, should be coming home over the weekend and I can go back home. Dau#1 is missing me quite a bit, but she understands I am where I should be right now.

Have been quite reflective this am, so quiet here. We are so blessed as a nation! Even on some of our worst days, in America, we are blessed!
Look at Japan! they have had 2 horrific weather events, loss of many lives, now are looking at a nuclear event! One might say they have been there before, but why should they have to be? I can't answer that question!
Look at Libya and the rest of the Middle East-will their governing bodies ever stop fighting? More loss of life, homes demolished. Another horrible disaster!
What can we do? Pray, count our blessings and give as we are able to the folks of these disasters, afterall we are all part of the human race. We Must run that race as we are able & blessed!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Snickers & Daniel, excuse the childs dirty face! LOL

It is already March and I haven't posted since Jan 1st- where does the time go!? Busy busy busy! My family is always telling me to stop and smell the coffee! I like so many others are caught up in FB, you don't actually have to formulate thought when doing FB. I have not however been drawn into that farming game- that really is time consuming and in my humble opinion mind controlling!

I am up in Maryland, visiting dau #2 and the grandchildren. Seems like I always have more time here to write. I have been viewing my friends on blogger- ie; someone had a baby and another a puppy. some are relishing in the snow/rain some, like me are loving 80 degree weather in Florida.
My thoughts and prayers have bee going out to all those affected in the world by the earthquake & tsunami. Also with the never ending wars the world is in.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

To 2011

These are my beautiful granddaughter's New Years Eve- Can ya believe they are 10!

And no pic would be right without the puppies Sadie & Snickers

I know everyone heard about the snow in the northeast, but here where they live in Maryland it was but a dusting 'this time'.

I wish for everyone a Blessed New Year! Full of excitement, wonder & prosperity

Monday, December 27, 2010


Well Mt Airy, Maryland didn't get much snow in the last snow dump, but all around us seems to have! I was gonna go to NJ but the roads are pretty bad as well as the route I take there, so might have to postpone going this time? No use to test fate!

The daughter's property is pretty hilly, I was just taking the dog for a walk and stumbled up the hill. Now my back is hurting HUM maybe I should sue! Hum maybe this is something to entertain myself while here! Ya know, I have an old nurses back and it doesn't take much, plus last time I was here found out have arthritis in my neck! no wonder it hurts. AHA maybe I should take some pills and go to bed and read! That sounds like it!
I already have her infernal cold/sinus infection! Nice visit aye!

Peace and safety for the coming New Year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Just Thoughts

poinsettia from my yard last year- the weather got to it and its no longer there!

Well folks here I am sitting not much on my mind, guess that would be considered mindless, aye!? Look at the authors of the quotes of the post today, such divergent people and ideals! With one common thread which would be peace. What is peace to you? Can we ever have peace even if only in our personnel lives? do we really want it, and should we have it?

I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet. Joan Jett

If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. Napoleon Bonaparte

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war. John F. Kennedy