Friday, June 26, 2009

Just another day in Paradise

Actually this is my daughter's clothes line a while back. Me thinks they have too many socks. Ya know it's actually easier to match them this way. I personally think ones that dont have matches should be discarded!

I arrived safely from Florida with the twins and the two dogs. It was a better trip than anticipated. I am chillin today, but I must get my mini cleaned! We even spilled some sand in it! yikes, kids makes messes! O yeh and say the darndest things! The twins wanted to stay a couple of nights in the Hotel we stopped at. But alas granny said NO we need to get to Maryland!
A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that's all, instead of a noose. ~Hortense Calisher, Queenie, 1971

Monday, June 22, 2009


This dog has to have a sense of humor with the things the kiddos do to him! He didn't even move. Must have liked it. This is just a short note to let ya's know I will be travelling up good OLE I95 and will write again when I land! AND left some humor things for ya to think on! If I don't have anything else in this life I do have a sense of humor! It gets me through some bad times along with good friends and family! OOOO and how could I forget GOD?

Happiness for the average person may be said to flow largely from common sense -- adapting one-self to circumstances -- and a sense of humor.- Beatrice Lillie (1898-1989)English comedienne

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. - James Thurber

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that
adds balance to your step as you walk the
tightrope of life - William Arthur Ward

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road. - Henry Ward Beecher

Laughter sets the spirit free to move through even the most tragic of circumstances. It helps us shake our heads clear, get our feet back under us, restoring our sense of balance and purpose. Humor is integral to our peace of mind and to our ability to go beyond survival. - Captain Gerald Coffee POW in Vietnam for seven years

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Fathers DAY

It's been a bit teary around these parts for a couple of days, but we will survive! We've been thinking too much of DAD, Granddad, Poppie & father of my children. I even reread the sympathy cards which were sent-why do I do that to myself! just a process, I know.

I keep hearing in my head that song "Daddy's Hands" by Dollie Parton. That song had to have been written for my dad! He was strong and gentle!

AND so was hubby! Folks were always amazed how strong he was and at the same time so gentle. I used to call him Gentle Ben sometimes. I wish everyone could have know him the way I did. He was often misunderstood! Because of his size and timber of his voice folk thought he was mean, but a gentler person one could ever have known.

You ask what is the cactus! Well it is a plant the girls got to remember poppie. He loved cactus and he wanted a cactus garden here in FLA like we had in NJ. They said it reminded them of him. It has a white beard like him.

Try and reach out and touch your dad or grandad or someone elses' if ya can. They really are underrated and under appreciated for the most part.

AND from the Father of our countries wife:
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington

Thursday, June 18, 2009

'be careful what you see, little child'

Don't know what has gotten me started today, but here goes. Maybe Freudian Slips post?

Look at this eye, my granddaughter, lovely lashes, and brown hue. I am amazed what children see and hear these days. I want to shield the eyes of my grandchildren from all the hypocrisy and evils of the world. I am not stupid enough to think there were not evils when I was a child, but it has become so pervasive. You can't even go to the mall without hearing objectionable language or seeing some folk with hardly anything on. Where has morality gone?
Not to mention TV and social events! Parents must keep in tune to what their children are seeing/doing!

This morning as I was polishing these little toe nails, I was truly amazed how much her hands and feet look like her moms. I was also reminded of my daughter saying NO you can't polish your toe nails and fingernails, so being the good granny I am, proceeded to polish them both! You can hardly see the polish! can ya! Little girls must be little girls. I can remember a time her mom had Black or purple nail polish! She came out alright!
It also made me think of the miles she will travel in her lifetime, the things she will do with these hands in the future. Hopefully she will honor God and her family with them!

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson: to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power...
- Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


My Beautiful granddaughters

I decided this ole 62 year old granny could teach kids to ride a two wheeler. Someone gave the girls one to ride here. I was so grateful, but now am kicking myself. I did teach the one twin and she is so excited!!! The other one is in cry mode cause she can't figure it out. I try to console her and rationalize, and she finally gets it. AT least she seems satisfied. Have I mentioned she IS quite a runner?
Well we decided the one would run and one would ride the bike and I would ride my bike! I got onto the tarmac and down I went. Whew that was an eye opener! So as not to scare the runner I get up and try again. Only to find myself back on the tarmac! This little guy down the street who is in a wheelchair comes out his door and yells you ok? Much to my embarrassment I am ok, I guess. The hip is hurting and the left knee is already a bright blue. BUT I have no difficulty walking. So I get myself up and say OK I'm done biking today lets ride in my new car. Then my dau #1 (disabled) says "be careful"

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Update

I believe love is primarily a choice and only sometimes a feeling. If you want to feel love, choose to love and be patient.
Real Live Preacher

Told ya I felt guilty about not doing too much with the girls, so we went to Clearwater Beach after my writing, believe it or not I didn't have my camera along! We had a great time! the beach and water were wonderful! I did return with abit of red on my arms and back! hurt a little, but didn't get the girls sunburned. I think I may have gotten the worst of it. Of course after the beach what does one do? Well we head to the pool for MORE swimming. I think those girls would stay in the pool all day everyday. They don't care that old granny is around. Where does their energy come from? I know I need a transfusion of it!

We finished my garden yesterday. I even had to get more mulch to finish the project. It looks great, good to have the girls around to help. They love gardening! My bricks aren't straight, but who cares? I will eventually straighten them out, but will wait till it gets cooler around these parts! too hot to work outside for sure! I have to wait til almost bedtime to do so I wont roast out there!

Spoke with daughter #2 last eve, she was telling me the temp there in Maryland @ 10 pm, it was 65 degrees. I just had to see our temp- it was 82 degrees! thankfully the humidity has been down though!

Friday we spent shopping, dau #1 loves TO SHOP.I on the other hand hate it, but I BIT THE BULLET. Of course time was spent at Build a Bear, each girl HAD to have a bear. It was fun, but expensive! Owell it's just money! One bear is named Chocolate and the other Molly!

Well we are off to the Clothes Closet at the church. Volunteer work we do. Hope you are all having a great day! O my home is starting to see the effects of children around. Gotta get it straightened up!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Contest!

No they are not cheerleaders, they are Disney costumes from 'High School Musical'. I really don't like giving Disney any more money, but they loved this outfit! Are they spoiled-No, haha!

Those crazy twins- WE here @ Grannies Ramblings are having a contest-How many Oreos can ya put in your mouth @ a time? Actually they just like oreos!?

We are having fun with the twins, I hope they are having fun too. I haven't felt like doing touristy stuff, they don't seem to mind. I feel guilty about it, but just don't feel like going out allot. It is hot here and I am not tolerating it too much. We are going to the pool daily and they seem satisfied with that. Am I a bad granny! Hope not!

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Lazy Hazy Dayz

We have just been to a concert. Given by "the youngest jazz band" they were kiddos 9-15 years old. We got a little antsy- how many hours are we supposed to be still! We went to Sunday School then church, then immediately to concert! We needed some running around in between or even a swim! Grandma keeps saying we are beautiful! She couldn't be wrong!
Cha cha cha want to play!?

This twin #2- where are her beautiful brown eyes, sun too much today! She is perky, bubbly, and often times shy, but always an animal lover. Sadie isn't getting too much bigger!

This is twin #1 always smiley, always ready! However she can be winy to. She loves Snickers.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

SAD- for a differing reason

I have been feeling better since the last post- I hope so as I cried most of the day! Thanks for all the well wishes- I felt them!
I have just read one of my fellow bloggers who have decided to quit blogging! I really hate that. She writes so well, has lovely pics, unbelievable food descriptions, ETC! I will truly miss her! I do understand her reasoning, but doesn't make it any better pill to swallow! Much luck, peace, & blessings to a wonderful CITIZEN of this world!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

thoughful thursday

Dau #1 & Twins

I don't know why I get this way?
Seems like I am so sad today.
I feel homesick?

I actually miss friends and family
that are too far away for me to see easily,
but I don't know if that would do the trick?

I feel some kind of impending doom
and here it is the beginning of June
Where flowers are in full bloom!

O could it be the rain or the moon,
that has filled me with so much gloom?
Just snap out of it you crazy loon!

All is well in this living room,
grandchildren watching movies
clothes are being folded,
and you sit here trying to rhyme!

Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll find it there.

- Robb Sagendorph

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Dogs & Docs

I have had a full week so far and it's only Tuesday! I've been to the vet for the little one & groomer for Snickers. I went to the dentist & the pharmacy. Been to the pool a few times, the girls are really liking that.

Been to too many places SHOPPING! Dau #1 has decided to spoil the girls a bit! We got a whole new wardrobe! Like they need any new clothes! Sure am glad I brought the suitcase mostly empty. It is about full already and they haven't been here a week as of right now. New shorts, shirts, dresses, and 2 pair of shoes each! Besides snorkel stuff, dress for their puppy!

O I have also had my hair dyed & cut.

I bought a small freezer, so had to move stuff in the Dining Room & moved the computer back into the Living Room. I am not the ever ready Bunny, but me thinks some folk think I am!

We have had wonderful weather since I got back from up north, however in June they tell me the rains are gonna start. Hasn't happened yet, but the clouds sure looked like it this eve. The sky seems so blue here in Fla, and makes the clouds more austere looking! I am always snapping them. the twins keep asking, Granma, why do you take so many pics of the sky. All I can is look at the pic enclosed!


Could This be the Twins?
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)