Seeing my Granddaughter Dance

 She flew accross the stage all aglow with the dance. Her Russian dance teacher told her "I saw dance tonight." My 16 year old granddaughter is in love with the dance and her joy shows through while she performs. She did a classical ballet on point and a pop and modern number.    We went this last weekend to see her dance and to hang out with our grandson and hear him tell his wonderful imaginary stories he has created in his mind. And to be with my son and daughter in law. It was a great weekend. I am truly blessed by family....more

Rating Self-Confidence

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Tuesday, March 18, 2014 How would you rate your self-confidence? When is it at its lowest? When is it at its highest?~~~~~~~~How would I rate my self-confidence? On a scale of 1 – 10, I would say that my self-confidence is mostly a 7. I have been slowly working on my self-confidence; trying to bring it up....more

Sunday Musings

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo – March 2014Sunday MusingsThe past weekend was great! My middle daughter, along with her five-year-old son and seven-week-old daughter, were visiting from Kentucky. On Saturday morning, my youngest daughter, and her seven-month-old son, came in from Georgia, and spent the weekend. I felt so blessed to have two of my daughters and three of my grandchildren for an entire weekend....more

My 'Grandmotherly' Self

BlogHer – NaBloPoMo March 2014Saturday, March 8, 2014 ~~~~~~~~ I have been my ‘grandmotherly’ self all week. On Monday, my youngest grandson became ill, so I was called in to babysit for him, while mommy worked. I came back home on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, our middle daughter came down from Kentucky, with her 5-year-old son and 7-week-old daughter; our youngest granddaughter....more
Mama Bear..First commenting her blogher and learning my way around. I have no grandchildren yet ...more

Home is Where the Heart is

BlogHer – NaBloPoMoWednesday, March 5, 2013 When or where do you feel most like yourself?~~~~~~~~The saying goes, “There’s no place like home.” Home is the place where you can relax and be your self. Home is where you can do what you want, when you want. Sure, there are chores, tasks, and work that has to be done, but home is where you can do them at your own pace....more

What Happens at Grandma's Stays at Grandma's

My two granddaughters, ages six and four, came to play with me while their parents were out of town. The first ten minutes were splendid. No screaming, no urgent demands for gourmet food, and no poop on the dining table. Then all hell broke loose. Mr. Bill and the Waldorf doll opened the Crown Royal, the Potato Head cowboy seduced Ms. Carrot with chocolates and wine, and the runaway bunny ran away but his mommy didn’t care. ...more
My grand daughter Grace was 2 years old she was my shadow . She prefers stuff animals over ...more

Five Things About Me

BlogHer – NaBloPoMoMonday, March 3, 2014 Tell us five interesting things about yourself.Five interesting things about myself? Really? I’m not that interesting, but I suppose it is a good way for us to start learning about each other.1. I’m a blogger.2. I have three grown daughters, ranging in age from twenty-six through thirty-five.3. I’m in my second marriage and have the most wonderful husband ever.  Sure, he has his faults, but so do I.  He’s still my most wonderful husband....more

Capturing My Grandparents

Granny Shoots from the Hip--on washing

Lava Sus Manos--Wash Your Hands...more

Granny Shoots From he Hip

Naked, Drunk and Writing—good title for a book. Too bad, it’s already taken.I wouldn’t talk about myself so much, but I know more about me than anybody.This morning I had garlic for breakfast. Not a normal fare, but I had this wonderful sour-dough whole wheat bread from Metropol’s here in Eugene Oregon, and a couple of nights ago I roasted a few garlic bulbs—still had some let-over in the frig. So I toasted the bread, spread copious amounts of butter, ate cold garlic cloves with it, and Yum. (Hot coffee too.)...more