It is spring! Although the morning is overcast and somewhat cool, the growing grass, blossoming flowers, and emerging leaves confirm the season. They declare their purpose no matter how the rest of us feel.
The bird feeders are right next to the lamp. The water feature that is in the little entry way is a major bird attraction. We heat it during the frozen winter days - for our thirsty winged friends.
A few weeks ago 6+ year old Dinkum came home from school and handed me this photo. "I drew space for you grandma!"
Grandma: Can you tell me what everything is? Dinkum: It's the planets. The one that is frowning is Pluto. He's mad because he's the smallest! *****
Some recent 4+ year old Mizelle conversations:
One day I walked out to the garage by myself and picked up a sack which fell apart. Two Butternut squash fell to the floor which startled me. I think I yelled "OH NO." When I got back into the house Mizelle was looking at the door. Mizelle: Gwamma... who did you say 'hi' to? Gwamma: No one. I was talking to myself. Mizelle: Can I say hello?
***** Mizelle: Gwamma.... Gwamma... sumptins wong with my foot." Gwamma: Does it hurt? Mizelle: NO... it won't let me put my sock on!
***** I had to run some errands and I had my "list" in the front seat. When Mizelle and I hopped out of the car the wind was blowing and I quickly nabbed my lis…
We've been cat-sitting elGee since December 22, 2007. I remember well that very first week when she hid under our bed.
She still loves to take naps under the bed. She also find solitude there when the grandchildren are around or if anybody dares ring our doorbell. As a matter of fact, she runs and hides there if she even hears a car on our front drive.
In the evenings she plays some kind of feline game I call "wishy-washy naps." She chooses my lap to be her kneading source, and then cuddles in for a snooze. For no apparent reason she will wake up and jump across furniture to repeat the process with my husband. Back and forth. About every 15 minutes.
ElGee is wishy-washy with her solitary naps, too. Except she chooses one for 8 to 10 days. One week I will find her in the rocking chair. Then another week she is napping on a dresser in the guest bedroom... the window in the computer office ... the captains chair at the dining room table. I have discouraged her …
With all the usual hub bub of the Christmas season it seemed an impossible task for my daughter to plan and implement a wedding. Especially one decided upon after a life changing event in November. There were lots of things that had to be done. One day we took the grandchildren out to the parks and collected pine cones. They helped turn them into sparkling center pieces.
The venue was chosen in another town about an hour away. A future relative of hers gave her the deal of the century. Free.
The days flew by and everything seemed to just fall together. There had been no hitches or glitches. None.
Just hours before the wedding we packed up the grand children and drove away. We had all the other things that we were responsible to transport to the ceremony. Our clothes were hanging on the door hook and our personal bags were placed in the back of our vehicle. The bride had gone ahead and was already involved with the pre-ceremony preparations.
After we arrived we had a few res…