Happy Birthday and goodbye Amy!! She's off to visit friends in a far off land. My little Amy is a young woman--my son Matt---HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATT!!!! is almost middle age. Ok maybe not middle age but I am feeling Very old today!!!
As I drove away from Albany I called Amy on her cell as she rode away on her train to Michigan. Yikes!! One cell to another cell on two different type vehicles. Is anyone out there old enough to be shocked by the techno changes that represents in my life time? Oh golly!! I am sooo OLD!!
Friday, December 29, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Well the day is quieting down... The kids are in front of their computer monitors eating enough sweets to last the year. I'm in front of my tv and it's snowing outside so I have to watch my favorite movie. You guessed it!!!I miss my family far away but I know they have their precious family and each other. All my grown children are off with their families tonight and the younger ones at home are busy with their respective interests. Life is good. Got my penquin socks on and the only glitch of the day is cable to the internet for David versus the wireless chip working like it should. Not too bad.. not too bad at all... Uh oh! I have to say it!! ......You've really had a wonderful life, George!!!!
Friday, December 22, 2006
The pre Christmas excitement is upon us. I remember those days long ago when the manger scene was on the TV and carols were being sung with Christmas pageants at school and church etc. Very fun and exciting stuff.. but my little heart was all aflutter trying to guess what would be under the tree! But now I am above such stuff, that is right up until my husband puts wrapped presents for me under the tree the other day---then all of a sudden my little heart of larceny wants to slip the kids a 5 spot to get them to tell me WHAT'S UNDER THE TREE!! Jacob especially has driven us all nuts because he's a little excited and he gets very silly and hard to live with. I was all ready to lock him in a padded room when I turned to his friend Ben and said " Ben would you straighten Jacob out please? Tell him what's what?" "Sure," Ben says and turns to Jacob very sincerely and says "Jake--it's not about you---- It's about JESUS!!!" Thank you Ben for putting reality in to the mix. Did my heart just fine!!!!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
So I come home from work tonight in the frigid cold and go right to my hang around the house and be comfortable clothes drawer. As I was happily putting on my bright pink socks with the tread on the bottom,oh yes, Dad looks at me with disgust and says " nice socks"....You had to be there to hear the snear in his voice.... when all of a sudden he cracks a goofy grin and says "Oh wait---I gave you those socks last Christmas, didn't I?!! Hehe"--hypocrisy is everywhere!!!!
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Someone who shall remain nameless, said something profound to me the other day. As we were saying goodbye to each other, he said randomly "Just remember, they thought the Titanic was a good idea." It was mostly said to encourage my lovely daughter who was with me at the time, but it was good food for thought and chuckle for the rest of my week. Do you think the people on the Titanic wished in hind's site that they had actually counted the lifeboats before they sailed? Were there signs screaming to them that they ignored? Were there warning signs along the way that were directing them not to sail--but they ignored them?? Wouldn't it be great if we could live backwards so we could do everything without disaster?? Was the brief luxury and pampering on the Titanic worth the death at the end? Doubt it, of course. So where am I going with all this? Whoever bothers to read this already knows what I mean. My Titanic lesson when I was a young woman was in the movie "Splendor in the Grass"---tough movie--hard lessons. Watch it with a box of tissues!!!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Today we welcome Gianna Catherine to the family. 7lbs 13oz and Mom Esther and baby girl doing great. God who loved us from before time, wants us to love Him back. Thank you God for my precious family..children,their spouses and all my precious grandbabies!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Great day--not much time for rest but moments to hold on to... Sammy and I went to church so Nana could teach her Ladies class. Studying Staci Eldredge's book "Captivating". Never dreamed my messed up years could reap some good but it was great to be able to share the beauty God has given me for the ashes. Great sharing by all the ladies. Then back home--Yubby and Mike picked up the kiddies --right after Mike fixed the communication between the printer and my laptop. Yeah! The cherry on the Sunday (excuse my pun) was going to the FairHaven Union High football banquet and seeing my freshman son David receive his Varsity letter. Go David! Coach said the program has spent 3 years to turn around to a better place. Better attitudes etc. He said this year it was a pleasure to come to practice and all the players have wonderful attitudes and are great kids. I see that too. Good to hear from the coach. Our division has been retweeked and this coming year we will be on a level playing field for the first time in years. 2007 should be an exciting football year. It's great to feel we are a part of the parent and kid group that will make a difference in our community. Sounds corny I know--but I have always been a pollyanna and this is right up my alley! GO SLATERS!!!
Saturday, November 04, 2006
The beauty of grandparenting is you get to enjoy the little cuties and send them home when their diapee needs changing. This weekend I have my one and three year old grand babies staying with us overnight so Mike and Yubby can reprise up in Burlington for a couple get away. We are having lots of fun but the diapees are mine!! And some angry doctor is taking Amy away for a few hours. So the diapees are ALL mine!!!