It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Tuesday - Already !

That I am here is a wonderful mystery
to which I will respond with joy .


Today was a nice easy day - I even got to go out at lunch time.
I went in to the drugstore across the street from where I work and found a bargain !
They had flip flops on sale two for the price of one. Flipflops have become my favorite summer time foot wear. It seems that in the summer my feet are very hot just as in the winter they're very cold.
We have a promise of the high 70 's all week. Nice and warm. I got the grass cut this evening just in case I get a chance to sit on the porch swing tomorrow evening. I'm looking forward to it. It's been a long time coming.
Grandma Quote for Today
Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
Garrison Keillor

Don't assume anything, the past is dead. The future is right now, this moment.
'On Ya' - ma

Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day!

God takes care of HIS own. He knows our needs. At just the right moment,
He steps in and provides Himself as our faithful heavenly Father
Charles R. Swindoll



SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER
If you want your dreams to come true, don't oversleep

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention

Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important

The best vitamin for making friends....B1

The 10 commandments are not multiple choice

The happiness of your life depends onthe quality of your thoughts

Minds are like parachutes...they function only when open

Ideas won't work unless YOU do

One thing you can't recycle is wasted time

One who lacks the courage to start has already finished

The heaviest thing to carry is a grudge

Don't learn safety rules by accident

We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves

Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise

One thing you can give and still keep...is your word

A friend walks in wheneveryone else walks out

The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime

Please pause to day and reflect on those who gave their lives for our freedom and for those that continue to protect our freedom.
I'm praying for our troops - until they all come home again !

Grandma Quote for Today
Knowledge and timber shouldn't be much used till they are seasoned.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Our lives are snapshots, lived moment by moment and who we are becomes clearer through what we create.
'On Ya'
ma

Sunday, May 29, 2005

WHAT'S NEW AT MY HOUSE

WHAT'S NEW AT MY HOUSE

MY GOD IS CHANGELESS IN HIS LOVE FOR MEPSALM 59:10

The 1st Family Camp Day of year is today...the babes have been camping the entire weekend, but I'll be joining them today. It's been a cool, party cloudy, partly rainy weekend and I'm praying the sun comes out to warm us up today !

GRANDMA QUOTE FOR TODAY
Your dimples you get from your parents, your wrinkles , from your children.

Anonymous

I'm learning to take responsibility for my mistakes. Accept that I'm wrong and fix it. The world is a whole lot better all around.
'On Ya' - ma

Saturday, May 28, 2005

LOTS AND LOTS OF STAIRS AT MY HOUSE

God loves each one of us as if there
were only one of us.
Augustine



It's 'House Blessing' day again. Not so much the house work getting done here as there is laundry. I stripped the beds in 2 of my spare bedrooms and they are on the 3rd floor. I've got to get the house ready for the family when they come homc this summer. So from the 3rd floor to the basement is a lot of stairs. I also have a bad habit of hanging things in the basement after I wash them. A lot had accumulated so that meant many many trips from the basement up to the 2nd floor. Wow - what a workout !



This is way too big of a house for one person, but when the family comes in , I appreciate having 3 extra bedrooms.



Grandma Quote for Today !
Age is of no importance.
Unless you are a cheese
Billie Burke

Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you
'On Ya ' - ma

Friday, May 27, 2005

A Letter from Home

You are...infinitely dear to the Father,
unspeakably precious to Him. You are
never, not for one second, alone.
Norman F. Dowty


When I was looking in the bookshelf this evening, a letter fell out. It was from my Grandmother and was not dated. The stamp had been cut off the envelope, as my Grandmother saved stamps and had asked me to send back the stamp for her collection. Home was always at my grandparents. If my mother talked about Home, we knew where she meant. Going home was always a treat.
In her letter she mentions that while I'm staying in bed I shouldn't read or knit too much as that's hard on the eyes. That would be when I was pregnant for my first born and had to spend 5 month's in bed in order to be able to have him. He was a premie but was born healthy and strong.
I don't know if I have other letters stuck away some place or not, but tonite I heard from my Grandmother and it was a letter from home.
Grandma Quote for Today
My grandparents are sweet and easy. She is Sweet and he is Easy
--and that's what I call them.
Lannie Jewell

Try to live each day doing for others something that also enriches you !
'On Ya' - ma

WHAT'S NEW AT MY HOUSE

WHAT'S NEW AT MY HOUSE

New Journal Page : http://journals.aol.com/marainey1/GoodMorningSunshine/

One more way to keep in touch !

'On Ya ' - ma

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Family Reunion Announcement

Our Heavenly Father never takes
anything from His children unless
He means to give them something better.

George MacDonald

In my mailbox today, I got a notice of the Family Reunion. My maternal grandparent's side of the family reunion. At the top of flyer was a picture of My Grandparents . How young they looked ! The picture was taken in 1953. I always wish I could go, but haven't been able to for years. I have several aunts and an uncle still living and lots and lots of cousins. When we were children we seemed to get together often and I really miss that.

This year it will be the weekend before my youngest son's wedding . Needless to say, I won't be able to go again, as I'll have a house full of my own children and grandchildren that will come from out of state for the wedding.

Someday, maybe my children will be having a family reunion to celebrate too !


Grandma Quote for Today
Children are the living messages
we send to a time we will not see.
John W. Whitehead

To be yourself is a gift!
'On Ya' - ma

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Labyrinths and Sunshine !

Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go
And, sheltered so,
May thrive and grow.
Louise Driscoll

This evening was our prayer group and the subject tonight was labyrinths. Very interesting and worth pursuing, I think.
Your life is a sacred journey . I t is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul,.....You are on the path, exactly where you are meant to be right now and from here you can only go forward...
Caroline Adams.
The labyrinth is a model of that path.
They have only one path
They are unicircle
The way in is the way out
There are no blind alleys.
The path leads you to the center and out again.
The labyrinth is a metaphore for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.
They have most likely always been used in a spiritual manner.
Just some thoughts from tonight.
We DID have some sunshine today. The breeze we got must have been coming off the lake though , it was still very chilly.
Grandma Quote for Today
Maternal spirit overflows and fills the world with love.
--German Saying
What a dull world we'd live in if we couldn't envision the invisible and couldn't put a few fanciful touches and twists to reality. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we are as happy as we wish to be.
'On Ya' - ma

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

brrrrrr IT'S A BIT CHILLY HERE !

May the Lord be loyal to you...
and reward you with many demonstations of His Love
2 Samuel 2:6

I just finished yesterdays 'zone' work...I swept the dust and cobwebs out of my bedroom window sills and all around the walls and ceiling. There were dust bunnies hiding out everywhere. Not any longer. I've got to admit I don't know when I did that last.
With just a little bit at a time, I seem to get more done that if I try to get it all done at once.
It was posting data on the computer day at work. I'm glad to say that is done for another week. Actually I do everything but the filing and the cleaning on the computer. Yes, I clean at work too ! It's truly a 'one woman' show there.
It was a cloudy day here with just a few showers and the low tonite is going to be 46 degrees. Maybe I took those flannel sheets off too early.

Grandma Quote For Today !
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows,
let them not be written upon the heart.
The spirit should never grow old.
President James Abram Garfield

When joy enters your life, celebrate it and live it as fully as you can. When sorrow comes, remember that you have experienced joy and will again.
'On Ya' -ma


Monday, May 23, 2005

No Mistake About It - It's Monday !

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Eleanor Roosevelt

Supper tonite was leftovers! Since I cooked for my family yesterday, I get to enjoy a couple of quick meals this week. Putting it on a plate and into the microwave is great ! Lunch was also leftovers since DS#1 sent leftover pizza home with me on Saturday ! It's not much fun cooking for 1 , but I do spoil myself and eat what I want. That leads to another problem though - my clothes are getting a bit snug again. Must be time to cut back!

The weatherman said it was supposed to be foggy this morning. I didn't see any on my way to work, but my mind sure has been foggy all day. I think I'll take my 'trip to the beach' and turn in early tonite. Maybe that will help.

Grandma Quote for Today
One to-day is worth two to-morrows
Benjamin Franklin

Now is the best time
'On Ya' - ma

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Sunny Morning, Rainy Evening

Joy comes from knowing God loves me, and knows who I am and where I'm going...that my future is secure as I rest in Him.
James Dobson

This weekend went way too fast. Some of my children were here for dinner and just left to go to the 'Star Wars' movie and here I am--unwinding and relaxing. For son #5 it will be the 2nd time he sees the movie. The morning was beautiful and warm, by noon the clouds came and by 5 the rain came.
I am looking forward to next weekend as it will be 3 days instead of the normal 2! It will be the first weekend for family camping. Four of my Seven and thier families will be there. I will be going on Sunday just to spend the day with them and of course I'll be taking the 'deviled eggs'. More pictures will be coming!!!
My recipe for 'Deviled Eggs'
I hard boil 10 eggs as my container holds 20 halves.
I put the yolks in a bowl with about 3 Tbsp. of mayo and 1 Tbsp of mustard
a little salt and pepper and mash it all up til all the lumps are out and then fill the white halves with the yolk mixture and sprinkle with paprika. Very simple, very good !
There are lots of variations, but this one works for my family .
I had lots of family time this weekend and will again next...I am such a blessed mom.
Grandma Quote for Today
Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends, and hardly ever our own grown children.
Ruth Goode
The Higher your Sights , the higher your Spirit
'On Ya' - ma

DANCE, BIRTHDAY AND SUNDAY DINNER

Life is the first gift, Love is the second,
and Understanding the third.
Marge Piercy


Saturday evening was an absolute delight ! Our Princess had her dance recital and we were so blessed. Not only by her, but the whole show. Little balerinas and toe dancers, and tap dancers.
DD and DS#5 and I drove down and back together and that's also a treat as I got to catch up on some news from them too !
Sunday is my DS#4's birthday. I won't be able to celebrate with him in person , but in spirit that's for sure! And I'm also having dinner for those that can make it - usually dinner is the 3rd Sunday, but no one could make it then.
There are pictures posted for you all to see !!!
Thank the dear Lord for a very Blessed weekend!

Grandma Quote for Today
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Michel De Montaigne


Windows are to look out from, not into.
'On Ya' - ma

Friday, May 20, 2005

IT'S FRIDAY - F - R - I - D -A - Y ! ! !

God understands our prayers even when
we can't find the words to say them.
The grass is mowed once again and I need to remember to get gas for the lawnmower before it's time to do it again !
I put on one of my favorite cds and am just enjoying a peaceful evening.
My eggs are boiled for 'deviled' eggs. Once again our 'princess' requested that Grand'ma' bring the eggs when she comes tomorrow. I'm going to visit because she has her dance recital tomorrow evening. I'll be posting pictures - of course !
Our family camping season begins on Memorial Day weekend, so I suppose I'll be making those eggs every weekend that they are camping.
Grandma Quote For Today
Be of good cheer...
Homer
Being grumpy has no rewards
If it rains, you have the power to spread sunshine. Use it
'On Ya' - ma

Thursday, May 19, 2005

A Few Showers...A Few Blessings Today

MANY BLESSINGS ARE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO TRUST THE lORD
PSALM 40:4
My day began with blessings. On the way to work I was speeding down the highway and spotted a beautiful deer ready to run across the road...suddenly he turned and went the other way - blessing #1
A little futher down the road a low flying bird was flying directly toward my windowshield...suddenly he lifted up and turned back. Blessing #2
and before I got to work, I spotted a man sitting at a stop light with his convertible top down and his jacket zipped up around his neck and a baseball cap on. Blessing # 3
Why was this one a blessing???
He reminded me that even though storm clouds are overhead - you should still be optimistic. I thought to myself...this man has the right idea.
Grandma Quote For Today
As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Loving life increases our energy and our passions
'On Ya' - ma

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

TAKING THE GENTLE PATH

God's tender heavens above us bend,
His love is smiling o'er us.
Mark Clemmer
Quiet evening here and of course it's only one of many I spend alone. Sometimes I crave the hectic days when my family were all young and at home. But I know I couldn't do it all now...I was much younger then. So I'll take my peace and quiet and enjoy it.
Grandma Quote for Today
They tell you that you'll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don't tell you is that you won't miss it very much.
Malcolm Cowley
We can't have everything, but we can point ourselves in the right direction
'On Ya' - ma

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Dulcimer Night

May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow
because I am looking down.


I'm off to my friends' for our monthly night of dulcimer and laughter. We should get together more often, but we don't often manage it. Sometimes we do go other places together in between, either way we enjoy each other's company.

On my way to work this morning, I saw the most unusual thing. One of the farmer's fields was white ! I thought - now what could that be??? Not snow?? As I got closer I saw that it was dandelions! The white fluffy stuff that comes after the flower. I know we all get them in our yards, but I never saw a huge field full of them. God always gives us beautiful surprises !

Grandma Quote for Today
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.
Angela Schwindt

Take responsibility for your life. whatever happened in the past is dead. No one else can be another persons savior--except our dear Lord, of course.
'On Ya' - ma

Monday, May 16, 2005

All Is Very Quiet Here - I need to wind the clocks!

God's promises are like the stars;
the darker the night,
the brighter they shine.
David Nicholas

There is something about Monday that often overwhelms me. Maybe its the getting up and going to work, or maybe it's knowing that I go home to the delightful task of taking the garbage out. I'm not sure, but I'm always glad when it's over. You know I don't lead a hard life, I pretty much do with my evenings whatever I want. Most of the time I'm too pooped to participate any further. So I'll take my complaints and shut them away and dwell on the blessings of the day.
No rain, car started, my job was busy, but easy, no accidents coming or going, had a delicious supper of bannana pancakes, one of my friends called to say she was feeling better, and my neighbour brought over a whole bag of plastic baggies (saved from groceries) that I used for my doggie do bags. Now that's alot of blessings all in one day - don't you think! Oh, I can't forget to mention I had apple cake for breakfast!

Grandma Quote for Today
Your children are always your 'babies' even if they have gray hair.
Janet Leigh

From any effort I expend to plant and grow things, I always reap greater rewards than the labor I extend. Mother Nature teaches us how to love.
'On Ya' - ma

Sunday, May 15, 2005

HOT APPLE CAKE RIGHT OUT OF THE OVEN !

Every day in life fills the whole life with expectation and memory
C.S. Lewis

It is a party to mostly cloudy, restful Sunday here. I had to do something with some apples that were almost too ripe, so I made an apple cake this afternoon. Wish you all were here to share it with me!
Only one here that would like some is my little cat, but I don't think so....
After splurging on cake I'll have to go out and wear some of the calories off. The yard needs mowing already. The rain the past 2 days must have made it grow faster. I'm supposed to be mowing on Thursdays, but if I wait that long it will look pretty bad.
Grandma Quote for Today
Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes


We are given dazzling sunlight, fragrant air, new birth and beauty all around us. We should put these joyous days in our emotional bank , storing them up for the inevitable stormy days of the future.
'On Ya' - ma

Saturday, May 14, 2005

SUPER SATURDAY !

For lo, the winter is past
The rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of singing has come.
Song of Solomon 2:22-23

Time to take a break ! I've been up since 6:30 this morning . I did my daily e-mail and then started in on the 'House Blessing' . So far I've got the kitchen and bath floors clean, a load of laundry in , the living and dining room swept and I'm halfway up the stairs to the bedrooms and craft room. I had to stop and take a breather.
Of course, when I take a breather, it is at the computer. I read my favorite journals and checked my e-mail. I have journal friends in Missouri, Kentucky, LasVegas Nevada, Tennessee, California and few others too! We all have some great things in common. We all have a great respect for life and it's value.
Guess I have to get back up the stairs, I'm not even dressed yet, but figured I'd shower and dress after I get done sweating ! I don't have hot flashes anymore, but let me do a little exercise and my brow is wet !

Grandma Quote for Today
When ever your wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up.
Ogden Nash

The bright side is the light side. Look up. Remain optimistic, and you'll experience joy !
'On Ya' - ma

Thursday, May 12, 2005

UPDATED MY HOMEPAGES

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.
I believe in love even when I do not feel it.
I believe in God even when He is silent

I've spent the whole evening updating some of my homepages. If you want to take a look - just click on the link ON THE BRIGHT SIDE. This is my main homepage that has links to all my pages. Some are on AOL and some on Geocities. They are all free - thank the good Lord !
Some pages represent thoughts, some are family news, some I just had to share !
So, take a look and enjoy - I made them just for you - my family and friends!

Grandma Quote for Today
There are only two lasting bequests we can
hope to give our children. One of these
is roots, the other, wings.
Hodding Carter

Nothing can ever be done well unless a realistic amount of time is given to the task.
When you rush, you waste time.
'On Ya' - ma

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

SPRING SHOWERS TODAY !

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


I'm off to our prayer group this evening. We always have a different subject, and tonight it is 'Why Julian of Norwich Speaks to us Today' . I'll have to let you know what I found out. I know nothing about Julian. Along with prayers, I also get a little education. That is a good thing!
We had off and on showers today along with some sunshine ! I planted some grass seed in some bare spots in the yard, so the rain should help it grow.
Grandma Quote for Today
Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.
Christian Bovee

Children are our treasures. Happy people are good parents.
When you love, you can follow your instincts and you'll do fine.
'On Ya' - ma

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

A LITTLE RAIN, BUT MOSTLY SUNNY !

If your lips can speak a word of encouragement
to a weary soul, you have talent.
Eva J. Cummings
Someone (an unknown to me) left a comment yesterday saying 'Why live for the Lord?"
I LIVE for the Lord, because to LIVE for Him is Life
to LIVE for self, is to die.
I believe in God
I believe that God is who He says He is
I believe that I am who God says I am
I believe that I can do all things through Christ
I believe that the Word of God is alive and active in me.
He created us, He is with us, He is in us, and He is our reason for being.
And HE has created another beautiful day here !
My lilacs are starting to bloom and they smell heavenly !!
Grandma Quote for Today
Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Homes
Alone, we can't change the universe, but we nurture and nourish those near us. When we do all we can and bring forth our best, we are doing our share to make the world a more humane place.
'On Ya' - ma

Monday, May 09, 2005

IT'S ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WEATHER HERE TODAY

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us.
Psalm 67:1
O, I think the good Lord has blessed us - it's another beautiful day !
I started out with a jacket, but that didn't last long. I even turned the fan on in the kitchen when I was working in there this evening.
Our hostas are really poking out of the ground now and the lily of the valley is up too ! I'm off to reboot the laundry, and am taking those flannels off the bed! Maybe even a 'trip to the beach'
(bubble bath and icecream cone)
Grandma Quote for Today
Blessed are the mothers of the earth, They combine the practical and spiritual into the workable way of human life.
William L. Stinger
We express our life, through our work and our interests
'On Ya' ma

Sunday, May 08, 2005

SUDDENLY SUNDAY !

The beauty of the sunbeam lies partly in the fact that
God does not keep it; He gives it away to us all.
David Swing
It's been sunny and warm all weekend! Thanks to our good Lord !
It has been heavenly to be outdoors.
I haven't accomplished anything here as far as 'house blessings' go - I've been lazy and just enjoyed visiting with my children. Yesterday's birthday party and today - Mother's Day - with the ones that live close by.
How blessed I am!
Grandma Quote for Today
The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eysight declines.
Plato
Beauty unappreciated is beauty unknown
'On Ya' - ma
(I put links on the side of this blog to my Homepage and My Picture Page)

Saturday, May 07, 2005

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY !

God has no problems, only plans.
Corrie Ten Boom

Beautiful Spring day here ! A day certainly worth celebrating !!! A good time was had by all at Sydney's 2nd Birthday Party. I posted pictures for you all to see, just click on the link below.

Grandma Quote for Today
Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones
To be yourself is a gift. If you are genuine, your manners will reflect that.
'On Ya' - ma

Friday, May 06, 2005

FINALLY FRIDAY - HERE COMES THE WEEKEND!

Having someone who understands is a great blessing for ourselves.
Being someone who understands is a great blessing to others.
Janette Oke
Mother's Day Weekend !
First of all I want to send blessings to all you mothers, working mom's , stay at home mom's, and mom's like me with an empty nest...give yourself a pat on the back from me !
We Are SO Blessed !!!
I took my mom's gift out to her this evening, as I wasn't sure if I'd make it later in the Weekend. I also go my potato salad made for Sydney's 2nd birthday party tomorrow.
Last night I got my painting done for one of the May birthday's , so I feel pretty well ahead of the game right now...We'll see later how it goes.
Before I shut the computer down last night I got a call from my Florida 'Sunshines'. ' Sunshine boy' and 'Little Ray' were in the bath. The more 'sunshine boy ' splashed 'little ray' - the more 'little ray' laughed. They were hillarious! I love it when they call and brighten up my day !
Grandma Quote for Today
She said there were two people you had to be true to -- those people who came before you and those people who came after you.
Gayl Jones
The more we love life, the more we have to share.
'On Ya' - ma

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Sunshine and the yard is mowed !

When you have...accomplished your daily tasks,
go to sleep in peace.
God is Awake
Victor Hugo
A quiet evening here. I still have about an hour of time left to head for the craft room to paint. I never made it there yesterday evening.
Everything is really turning green around here, the grass, the trees, and my tulips are just about done blooming. The lilac trees have buds and the Lilies of the Valley are coming up. Seems like I see more new growth each day. Our yard is a beautiful hodge podge of plants. Something new blooms when something old fades. As today was Ascension Thursday, I guess I should take my "He is Risen" flag down and put up something for the Month of May. I have a new RED WHITE and Blue one that should do through Memorial Day. I love to display different flags thoughout the year. I'm trying to go with a theme that includes RED WHITE and BLUE or has an American flag pictured in it.
Please don't forget to pray for our Troops. They do need and appreciate our prayers so much.
Grandma Quote for Today
If you always give, you will always have.
Chinese Proverb
No one can be truly happy, if this happiness has
come at someone else's expense
'On Ya' - ma

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE !

Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everthing I need. He lets me rest in the meadow grass and leads me beside the quiet streams.
Psalm 23: 1-2
My eyelids finally opened...the sun came out today !
I am so affected by the dull dreary days. All I want to do is sleep. Of course, I don't get a chance to do that, so I go around half awake.
This evening, I'm in the craft room, trying to finish what I started last weekend. I didn't even check out 'Fly Lady' as I wouldn't be doing the suggested Zone thing anyway.
I got a call from our 'Rycylcled Kids 'Store today saying they had some pack n' plays come in...I've been on the waiting list since I found out my Florida 'sunshine' boys were coming to visit this summer. They are both still in cribs, so now Grand'ma has a bed for them. I also got a booster chair that fits on a regular chair and it has a tray on it, just like a high chair too ! All this for about the price you'd pay for 1 pack n' play. Not bad !!!
All my other children and their children will be coming in for my youngest son's wedding in August too! My Mississippi babes are big enough to sleep in a regular bed...and the Delaware babes are staying at son#5's house. There is plenty of room between all of us for everyone to fit in.
I'm excited - can you tell???
Grandma Quote for Today
It doesn't make me feel old to carry pictures of my grandchildren, but it does make me feel old when I can't see te pictures without my glasses.
Lois Wyse
There is an Italian saying that urges you not to bandage you head before you've broken it. So don't.
'On Ya' - ma

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

It's COLD here...

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is
Maxim Gorkey
This evening has gone by so fast, I don't know where the time went. I'm trying to develop a new web site and not having much luck...so there's where my time went to. According to the plan for this week - I was supposed to clean up the 'hot spots' - such as the accumulation of junk mail in the dining room, but didn't get that done either.
I've been enjoying my leftover meatloaf from Sunday. Tomorrow I'll probably have the last of it for lunch...I usually only cook on weekends and make do the rest of the week. It is going down in the 30's tonite, but the sun is supposed to shine for us tomorrow ! I do need that sunshine !!!
Grandma Quote for Today
I have a problem with being nearly sixty, I keep waking up in the morning and thinking I'm thirty-one.
Elizabeth Janeway
We live life in little moments that are soon gone. Each day holds possibilities for great discoveries and hidden joys. Enjoy each small amusement. The only thing you can grasp hold of is the moment, now.
'On Ya' - ma

Monday, May 02, 2005

Snow In May...

MAY 2, 2005
HAPPINESS HELD IS THE SEED;
HAPPINESS SHARED IS THE FLOWER.
YES, it certainly did snow here today...nothing sticking on the ground or anything, but sure enough snow coming down...
Busy busy at work today. All the end of the month (April) billings to do and a little bit of lots of other things too! It was nice though, because the day flew by and I like that!
This evening I did my Zone thing that 'Fly Lady' suggested for today and got my trash out--the Rubbish Men come tomorrow. Come to think of it - I've never seen a Rubbish Lady.
It must be one of those jobs that not even women want to do.
Next on the Agenda is the 'trip to the Beach'
(Bubble Bath and Ice Cream Cone)
Grandma Quote for Today
"We've had bad luck with our Kids...they've all grown up."
Christopher Morley
You can never love too much, care too much, or be too vulnerable.
Be grateful for who you are !
'On Ya' - ma

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Suddenly Sunday !


Earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What a dull place our world be if we didn't have flowers. Every flower in our gardens and in the wild knows when its time to bloom and shine forth. Like flowers that bloom at different times of the year we too are called to bloom and show our colours each and every day.
Bless your spirit day !
I've been to church and renewed mine for another week. I do think it makes a difference. Today I'm working on another birthday gift. It seems that May has blessed us with lots of birthdays in our family. Maybe I can post some pictures when I get done.
Grandma Quote for Today
The closest friends I have made all through life have been people who also grew up close to a loved and loving grandmother or grandfather.
Margaret Mead
April supplied us with enough rain to nourish our garden and now we have May to renew our spirits. Use the entire month to focus on all the joys in your life.
'On Ya' - ma