Raising My Grandchildren

Let it be known that in today’s society that many children are being raised by their grandparents.  How is this fair?  How are we suppose to enjoy our lives after we did our part to raise our own? Let’s face it, we are not as young as we once were and the thought of going through this whole process again scares the hell out of us.  I’m talking changing diapers,…

You Talking to Me

Don’t you ever wonder exactly what someone is thinking?  People often tend to hide what they really think but sometimes all it takes is an expression on their face.  Although they may deny it if you ask them, that look says it all. Most people don’t have a problem telling other people what they think or how they feel.  I on the other hand am not like that.  I tend not…

Birthday Excitement

My grandson just turned three this week.  It was such a thrill to see how excited he was at his birthday party.  He was smiles all afternoon. He walked around talking and greeting people with, “Sing Happy Birthday to me.”, which was so cute.  He was so appreciative of anyone willing to take part.  He loves to sing it to everyone who has a birthday, so to him, this was…

Thinking

  Do you ever wonder what goes on in the minds of our little ones?  What could they be thinking? Our little ones are precious and we should never underestimate them.  They see things, hear things, and learn things far more than they should at times.  We sometimes forget just how absorbent their little brains are. Sometimes forgetting they are within ear shot of harsh things being said or within…

Intended

Sitting here thinking Instead of out drinking How could things be different And how my life got so bent It sure isn’t what I intended And I’m really offended By everyday living That wasn’t so giving I dreamed of bigger things And not just diamond rings But happiness and love From the man above Sometimes I think he doesn’t like me Even after I get down on my knee For…

Bucket List

Ever wonder where the term “bucket list” came from and exactly how it came to be? Definition of bucket list :  a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying Origin and Etymology of bucket list from the phrase kick the bucket (to die) So after looking up this information, I now know exactly why it is called a bucket list.  I never…

Hanging Out with Mawmaw

I absolutely love spending time with my grandchildren.  Let’s face it, some days you just need a good dose of huge love in small packages and believe me, it’s well worth it.  Especially if you’ve had a bad day or just need a little touch of freshness. One of my favorite things is when they first come in and they are so excited to see you.  Oh wait, at least…

Christmas Cookies

When it comes to Christmas, we tend to think of Santa, trees, elves, and toys.  Let’s not forget about all the goodies. You have fruitcake, candy canes, buckeyes, hard Christmas candy and of course cookies. I don’t know about you but the cookies are my favorite, especially the homemade decorated ones. For the last few years, my kids and I have been making candy and baking cookies. We have come…

Making Memories

Children are very fragile human beings. It is up to their parents to see that they have what they need. You know make sure their fed, clothed, and taught. However, it is also imperative to give them happy memories. It’s my belief that children benefit better when they have a good strong family that supports them and loves them. Therefore, making memories to last a lifetime will inspire them to…