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Im a Second time great grammy!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Our little bawling sweetheart entered the world today at 2:15.he is 5lbs 3 oz.and a month early.Annabelle said oooh baba,his mama said yeah hes your baba,She looked right at her mama and said no way!I want my drink!She is 13 months old!!!We all had a good laugh. emoticon SUSAN

  
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DEACONTOM 10/19/2012 12:25AM

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Something funny

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I volunteer at a nursing home and one of my charges is Marcus.He has alzheimers.He comes from a family of SNOBS that look down their noses at everyone.It's hard for them to show Marcus any attention.Marcus obviously has changed a great deal and they are perplexed as to what to do.When he is agitated he says"sumbitch" over and over.
So,one day my grandson Gilbert came with me because his mom had an appointment.He is 11 but a childlike 11.He brought coloring books,markers,stamps,crayons,glue and a Groucho Marx type plastic mustache,glasses combo.I was sitting in the conference room where I could see him talking to Marcus' family.They were talking to me like I had personally handed out Alzheimers to Marcus!Of course Marcus began his chant of "sumbitch"which told me he was getting upset.My sweet boy walked in the room,took Marcus by the hand and lead him to the table.Handed Marcus crayons,a book and the plastic glasses were gently placed on Marcus face.I had never before seen him that much at ease.He smiled and laughed the whole time!!Later as we were cleaning up Gilbert asked me what Marcus was trying to say but never finished.You know Grammy?the "sumbitch"Laughing loudly I explained and he laughed too.See,Gilbert thought Marcus was saying "some bitch------and never finished his sentence.... emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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MARVEEME 10/13/2012 8:43PM

    Adorable story. Maybe they can make it a regular play-date! LOL

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FRAN0426 10/10/2012 5:49PM

    Thats cute, and what a wonderful thing your grandson did spending some time coloring with a older person; just doing what young kids enjoy doing--it showed tat such a simple thing calmed Marcus down. Hopefully, his family took notice, but then it propabely is beneath them to spend that type of time with Marcus.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 10/10/2012 12:05PM

    Awww, what a cute story!

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LAINYC 10/9/2012 3:34PM

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Giving new life to an old item

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I am big on teaching my family how to breathe life into an old table,a shelf a rug a blanket,etc.Goodwill and Salvation Army sell all kinds of household items.A couch can be covered,a table refinished or painted,a rug cleaned,a lamp re-wired.My family used to laugh and make fun of my skills but not anymore.We found my daughter a dining table that costed $5 at a yard sale.After sanding and a coat of polyeurathane it looks awesome!Her friends can't believe it wasn't new.We found her daughter about $300 worth of school clothes for $25.Zumba,pilates,yoga dvd's for $1 and shoes barely worn for $3.If you are the type that can live with used items,take my advice and save alot of money!!My neighbor threw out a perfectly great dresser,we dragged it home,painted it and Abra Cadabra!!she is so proud that she did it herself also.What old item have you turned around? emoticon SUSAN

  
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BOHEMIANCAT 9/28/2012 10:30AM

    Love it! I am a garage and estate sale junkie!
Linda

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RUNNER12COM 9/26/2012 7:57PM

    I love doing stuff like this. I like to pick up a cheap sweatshirt to wear before a race, then discard it right before I start running. Some races even have special bins to pick up the donated items.

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1MANKNEY 9/26/2012 7:47PM

    I love garage sales and flea markets. With 10 kids I have had a lot of experience with them. My eldest daughter and I had kids in preschool together. While the kids were in preschool we would go to the flea market on Thursday mornings. We bought lots of our kids Christmas gifts there. Real bargains that just needed a little TLC! I think my favorite bargain was a coral formal that was stained all down the front. It had a ruffle down the front also so I bought it and thought I would move the ruffle to cover the stain emoticon . First I tried to remove the stain--tested the method on the hem. I treated the stain and washed the dress and shortened it to fit my daughter and it was perfect for her Junior Prom. Oh, it cost 25 cents!

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ARLENE_MOVES 9/26/2012 6:10PM

    All the clothes I get some goodwill. Plus, I found a stability ball for $3! All my coffee mugs are seconds and I found a great pair of winter boots recently (LL Bean) for $7. Didn't even look used! Large jewlery box for my granddaughter. She looooves it!

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The Floor...dum da dum dum!

Monday, September 24, 2012

As i've blogged before,We paid for a floor through Home Depot and waited since June 8th to get anything even straw installed!!!So after much whining,complaining,calling and threatening lawsuits we finally have a porcelain floor for the price of vinyl.Now,someone decided we owe an extra $596.78!I took our brand new car in to have the tire changed due to a screw piercing the outer treads.They dont repair this type of damage.So i happily left the car expecting to get it back at 6:00 pm,caught the complimentary shuttle home and of all the cockamamie things to happen...they "misplaced" my car!!!Well after two days they found it and forgot to order the stupid tire!!!Peace ya'll emoticon SUSAN

  
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LHLADY517 9/24/2012 10:40PM

    Don't you just love day's like this...Sarcasm dripping...LOL

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It's been a long road

Friday, September 21, 2012

but,im back on it doing right by..ME.I had to inventory some friends and send some packing.It's hard to let go and move forward.I am having serious issues both mentally and physically.Im always running around doing for people.It feels sad when it cant be returned,when i need help and support.I know ya'll know what im saying.But it takes alot for me to step up and speak my mind.I hate to hurt feelings!Life is good to me.We have rescued and found homes for 11 dogs and 5 cats this summer.We traveled to Louisiana,Corpus Christi,San Antonio and Missouri.My daughter graduated High school,learned to drive,is starting nursing and my 10 yr old grandson got a girlfriend.Soon my other grandson will be a dad again!I caught a horrible chest cold and was hospitalized twice!!My back is wickedly painful and my surgery is in October.I decided to go ahead and be done with it.Kayla has a love interest... emoticon Aaliyah started Kindergarten and thinks she's graduating next summer!Ya'll have a great weekend!! emoticon SUSAN

  
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SLIMTHICK2 9/22/2012 5:52PM

    Sounds like a very busy life. Have a great weekend too. All the best.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 9/22/2012 5:41PM

    Wow you are so busy, it's little wonder you are having back problems.
Great that you have had a stock take, and hopefully having jettisoned some 'friends' that I suspect can't have been the best of friends, maybe there is room in your life for some friends who are not needy, and who are in a position to offer you support when it is needed.
Here's to keeping an eye out for those folks!
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BOHEMIANCAT 9/22/2012 9:38AM

    Well you weren't too far from me in San Antonio! I am in Austin.
That is great to find homes for animals.
Tough to let go of people, but toxic people are no good to have around. Sorry about your health issues.
Take care.
Linda

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MOTTAMAMALOU 9/22/2012 9:19AM

    Good for you!
Also it's good to know that you found good homes for the animals!
It's a hoot about your 10 year old grandson having a girlfriend.
I'm happy to know that you are doing better.

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