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Feeling blessed! (and summing up the year to date)

Monday, November 24, 2014      8 comments

I don't get to spend a lot of time Sparking these days, but I am feeling fortunate and this week is always a good week to remember good fortune. Little Jackson is a joy. He is such a good-natured little guy! He smiles, plays with toys to am... Read more

I got new glasses!

Thursday, August 07, 2014      14 comments

I've been kind of stealth for 2014 because I've been growing out my hair from short layers to "something else" - but not really sure where the something else has been going. Considering how short my hair was to start, it has been extremely PAINF... Read more

Two teeth

Saturday, August 02, 2014      11 comments

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Action Jackson - Shades of Cool

Friday, August 01, 2014      9 comments

I couldn't resist - just got this from my DDIL. ... Read more

July in retrospect (with pics)

Monday, July 28, 2014      9 comments

I spent quite a few days this month without much data access, and I didn't even try to Spark. Suddenly the end of July is here, so I decided to do a synopsis. - In mid-July I made two separate trips to Colorado and New Mexico. That's becaus... Read more

Independence Day for Turtles!

Friday, July 04, 2014      11 comments

One of my Spark friends STRONGLY hinted that I follow up on my previous SP status with a blog. Her wish is my command - especially since I am long overdue with a blog. I work full time, but I am passionate about several volunteer endeavors... Read more

April 14, 1951

Monday, April 14, 2014      12 comments

On that day, 63 years ago, my parents were married. They got to celebrate 60 years of marriage before my dad passed away in 2011. I called Mom on this day in 2012, because I knew it would be a rough day. It was actually the beginning of a l... Read more


Thursday, April 10, 2014      10 comments

I've had a lot on my mind lately, but not in a bad way. Last year, I had a lot of woes about my long-time job, and considered changing companies after many, many years. We were purchased by a publicly-traded company in London (after being a... Read more

Nana buys Jackson some baby sunglasses

Friday, March 21, 2014      19 comments

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2014 - a great year!

Thursday, March 20, 2014      9 comments

As I entered 2014, I decided it was going to be a GREAT year. Last year, I let myself float along where the world took me - and often those places were discouraging places. A lot of it had to do with my mom's aging. At the beginning of the... Read more

One month old today! (grandson pic)

Friday, March 07, 2014      15 comments

My DDIL posted this on Facebook and I promptly swiped it. I can't believe Jackson is one month old! On one hand, it went by quickly. But it also seems so far in the past th... Read more

Of COURSE I can babysit!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014      16 comments

Oh boy oh boy oh boy! Today's the day I get my mitts on the grandbaby, all by myself. I just got a text message from DDIL saying she forgot to cancel her dentist appointment and would I mind a last-minute request to babysit Jackson. Would I mind... Read more

Jackson meets Henry, and other stories...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014      13 comments

I realized I was already failing as a grandmother by going more than a week without posting new baby pictures. Goodness me! I will need remedial grandmother training! The last pic I posted was while he was still in the hospital, attached to wire... Read more


Sunday, February 23, 2014      10 comments

Yesterday I worked on the chair project a bit. I was thrilled to see that the joint glue worked exactly as advertised! I used a little carpenters glue, here and there, and let things dry until today. Painting commences shortly. Back when th... Read more

Chair project: The sequel

Friday, February 21, 2014      12 comments

I had DS send me a photo that included the dining room table and rug underneath. I had only seen the dining room table twice and had thought it was a darker color. And the rug? I completely forgot about the rug. Once I saw them, I realized that ... Read more

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