Friday, September 30, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Endings

I love a happy ending! This past weekend I had the great pleasure to see a dear friend's daughter (my friend as well) marry the man she has waited so long to find.

The day was full of JOY! The wedding ceremony and reception was nothing short of perfection.
....and so it was with a heavy heart when two days later I attended the funeral of a wonderful man who had been married nearly 75 years. To his very last day, he continued to hold his wife's hand and they were fiercely in love... I'd say that was a very happy ending.
In the space of a few days, I witnessed the beginning of one beautiful love story and the ending of another.

If your crazy over weddings and you like a happy ending then the series "The Bride Quartet" by Nora Roberts is just for you. There are four books to the series, each based around four friends who run a wedding planning company.

Book one "Vision in White" chief character is the photographer. Book two "Bed of Roses" features the florist. Book three "Savor the Moment" is of course about the cake baker/decorator and the final book is "Happy Ever After" which of course ties it all together. The books are an easy quick read, no tears, kinda books that make you go "awww". I thought the whole idea was very clever of Ms. Roberts.

Hey there may be another happy ending in the someday future?
Look who got the bridal bouquet.....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Grandparents in Pre-School

They say all things come full circle and here we are again, back at about deja vu!

I have to admit I was super excited but also a little nervous. What if I didn't fit at the cafeteria table anymore! It was a tight fit over 15 years ago!!

After signing in we walked around the corner, looking for him.... 

Ah Ha! He found us and put all our fears to rest when he assured us he would show us just what to do!

First you need a name tag

(We are getting on in years and might forget who we are and why we're here!)

He was proud to introduce us to all of his teachers, show us his locker and the towel he uses for his naps.

 But the most important, up-to-date news?
So we had to tie....

and tie.....

and tie!!
This really put me at I know he will at least make sure my shoes are tied whence I am old and feeble!
Lunch at school is a unique experience. Kaiser has often said it reminds him of a swap meet..."I'll trade you my this for two of your that". Well there was no trading that day, but some serious choosing was going on.

Grammy, do you want chocolate or white?

might need to work on the table manners just a bit....
The lunch was great, but the company and conversation was the best. Preston made sure to tell us he was very good at school in fact he said, "I haven't even gotten a bustin' yet!"
Good to know......

We even got a card
When the meal was over Preston showed us how to clean up
and then it was time to say goodbye....

Ya know...this grandparent thing, it just keeps gettin' better!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow: The Final Chapter

I woke up this morning with a determination to just end it. Like a bad relationship, I decided the garden had to go. The time had come to part company with Ed and his dag gum "W.O.R.D. System". Between the bugs, the heat, the drought and a water bill that made me weak in the knees.....
I dressed, assembled all the weapons, and proceeded to the garden!

The cucmbers were the first to go, and by the way...I don't care what the "Vegtable Gardner's Bible" says. They do NOT grow just as well climbing up!
With that done we proceeded on to what was left of the peppers, squash and eggplant.

Pretty easy going until I got to the north end of the garden.
There stood my tomato plants.
 I paused....I waffeled....I wavered...
As I stood with my hands on my hips watching those seven overgrown fruitless wonders,
Kaiser said, "I'm not watering them anymore so if you keep them it's totally up to you to water".
Well what are ya waitin' for...YANK 'EM OUT, LET'S GO!

No tears were shed, but I was feeling a bit blue....Kaiser patted me on the head and told me not to feel like a quitter.

WHAT? Oh no,no,no....
I am not quitting, no sir!
I sent him to the shed for the roto-tiller
This isn't quitting..this is re-grouping! What I need is better weather, I need a better plan, I NEED.....

...a better BOOK!! Me and Google, we'll figure it out!!