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Dec
4

Persevere

It truly is crazy living on both sides of the Pond. That said, you may understand the craziness of what seemed like a simple task: baking cookies to add to the treats of our local church’s ESL class’ Christmas party last night. My new favorite word? Persevere! My first thought was to make a huge …

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Nov
28

Cheeese!

Today was the last day in Florida for our children and grandchildren. But we took advantage of this last day to hang out at the pool. For hours. Once again, the bad news is that I don’t have a waterproof camera. The good news is that from time to time someone picks up my phone …

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Nov
27

Left-overs

Friday. Refrigerator is bursting with left-overs. Browsing the internet, I recently found these taste sensations: Turkey/cranberry quesadillas. Several substitutions recommended. Leftover stuffin’ muffins. Combines all sorts of leftovers! Turkey Pot pie. The Pioneer Woman’s recipe. Need I say more? 12 Recipes from ABC News. They certainly have resources to find fabulous! Trying to be somewhat …

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Nov
26

Family time at Disney World

Wow…I may have just had one of the best family vacations EVER. Seriously. A story a bit too long to share in this particular post, but, bottom line, we were blessed with a day at Disney with my sister, her husband, their daughter and son-in-law, our kids, their spouses, and our five grandchildren. Crazy. The …

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Nov
24

Family vacation: Day one

Well, this is a first. An extended family vacation. Siblings. Multi-generations. And sun. Not too hot. But warm enough to enjoy the resort pool. Plenty of time to splash with little ones and dodge water cannons. (I must say that I didn’t see the other grandmothers and great-aunts fully committed to water play — how …

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Nov
23

Family legacy

Jim and I are reading such an interesting book: Dream Land by Lily Hyde. “One girl’s struggle to find her true home. It was meant to be like coming home…All her life, Safi’s parents have dreamed of returning to Grandpa’s native village in Crimea. But exchanging their sunny Uzbekistan house for a squalid camp is …

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Nov
18

Grammy days

One of our local high schools offers a unique training program for students desiring to work with children. Three mornings a week, a special 2-hour class allows the high school students, under supervision, to receive hands-on experience working with preschoolers. All three of our grandsons look forward to ‘school’ and the high schoolers begin to …

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Nov
17

Back in the (blogging) saddle again

I’m back in the saddle again. After falling off my commitment to be more regular with my postings, I am officially back up on the horse. Yes, back in the saddle again. And this time I have the added accountability of an official challenge to post for 30 days in a row. If you know …

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Sep
14

Five years old? No way.

Five years ago today I officially became Grammy. And though I’ve been blessed four more times, there’s only one FIRST grandchild. Though he only had the sole role for eight months before his cousin was born, it is still his title. I must admit that I often marvel at how delightful…truly delightful…it is to be …

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Sep
8

Postcards

Picture postcards. An inexpensive way to send a personal message to family and friends. My grandparents were blessed with opportunities to travel the world on several occasions and often by ocean liners. This allowed them to visit many locations without ever having to unpack, change hotels, make connections and all the other joys of travel. …

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