Friday, August 22, 2008

Something I Did as a Child...

I remember going over to my Grandparent's house almost every Sunday. We would play and Granny would always have candy in the cupboard. We gobbled it up because we didn't get many sweets at home. Our parents would come back over for dinner and then we would return home.
While at our grandparents we would play, ride on the riding lawn mower with Grandaddy, watch movies on TV (black and white), craft, or just hang out. There was no air conditioning and I remember it being SOOOO HOT!!! They would turn on this big window fan in the back room and crack the front door to try to draw some air through the house. Well, I guess you know I am no spring chicken by now, but those were the days!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Birthday Blessings

Today is my bithday and what better time to count my blessings.
I am thankful for
-my parents, Robert and Betty
-my children, Ashley, Amy, Connor and Christopher
-my husband, John
-my sisters, Susan and Karren
and ALL are healthy!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Back To School

As most of the country is getting ready to go back to school, we are entering our second week here in Georgia. All of the anticipation of new classes, new teachers, new friends has calmed down. As my younger son said, now we have to start curriculum. So it's signing agendas and making sure homework is done before running to football practice. Somewhere in there dinner or a snack to hold him over until dinner.

Now, as the days have go by I find myself looking at the clock, waiting for the door to open and hear his cherry voice and get a big hug and kiss. Since Chris started middle school this year, it seems like he is gone all day (well he is)! - from 8am until 4pm. The bus picks up and drops the boys at the end of the driveway since we live "out" and not in a neighborhood. A nice convenience and as Erma Bombeck once said, the school bus was her best friend- it showed up like clockwork to take them and then dropped them back off at the end of the day.