Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hanging In There

The past several weeks have gone by in such a rush for our family ... and yet it's been at a snail's pace at the same time.  Doesn't make sense?  Not to us either.  So, here's a little peek into what's been going on in our household:

First of all ...

Princess Lucy is in the midst of a growth spurt (nothing unusual since she is just 3 yrs old & will have many more growth spurts ahead of her).  She is quite the "little girl" now ... not a baby anymore ... not really a toddler anymore either.  She recites the alphabet in the blink of an eye now, sounds out words to recognize the beginning letter, recognizes numbers, has already done math problems...
AND Lucy wrote her name for the first time this week :)

PLUS ... 
Lucy's just busy --- being Lucy :)

Everyday is a new adventure for all of us ... Princess Lucy keeps us going from sun-up til sun-down and all the moments in between.  Grandad asked me this evening "What was life like before Lucy?"  
And I replied "Life wasn't before Lucy."
How in the world did she get to be 3 years old? Time sure has flown by ... and it seems to be speeding up on us too.  Somehow we need to get it to slow down.

And now for an update on Lucy's little brother:

He still gives his Mommy daily contractions ... but he hasn't made his appearance as of this post.  That's not to say that by morning he won't be here, but for now ... at this moment ... he is still keeping all of us on alert. 
Little Disney Boy isn't due to make his appearance for another 3 to 4 weeks, but he's been anxious to come for the past few months. 

So for now, 
we just wait.

And we stay busy
with big sister Lucy,
who teaches her Granny 
something new everyday.

By the way ...

A most appreciated Thank You to my new followers from the past few weeks.  I haven't had much of an opportunity to catch up on reading everyone's new posts & following my new readers.  
But, I endeavor to spend some time getting to know you through your blogs.
Until then ... 
Thank you ALL (new readers & current readers) for spending some time reading Granny's posts.

God Bless ...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Turning the Tables (On My Husband)

 In less than 2 months my loving husband will turn over another decade ... he will turn 50.  Now, don't get me wrong ... he does not mind at all marking 50 years on this earth.  Matter of fact, he's actually looking forward to it!  He's looking forward to the day when he can go to a restaurant and say "senior discount, please".  I can honestly say that I have NEVER seen anyone as excited to turn over a decade as he is.  
And, I am so looking forward to entering this new decade by his side ... 
just as I have been by his side for his birthdays since he turned 22 (just a few years ago).

So, now I'm on a mission.  If you read my last post 
you'll see that my husband bought me a NookColor for Christmas.  Well, he researched, bought, hid ... did everything without my even having a little hint as to what he was up to.  So ....... now I think it's MY turn ... 
to plan, to conspire, to turn the tables.

I need to consult my partner in crime (Mrs. 'Joe) to see what kind of ideas she has for her Daddy's 50th.  We know his "party" will consist of his family taking him out for dinner to celebrate him (depending on when this little grandson decides to join the rest of us in our household).  
But, somehow ... 
some way ... 
we will celebrate "Grandad" in a "grand fashion".

So, now it's your turn ... have you ever given a gift to someone for a milestone that they turned over?  If so, what was it?  How did you think of it?  I'm looking for something different to do for my husband this year.  Not the "typical" ... but not anything that he will have to sign a second mortgage to either.  
Something that shows him just how special he is to his family.  
He does so much for us ... 
now we want to turn the tables on him.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Introduction to the 21st Century

My husband surprised me just before Christmas this (past) year. For the past few years we have either gotten something for the house, or had Mrs. Joe do our shopping for each other (she would choose a theme & talk to each of us about interests, goals, etc, then choose our gifts for each of us to which we both would be doubly surprised as to what we got for each other), or just waited until after Christmas to find good sales.  
But this past Christmas was different ...  

he researched, he bought and he hid ...  

all before he even dropped any hints to me.  

So, as Granny was scrambling to get Christmas shopping done, I learned less than a week before Christmas that he had me a "bonafide" gift.  (He had just added another "to-do" to my list because I sure wasn't going to let him get me something & me be empty-handed to him --
besides I had a couple of ideas up my own sleeve as well).  
And, on Christmas Eve, my big gift was revealed.  
(Of course, Mrs. Joe had been in on this since the time he made his covert purchase ... and she was quite proud of her Daddy for shopping all by himself). 

I must say, this Granny is rather enjoying her Christmas present.  I never really dreamed that I would ever enter into the 21st century, but evidently my husband is determined that I must go ... and I will admit that I have enjoyed this quantum leap.  But if anyone knows me at all, my husband knows me best. This gift really is my style and my size.  My only challenge is not to be overwhelmed at the number of books I can choose from to load to my Nook Color and at the applications I can use on it (I still haven't a clue as to everything I can do with this).  And it's taking a little time to get used to not holding a physical book or turning physical pages, but I think I can get used to this :) 

Thanks to my wonderful husband for his continued surprises after 28 years together.  But I do wonder "why" he kept my gift at his office & didn't try to "hide" it in the house?  It's not like I would have gone on a gift-hunt ... or would I??? 
(Click here to read my "Christmas Present" & my weakness for snooping at Christmas