I've been sitting here trying to reconstruct the past three days so I could write something sensible. I know I spent a good part of Saturday trying to put the two Mother's Day posts together. I still have to file those photos back in their albums.
Thanks to all for the comments. I'm not sure if I got back to everyone but I appreciate your kind words. It was not the easiest writing I've ever done but I'm glad I did it.
Let's see. New visitors:
Pertitia is Nerdine's sister who also lives in Norway and has just begun her blog.
And Saija from Canada who writes a spiritual blog.
And Meredith . She and I are frequent commenters on Blogging Baby but I'm pretty sure it's the first time she's visited here. We've been teasing each other back and forth in the BB comment boxes for a while. She has a beautiful little girl and I think she's Canadian but I'm not sure. Not everyone posts that information and if she did I couldn't find it. Meredith, correct me if I'm wrong.
We've had a good few days. I managed to get to church Sunday morning with Rochelle and Rebecca and then stopped for fast food (shame) with the two of them. You've heard me say before I believe in moderation and this was Rebecca's first treat of the month; Rochelle's second (and probably last). They made their first trip to the park later in the afternoon (pushing Elcie) and this time didn't get lost. On their first attempt on Saturday they forgot one turn and ended up at the school playground (even with my written directions). Rochelle usually has a builtin compass but not this time. Rebecca told her she should turn but Rochelle didn't want to hear it. They enjoyed the playground so no harm done.
I talked earlier about the girls' field trip to the Learning Center of Heifer Int'l. The Pastor announced Sunday that the Sunday School kids had collected $500., most of it in small change. They purchased a water buffalo, a llama, and some small unspecified critters. I hope another group purchased a second water buffalo and llama of the opposite sex. They were quite rightfully proud.
I couldn't reach my mom yesterday. My brother quite often takes her out for the day. I'll try again - probably call my brother first to make sure he will be there. She has a slight hearing problem so they are on both phones when I call.
After school today, their mom took them to the lake for a little while. That water is still cold but they don't care. They came back home, had dinner, did homework, had baths, and then to bed. They were ready. Elcie is catching up her work from last week - mostly repetition of math that she's learned so not too bad. We had to go back over long division a couple of times. She knows, she's just a little scared of it.
Oh, Rochelle went on a field trip as a reward for a year on safety patrol. The arcade in Modesto once again but much less expensive. The school must have found some money between the time I paid $25 for Elcie and now. She spent $5. and had a great time.
Elcie's feeling much better except for the 95° (F) temps which are getting to all of us. We didn't have much of a spring. Our swamp cooler is up and running which makes all the difference in the house and we have fans going as well.
One of the commenters (Hi Mo-Wo) mentioned that she didn't know much about me. Way back in September of last year, I posted a chronology of sorts; updated it a few months ago and, for anyone who's interested, here it is . I can't remember when I did the update but not much has changed.
And this post talks about my marriage which came as a surprise to some of my early visitors who knew me only from Blogging Baby.
this is why I'm raising three great-granddaughters. Much has changed with their mom - she's quite involved with the girls now although I don't think the guardianship will change. Who knows though?
I've drifted away from writing about myself and more into a "granny" blog of the "koolaid" variety. This should catch anyone up who wants to know more about my extremely checkered past.
Mollie, Giants redeemed themselves - Feliz grand slam, Barry still sitting on 713.
Take care everyone (those of you who are still speaking to me after reading all that ancient history).