Some anonymous person has nominated rocrebelgranny for a Blogger's Choice Award for Best Parenting Blog. Wow!! At the moment I have 2 votes, one of which is probably the person who nominated me. I don't know who the other one is. Not I - I'm not sure if it's ethical to vote for oneself. Besides, at least a couple of my friends are there.
Update. Thanks, Eden for this direct link.
While you're over there, you might take a look for Wandering Dave's blog. He's my friend here in Merced. I've asked him to send me the categories; otherwise that's a lot of nominations to sift through.
I recognized several names on the list and had thought about publishing them here. It's not possible now but I'll go back when I have more time and see how many of you I recognize. I wouldn't have known about it if a blogging friend hadn't mentioned my name on her own blog. There are at least 20 or so categories and over 1400 nominations altogether. Anyway, since I presume the nominator reads this blog, thanks. It's an honor.
I wouldn't dream of asking for votes but I wouldn't be insulted either.
Our Easter went quite well. The girls had a great time with the egg coloring and the hunt. WE had 8 for dinner; not bad considering the number I've fed some years. On Monday, a neighbor girl turned up with her own basket of eggs - unboiled. I sent them all outside and explained to her that boiling them first probably made sense and asked her to please not egg anything.
She, Rebecca, and Rochelle had a second egg hunt with the raw eggs. Later that day Tim asked me to help him take a couple of small tables from Barnes & Noble to his place. I was finishing my coffee while he took the tables to the van. He came in laughing. As he and his co-worker were standing by the van and dropping the tailgate, an egg came out of nowhere and went splat on the pavement. I knew exactly where it came from of course. When I asked Rebecca, she said "Oops- sorry". They'd lost count and she'd forgotten it was there tucked under the license plate. I still haven't figured out how that egg made it all the way across town unbroken.
Why does spellcheck know how to spell Rochelle but not Rebecca? And why can't it spell spellcheck? Does it need a hyphen? Is it two words?
Carol is out of the hospital and back in the care facility. Tim, Rebecca, and I went to see her today. She knew all of us and was able to stay awake for a few minutes before drifting off. She fell twice yesterday so now has assistance for the little walking she's still able to do. Her speech is impaired from the medication and her short term memory has been affected. She'd called me early in the morning to make sure we were coming and by the time we arrived, she was surprised to see us.
Rebecca was a trooper throughout although I know she was sad. She came back to the car, laid down in the back (with her seatbelt on), and put my jacket over her head. We let her stay that way until she decided to rejoin us. The other girls haven't wanted to go and I certainly won't insist.
She was subdued but otherwise okay by the time we came back to town and was ready for lunch. We ate Chinese buffet, stopped for a cold drink at Barnes & Noble (Tim got to be a customer for a change) and then she and her Uncle Tim took a quick walk around the Mall.
Elcie's spent a lot of time reading the new books we bought her. Rochelle and Rebecca went with friends to shoot pool on Saturday. Rebecca learned nine ball of all things and won a game. I used to play nine ball many years ago. I might go with them one of these evenings and make a fool out of myself.
Ray's doing quite well. This is his longest stretch at home (without a hospital stay) in some time. I'm almost afraid to mention it. It's like talking about a no-hitter during the baseball game - just not done.
Our spring has left to be replaced by chilly rain and some wind. Hope it doesn't last long.
Blogger is sending that nasty little note saying "publishing may fail".
Thanks to all for the comments, the thoughts, and the prayers. Take care everyone.