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Snow Rider

Just reminding myself the snow is coming soon!

Living in Minnesota it is only a matter of time before the snow flies. Some creative person created this Snow Rider and is a good reminder the snow will come, but it is followed by Spring!

Photo source unknown.

Fall has Arrived

View from my back door.

The leaves are dropping quickly and so are the temperatures. Looking forward to autumn fires.

Autumn Fires
by Robert Louis Stevenson

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

 

Preparing for the Chunky Monkey’s Visit!

I’ve been a wee bit distracted lately. I’m preparing for my grandson a.k.a. Chunky Monkey, daughter, and favorite son-in-law (don’t tell him, but he’s my only son-in-law) upcoming visit!

The kids are flying in this weekend so I need to get a few things to prepare to have a baby in the house. I had my daughter send me a list of things to borrow: high chair, pack-n-play, rear facing car seat, and the like! Good thing I don’t work with people my age!! Thankfully my coworkers are supplying me with all the necessities both large and small.

Tonight I spent the evening learning how to use this contraption!

Don’t be fooled by its simplicity!

I did manage to get the Pack-n-Play open and stable so that’s ready to go! I don’t know if I could have ever gotten the car seat in place without help. I’m very grateful when my coworker offered to install that bad boy in my back seat. A gymnastic feat was involved in securing the straps. All that’s left to do is to buy some diapers, wipes, and a whole lot of Cheerios!

 

 

Live a Legacy

On March 24, 2010 my mom passed away. She was a remarkable woman! A fact I probably learned too late in life. The anniversary of her passing was painful. Mostly because I miss talking with her and sharing what is going on in life hoping she would give me her sage advice and encouragement. Sunday nights were our night to have an extended conversation. Even now, Sunday night is hard for me. I still find myself rushing around trying to get things done so I can sit and talk with her. And then, I realize she’s no longer there to call.

For her memorial my niece put together Grandma Tully’s Ten Commandments. These commandments really sum up my mom in a beautiful way. Here they are:

  1. To always love fully
  2. To always open your heart and never judge
  3. To always share what you have
  4. To always help and volunteer
  5. To always give hugs and kisses
  6. To always laugh at yourself
  7. To always have family dinners
  8. To always have lipstick on
  9. To never wear cargo pants
  10. And don’t forget if you are going somewhere, call me first, I know how to get there

I know she would be so excited to hear I’m going to be a grandma! It would be her ninth great-grandchild. I find comfort in the fact my daughter’s due date is the day before my mom’s birthday. If she were here I’m positive she would have something funny to say about that!

Friends, my mom’s commandments are what made her life so special because she lived them not just talked about them. I share them with you in hopes that you too will begin to live a legacy that is worth following when you are gone.

Mom, I love you forever. xoxo

Addendum to post: A coworker had magnets created with Grandma Tully’s Ten Commandments on them for my family! How touching and thoughtful!

P.S. Tulips were one of her favorite flowers!

Delay of Game

Just when you thought it was safe to put away the snow shovel … it snows and snows and snows.

We’ve received 3 – 5 inches with more on the way! Guessing hubby was right about not de-winterizing the motorcycle yet.

This winter-spring is giving us a great lesson in perseverance because we KNOW that this too shall pass! Spring will win and give way to summer.

Keeping my head up and dreaming of riding again!

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Does becoming a grandma make me a senior?

I think it all has to do with attitude and boy to I have one! A good one that is. I received this via email today. Not sure if it had to do with the announcement I was becoming a grandma, but it makes me wonder!

I do like to text and Twitter, so you may need this list to decipher my messages now that I’m going to be a grandma!

Texting Codes for Seniors

ATD – At the Doctor ‘ s

BFF – Best Friends Funeral

BTW – Bring the Wheelchair

BYOT – Bring Your Own Teeth

CBM – Covered by Medicare

CUATSC – See You at the Senior Center

DWI – Driving While Incontinent

FWBB – Friend with Beta Blockers

FWIW – Forgot Where I Was

FYI – Found Your Insulin

GGPBL – Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

GHA – Got Heartburn Again

HGBM – Had Good Bowel Movement

IMHO – Is My Hearing-Aid On?

LMDO – Laughing My Dentures Out

LOL – Living on Lipitor

LWO – Lawrence Welk ‘ s On

OMMR – On My Massage Recliner

OMSG – Oh My! Sorry, Gas

ROFL…CGU – Rolling on the Floor Laughing…Can ‘ t get Up!

TTYL – Talk to You Louder

WAITT – Who Am I Talking To?

WTFA – Wet the Furniture Again

WTP – Where ‘ s the Prunes

WWNO – Walker Wheels Need Oil

Hope these help!

GGLKI – Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in!

Guess who’s going to be a grandma?!

This week it is official after a visit to the doctor. My daughter and son-in-law are expecting their first child! Hubby and I are all so excited! We’re going to be grandparents!

Back when I was pregnant with my daughter, who is also my first born, you didn’t get ultrasounds unless there were worries. Nowadays you can get one on the first visit – at nine weeks!

Without further ado here is my grand-baby!

We’re still trying to figure out who’s side of the family baby looks like!

P.S. Thanks for indulging me!