MAY 19TH, 2014

Here it is the 19th day of May and school will be out for the summer in my area on the 21st day of May.  I cannot believe that it is time for school to let out for the summer so soon.  I am not prepared for it as of yet.  My granddaughter is impatient to get her summer vacation off to a fast, fun start.  She would have liked to be out of school starting today but it didn’t work out the way that she had planned.  I told her she had two more days to go and then she would be free from school for the summer until the first week of August.

She didn’t like what I said but I told her that it was true.  I told her to be patient and her summer break from school would be here before she knew it.  Her father already has made plans for the summer and they will be really busy and hardly here at all.

She is going to be so busy going so many places she won’t have time to catch her breath.  She will be in the 3rd grade when school starts again.  She just completed her second year and she had great grades this year.  She has learned to do math and she can read extremely well for her age.  I am so proud of her and the many things she has learned to do this year at school.

She has had troubled behaving on occasion from time to time but then what child doesn’t when they are at school.  She has her any moods also but I have learned what they mean when she gets in one of her moods.  Sometimes when she is quiet it means she just wants to be left alone so she can read or play.  I don’t have trouble giving her her own space from time to time. She is quite good about making up her bed and keeping her toys picked up and put away for me. 

She helps me do the sweeping because I have a little sweeper that doesn’t require any electricity to use and she loves pushing this around on the floor to get up the dust for me.  She is my little helper and I love her so much.  She will be moving away this summer and will be far from me and I am going to miss her terribly when she is gone.  But I will be calling her and she will be calling me and coming to spend the weekends with me now.  That will help ease the burden of being alone. 

I knew the day would finally come when my son would find someone he wanted to spend the rest of his life with and he has finally done that.  She is a very nice girl and I couldn’t be happier for the two of them.  My little granddaughter will have three new sisters in her life when the move is made.  I am happy that she will not be an only child and she won’t be alone anymore.

The little girls all get along so well with each other and they do not argue amongst themselves.  They share games and toys and are looking forward to the new tree house that is going to be built for them to enjoy this summer.  I just hope they don’t fall out of it and that it isn’t vey high up off the ground.  I worry so much about her.

But then what parent or grandparent don’t worry about their children or grandchildren.  It is now time for her to go to bed so she can get up for school in the morning.  I have to get her ready for bed now so I will write again later. 

Everybody keeping blogging and stay safe, happy and healthy.  Until I write again see you later.

Jayne

APRIL 25TH, 2014

It has been a beautiful day here at my home.  I spent all day outside enjoying the warm sunshine and the breeze blowing through the trees.  Last night was a stormy one but now all the storms have passed through the area and the earth has again been kissed by the sunshine and the gentle fall of the rain on the tree leaves and the grass on the lawn.

I love the storms and especially the way the air smells of rain after the storm has left.  My little granddaughter came home from school today and she brought me the special art project she had made for me.  It was indeed a surprise.  I have been waiting for over 3 weeks for her to bring it home.

It was a handmade fish that she sculpted out of modeling clay.  She made it look so lifelike.  I have it on my desk by her picture.  I am so proud of her.  She told me that she wants to go to college and become an Art teacher.  I know that she may very well do this as she loves to create things for me.  She loves to paint and make things out of modeling clay.

The Art teacher at her school kept her fish so she could put it on display.  I praised her accomplishment as she did such a fine job of creating this fish.  She made it with a tongue hanging out of its mouth.  I didn’t tell her that it wasn’t supposed to have a tongue.  But I don’t know if fish really have tongues.  I have never seen a fish that did.

She had painted it blue and pink and painted silver stars all over its body.  I am going to take a picture of it and put it up on my blog site so everyone can see it. 

I am proud of her as you can tell by now.  But what grandparent or parent isn’t proud of their grandchildren or children.  We all are.

She came back in this evening from playing with her cousins and best friend and she took a nap.  When she woke up she had a terrible cough.  I know that she suffers from allergies just like her father does at this time of year.  She didn’t have a fever but she had a runny nose.  I gave her some medicine and it is now 10 o’clock and she is now fast asleep.  I know that she seemed tired this afternoon when she was out playing with the kids.

I do hope she is feeling better tomorrow when she wakes up.  It isn’t fun being sick at any time in our lives.  She doesn’t like to stay in and not being able to go out and play when the weather is nice.  She enjoys being outside running and riding her bike with her cousins and friends in the neighborhood.

All the children around here go from house to house to play each day.  It won’t be but a few more weeks and school will be out for the summer again.  I haven’t made any plans to go on vacation as of yet.  Still trying to decide what I want to do and where I want to go that I haven’t been before.

I haven’t been to Pigeon Forge to go to the Dolly Wood theme park here where I live yet.  I hear that it is a very exciting place to go on a summer vacation.  Almost like the Six Flags in Ohio and Missouri.  I hope that I have the 2 states right for that theme park.  I know that there is a Six Flags in Ohio but I am not sure which city it is in.

There are so many places to take a vacation at in the United States and all over the world.  I just need to decide where I want to go.  If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate your stopping by my blog site and leaving a comment on the places you think I might be interested in.  Thank you.

It is so quiet here in the house with my little granddaughter now asleep.  I am using this quiet time to write about what has been going on today around here.

I am still checking out all the blog sites I can find.  I try to follow as many as I can.  Everyone is writing such interesting posts and I do love reading each one.

I believe I will try to find a good movie on the internet and watch it on my television.  I have found out how to hook my computer up to my television and enjoy the movies.  I love being able to do this.  I had asked my son when he was here the last time if he could hook my computer up to the television for me but he couldn’t stay long enough to do this for me.  I took the time and read the directions on my Rabbit TV site and was able to connect it without having to ask anyone for help. 

I am not technology savvy and I have a lot of trouble trying to do things like that but for once in my life I surprised myself and did it perfectly.  I just couldn’t believe I did it all by myself and I told my son what I had managed to do without asking him.  He was surprised and told me the next time I needed help to please ask and he would make sure he would stop by and help me with the assembly of putting furniture or hooking up some kind of electronic device for me.

He did tell me that I did a good job on my own.  I am glad that I was able to do this. Now maybe I won’t have to ask anybody all the time for help.

But however, skydiving is one thing that I will never attempt to do. 

I will write more tomorrow when I have time to do so.  Until then, everybody stay healthy, happy and safe.  Keep blogging!

See you later,

Jayne

APRIL 24TH, 2014

Hello again!

It has been a couple of days since I sat down at my desk to write on my blog page.  I went shopping today and had a great time.  I ate at the Cracker Barrel restaurant near the Wal-Mart Super Center where I live.  My little granddaughter and I went clothes shopping after my friend and I and our little granddaughters finished our meal.  We stopped off at the local super Wal-Mart store and started shopping for clothes.

My little granddaughter selected her choice of colors in the styles that she wanted to wear.  We bought tank tops and shorts and capris for her to wear when it gets very hot down here.  She will look so cute and adorable in what she selected today.

The price for the all the clothing that I bought was well worth it.  We hit the clearance sale today and we came away with a lot of clothing for her.  I am amazed at the amount of clothing I got at this store just by hitting the clearance mark down sales.  $75 does buy a lot of clothing if you can find a sale at the store that you like to shop at.

I am an avid Wal-Mart store shopper.  I go here to buy everything including food items that I cannot find at any other grocery store in town. I don’t know if any of you have a favorite store to shop at.  This summer the concerts up on the town square will be taking place again.  I can’t wait to go.  I love attending the open air concerts here.  The musicians play very well and the selection of music is absolutely great to dance to.

I need to learn how to dance and to learn the latest dance moves.  I am ashamed to say at my age I seem to be missing out on a lot these days simply because I didn’t learn how to dance when I was much younger.

It is going to storm very bad around here tonight.  We already have storm warnings in effect for our area.  I like listening to the rain hit the roof of my house.  We have a tin roof here.  The pitter patter of the rain when it hits sounds soothing during the storm unless it is hailing and then it  is an altogether different story then.

Well it is getting late and I must get my little granddaughter to bed before 9 o’clock gets here.  I will close my page for now and write again later before morning comes. I always stay up late when it storms.

Until then keep blogging, stay safe, healthy and happy. 

See you later,

Jayne

APRIL 20th, 2014 EASTER SUNDAY

 

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everybody!  Here it is another Easter here and gone.  I hope that everyone’s day was a happy event filled day.  I know it was busy around my neighborhood today with all of the traditional egg hunts underway by noon.  My granddaughter went egg hunting up at her friends house.  She had a lot of fun and just came back this evening.  She was really tired when she got back home this evening.

She is asleep at this time because she has school tomorrow.  Speaking of which school will soon be out for the summer.  Our last day of school in this district will be the 25th of May.  I know the children are looking forward to having time off from school this summer.  The public pools will be opening up on Memorial Day.  Our neighbors have swimming pools so they will be putting water in their pools before Memorial Day gets here.

I put the photo of the vintage Easter card up at the top of the page.  I found it online when I was looking for jigsaw puzzles to work and I thought it was such a cute picture of a puzzle. I also found this beautiful picture of Easter Lillie’s.  I wanted to share the photo with all of you.  They are beautiful and our Easter Lillie’s are blooming around the yard here. 

CaptureWhite Easter Lilly Flowers

Isn’t this photo of these Lillie’s beautiful?  I thought they would brighten up my blog page so I added them into my post. When I found this photo online it was included in an article about the resurrection of Christ.  I read the article and found it very interesting.  When I looked at these flowers before I never really gave it much thought as to what they actually represented until I read through the article.

Anyway I liked the photo of the flowers and decided to capture the photo and put it in my picture library.  I am glad that I did.

 

I am going to stop writing for now and I will write again tomorrow.  Until then, stay safe, happy and keep blogging.

See you later,

Jayne

APRIL 19th, 2014

It is a quiet Saturday afternoon here at my home today.  It is now 10 minutes after 4 and I am sitting at my desk writing another post for my blog site.

I hope the day for all of you has went well. It is so beautiful outside. I imagine that we are going to have perfect weather after all for all of the Easter events that will be going on all day tomorrow.

I expect that all of the parents around the country has been busy almost all day coloring those endless supplies of hard boiled eggs that will be needed for the egg hunts tomorrow.  I for one did not color any as my granddaughter will be attending a egg hunt in another city and not the one where I live at.

It is supposed to be near 80 degrees tomorrow and I know that everyone especially the little children will be so excited at the prospect of finding quite a few gold and silver colored eggs.  I wish all the parents and especially the little ones all the best of fun tomorrow and I do hope that they all come away with a prize.

Let’s not forget the true meaning of Easter.  We know that Christ was crucified and hung up on the cross to die for our sins.  He rose again on the third day which is supposed to be Easter Sunday. I know that many of you will be attending the early Easter sunrise services at your churches tomorrow.

While we are all attending the service let’s remember to pray for our country, the president and our men and women of the armed forces who are overseas at this moment trying to bring about peace to our world. I will be praying for world peace and the safe return of our many brave men and women who are protecting our country at this time.

Until I write again on my blog site stay safe, happy and keep blogging.  I do hope many of you will visit my blog and I will continue to visit as many blogs as I can each day and follow them also.

See you later,

Jayne

APRIL 18th, 2014

Hello everybody.

I am up late tonight just surfing the internet to see what I can find of interest to read.  I have been looking for new movies to watch lately.  Has anybody seen the new movie out called Noah with Russell Crowe yet?  I haven’t seen it but I have seen the advertisements about it everywhere on television and the internet. It looks like it will be a good movie so I think I will take the time to go see it at the theater.

It has been a quiet day around here.  Nothing of interest going on at the moment.  My little granddaughter and her father are off visiting friends this weekend.  He had an extra day off from work so he made plans to travel this weekend. They will be home on Easter Sunday and I need to make a special dinner for that day.

I bought a new desk from The Country Door and it came today.  It is absolutely beautiful. I have had trouble trying to put it together as I have no one to help me assemble it.  I am going to give it my best shot and see if I can do this myself for once.  I am reading the directions closely and carefully and making sure that I have the right pieces of the desk together before I start putting it together and tightening the bolts.

I have never attempted this kind of assembly job before so wish me luck. It is a pretty good sized desk. It is white wood and it is a corner desk.  It has a huge middle drawer which the other desk that I had previously to purchasing this one didn’t have.  So that is a plus in itself.  I needed a new one anyway and I wanted one that would brighten up my living room.  I am putting it in the corner so I can have a small home office in the living room.

So far the corner in the living room of my house has been the ideal spot for my home office. This is where I write and the view out of the living room window helps me to concentrate when I write.

I can almost hear some of you say, “What does she need to look out of the window for if she is writing?”

I know that it doesn’t make any sense and I can understand why some people would ask that.  But hey! It is kind of hard to see anything out of the window if you are looking out of it at night time.

I was surfing the internet last week and I found this picture of this man holding this giant chocolate candy Easter egg. CaptureGiant 25 pound Easter egg

Yes, he dropped this egg. Can you imagine having a chocolate Easter egg this huge in your house.  If I had this egg it would take me at least a year to eat it. I would have difficulty trying to put it in the freezer to make sure that it didn’t melt or get broken. I had to share this photo with you because it is almost Easter and I just loved the photo when I came across it. I need to go out tomorrow and purchase an Easter basket for my granddaughter but I seriously doubt I will be able to find an egg this size. If I could wouldn’t she just love it. 

Are any of you taking your little children and grandchildren to any of the Easter egg hunts that will be going on?  I loved taking my son when he was little.  He has been taking my little granddaughter for a while now but since she is now 8 years old this may be the year that he stops taking her. After all she is growing up now and I think she might not want to hunt for eggs this year.

If any of you go and take the children I do hope the weather will be nice and warm.  It seems to rain on Easter for some reason or other.  I do hope that it does not rain Sunday.

I am going to stop writing for now. It is late and I need to get some rest.  So until I blog again keep blogging and stay safe and happy.

See you later,

Jayne

STORMY FRIDAY!

Hello everyone! I am sitting in the living room at my desk and I am writing to you this evening. It is storming outside and if the expression ‘its raining cats and dogs’ means anything to you if it could it surely would be doing so right now. It is terrible outside at the moment. I have my computer on its battery and unplugged from the power cord to be safe.

It is only 6:45 p.m. and it is dark outside because of the storm we are having at the moment. I can’t believe that it is doing this now. We were not supposed to see any rainy weather down here until Monday afternoon. Well I guess the weather man is surprised today!

I was trying to find something on television to watch but there isn’t anything on at the moment that interests me. I do like watching Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods every Friday night. I try to watch that show as much as I can when it is on.

I went in to turn on my oven so I could bake a cake for my granddaughter and I found out the oven wouldn’t work at all. So I called to have someone come out and fix it but they have not arrived yet. It is highly unlikely that they will come out in the storm this evening and it is getting so late in the day now. I will have to postpone baking the cake until the repairman comes to fix the oven for me.

I still have my trusty crock pot but who on earth has ever tried to bake a cake in one of those things. I am certainly not going to be the first person to try it. Thank goodness the storm is finally over now and I just came back from outside trying to find the rainbow. There isn’t one that I can see as of yet.

My little granddaughter loves looking for the rainbow after the storm is over. When she sees it her little face lights up and her smile is so beautiful to me. She believes that at the end of the rainbow there is a pot of gold and little leprechaun’s guarding it.

My father told me when I was a small child that at the end of the rainbow there was a huge pot of gold and many little leprechaun’s guarding the pot of gold to keep people from running off with their treasure. When she was just four years old I told her the same story that my father had told me. I can’t believe that she truly believes that story today.

I have to go make a cup of my favorite coffee and I will be right back. Okay, I am here again and I have my coffee near me to keep me calm. It seems to be the only thing I can drink to calm me down during a terrible storm like the one we just had. I hope everyone has had a good week at work and has been able to get out and enjoy the beautiful spring like weather this past week. Today was so pretty and I spent most of my time outside.

I am going shopping again tomorrow and I hope I can find some good bargains at the stores where I usually do my shopping. I like to save money but then I am sure that everybody who shops looks for good deals just like me.

It is time for me to stop and get busy with some more house work. I have a lot to do yet. Until I blog again everybody stay happy and safe and keep blogging.

See you later,
Jayne