Please Excuse this Interruption

Every time I think I have some nice quiet solitude in-front of the computer, someone walks through the door. Every time.   I have many blog posts in "draft". They may never see the light of  day but there they are waiting. In the meantime, I will keep the door open for all that walk …

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Early To Rise

"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."  ~Benjamin Franklin/John Clarke I've been waking up earlier than usual this week because our grandson is here. Just like his daddy, he is an early riser. Now that I am a grandma, I don't  mind rising early! Back in the day when our son was an early …

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On Being A Mom by Anna Quindlen

If not for the photographs, I might have a hard time believing they ever existed. The pensive infant with the swipe of dark bangs and the black button eyes of a Raggedy Andy doll. The placid baby with the yellow ringlets and the high piping voice. The sturdy toddler with the lower lip that curled …

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While Waiting for Warmer Days . . .

It has been unusually cold and wet here this spring.  While waiting for warmer weather, I have been working on a new project inspired by our Grandson's love of trains and Eric Carle's book 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo.  1, 2, 3 to the Zoo was Eric Carle's first book published in 1968.  It is …

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DIY Gifts

It is pouring rain and I’m on Pinterest.  A friend and I have been collaborating about unique handmade Mother's Day Gifts for our grandchildren's moms. Aside from what I discovered on Pinterest, I thought of something that might be special and fun. Long ago, my mother-in-law made bean bags from pieces of scrap material from …

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