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Friday:) Freezing Cold, Fun with Belle, No Firemen

7 Dec

“So when you’re cold

From the inside out

And don’t know what to do,

Remember love and friendship,

And warmth will come to you.”

― Stephen Cosgrove


Wow! It’s been pretty cold here. It got all the way up to 23 degrees earlier. Tonight will get down to around 15. (Can you say shiver me timbers?) I took Elvis out for a walk this afternoon. Not the real Elvis, of course. Elvis, is a dog. He tugs on his leash like the real Elvis tugs on your heart.

I don’t know what I was thinking. The sun was out for a few hours, but that didn’t stop my hands from getting numb. I think I’m spoiled living in Texas. It can get pretty cold there too, but for a few minutes.

Even though it’s cold out, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is being with family, friends, but most of all… quality Gamma time.

It’s Friday already. Where did the time go? I hope to keep up with my traditions while I’m here. I’m going to visit with my sister a few days, I sure hope she has the fixings for my Black Russians, otherwise we’re going to have to run to the store…liquor store, that is.

I’m also going to miss my Fire Station 9 friends back home. I did stop there with some brownies and taco fixings right before I left. I’ll just have to bake and make up for lost time when I get back home.

Happy Friday, my Friends. Stay warm wherever you are,

Theme Song Thursday:) If I had a Hammer

7 Dec

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”

― Coco Chanel


Spending time with my very active, rambunctious, talented little two year old grand-daughter has given me some hope for the future. She likes to play with her baby dolls, pretends to vacuum and clean, and has a play kitchen where she cooks. But, she also loves to read, color, type on the computer, take things apart and put them back together, and she loves all kinds of tools. She insisted on helping her daddy put together her new little car. She loves the hammer and proceeded to drive around with a small tool kit balanced on her new car.

Yes, I think this little girl will grow up to believe that she can do anything she puts her mind to. And, she will.


Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom~ Family

6 Dec

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

~Michael J. Fox


Today’s words of wisdom is correct. Family is the most important thing in the world. It’s everything. Family isn’t always a relative or blood relation. Family consists of the people who love you unconditionally and you love them right back. People come into your life and people go. The ones who stay are real family.

I have been blessed with a wonderful family. How about you?

Tuesday:) Time With Gamma

5 Dec

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.”

~Pam Brown


It’s been wonderful spending time with my little grand-daughter. The more time I spend with her, the more she says, “Gamma, come!” Then, I’m supposed to follow her around. I’d follow her to the moon and back. She’s so darn cute.

She likes to play with her baby, slide down her slide, ride on her pink pony, and read books before bed. That’s just the hour before bed.


Montage Monday:) A Week In A Peek~ Blessings

3 Dec

“With full appreciation, count your blessings no matter how small they might seem. Gratitude and unconditional self-love are the best gifts that you could ever give to your inner-self.”

― Edmond Mbiaka


My montage Monday is a fun way to look back at the week and count my many blessings. If you’re like me and take a lot of pictures, you should look back at all the pictures and see all the blessings you have, wonderful people in your life, beautiful things you’ve seen, but most of all, how blessed you are to have eyes that see your many gifts. And, don’t forget to love yourself, and be the best YOU that you can be.

A week in a Peek……

Sunday:) Second Birthday With Baby Belle

3 Dec

“Perfect love sometimes does not come till the first grandchild.”

~Welsh Proverb


Today, we celebrated baby Belle’s second birthday. She’s not a baby anymore. She’s getting to be such a big girl, and soon she’ll be a big sister. And the best part is, she giggles and says, “Hi Gamma.” I haven’t seen her in months, but we FaceTime every Sunday, so she knows my face and my voice.

The Welsh proverb is absolutely correct. You love your children unconditionally, but when you have grandchildren, that love is multiplied tenfold.

Belle loves pizza, just like Gamma. (Oh, I missed Chicago pizza) She shared her pizza with her Gamma.

After the party at Barnaby’s Pizza, we decorated the Christmas tree and opened birthday presents. She put on the first ornament.

Yep, this Gamma is very blessed.

Saturday:) Sunshine to Rain, Miles to Smiles

2 Dec

“I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.”

~Coy Bowles


Friday was stormy and rainy, but Saturday morning was sunny and warm. What a great time to leave a gorgeous Dallas day and travel to cold, rainy, stormy Chicago. Really! Family can make the clouds disappear.

I talked to a very nice young soldier at DFW Airport heading home to see family in Indiana after deployment. I shook his hand and thanked him for his service. We chatted a while before boarding. I asked him why he didn’t board first when they called first class and enlisted service personnel. He just humbly commented that he didn’t want any special treatment. I asked if I could take his picture, and said I would keep him in my prayers.

When I boarded the plane and found my seat, a young man in the seat behind helped me get my luggage in the overhead, I guess it pays to be an old lady. When we landed, he said, “I’ll get that down for you, Mam.” Then, to prove that chivalry is not dead, the man in the middle seat next to me was so kind. I asked him if he could reach to turn off the the air that was blasting down on me. He reached up, turned it off and offered me his warm jacket that he had folded on his lap. I took him up n his offer. I was comfy all through the flight.

My son picked me up at the airport. It was pouring rain and tough driving. But all the gray and gloom disappeared when I walked in the door and saw this beautiful face.

Then, those two beautiful words, “Hi Gamma.” That’s what it’s all about. I am very blessed.