Friday, July 25, 2014

grammies just wanna have fun


We were over at Hilton Head.
It was January......
freezing cold.
I had just slid down that sliding board.

Erika snapped the picture.
She calls it
"The perfect landing.
as I said,

Grammies just wanna have fun!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

dolphin magic


Lucy and I along with Trish and Nathan
took a two hour boat cruise
on the
Savannah River this afternoon.

It was an incredible ride!
We saw so many dolphins playing and swimming
in the water right outside of the boat.

I am always amazed to see God's creation
in the wild doing their magic.
This one was surfing in the wake of the boat.

Lucy got an even better picture
on her camera
of a dolphin racing along.

Thankful tonight to have been on the river,
in the salt air having fun
with friends.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

house party


There is one thing Bubba and I never have....
a dull moment.

Yesterday,
Erika had gone to get Gus.
She met her parents half way to retrieve
that sweet little fella.
Harry B went with her.

David stayed home with Archie,
who is in his second week
after major surgery.
Lu had stayed home to
entertain the little patient.

Just like that their air conditioner fizzled out.
Now in Savannah, at the end of July,
one cannot even breathe without
conditioned air.

So they bundled Archie in the car
and came out here to our house
where mercifully
we still had air.

In the meantime,
Bubba and I got sheets on all the beds,
I did a quick bathroom touch up,
 he ran to the grocery store to get party supplies,
and we were ready.

Friends, it became a regular house party here.
Lucy helped me water the flowers.
She got soaking wet.
We had ice cream sundaes
while the men watched the Braves game.
There were people in beds everywhere.....
 A large amount of whooping and hollering was going on.

Erika, Harry, and Gus joined us late, 
when they got home from the road trip.
We hadn't seen Gus in almost two weeks....
there was much rejoicing over him.
He marched in the door and said,
"Hey Grammy...
Where's Granddaddy?"
That made Bubba's day!

I love impromptu house parties.
They are the absolute best!

I love the picture!
I love folk art!
I want to go to a house party like that!
That's Bubba and I sitting by the stream....
Amanda in the red polka dot dress.
Erika and David have their feet in the stream,
and Mark is toasting the dancers.
The kids are all in the house
except for Jake,
who is standing by the stream.
We are all drinking
lemonade.

*Archie survived.
They got the air back very late this afternoon.

Monday, July 21, 2014

just saying "hi" tonight


I am unusually tired this evening.
After cleaning all four bathrooms from top to bottom,
and working out in water aerobics
I am beat.

I will leave you with this poem...
Lucy quoted it to me
and I remembered it from my school teaching days.
It is by Shel Silverstein
from
A Light in the Attic

"There are too many kids in this tub,
Too many elbows to scrub.
I just washed a behind that I'm sure wasn't mine,
there are too many kids in this tub."

Lucy and I can laugh like there's no tomorrow.

I like the picture above.
I don't know why,
I just like it.
I think it is because Jake & Eli are in it.

Thanking God tonight for humor,
for somebody to laugh with,
for the love of our grandchildren.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

the empty nest


It is strangely, eerily quiet here at #6.
All of our grandchildren
have gone home.

They come marching in,
 full of life 
and packed with energy.
They know that this home has a place for them.
A bed,
a room full of books and toys.
They know where the snacks are and the gum
and my candy stash.

They fill this place with
light,
and noise,
love, hugs and kisses,
joy,
laughter, and every now and then
tears.

They love grammy's big tub
that I fill with bubbles and water
up almost to the top.

They know where the ice cream is,
 and the cherries, 
and the chocolate shell.
We sit on the back porch every night 
and eat sundaes together.

We chat about everything,
we laugh hysterically.
We watch movies,
we see deer.

They are all home now,
back with their mom and dad.
But every so often this place becomes magical
with the minds of children.

Yes,
our nest has emptied again....
exactly as it should.
Until next time the back door opens
and they run it to get a big hug hello from
their grammy and granddaddy.



Friday, July 18, 2014

good news


At about six o'clock this afternoon,
Archie,
went home from the hospital
to get better at home.
He passed all of his tests and they let him go.
We are thankful
for the beautiful recovery he is making.
God has blessed,
He has answered prayer.

Lu, Harry, and I are all exhausted.
They are in the bed,
I will be there when I publish this blog.
Granddaddy 
will stay up a bit longer.

What a week this has been!

nite, nite,
cathy

Thursday, July 17, 2014

strongly confident


These are definitely NOT from my garden.
The deer struck again last night with a particular vengeance.
Bubba keeps saying the word FENCE.
I will keeping hoping for that.

All is well with Lucy and Harry here at
granddaddy and grammy's house.
Archie was moved to his own room last evening.
They will try to sit him up today.
He is getting better!
Thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
So many prayers going up...
so many answers coming down.
I will spend some one on one time with him today....:)

Here is a picture of the damaged van.
Bubba has been hammering away on it,
so it is not as bad looking as it was.


"In the fear of the Lord
there is strong confidence,
and His children will have a place of refuge."
Proverbs 14:26

Are we "strongly confident" in the Lord this morning?