Project Update for “Resisting Tidy…” Post
Here we go again…
Exciting news! Katherine will become a big sister next April!
Katherine’s first reaction was deciding that laying on Daddy’s stomach would be alright but she would have to refrain from laying on Mommy’s stomach because she wouldn’t want to hurt their baby.
Yesterday, Ellen went to Price Chopper. Ellen had worked there and she and Katherine know the whole crew. Ellen was receiving congratulatory hugs from everyone when a little voice said,”Hey,what about me?” Katherine is going to be a great big sister!
My first fear was that baby #2 would see all the energy that I put into watching Katherine and feel second best. Well, grandma may come up with brand new ways to immortalize him/her. I just started using the computer in the Spring of 2007. Kat was born in 2005. This blog just may overflow its “banks” in the coming year!
This video is one I made of Kat when she was little. All I can say is, HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Uniquely Our Own
On this last day of 2010, I wanted to leave a profound message. Profound messages don’t just pop up when you need them.
Then I decided that I must add this adorable photo that I took of my granddaughter and her younger cousin. As I was studying the photo, my mind rambled to wishes that Katherine would one day enjoy a sister. (seems we just cannot help wanting good things from our lives for others.) The fact is more likely that Kat may remain an only child. Besides, I’ve heard of sisters who caused nothing but heartache for each other.
Well, Maddie and Kat are cousins who spend every day at my house and will attend the same school etc. seems Kat already has a sister. I know that they argue like sisters 🙂
Just yesterday I said to a 12 year old day care friend of mine,”That has GOT to be rough!”
She said “What?”
“You know, getting up and going out to day care even as an infant. I got to stay in bed each morning until I went to school. You guys have to get up for “work” .”
She looked at me like I had two heads. “No big deal.”
BAM! Now I get it. Every single life is unique and whatever the experiences, they belong solely to that person. Our good wishes for others to have similar special experiences are kind but usually blind.. “What’s good for the goose is not likely good for the gander.”
My profound message to you for the coming year is: Live, Laugh, Love and appreciate your own unique lives!
Happy New Year to all!
Zabby Eight Update 12/10/10
I had the pleasure of talking with Alodda on the play phone yesterday. As soon as we finished talking, Alodda arrived at my house.
Kat explained how she’s able to get around so quickly.
“Alodda got fast shoes at K-Mart Layaway.”
“Katherine, that’s amazing. How much do they cost?”
“One pair are two dollars, two pairs are one dollar and you can buy a dozen pairs for fifty-five cents.”
“That’s the best bulk item deal that I ever heard about!”
“I’m giving everyone a pair of fast shoes for Christmas.” Then she demonstrated how well they worked 🙂
A little later…Kat was arguing with her cousin. She told Maddie that she was talking to Santa on the play phone. Maddie really screamed to get a chance to talk. Kat was enjoying the power and with an evil smile held on to the phone. I asked her to share with Maddie and why was it taking so long?
“Grandma, please, these things take time.” She took a deep breath prolonging Maddie’s distress and said, “Everyone knows that you need air in your belly to talk. I’m ready now. Here you go Maddie.”
What a stinker!
Macaroon Mary: A True Story
Ate cookies EVERYDAY
She’d hang around the bakery
In place of fun and play
She never tried a carrot
Won’t even LOOK at fish
The taste of something sugary
Was her favorite dish
Mary was not chubby
As you’d think she’d be
She had a love for soccer
Would watch it on TV
One day she saw a flyer
Come join a soccer team
Mary got excited ’bout
Fulfillment of her dream
She showed up at practice
Ran out of gusto soon
Didn’t understand this
Pulled out a macaroon
The treat made her feel jumpy
But when her moment came
Her energy went flat
Her spirit did the same
The coach told Droopy Mary
She needed better fuel
And running after school
Smart Mary took his wisdom
The Bakery was shut down
She’s known as Mighty Mary now
Best soccer kid in town
Don’t want to overwhelm you
More news beyond belief
Mary has no cavities
In ANY of her teeth!
My granddaughter inspired this when she went to soccer practice without eating a good breakfast and just didn’t feel up to playing!
Dear Blogging friends,
I am so satisfied to announce that I have FINALLY found a theme that I feel wonderful with!
Since my granddaughter was much of my inspiration for blogging I have placed her in my HEADER.
My restless attempts to settle upon a theme may have been confusing.
This one is a keeper!
Thank-you for your comments and patience 🙂