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Friday, May 27, 2011

Feel Good Friday May 27 2011

So, my niece the J-ster, which is the way she refers to herself and all the characters in her blog, is hosting Feel Good Friday postings, so I thought I would try it, too.

The idea is to write about everything that happened during the week that makes you feel good. That's pretty simple, I think. So, let's see for this week:

Monday, we had our granddaughter Arabella overnight for a visit. It's been a long time since we've been able to match up our schedules, so it was really good to spend time with her again. She is a straight A student who last week was inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society as a 4th grader.

She is the best helper to her Grandma when she visits. This visit we had breakfast out on the deck, which we always like to do when the weather is good. The deck is up pretty high and level with some of the trees so it's a great spot to watch the birds and to watch Maggie watch the birds.

After we had breakfast, we went to the Chicamauga Dam where there is a lovely picnic area and swimming spot right on the Tennessee River. Grampa and the A-ster went in. Grandma took the pictures. We had lunch and went for an ice cream before bringing A-ster home

We had a day off between granddaughter visits. On Thursday we had the little one over who is 5 and just finished Kindergarten. It was a rainy day so instead of having another day at the River, Grandma and Indigo went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 in 3D. It was a lot of fun. She's a lot of fun. She comes up with some very funny statements. At dinner the night before, she was trying to tell jokes with her older brother and sister, but just couldn't grasp why it isn't so funny when you tell the same joke with just one little fact changed. The joke about the blonde who asked why the crowd kept asking for the coin to be returned from the coin toss when she heard "Get the quarterback!" just didn't work when Indigo changed the joke by simply changing the venue to a baseball game. When I told her recently I had seen an Indigo Bunting at the bird feeder, she told her father that Grandma saw an Indigo Dumpling. I actually like that name better.

But she was worn out and minutes after rendezvousing with her dad so he could take her home, she was fast asleep.

Tomorrow our grandson Zeppelin comes for his turn over night. He's 12 and pretty self-sufficient as long as he has a big TV and a computer. I take them one at a time because if not, Grandma would be the one sound asleep in the car!
And, one more Grandchild related Feel Good Friday item:  I had a wonderful long chat with Kim, my daughter-in-law and Mom of new granddaughter Lily, and could hear Lily in the background, cooing and chatting. Later that day I received my weekly picture of Lily in a new outfit that Grammy sent her. Isn't she adorable? They all are!

Add captionThe Hunt For Henrietta
One more feel good Friday item that has nothing to do with spending time with Grandkids is that I made my own self-imposed deadline for my weekly genealogy blog I call The Hunt for Henrietta. I try to post them every Thursday, so I always feel good on Fridays when they post on time!

1 comment:

  1. thanks for coming by and linking up. on my blog, i'm the only one, besides the animals, that has a name. i'm SPARKLING, remember?


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