Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Week's Worth of Happenings

I've been really busy the several days. Did you wonder where I was or what I was doing?

It all started a week ago yesterday (Friday). I was up early to go to a weekend crop at my local (30+ miles away) scrapbook store. The hours were from 10am to midnight on Friday. I only stayed until 10:30pm because I had that long, dark drive home.

Saturday I got up early again, drove back to the store and cropped until 3pm when it ended.

One of the ladies brought me some fresh corn-on-the-cob and some cucumbers from her Farmer's Market stand.

I made the drive home, put the veggies in the fridge until I could get back to them, took a short nap and then headed to the race track.

G2 took home his 40th - FOUR-TI-ETH - turf car career win that night. Just think of all the trophies he has. Not just from his 40 turf car wins but from his kart wins and pure stock wins too!
So AD and I got home about 1:30am. Caught a few z's and were up by 7:30am on Sunday to drive to OKC

to celebrate G5's 3rd birthday.

I made the cupcakes. I realize they were pink but that's because they were fresh strawberry with fresh strawberry icing. G5 didn't seem to mind. Real boys eat pink cupcakes, doncha' know.

G5 mainly enjoyed everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to him and spitting blowing out the candles.

I'm really GLAD I chose to make cupcakes!

Note that no other cupcakes were harmed as the candles were spit blown out.


He's practicing on getting 3 fingers up now.


Later we went to a splash pad that's near their house. It was a great way to cool off in this Oklahoma heat.

From the photos I took I think G5 was the one that enjoyed it the most.

When we got home Sunday evening AD and I collapsed.

But then Monday morning came and we were up ready to meet the new week.

One of my projects was to make lime pickles from the cucumbers I'd gotten on Saturday.

They are YUM - MMMM - MY!!!!!

Wednesday saw me back at the scrapbook store cropping some of the photos I'd taken over the weekend.

Yesterday the Bartlesville Area History Museum held an event where people in period costumes came to speak about various times in history. It was mainly for kids but I had to be in Bartlesville anyway and thought it might be interesting to drop by.

Now through October the museum has a "Mom and Pop" Grocery Store display up.

Boy, did that bring back the memories.

Especially the photo of Dean's Belle Mead Grocery and Market. It was just down the street from my house at the end of the block. I remember spending much time in the store pondering over just what candy to choose from the "penny candy box." Those were some tough decisions for a little girl to make.

This grocery advertisement was just a few years before my time but it was very interesting to check out the prices from December, 1942.

My how things have changed!

And they just keep right on changing at an ever increasing rate of speed.

One of the reasons I was in Bartlesville yesterday was to get a new cell phone. An Android.

I've been wanting one since I saw G1's.

And the learning curve begins yet again.


I'm so glad G1 and G2 are around to help me!


  1. Sounds like you've had a busy, busy week! You're grandchildren are adorable! Congrats to G2 for his 40th win! That's pretty awesome!!!

  2. You lead as busy a life as we do!!! The look on that 3 year old Grands face is priceless!! And, yes, men eat pink cupcakes and even wear pink shirts!!

    Aren't those races REALLY hot with this weather we are having? It's all I can do to walk my .7 mile around my neighborhood at 8:30-8:45 at night.
    Susan-Penless Writer

  3. The high-tech world of high technology and these cellular phones and I-pads and all of the gadgets are leaving me in the dust. You are lucky that you have people in your life who are using these things that will force you into moving right along with the times. You are a brave Granny. Good luck to you!!!

  4. You did have a busy week. I'm going to start calling you Granny GoGo.

  5. I do think this week you were busier than me...and I nevahhhh sat down once.

    LOVE THE PICS...want some pickles!


  6. You have been busy, busy, busy...I too am finding there aren't enough hours in a day

  7. Wow! You have been on the fly!!!

    Are those red pickles the cinnamon kind? Love them!!

    I have a droid!!! We can text maybe!!! And I play "words with friends" with a couple of friends from home! It's like scrabble. Have fun with it!!

  8. Congrats to the winner and happy birthday to the birthday boy. You have had a busy week! Nothing like family to keep you hopping. LOL
    Those cupcakes look delicious.
    Have fun with that new phone!

  9. Your grand babies are adorable!! I am so happy you have a girl in the mix:) I have six grand girls and 5 boys and cannot get enough of any of them!!

  10. Hello, Granny, Happy birthday to G5, what a lovely boy he is. I love those cakes. Greetings from China.