Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Me - from A to Z

I haven't blogged much lately for a couple of reasons -

1. Not much to blog about right now.


2. I've been busy.

A week or so ago I saw this on a couple of blogs I follow and thought I'd give it a go. Read on if you want to know more about me. If you don't, I understand.

A. Age: 61 as of last Sunday.
B. Bed size: King. It gives AD and I plus our 3 Yorkies more room to be comfortable, although I still sleep on the very edge of the bed because Smoke sprawls out all over. Yeah, I know, he's spoiled.
C. Chore that you hate: DUSTING!!!!!! Makes you wonder why we moved to the country, doesn't it?
D. Dogs: Elliott, Smoke, Dani and Mikey
E. Essential start to your day: Checking my email and reading blogs. You can do that when you're retired.

F. Favorite color: Blue
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5' 4"

I. Instruments you play: Would a kazoo count?
J. Job title: Retired - yea!
K. Kids: 1 son. 1 daughter. 5 grandsons. 1 granddaughter.
L. Live: Oklahoma
M. Make of car: Ford Explorer
N. Nicknames: Mom, Granny, Dear
O. Overnight hospital stays: Once for a broken arm (I grew up in the 50's/60's), 2 times having babies and 1 time for gall bladder surgery.
P. Pet peeves: People who park their shopping cart in the middle of the aisle and walk away. People who seem to go slower while getting in their car if they know someone is waiting on their parking place. (Yes, I spend a lot of time at Wally World.)

Q. Quote from a movieAllie: [lying in the middle of the street] What happens if a car comes?  Noah: We die. (from The Notebook)
R. Right or left handed: Left.
S. Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother.
U. Underwear: White cotton

V. Vegetable you hate: black-eyed peas
W. What makes you run late: things like cows in the road, trains, farmers on tractors
X. X-Rays you’ve had: remember that broken arm? and x-rays of my teeth
Y. Yummy food that you make: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes and homemade rolls.
Z. Zoo animal: It's too hard to pick just one. I like the elephants, giraffes, monkeys, lions, tigers, seals and the list could go on and on.

PS. Happy 13th birthday to Google. I don't know what I'd do without you.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Why Grandparents Go Gray

This past weekend God was certainly watching over G2.

He was at the Texas Motor Speedway dirt track racing and had a horrible wreck during his heat race. His car was destroyed.

Below is a video that has been posted on YouTube. There are actually 2 wrecks shown on the video. G2's was reportedly the worst wreck of the weekend and is the first one on the video clip. He is in the blue and orange car. The wreck is shown once as it happened and then following that it is shown again in slo-mo.

Note that he does wear a HANS device and was NOT hurt other than a few scratches.

Just as any other grandparent would be, we are very thankful he was not hurt.

PS. AD and I were not at the track. It is probably a very good thing. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Season Is A-Changin'

We were headed into town this morning when we caught sight of this flock of Canadian geese flying south.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Have to Apologize!

To G3.

You see, today is his birthday.

His 11th birthday to be exact.

And I didn't get to post birthday wishes on my blog until now (late afternoon on Thursday).

I could tell you what happened but it's a long story that involves a cell phone problem that started back in July.  I won't bore you with the details.

Some of you may remember that G3 is my "riddle" buddy. He calls me from time to time with a new joke or riddle. I hardly, if ever, come up with the right answer.  I have riddles for him from time to time too. He however, being the super smart kid he is (no brag, just fact), comes up with the right answers on many occasions.

So, late as this may be - in honor of G3's birthday, here are a few birthday riddles I found online.

What do birthday invitations say? (if you give up, the answers are below.)

If you have 11 birthday candles and you light all of them at the same time, which one will burn up first?

Why do we cut the birthday cake?

Why do we blow candles out on birthday cakes?

Give up? Here are the answers -

Invitations don't say anything - you have to read them.

None of them. Candles burn down.

Because cakes don't have zippers.

Because, if you threw water on a birthday cake it would ruin it.

Happy Birthday, G3! I hope your day was wonderful!

Love, Granny