Category Archives: grandmother stuff

it’s all their fault

Yes, it is all their fault that I haven’t had time to write any blog posts for the past couple of weeks.  I’ve barely touched my computer and have basically used my phone to take pictures.  We’re in the woods … Continue reading

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it seemed like a good idea at the time

The Funny Grandson delights in discovering how things are made.  After two years of successful jam-making, he asked me if I knew how to make shredded wheat (I discovered later on that it was his favorite cereal and his parents … Continue reading

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purple soup and the pie hut

I must be back in Idaho if I am having lunch at the Pie Hut. Be still my heart. So why is sweet potato soup purple, you ask?  I have no idea.  Are there purple sweet potatoes in this world?  … Continue reading

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consequences

I love this.  I read Bonnie Hunter’s quilting blog every morning, usually with my second cup of coffee and half of a protein bar. She always has a little saying superimposed over a quilt at the end of each post.  … Continue reading

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getting ready for easter

Another holiday, another set of pillowcases. Too much fun, I tell ya! Yesterday was a miserable, windy, rainy day.  But because I had no Easter-themed fabric I dug out my rain coat and drove south for 20 minutes to a … Continue reading

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packing to party

It’s that time of year again, when musicians and music lovers from all over the world descend upon Austin, Texas.  We’re packing up and flying down to join them. Over the past ten years my focus  has slowly shifted from finding fiddlers … Continue reading

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mister clean

While on the phone with Son #1 last November I heard lots of screaming in the background.  The Funny Grandson was pitching a major fit over having to take a bath.  You know how boys are at that age, allergic to … Continue reading

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big time in boot city

They say clothes make the man. Do boots make the boy? We did a little Christmas shopping yesterday afternoon. Before: And after: He says he’s never taking the boots off.  I know the feeling, Funny Grandson. Maybe you have a … Continue reading

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big chill, Austin-style

Enjoying root beer floats at the Magnolia Cafe Saturday afternoon before the temperature plummeted from 75 to 23 degrees. After loading up with sugar the two of us did a little Christmas shopping–he helped me find a special gift for … Continue reading

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at the bottom of the escalator

Here’s what we saw at the airport in Austin! The Funny Grandson had a big smile on his face as he held this sign.  It was a big surprise!!! Hugs all around! What a great way to start the holidays. … Continue reading

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