Category Archives: grandmother stuff

coastal grandmother?

“Coastal grandmother”.  Did you know this is the name of a very popular new trend?  When I first saw the phrase I confess that I was a little excited.  After all, I spend months on the edge of a lake.  … Continue reading

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superbowl sunday 2022

Guess who we’re rooting for. I will never be a cake decorator.  Obviously.  But the urge to make Cincinnati Bengals-themed cupcakes was something I Had To Do. I don’t know why.  My sewing room/office smells like a dead mouse.  Maybe … Continue reading

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goodbye to austin on new year’s eve

I asked Will to take a picture of us at the Austin airport.  It was 4:30 AM and I’m sure you can tell who was the most excited about a pre-sunrise flight.  Banjo Man looks stoic but he’d rather be … Continue reading

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waking up in rhode island

It has taken over a week to get my energy back after a busy (and fabulous) summer, an over-long road trip, a heartwarming family reunion and nine days of Austin condo remodeling. And then there’s my Purple Bed, which has … Continue reading

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it’s always hard to leave the lake, part one

Being able to kayak opened up a whole new world for him.  His father refused to take it to Texas, so here it stays where I intend to try it out for myself.  It’s light enough for me to drag … Continue reading

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four boys and a lake

Is there anything better than a holiday weekend with sunshine, water and the arrival of the grandchildren next door? These four swam and played and jumped and laughed and hollered for four days. Their energy was astounding. They had so … Continue reading

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friday night lights

Friday night in Texas = football.  And I was there for the Funny Grandson’s flag football game. I flew to Texas on April 1st to see the kids, all four of them.  Will picked me up Thursday evening after two … Continue reading

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the truth hurts

The Funny Grandson is a rabid football fan.  His world centers around his flag football team and his afterschool hours at the Elite Training gym and his Sundays spent watching any and all NFL teams on tv.  He studies plays … Continue reading

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welcoming 2021

The New Year came to Texas and I was there to celebrate.  Yay! Somehow we managed to stay awake past midnight. Have you heard of the custom of eating grapes for good luck in the new year? Eating twelve grapes … Continue reading

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time to spare

Yesterday my friend Barb and I were on the phone commiserating over these long, quiet, pre-Christmas days of 2020. “I am so bored,” this previously perpetually active woman said, “that I have set up my train set.” There had never … Continue reading

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