What I learned from teenagers

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Goodbye juice boxes and fruit bowls. Goodbye smurfs. Hello cell phones. This past weekend the granddaughters were visiting. They are almost fourteen (going on 30). Their feet are bigger than mine and we won’t talk about height. There was a … Continue reading

The grandkids are coming!

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The granddaughters are coming next week. They live in Denver and it’s the annual pilgrimage east to see the old folks (yes that’s the beloved husband and me). We look forward to it and it’s always interesting (and exhausting). When … Continue reading

Reflections on the young and the not so young

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Seems like I was young just last week. Or was it the week before? Could it have been that different? The granddaughters were here for their annual visit. They have grown exponentially. Both are almost as tall as I am. … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 29 – Food, guests, computer ads, hairballs, cats

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Are they gone? – Hazel stuck her head around the corner and asked that question. For the last few days the cats have been scurrying around to both check on and hide from the house guests. They can immediately tell … Continue reading

A youth invasion!

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Fresh towels are out. Food is bought. Puzzles and DVDs are ready. Plans are made. The weather is perfect. The granddaughters are coming. When they come, it’s a whirlwind of activity. There are places to go and things to buy. … Continue reading

Random 5 for March 12 – Zen table, ants, false advertising, books, family

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She’s got taste! – The beloved husband made a small table for one of the granddaughters. She is creating a “Zen corner” in her room. Here is the finished product with the “Zen” color she picked. It’s currently being examined by … Continue reading

Random 5 or September 4 – Social signals, anticipation, entertaining, designers, grandkids

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Guests – As you are reading this, there are two 10-year-old munchkins visiting their grandparents (that would be us). I have vitamin E, margaritas and Xanax stocked. Oh yes, I did get regular food for them. They leave right after … Continue reading