Sunday, November 20, 2011

Be Careful Little Ears What You Hear

My granddaughter has developed a keen interest in learning about her mommy's childhood. Some questions are sparked from mommy relating stories. Toots is checking to see if mommy's stories really happened. It won't be long before those questions could be used against mommy. God give me wisdom in my revelations.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

I Want That

My granddaughter, Toots, is looking through store ads. Suddenly she says, "Mimi, I want this."
Me, "What is it?"
Toots: "I don't know but it is 30% off!"

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hold the...

A young friend of mine has not felt well this week. So he asked his momma for hi-C from a fast food place. When time to order he said he would have a happy meal with Hi-C, hold the food. Too funny.

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Shopping for Thanksgiving Turkey

While driving near my home with my granddaughter, Toots, we saw a gathering of wild turkeys in a field. Toots counted around 30 of the huge fowl. Suddenly, she suggested that we kill one for our Thanksgiving meal. Hmmmm. No can do. I'd rather find mine in the freezer at the local store.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Choir Cracker

Toots has loved going to the chiropractor with me. I love her pronunciation of it. Must say it is better than how some people pronounce it.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

What's in a Name

We are all known by our names, and our names have significance in our family history. Our names do not usually tell our professions. But the following names I have come across reflect the professions of those people. While reading the newspaper the other day, I came across an article about pain and ways to cope. The main doctor quoted was Dr. Cope. At a weight loss clinic is a doctor named Dr. Ton. Our veterinarian was Dr. Fix. And a local high school teacher of German was none other than Ms. German. I would hate to think of the professions that would match some of the unusual names I know.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

The Quiet Ones Go First

Toots, my granddaughter, and I were sitting in the parking lot waiting for a friend to be released from his football practice. We saw a group of girls streaming from the building, but not a guy. I commented that I did not see him yet. Toots quickly replied that they send out the quiet ones first.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Let the Church Be the Church

I saw this blog post on my facebook and wanted to share it with you. Makes you think about how far churches have come in their desire to reach the "hip" generation. Several of the comments for this post are quite informative also.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mimi Day Camp with Toots

I have the joy of keeping my granddaughter, Toots, this summer while we are both on vacation. She has termed the arrangement as Mimi Day Camp. Each day we attempt to do something new, something fun. Well, as we were playing outside yesterday afternoon, Toots suggested that we play school, and she would be the teacher. Instantly, her sweet little voice boomed with control as she commanded the attention of the class and barked out the instuctions for me to follow. Do we really sound like that as teachers??? I half expected the neighbor to drop his pool tool and fall into submission. Even the cat stood at attention, not moving a muscle. She gave me a choice of chalk color, told me where to write, and what to write. She patiently waited for me to complete each task before assigning a new one. She is a natural but I'm not sure I want to be in her classroom again tomorrow, or I will be counting the days until school is out.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Toots Reads

While riding in the car on Monday, Toots was reading from her many books we brought along for the journey. She did quite well, but struggled with a few words. At one point, I took the opportunity to teach Toots about a compound word made with hyphens. The word was hide-and-seek. She tried it and read it as "Heidi-and-seek." That becomes funny because her aunt is named Heidi.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Papa's "New" Truck

Well, we no longer have the BMW. Hubby decided to sell it in order to buy a used extended cab truck After many months of trying to sell the Beamer, a phone call came from a lady from Colorado who was in town visiting friends. Long story short, she bought the car with cash (the best kind of sale). After much Internet search for a truck, hubby found one in town that fit his criteria, and on the same day he sold the BMW. The truck is n-i-c-e! I wouldn't say that the old truck was a dump, but I was unable to drive it for many reasons. Upon seeing the new truck, our granddaughter, Toots, hopped in and approved it!! She told her Papa that he could just come to school, get in the car line, and pick her up one day after school. Papa chuckled, but not sure he is going to do that. Then while riding in the truck last night, Toots announced that she had never, ever ridden in a truck. She said it was really nice but wanted to know, "Papa, why did you have to buy a truck that plays sports on the radio?"

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Iphone Meets Lawn Mower

My hubby called me the other day with news. My stomach did a flip flop even before the words came out of his mouth. He ran over his iPhone with his super duper riding lawn mower, and the Otter Box did not protect it. LOL. When he first began looking, he borrowed a friend's phone to call his phone. No ring, no sound whatsoever. In fact, as he searched the lawn for the phone, he couldn't find even a piece. It wasn't until after searching much more that he began to find pieces of the expensive machine. We've had a few laughs, but only a few. Our grandson thinks we should let the Otter Box company know that its product did not protect the phone. I think we should give a plug to the mower that definitely cuts grass as well as anything else in its way.

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