I recently was given this photo of my great grandfather. This was taken when he was a young man...I am not sure what year. He was born in 1896 and died in 1989. I was able to enjoy him for the first part of my life. He spoiled me rotten. He used to drive around with me sitting out the window of his car. (I know, not good). He encouraged me to act crazy. He saved me from many, many spankings. His old house (purchased and built in the early 1900's) is still in the family, and I go there sometimes, even though no one lives there. He used to cook me breakfast when I slipped out of the house before my mom woke up. He let me play with his hair (what little was left) while he watched wrasselin'. I always read his farmers' almanacs. I think this picture is pretty cool. It gave my grandma (his daughter) and I a good reason to remember out loud.
We ran away to the beach yesterday afternoon...just because.
The weather was nice, so we just went for a walk after my work day was done. We found a washed up jellyfish, some shells, and lots of tire tracks from the lifeguard patrols. Cinderella is still terrified to even walk near the water, just like last year. Princess Leia is ready to get in the water, and saw one of her pals from surf camp last year. She is signed up again this year...maybe she will learn some better technique. I'm thinking she may get a starter surfboard for her birthday this year. She's been asking for one for quite a while...shhhh don't tell her :) Jedi boy enjoyed a jog back to the parking lot.
Then we went home and invited one of the grandmothers over for a simple dinner & board games. It turned out to be a nice time. I'm practicing that hospitality thing.
I am a thirty something mom of 3 and a wife. I work with children, and love it! I am sometimes a bit snippy, but not with ill intent. I am pretty even tempered most of the time :) I am a lifelong student...I enjoy learning more each day. I like to be crafty, and am trying to make more things with recycled/upcycled items and more foods homemade.