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As I See It
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Family had a fun day playing together
I turned around to see my son-in-law holding a cracker above my head and grinning like a fool. Granddaughter Emma, was also holding a cracker above my head. They both burst out laughing at getting caught.
Insecurities have mellowed with time
It was a perfect summer evening. Our carving club was hosting its annual cookout. I had spent the day baking a cake. I had considered making something more complicated but forgot to obtain all the needed ingredients.
Trip to mom's should help calm fears
I am on my way to my mother’s today.
Vehicle mix-ups serve as proof
“I have proof that we are related!” my brother, David, exclaimed. I was immediately apprehensive as he is not the least bit interested in genealogy.
Weather plants doubts about gardening
I may have to return my gardener’s card as my garden is a dismal failure this year. Between the rain, floods and rabbits, the garden is mostly toast. Actually it isn’t toast, it is mostly lemon balm. That seems to be the only thing that is thriving.
It's hard to explain grandma's love
“I love babies!” my sister-in-law, Sue, exclaimed. She was cuddling her first grandchild as she spoke. She buried her face in the baby’s neck and inhaled her scent. She hugged baby Isabella and once again declared her love for this beautiful little girl. Isabella looked bored.
Fair and wedding made an eventful week
Last week was fair week. Of course, it rained, and rained, and then rained some more. By the time I ventured out to the fairgrounds on Thursday, the grounds were fairly saturated. The water had quit falling out of the sky for awhile. The kind people in charge had strewn straw over the paths and inside some of the tents in a fruitless attempt to sop up part of the mess.
Memories were made while picking berries
The raspberries are beginning to ripen. If you are blessed with black raspberries, do not brush your teeth immediately before eating them. Minty toothpaste combined with the flavor of fresh raspberries is not a good combination.
Love of fishing with grandpa is passed on
She misses going fishing with her grandfather.
Perfect day was spent at garden fair
I felt like a kid in a candy store when my husband and I attended a local garden fair.
Kids in puddle gave her peace of mind
It was a simple picture.
Grandmother's mannerisms are passed on
My brother, David, made the long trip to my town to help my other brother, Michael, haul his new project home last weekend. They stopped by my house for a quick visit. As we all went out the front door an army of carpenter bees buzzed around us.
Family visits push to-do list aside
I am listening for a knock on the door.
Signs of summer beginning to appear
One of Gracie’s friends left her a present the other day. Gracie is our calico cat who never goes outside. Nevertheless, she has many friends who stroll through the yard and entice her to sprint from window to window just so they can visit.
Several surprises added up to a good day
It has been a good week.
The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
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