Monday, February 22, 2016

My 1000th Post!

(I just noticed that this is my 1000th post!  I'm glad I caught it!  What fun PPP has been for me!)
 All the necessities are close by in our neighborhood.  The bakery/coffee/lunch restaurant is a short walk, but Millie and I drove down to meet James and Christie for a mid-morning snack on Wednesday (second breakfast/elevenses).  I CAN walk to the grocery store, the post office box, the bank, the library, and the nursing home.  I figure these places are my community.  Even in a big city, we can find a small section of blocks to call our own, don't you think?
 Christie was at the library with James when he said, "FOOD!" so she figured he was hungry!  Ha ha ha!  Silly little bug!
Millie said she didn't want the luscious mac and cheese so she had a grilled cheese.  She looked at it when it came and said, "I changed my mind."  Somehow I convinced her to eat her sandwich and then she finished off James's mac!  Funny! 
 Remember that I went to my mom's H20 at Home party?  I bought this laundry ball.  It has little beads in it and you are supposed to give the ball a four hour sunbath and then it really interacts with dirt so you don't have to use very much laundry soap.  It works!  
 I'm reading this book again.  I love the writing/the story.  Have you read it?
 Plum Cake came over for dinner because her parents went out and Sam was visiting a school friend.  Excuse my messy counters (vitamins, glass cleaner, junk) but isn't she cute?  She was helping make salad.
 After dinner we took her beep beep to the park.  
 I'm going to bore you with another radish photo.  They are SO gorgeous!  The radishes in Washington were various colors but ours are just rosy radish red!
 James wanted to play in the "garden" I mean the dirt!  
 All children need barbecue-flavored potato chips while they watch Little Einsteins.  Don't you think so?
 We had a sleepover on Saturday night!  We played with Play Doh, painted with watercolors, and watched movies.  Actually going to sleep was tricky and I was tired the next day!  

 The grass is starting to turn green!  Woot!  Woot!

 Another thing the H20 at Home lady showed us was micellar water.  I have been using it to clean my face (instead of cleanser or soap) and it seems like my face is less spotty.  I ordered this from Amazon because the H20 at Home micellar water was more expensive.
 I added strawberries to our green salad last night.  YUM!
 Angel in the Garden and Betty the Wood Fairy told me about this book and it came the other day.  It's VERY cheerful and artsy!

 I bought these to refresh our grandkid art supplies.  THEY SMELL SO DELICIOUS.  
 I found a birdie bargain at the grocery today.  When I paid for my prescription (cream for an annoying rash I've been battling) the pharmacy worker said, "You have earned $25 worth of groceries!" My reward made me feel less silly about buying two garden birds.  They are going to stay inside.  Bill likes them, too!

Here is a cheery smile for you!  I hope you are having a happy Monday!  
Did you watch Downton Abbey last night?  One more episode - the last!  I loved it last night and I am looking forward  to reading what Susan Branch has to say about it.  She blogs about DA.
Take care, kind visitor!  Bye-ee!  


elizabeth said...

those birds are super cute! rashes are so not fun :( but colours, radishes and young dear kids are! looks like you had a great time!

Kezzie said...

I saw the last Downton Abbey but I have missed a whole load of series. I still find it really funny to watch it because I went to school and Dance school with Michelle Dockery who plays Lady Mary- she sounds SO different in real life! Total cockney accent!
I LOVE James, I am always so happy to see that little sweetie! He is so cute! Your grands are all such beautiful smiley children!
Can I come and eat Barbecue crisps, play with play doh and do the such like! Fun!x

Happyone said...

Lots of fun photos. : )
No haven't read that book.
I have to watch DA on reruns or Netflix. We get home right at or a little after 9 from church and it is a rush. Missed the second episode (Rushing home to see it we got stopped by the police, no ticket though just a warning.)
Love the birds. They would go perfectly onmy shelf of birds. : )

sandy said...

Your life with the grandkids reminds me of ME with MY grandkids! Crafts, sleepovers, going out for lunch/breakfast with them ( looks like Panera too )! I never started watching Downton Abbey but I LOVE Susan Branch's artwork. Love your book, "How to be a Wildflower"! Congratulations on 1,000 posts!

TexWisGirl said...

precious little kids. love radishes! and i love those wooden birds!! looks like a bullfinch and an american goldfinch!

Sue McPeak said...

Great 1000th post with your grands, the radishes and well, just all of it. So welcoming and cheery! Enjoyed my visit.

Henny Penny said...

It always looks like such fun around your home. The grandchildren are adorable. I watched DA last night and loved it, but I've missed a lot of it too.

Lisa Richards said...

I LOVED Downton Abbey this week. They're having lots of happy endings for the characters. I hope that continues in the last episode. I sure have enjoyed it!
I love your garden birds and that Katie Daisy book is gorgeous!
Have fun with those grands...and get some sleep! :)

ML Brinkley said...

What a fun sleepover and I love the birds! Congrats on your 1000th post! Oh yes, I watched DA -- I am going to be so sad for it to end! At least we still have Doc Martin!

Julie said...

Your new birdies are super cute Pom Pom ... as are those delightful grandchildren of yours. I saw the Katie Daisy book on both Catherine's AND Bettys blogs so am going to order a copy for myself .. it looks so delightful. Have a super week x x

Granny Marigold said...

1000 posts! That is impressive. I wonder if I'll ever get there.

Millie is a good little eater. All your grands are. Probably good little sleepers too, once you get them settled down. I hope you've recovered by now.

GretchenJoanna said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the 1000th post! Isn't it amazing?? You have spread 1000 bunches of love and joy around the world just in your blog, which I know is a small part of your influence. Thank you, Pom Pom, for sharing with all of us.

ann said...

You do keep cheerfully busy. The children look like they are so much fun. Where are you from Trader Joe's on University? (You do not have to answer publicly). My cousin Jeannie works there. You can't miss her, tall, wears larger glasses, ornate. Interesting. Has has bobbed white/gray hair. She is a check-out clerk. Tell her Cousin Ann says, "hi."

Julia said...

Congratulations on your 1000 th posts. That is a great milestone.
James is growing so fast and so are the pretty girls. I love shaping things with Play Doh as I've had plenty of experience playing with all my grandkids with it. What fun...
I love radishes and they grow so fast. A great project for the kids to try.Mine always get wormy so I don't grow them often.

I never heard of laundry balls bit I've seen laundry balls made of felted wool that you put in the dryer to soften your clothes instead of using fabric softener but the are very expensive.

Anonymous said...

You are busy as usual being a great grandmother. Everyone needs dirt to play in! I haven't read the book you are reading. I'll have to track it down. That new book you ordered looks so cheerful! Lovely illustrations! Hope you have a very nice week!

magsmcc said...

You have such sunny, happy ideas and pictures and smile in every post. I come back to them again and again trying to soak in the books and the faces and the joy! Thank you for every one of the whole 1000- I think I arrived late to the party, but am so glad I did! I am looking for these books now... (We were glued to DA for all the last episodes- and the Christmas special- is it coming to you too?)

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy 1000th post!!! Here's to the next 1000!!! Such a lovely post, I like your book, and the birds and well, just everything! I am sure that you are going to love the last episode of Downton, I am giving nothing away, but oh gosh, you will love it!!! xx

Wood Fairy said...

Your book looks exciting - I can't wait - mine won't be here for 5 weeks - far too long! Lovely pictures of the children and their daily goings on. I haven't heard of the water but if it makes your skin feel nice then it must be worthwhile. Yes, definitely you need to claim part of your neighbourhood for walks and call it your 'block'! I absolutely love reading SB Downton Abbey reviews (of course I know what's in store as have already seen it) no spoilers but you will love it! so glad you are going to write to me again - it's so much fun. Betty x

Danette Bartelmay said...

1000th post?!?!!!? You GO GIRL!!!
I'm still trying to make it up the hill to 100...
You're such a FUN Grandma! I bet those grandkids of yours can't wait to run in your front door every chance they get.

Danette Bartelmay said...

OH! And I'm addicted to Downton Abbey. Just one more episode... whatever will we do?!