Wednesday, June 29, 2016

a quick note

I'm going to use bullet points for this post to see if I can type it faster.

  • My husband is having shoulder surgery tomorrow. He will be off of work for 6 weeks. Yikes, he is a terrible patient and I am a cranky nurse. Pray for the both of us.

  • I've taken the grandkids to the beach twice so far this Summer. They love it! They swim around near the shallow shore like two tiny funny fish! I'd like to see these two as brown as nuts by the time Summer ends. I don't want them to sit inside and watch cartoons all day long. Which is basically what they want to do all day long.

  • Yesterday I weeded my gardens while the grandkids played outside with Thomas trains. Much crying and fighting ensued as they refused to share with each other. Did I mention that we were in the front yard...on the busy street where we live...where all the drivers in all the cars can witness this crying and not sharing?

  • I made Chicken Avocado Enchiladas for dinner last night. They were easy and amazing. I got the recipe from Six Sisters Stuff on Pinterest.

  • I putter around on Pinterest every morning. I pin pictures that I like or recipes or haircuts or garden ideas I want to try out. I used to feel like this was just wasting time. I don't anymore. With the exception of my latest hair cut, most of my pins have brought me nothing but happiness.

  • Oh! I got my hair chopped off...they call this style a Long Pixie. I hated it for a solid week. Thanks for nuttin' Pinterest.    Today it looks sorta cute tho, so maybe there's hope.

  • I'm coming up empty looking for a good book to read this Summer. Any ideas?? I'm really not a fan of murder mysteries, but I'll give it a go if it's a good story.

  • Just so you know I read your blogs daily (or whenever you put up a post). I don't comment mainly because I'm reading on my Iphone and it won't let me comment unless I connect to Google and I don't know how to do that. Sometimes technology befuddles me. If I want to comment then I need to fire up the old laptop. With the two grandkids hanging on me, I usually don't open my computer. I'm afraid of little fingers pressing the delete keys when I'm not looking.

  • And also...reading blogs on my Iphone is going to make me go blind. The print is soooo tiny.

  • FYI- Using bullet points did NOT make writing this post any faster.

  • We're making a craft today. Popsicle sticks and red, white and blue paint, then gluing them  together to make American flags. I'll regret this later. Trust me. I will.

  • Gotta go, here they come, racing each other down my front sidewalk to see who gets to be first in the door. The loser always cries. I wish they would stop playing this game. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, Lolly


  1. I loved your bullet points! I do that once in a while too. It's a nice way to say a bunch of things that might not tie together neatly. Sort of like my brain these days.

    I just got my hair cut very short too. I always hate it at first because I look like a peanut head. In about two weeks I'll stop hating it.

    I don't know what kind of book you're hoping for, but have you read "The Hawk and the Dove" by Penelope Wilcock? Astounding. Also, the Mitford Series? And I just finished "What She Knew," which was pretty gruesome but a page turner. And Donald Miller's "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years." Or is it "A Thousand Miles in a Million Years?" The first one, I think. Excellent.

    My husband Michael had three shoulder surgeries: one rotator cuff repair on each side (physical therapy worked miracles afterward), and one shoulder replacement. Shoulders are tough. I will definitely pray for you and him.

    I don't like it when my grands bicker. It makes me very edgy and then I feel like I'm not giving them a good grandma experience. I don't want them to need prayer for healing of the memories. :O

    I think you are brave, generous, honest and thoughtful.

    Hugs to you... xoxo

  2. Every summer I want to cut my hair off and always end up regretting it. They only reason I haven't done it yet is I don't want to spend the money.

    You are brave to take your grandkids to the beach. That sounds much more exhausting then cartoons.

    Have you ever read anything by Marisa de Los Santos? Love Walked In is a lovely story. A light read but she is a wordsmith.

    Your last bullet made me laugh.