Thursday, June 26, 2008


Today I am thankful for grandchildren. I have had more laughs, fun, and enjoyment in the last few days than I have had in a month of Sundays (that used to be an expression of my Grandmother's!).

There is nothing like the smile of a one year old to cheer me up! And there is nothing like a having a religious discussion with a five year old. And, best of all, there is the wonderful reward of having an eight year old and a five year old help me cook dinner! They are wonderful! They speed up the preparation process immensely because they have grown up in their parents' kitchen and know how to chop, slice, dice, and cook EVERYTHING! What a joy that has been! The only critical moment came when the eight year old looked at the serving plate and said, "Our dad would have added a bit of garnish before putting that plate on the table." Oh, well! Not everything around here is perfect!


  1. They do sound like a lot of fun! I hope they are enjoying their time with you as much as you are enjoying yours. :)

    I figured they were why you haven't been at the gym the last few days. The locker room has been pretty quiet all week. Hopefully you will be back next week and I will be able to tell you all about the race (assuming it goes well, of course).

  2. A bit of garnish! Oh, how wise and wonderful they are at age eight. What a precious moment.

  3. Yes, Ritergal, they have left now but have left me with many happy memories and pictures. Thanks for your comment.