Monday, March 29, 2021

Over Keyed!

 Last Tuesday, we got the call from the VW dealer...

My car keys were done and I could come and get my car!

If my arthritis wasn't so bad, I would have done a happy dance.

Sad part was I didn't have anywhere to go...

Mr K didn't have a key to his car, but he could always find places to go...

I considered renting him my key to his car... 

On Thursday, I took Locklan and Teagan to visit Henry and Luca!

Oh my goodness, Henry was so happy to see them he kept hugging them and giggling.

Luca got plenty of attention...


I didn't think Locklan was ever going to let him go!

I finally got them all to sit pretty still...


Every time I look at this, my heart sings!

Oh my, grandma life!


Lots more going on but I have things I have to get done before Mr.K and the dogs get up!










Friday, March 19, 2021

Here's the Key

 Actually, there is no key.

Let me start at the beginning, or even before that.

Last Friday Mr.K went to Tractor Supply for dog food.

Later that day, Mr. K could not find his car keys.

In this house, we have two complete sets.  We each have keys to both cars.

On Saturday I took my keys apart and handed him a key for his car.

We were fine...well, almost fine.

That's when he noticed that his inspection sticker expired in JANUARY!

We made it through the weekend and then Monday morning I was headed to Tony and Mindy's to babysit Henry while Mindy took Luca for his one month check up.

I grab my purse (where I always keep the keys) and hit the ignition.

It says the key is not in the car.

A quick dump of the contents of my purse on the front seat.

Nope, no key.

I asked begged Mr. K to help me find the key.

No key to be found.

The only car we have with a key is his out of inspection Kia

(that incidentally is parked in the drive because Kia recalled it and said not to park it in or near structures because of fire danger)

I jumped in his car and drove (very carefully) to baby sit.

This morning, the first available time for inspection the car was legal!

Still no key for my car.

Mr. K started making phone calls.

Finally, he spoke with Nationwide.  They agreed to help find a towing company that could get my car out of the garage and tow it to the VW dealer where they would program the new keys...when they come in on Monday or Tuesday.

We were just getting ready to eat dinner with a guy comes to our door.  He came to tow my car to the dealer.

Now, I usually park in the garage with my window open.  Don't ask why.

The guy knew how to put the car in neutral, but he could not get the window up!




Mr. K helped him put plastic over the window!

So there I was...
Watching my darling VW on the back of a tow truck...


Headed for the VW dealer to be parked in their lot with the window down?
Until Monday or Tuesday.

Somehow I could not make sense of it all, but in guy-talk, I was wrong...

The service manager (and I have plenty of bad experiences with them)
said he would send someone out to throw plastic over it.

The key is...there is no key!

But to brighten my day...


Henry and Luca took their first bath together!

~sigh~

Grandma life!







Friday, March 12, 2021

Look Out for Flying Time!

How could it go so quickly?

On this very day, 

52 years ago... 

I became the mother of what would become one of the world's most inquisitive, talented, funny and  handsome guy!

Michael Ambrose B. III plopped into the world weighing 9 pounds 14 ounces and standing 24 inches long which entered him into the tallest baby ever born in that small town hospital!

I would probably say it was easy-peasy but looking back...

23 hours of labor

this kid was born with the mouth of a sailor

he performed dare devil stunts from day 3

and although he only broke one bone, he had enough stitches to make a quilt.

We waited patiently for him to get married...

But he was picky, it took him a while to find the perfect one!

But he did!



Happy birthday, Michael!

Mama loves you.

Michael and his first girlfriend, Marcy.


The fab four on Michael's wedding day


At Tony's wedding...


With Catherine


And a wicked sense of humor.  I fell off my bike in the middle of the street.
Ashley ran and took a picture of me and sent it to everyone.
Thanksgiving day, Michael wore his custom t-shirt!



Yes, that's Andy photobombing!

~sigh~
Mom life!
(almost as much fun as grandma life)









Monday, March 01, 2021

Corgi Day?

 This morning my newsfeed announced that it was National Welch Corgi Day.

I begrudgingly thought it was only appropriate to honor Miss Shirley...


But then I saw that International Corgi Day was scheduled for June 4, 2021...

What the heck, another day to honor her?


I did find yet another day, 

International Corgi Day is April 20!

Shirley said it's going to be a big celebration so she's cleaning house...


And getting supplies...


It's going to be a big one!

Which is making Winnie rather disgruntled...



How about that?!?

One whole post without photos of grandkids!

Think again!



~sigh~

Grandma life!










Saturday, February 27, 2021

Scraps of Life...

 Just some bits of this and that from the past week...

Photos the kids shared, things I did...

Places my brain went...

First off, I'm in up to my wazoo with my mom's estate.

So many things to do, questions to ask, STUFF to deal with.

I remember that for the past ten years, each time I visited my mother  she tried to give me things out of her house.  I usually refused, saying I had more than enough STUFF at my house already.

Now I see that it would have been easier to take the contents of her house piece by piece than to deal with the whole mess at once!

I'm learning...look out kids!

It's been difficult working on the legal stuff.  I've known my attorney for for than 55 years.

He was a fuss budget in junior high and has only gotten worse.  We're both old and cranky.

I think he should have retired years ago...just kidding, Stephen!

Of course, there was my Tuesday dinner with Locklan.  Wouldn't miss it for anything.

I try to find something to play while we're waiting for our dinners.

This week it was dominoes!



He loved it and took the tiles home to play with his mom.  
He claimed he usually won but occasionally Teagan won.

Yesterday afternoon, the kids stopped by for an afternoon visit.

Within minutes, they gathered furniture from every room to set up their theater.

They took turns as master of ceremony and performing.

Teagan danced, Locklan sang.  The big problem was that when Teagan was Master of Ceremony, she would introduce herself, introduce the performers and thank everyone for coming.

That included going out and hugging everyone in the audience which included 3 bears, 2 cabbage patch dolls and a few stuffed animals.
She's amazing...

We had fun but I was beat after all that excitement!
I was happy to see Andy helping put my house back in order!


Tony sent me this...


Brothers having lunch?

Last night, he shared this...


I think they like him!

Wow!  That was a week!

Next week I get my second covoid injection, Mr. K has had both of his...

And (grandma) life goes on!

~SIGH~











Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Grandma and the Cricut

 I've had a vinyl cutting machine of one brand or another for 6 or 7 years.

I really didn't use them much until grandkids came along.

I did monthly baby shirts...


birthday shirts...



And even holiday shirts...




(the shirts were good, the kids were not)

Henry's dad (Tony) is a Nationwide agent.
Henry is obsessed with Nationwide.
He even tells the knock-knock joke:

Knock-Knock
Who's there?
Nationwide
Nationwide who?
Nationwide is on your side.

Mindy and I were talking,
she thought Henry would enjoy a Nationwide shirt.

Like this?


He was delighted.
So was Luca...

On Sunday Tony and I were talking about Blue's Clues.
Henry loves it and while he was napping, Mindy made him 'clues' out of construction paper...
That gave me an idea...


A Blue's Clues shirt.

Oh, yes, he's playing golf with MeMaw's walking stick!

Don't stand still, MeMaw will probably decorate you.

~sigh~

Grandma Life!











Monday, February 22, 2021

How do you say Netflix???


 How do you say Netflix in Spanish?

A few weeks ago, I tried to watch a movie on Netflix...

Everyone was speaking Spanish!

I remembered the time Mark, my late husband, changed all the settings on my mother's cell phone to Spanish.

I know that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...I accused my sons, of course.

I played around with Netflix for a few days.

Then I signed out, only to realize that I didn't have the password to sign back in!

I clicked on the 'forgot password' or at least what I believed was the right button...

I got an email telling me where to go or what to do...

It was all in Spanish!

By this time, I was ready to cancel Netflix.

I tried calling them, only to sit my non-Spanish speaking hind end on hold.

Then the very next day, there was a strange profile for a Juan Gonzolez on my account.

I called them again, this time I didn't speak Spanish and she didn't speak much English.

She couldn't tell me who Juan was or how my account turned Spanish.

After an hour, we finally got it switched back to English and I deleted Juan...

Oh...and I did get Tony to admit that once he heard that my account was Spanish, he invented Juan...

So, if you have read this far, here's a treat...

Henry and Luca!



Grandma life!