Monday, April 30, 2018

Some many things are running through my mind at this time. Many of my friends are retiring. If you are a baby boomer and stayed home with your children, got divorced, and came to the workforce late in life, retirement is years away. Maybe, it won't happen at all. Who knows. I have consulted a financial adviser and he thinks I'll be "okay" if I work 6 more years. I am incredibly blessed to have a job that I love. The only thing I miss is energy. Caffeine is my energy for now.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

I've been following all these wonderful blogs and one of them just quit posting. I know I don't post very often, but I was used to this gal posting regularly and then poof she was gone.  I hope all is well with her. And while I don't have a following or anything, I thought I would just post and update few friends.

Work has been taking most of my time up. I was promoted last March and I am now the branch manager of three neighborhood libraries. It's been 6 months and I think I might have a routine...sort of.

My grand baby is growing like a weed. She is 10 months old and I love spending time with her. There isn't anything better. All of my friends were right! I was looking for a quote to express how special grand children are and all of them apply. I have a grandson that I got to see once when he was 10 months old. I don't know where he is, but my love for him has not dimmed. I pray for him daily and wonder what it would be like to sit with him and read a book, or to walk in the park. Some day maybe we'll get to do that. My granddaughter lives close by and I get to spend time snuggling her and singing to her. They say that when you become a mother your heart is forever on your sleeve. It's true, but when you become a grandmother you take that heart and you place it in the hands of that little one who's face mirrors the children you love so dearly. It's magical.

Memorial Day

There have been so many Memorial Day's for me before this one, but I think that I'm at the age where there are fewer and fewer people who have been with me on those holidays. My dad and my mom are gone and so is my younger brother. Time passes and so do the people we love. Both my dad and my brother were Veterans and I wish I could thank them one more time for serving this Country I love.



I hope that if you can spend time with your family and friends this Memorial Day that you will take a minute to be grateful for the time that you get to spend with them. Those of you youngsters will be sitting there thinking "oh here goes this speech again..." and before too long you will be the one giving it. It happened to me, it will happen to you.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

A new grand baby and Thanksgiving!

I usually start off saying that I haven't posted for a while...but no excuses. I have a few days off of work so I'm going to "catch up". Is that possible?
Here are a few I've done the last few months besides work:

      Made a trip to Seattle to help my sister dejunk a few things.
      Drive to Seattle to surprise a friend at her wedding. It was beautiful!
      Clean out the basement and the garage so I could...
      Hold a garage sale.
      Move my daughter downstairs to a new room.
      Plan and hold a baby shower.
      Create a guest room/place for the grand baby when she visits.
      Attend Quilt Camp and start a quilt for the new baby.
      Plan an Organizing Workshop called "Just in time organizing".
      Held the workshop at the library where I work.
      Attend the birth of my grand baby!
      I finished the dust ruffle, but I'm still working on the quilt.

Wow, now I don't feel so bad about not posting on my blog.
Here is a picture of my tiny princess.
Welcome tiny Jersey Joy!

I got my tree up and am anxiously awaiting family and fun for Christmas.
Wishing you all a Very Merry and Blessed Christmas.

Until Next time,
Clara


      

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back from San Diego

My daughter and I scored tickets to the International Comic-Con in beautiful San Diego last March and after several months of anticipation we were off.

La Jolla, Seal Cove

I spent my high school years here. My bicycle was my freedom to explore. I took my daughter to the San Diego Zoo where I spent a lot of my time as a teenager. I lived in Pacific Beach, but I rode my bicycle to the Zoo to study the animals on a regular basis. I thought I might be a veterinarian for a long time.

San Diego Zoo, California


I don't know the little boy, but it was hard to get a shot without people in it and he was so excited about being at the zoo, I thought I'd leave him in.
Unfortunately, it was VERY warm and humid and most of the animals were hiding in the shade trying to stay cool. I'll post some more pictures after my daughter sends me her photos. She's a better photographer than I am.


We drove up to the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. My dad and brother were veterans and this memorial is a tribute to the men and women who served. There are photos and memorial plaques all around the memorial. It's very touching.

View from Torrey Pines towards La Jolla



We live in a beautiful country, don't we? We are truly blessed. I'll post more pictures next time.

Clara