It amazes me how technology has changed life in such a creative way. I am talking about photography.

Back when I had my children it was the old school camera that I would use to record events in our life. It was always interesting to see what you got on your roll of film weeks later when you picked it up from the developer.  Sadly it was disappointing that you would find out  that what you thought you were capturing was not caught on film at all.

With today’s cameras and most people’s phones you can immediately see what you have taken and can often take more than enough pictures with the hopes that one will be the perfect photo. Then you can delete the ones you don’t want and you don’t have to “develop “  all of them to see if you got that special photo. People can quickly post these to Facebook and to Instagram.

Now please note that us grand-parents love seeing these photos but if your grand-parent isn’t on facebook or hooked up with Instagram, it would be nice if you emailed them to them. This is because if you happen to be at a holiday event and everyone is talking about your cute photos that grand-parent is going to feel left out.

Also with Facebook and Pinterest it is easier to share photography and share ideas for photos. My daughter has certainly taken off on this and created some outstanding ways to show the growth of my grand-daughter.  I almost wish I could go back in time and recreate the same photos with my now grown children.

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”–Marc Riboud


Small Milestones

How different it is when you are the grand parent and it seems like every time you see your grand child they have achieved another milestone in their development. It seems to go so quickly. When I had my own children I just don’t remember it going this quickly and want to slow it down so I can enjoy these moments a little longer.


One week ago I took on this challenge of blogging daily for one month. I had never blogged before so I decided to “Keep ISimple Stupid”. First because I am a newbie to this and wanted to pick a simple and easy subject which is my grand-daughter as she brings me joy each day.  Also I am not a super genius on any one subject to be able to write tons of interesting material. Plus I would have to fit this in on a work schedule that can change weekly.

This first week I realized I still am not a genius even on my grand-daughter as I couldn’t find entertaining and fun stuff to write each day.  I will have to learn a way to hobnob with famous grand-mothers to establish myself as an authority at being a pro MEEMaw!Royal Grand Mum!

I also heard that writing for a blog is not the same as the essays you wrote for school. As quoted from

“Professional writers often look down on bloggers, because their informal online writing rarely benefits from a good editor. Blogs are known for their casual writing and unpredictable subject material, but the best blogs have proven that — regardless of punctuation and spelling — even “novice” writers can be entertaining enough to attract a broad audience.”

So I guess I got the informal writing part just have to work on the entertaining part. There is hope.

I dream of the day when I have a blog that can be more serious, which I do want to achieve but only until I have this blogging thing down. I have to admit I am feeling very inferior to the other blogs. So am I writing this as an excuse……maybe but I think I am going to try to test myself to be better because when you are at the bottom you have nowhere to go but up.

Okay there is one thing I have that the other blogs don’t ….damn cute photo of my grand-daughter!


Mercury’s in Retrograde again!

Do I know what that means?  No.

I am just tired today. Don’t know if it is day seven of blogging, elections or the people at work who are being difficult.

I am just tired so today this is all you get.

Oh and I rushed home hoping to see my grand-daughter tonight and I missed her!


Yes today is the day to vote!  Tomorrow the signs will be down and life will go back to normal.

Please read what you are voting for.  A lady, in my office, said she picked who she was voting for president, because she liked his eyes. Thank god she is not voting in Ohio so it doesn’t matter. But we need to still vote for our local government so please vote.

Read the information on the props and the people as it can be tricky. I guess you also need to take a closer look at those signs too.  In my neighborhood there are signs behind the signs. (see photo above)

This is what was behind one of those signs…

Dirty politics or dirty husbands you still need to research what you are voting for!  And who knows maybe the husband will take a shower!

Monday MEEmaw Mutterings

Monday mornings brings me the blues of going back to work! I try to think positive thoughts so my Monday isn’t so bad.

I watch the morning news when I am getting ready for work and when I see the traffic report I think poor people who were in the accident that is messing up the freeways..…..thank god I am not them.  When I walked out the door this morning about 15 minutes early(because of daylight savings and it is light out instead of dark )I am happy.  It makes me think that I liked the time I got to sleep until the sun actually came up instead of getting out of the house in the dark .  Even as I drove by the gas station and saw that gas was now at $3.95, I thought another good thing(never thought I would think that was a good thing but after the past month it is).

Start on the freeway, I am early today so traffic should be light and I will get to work early(maybe I can get my blog done before the work day starts)…..should be…..wait a minute…………. traffic sucks everyone else got up early today too!  Very slow getting to work which took up that extra time to get to the office. As I pull off the freeway the car chimes that it needs gas……oh I hope that the $3.95 gas is still there when I get a chance to fill my tank. Pull into my parking spot and start to pick up the trash out of my car from the weekend because we still want a clean and positive Monday ….what is this under that receipt…..MY HUBAND’S CAR KEYS!

After calling my husband (who is still in bed asleep when I called) he says he will look for the extra keys but just in case be prepared to come deliver keys if he needs them. There goes my lunch hour.

Now just enough time to sit down and check out my email…and other blogs

pops up…….hello I am trying to be optimistic…just some days it just doesn’t want to work.

Sunday funday!

So Sunday at our house is football day where we watch the Detroit Lions……

yes I said the Detroit Lions……

well when we added our son-in-law into the family we also inherited the love of the Detroit Lions….

now I like to think it is because I like the color of their uniforms……yes my favorite color is blue.

So Grace my grand-daughter loves the Lions too!

Go Lions!


How I became a MeeMaw

Okay this is not about the birds and the bees but the name Meemaw!

Last Christmas when my daughter and son-in-law told me that I was going to become a grandmother they also said I had to pick a name. A name…I thought doesn’t the grandchild choose that? But they came up with a list and on that list was MEEMaw!

….I said it sounded like a donkey!

Now everyone but my beautiful grand-daughter calls me MEEMaw!!

Of course she is only 4 months old so she just gives this Meemaw her beautiful smiles!