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Empty Nest · 4d ago

In the Hodgepodge Zone

One week from Thanksgiving. One. O.N.E. I have never been less prepared for the holidays than I am this year. How bad would it be to order one of those pre-cooked meals for Thanksgiving day?...
Empty Nest · 6d ago

What Do Grandchildren Teach Us?

Somewhere between parenting and grandparenting, we may lose sight of some important truths about life, relationships, and ourselves. We tend to get caught up in the busy-ness of life and let...
Empty Nest · 1W ago

Great Gift Ideas for Empty Nesters

I listed these gifts ideas back in May (Y'all can read that post HERE) as good ideas for Empty Nest moms for Mother's Day but the more I think about it, the more I think these gift ideas nee...
Empty Nest · 1W ago

Thankful for the Hodgepodge

Y'all, it's nearly Thanksgiving. How did that happen? I've either been too busy or spending my time waiting for fall temps and lamenting over them not showing up or a combo of both. But Than...
Empty Nest · 1W ago

Keeping Quiet is a Gift I Do Not Possess

How many of Y'all have a hard time keeping quiet? Come on, raise your hands. Mine is up. Way up. If there's one thing nearly impossible for me to do it is keep. my. mouth. shut.I swear it's ...
Empty Nest · 2W ago

Remembering Grandparents

My grandparents were the most special people in my life while I was growing up and into adulthood. I'm pretty sure I've thought of them every single day since they passed. I spent many weeke...
Empty Nest · 2W ago

Linus, an Oompa Loompa, Willy Wonka and the Hodgepodge

What the heck happened to October? I waited and waited on fall but it never came. We're sort of getting the cooler temps but the evil 80s keep rearing their heads. Perhaps November will be k...
Empty Nest · 2W ago

Even Halloween is Changing

Does every single thing have to change? I'm not sure I'm on board with all this change that seems to go on with every little thing we've ever done with kids. Have Y'all noticed that the kids...
Empty Nest · 3W ago

Grandchildren and the Hodgepodge

Y'all, I am so over this ridiculous heat I can't stand it. Today is the first autumn feeling day we've had in WEEKS. I hope the hot is gone for good. I have to say, I do feel as though I've ...
Empty Nest · 4W ago

The Big Outing or How Crazy is Grandma?

It's busybusybusy around here all the time between Mother, my most adorable grandbabies, and creating pretties for the Etsy shop so when time tries to crush me like that big car crusher thin...