Monday, August 21, 2017

Monday Musings

The weekend has come and gone and there's no longer any sounds of children in my home. The "grands" have all had their turn at Nana and Papa's house for the summer, and are now in Port Austin, MI for a week at the beach before school starts back.  Jeremy and Samantha [youngest son and wife, and parents of Izzy, Landon and Ellie] came Friday evening to attend a wedding, and departed for home afterwards.

I babysat the children while they were at the wedding, who were all in agreement that they wanted mac and cheese for dinner.  Later in the evening - at Izzy's request - we watched an Anne of Green Gables DVD while munching on popcorn.  Then they occupied themselves on their ipads. 

Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock was the monthly tea and my presentation on Eleanor Roosevelt at Shorepointe Assisted Living.  12 ladies attended.

For their favor, I placed a tea bag in a nylon drawstring bag along with Eleanor's quote "A woman is like a tea bag: You never know how strong it is until it's in hot water."

I also included a half-dozen chocolate chip Teddy Grahams in the bags since Teddy Roosevelt was her uncle, and he thought as much of her as if she were his own daughter.   He gave her away at her wedding.

I learned a lot about Mrs. Roosevelt while researching for this program.  I was a 10th grader when she passed away in November 1962, and until now I never took the time to learn about her somewhat sad, yet remarkable life.  But I do remember my mother often saying one of her other quotes:  "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Yesterday was also granddaughter Brooke's 15th birthday.  We will celebrate next Sunday at a combined birthday party for her and my daughter, Lori, who will be having the Big 50! Yikes! I have a daughter who's turning 50. Didn't I just celebrate my 50th birthday?  It seems like it anyway.  ;-)

With the weekend behind us, the big news of today is the solar eclipse.  I'm content to watch it on television or the Internet with no risk to my eyesight. It's a partly cloudy day in southeastern MI, with a temperature of 84 degrees and 54% humidity.  A good day to occupy myself indoors while sipping tea!  Do you plan to watch the eclipse outdoors?

1 comment:

  1. I did manage to make a box viewer and saw the eclipse that way, which was pretty neat. Once I decided I wanted some, there were no glasses to be had here in my area!


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