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Thursday, July 29

Grandson News

I haven't written anything about the grandsons for a while and some have been asking. They are doing great. They both did very well on their school year. Brandon was in his glory in high school. Loved all the shops that he takes and got promoted in the last semester from regular to advanced math. He did well with that and is looking forward to new experiences in the fall. Jordan also did very well last school year. This will be his final year of elementary school and he's also looking forward to high school.

Both boys have grown a lot and Brandon is now 5 feet 11 inches...the tallest in our family. He loves it. Jordan has grown in the last year but he will be short like his father. That doesn't thrill him as he'd like to be tall. Don't we always want the opposite of what we have?

Both of the boys have been doing yard work this year and earning a little money. I think it's terrific and they are learning how to manage their finances. Brandon is a saver and has already saved enough to buy a Wii. Jordan is younger, not making as much and likes to spend his as fast as he gets it. Of course when Brandon was his age, he did the same, so hopefully Jordan will learn.

Today Brandon mowed our lawn and Jordan weeded the flower beds. He did a fantastic job. I'm still not up to weeding and never really planted anything this year, so no annuals. We do have a few perennials blooming. I miss taking photos and blogging about my garden. We did plant some tomatoes and peppers this year, but that is all. We didn't go to extremes because I wasn't able to do it.

Today I sat on the porch and watched a sparrow pecking around on the ground in the area where Dakota plays. I couldn't figure out what she was doing, but then dog hair began to accumulate in her beak. I couldn't believe how many she picked up and when her beak was stuffed full, she flew away to her nest. It's amazing how much they can carry.

Glad to be back in blogland. I'm hoping to get to visit many of you soon.

18 comments:

  1. Glad to hear the update on the boys. I've missed hearing about them.
    Sounds relaxing, sitting watching the bird. They really are interesting, aren't they?

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  2. Good update. Soon they'll be in school again. My grandgirls start back in less than 3 weeks! I love them dearly, but am looking forward to having 2 instead of 4 when I take care of them.

    I've sure missed you!

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  3. 5' 11"....wow!!!

    It's good to have you back blogging.

    Thanks for the invite.

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  4. Ps...I just read your comment you left in my blog and regarding emails...I sent you an e card long ago with the passing of your good friend but never got any response. :o(

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  5. I'm so glad to hear the boys are doing so well! Congratulations to both of them on their great school year and their wonderful work ethic. They are going to be fine young men when they grow up.

    I love your recounting of watching the sparrow. Birds are so industrious and so much fun to watch. :-)

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  6. Glad you are feeling up to blogging again. Love the update on the boys. Wow, Brandon towers over Grandma. You will have to get a chair to look him in the eye. LOL The story of the bird reminded me of how my old female chow chow, Ling Ling would sleep under the boxwoods out front and the the birds would actually land on her and pull out the fur for thier nest. Peace be with you.

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  7. Just stopped by to say "hello!" I'm glas to hear you are doing well. Your grandsons sound like a wonderful help to you!

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  8. thanks for the update on the boys...I can't believe the summer is almost over, can you...Birds still nesting, wow...The Red Headed Woodpeckers have brought their baby to the feeder..I'll share a photo next week.
    Take care my friend,
    Mama Bear

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  9. I am glad to read that your grandsons are doing well. They are interesting fellows and such joys to you.

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  10. It's good to know that you're feeling a little better and to see you posting a little more.

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  11. thanks for the update! glad to read they are doing well!

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  12. Lovely grandsons... glad to see you back in blogland.

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  13. It sounds like things are good with you and the boys too. Enjoy!

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  14. Hello Again Mary...
    Seems I'm clogging up your comments lately. Just had a chance go try and catch up on my own blog messages and wanted to stop by and say hi back atcha!!!!

    Hope this little note finds you well and good.

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  15. I have not talked to you in sooooo very long my friend. Missing you....m...

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  16. So glad you are back in Blogland! Hope you continue to get better and get your strength back. Glad the boys are doing so well, that is such a blessing isn't it?! Doesn't seem possible that they both will be in high school this fall, where does time go?! Take care of yourself!! xoxxo

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  17. Hi Mary, Glad you are back in blogger land, I am trying to catch up with everyone and see what they have been up to. Take care, take it easy and continue to get better please. Barbara

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