Saturday, July 9, 2016

Four Generations!

Boy it's funny how time seems to slip away isn't it?
My daughter, granddaughter, and my two great granddaughters came to visit! With me that is four generations all together. How may out there can say they have four generations at one gathering at a time?
       As I look at them it makes me wonder will I still be around when my great granddaughter has her first child. Now don't get me wrong, I have eight great grandchildren and another one on the way. The oldest is now ten so the possibility of me being around for that fifth generation is probably pretty good.
       When I look back and into the faces of my daughters I still see small children and remember the things they use to do, some made me laugh, some made me cry and others just plain made me angry. But the thoughts run through my mind as to how did I manage to raise two beautiful daughters that gave me joy and wonder each day of their young life.
        I remember certain things about my childhood which made me the mother of today and things I was taught which I tried with some difficulty to my two daughters. I have to wonder if they taught their children the same things as I taught them or did they have different ideas for the time they raised their children things were much different then when I bought them up. But I have to hope they instilled in them the values I taught them and hope they will teach their children some of the same things.
        I hear other mothers talk about how hard it is to raise children this day in time. With all the modern technology we have today you would think it was easier. Back in the sixties and seventies we didn't have the thinks they have to day and times could be very hard.
        I was a working mother from the time they were born to the time they married and still have a full time job working and I write almost daily. Mothers today are usually stay at home mothers and or they have nanny's who keep the children at home until they go to school and then they have care givers for when the children get home.
        There isn't anything wrong with that and sometimes it works out better for the children instead of having to get them out of bed and taken to a day care, and then a baby sitter until you get home. There never seem to be enough time in the day, and still isn't to do all the things I'm sure they wish they could do with their children and even to this day as I reflect back, there are so many things I wish I had or had the chance to do better.
         But like they always say, Hind sight is 20 20!
         Have a bless day, and weekend. May God Bless, Good night.
      

Friday, May 27, 2016

Machines and Electronics!

          How many of you out there in cyber land are over the age of 50? If you're like me we all like the age of the new machines and all of the things they can do. Refrigerators that you can see inside from you cell phone while in a grocery store to see if you need eggs, milk, cheese, how about lettuce. They even have one now that will make your coffee for you so it ready when you get up in the morning.
          Now all of these new fangled machines come with a manual or instruction to look up the instruction on the internet. Reading the instruction (in Chinese. French, or Spanish) is impossible and the English version might as well in a foreign language cause you can't understand what they are telling you. You hook up B to D and then plug in A to C, now on the product there isn't an A,B,C,or D. and the pictures look like Greek!
          If you can find a four year old, bring him home with you and after you have spent twenty hours to get this thing hooked up, the four year old walks in looks at the situation and five minutes later he has the situation solved and the products running.
          Give that kid five bucks and a pat on the back. Its not that we're dumb it's just the modern tech world left us behind for one reason or another. The manuals are printed in super small fonts to make it impossible to read without a magnifier glass to read and we only have two hands. So with the magnifier in one hand, the book in the other, so how do you put the B to D etc.?
          Don't forget these machines and electronics have a mind of there own so you have treat them with respect. If you don't they will turn on you and it won't be pretty!
                        To all a Good Night and God Bless!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

HELP!

          Have you ever wanted to run away? Boy with the type of week I've had or I should say the past two weeks it wouldn't take much to convince me to pack a bag and my dog Skipper, and run away, far away!
          Sometimes I guess we all wish for a private hide away to re-group our thoughts and re-build our nerves of steel. We're like the beach, the waves come in sometimes strong and sometimes very quiet. But with each strike of the waves a little bit of the sand washes out or away.
          In life, it's our daily ups & downs that breaks us down until we finally hit that breaking point and want to scream. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, have young children or grown children.      
          Married or not, have a boyfriend or a girlfriend, they always seem to get on your last nerve! That's when you feel like throwing your hands in the air, run fast out the door and never look back until you have recharged and ready to face all those point 10 on the hurricane scale.
          Everything in your life is a major disaster for everyone I your life, but you are always calm, cool and collected. Ready to handle any emergency no matter how small. We smile, chuckle a little, wipe a tear from our eyes so nobody sees and move on.
         Yes, if only I had a hide-away from the world I'm not certain I'd return at times.
          Well, That's all for today, "May God Bless"