Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Monday, August 31, 2009


Good Morning to Everyone..We are still sniffling a bit around here..but I think we're feeling a tad bit better :) I was mistaken on the date for the next school board meeting. I thought that they met every 2 weeks..but it was evidentally twice a month..and the next meeting is down for the 8th..So, we get to wait a little more than I thought. The weather here is beautiful! Yesterday's high was 78..today is only suppose to 72 or 75..and that is suppose to be the weather for the next couple of days...YEAH!! I love it!! Mark planted 9 broccolli starts and 9 cabbage plants last week and over the weekend I helped him plant 9 more of each. He also planted some winter radishes and turnips..Now, I'm not a big turnip fan..but, my dad likes them and we will probably just give them away if we get any. I do like the radishes, cabbage and especially the broccolli. Mark said he just wanted to watch something else grow..so I hope they do as well as everything else has. That's about it for now...I've got schoolwork to get to and laundry calling my name :) I thought I'd share a picture of our little watermelon that we were able to enjoy last night. He wasn't really that big..but it was sweet and delicious.. also, a cutie that I got in my e-mails this morning!

Have a Great Day!!! With Love, Jerelene

An oldie but goodie GRANDMOTHER OR NOT, YOU WILL LOVE THIS Subject: This is so cute!!1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Gramma,you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye...2.2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 62. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room,putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?" 4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like: "We used to skate outside on a pond I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!" 5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know howyou and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?'' "You're both old," he replied. 6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story. "What's it about?" he asked. "I don't know," she replied. "I can't read." 7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these, yourself. 8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights." 9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised, "mine says I'm 4 to6." 10. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool.. "That's interesting," she said, "how do you make babies?" "It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'I and add 'es'." 11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked. "Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child." 12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties."Theyuse him to keep crowds back," said one child. "No," said another. "He's just for good luck." A third child brought the argument to a close."They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants 13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then,when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things, but Idon't get to see him enough to get as smart as him! 15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over; you hear gas leaks, and they blame their dog.

The watermelon was called Crimson Sweet....and it WAS!!
Sorry, I couldn't help but throw in a pic of Mickey..since the windows have been open...he is really busy being guard dog....that, and he's just nosey! Nothing gets by him :)


Wanda said...

Hi Jerelene...Your watermelon that you grew looks very good...but I loved your gramma jokes...they were so funny!

I'll be thinking good thoughts for the 8th!

Diana said...

Hi Jerelene!
I have still been praying for your family and hope that the job comes through.
Your watermelon looked so good and the pumpkin on your side bar was huge!
I loved the grandparent stories very cute!`I cannot leave my doors or windows open without Ruby and Roxie going crazy with the barking! We are having the same beautiful weather, I am loving the cool evenings!
Love Di

Linda Higgins said...

WOW, I love watermelon, we always have one in the fridge, all summer long it has been a staple in this house! Your looks delicious. Lucky you your weather has started to change, it has still been 106 over the weekend here! HOT! I am looking forward to cooler days and nights so I can turn off the air-conditioner!

Eileen said...

That watermelon looks so delicious! 'Wish I was there to share some!

I LOVED the jokes! Very cute & I especially liked the 'pregnant fireman' one!

It's cooling off a bit here too, but once the sun came out it was surprisingly hot on the beach! I thought it would be windy and cold!

I'm praying for the job situation. I hope everything works out.

Oh, I saw a cow on the watermelon plate!
Love and Prayers,

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

The grandma jokes were GREAT! Loved seeing your watermelon, too. We've had some really good ones from the local Meijer store. When the medium sized ones (seedless) are on sale for $2.49@, I usually get a couple. They've been sweet and good textured.

Well, I pray for patience while you wait for school board to meet. It's good Mark can spend some energies in the garden. I was trying to think if I've EVER tasted a turnip! Now that's sad that I can't remember.

Jackie said...

Jerelene....the prayers keep growing and growing...
Thank you for the smiles...grandmas love them! Grandchildren can say the cutest things. I hope that you and Sam are much better. Many hugs to you....

Pink Slippers said...

Hope you are all feeling well soon.

Bernie said...

Hope the sniffles leave soon...glad that Sam is better.
I so loved the Gramma jokes, too funny. I am adding my prayers with the others for the job, Good Luck, I have my fingers crossed as well.
The watermelon looked so good I left my comment until I got a slice from the refidgerator. Take care my friend, great post....Hugss

Blessings each day said...

Very cute jokes that you shared, Jerelene!

And you can put Mickey in EVERY post...he is too adorable!

You have inspired me to plant some more broccoli and hope for the best...how do you keep on doing so much when you're even feeling sick??

The watermelon looks yummy...our two never made it to 'adulthood'...sniff sniff.

Will you use your pumpkins for baking?

Prayers are staying steady for good job offers!

blessings and hugs,


Fifi said...

Sorry to hear you are all a sniffling !!! Come on over to my spot .... I GOT IT !!!!! Thank you, Thank you!!

Jackie said...

Jerelene...I'm checking on you...hoping that you are all feeling better.....please?
Hugs and smiles from Jackie

Lauren said...

We just picked 2 HUGE watermelon from our garden, which is a miracle (pretty much only melon and pumpkins)! We had some and mmmmm-sweet! If only I could have watermelon all year! :) Hooray for yours!