Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Catch up!

Am I the only person in North America who still has Christmas gift wrap sitting out, waiting to be put away? How did I fall so far behind?

Today I managed to repair a pair of jeans for one of my granddaughters. Hope they still fit her!

This working thing takes up so much time! But wait, aren't I the boss? Don't I make the schedule? Tomorrow I get a day off...yay! Time to catch up. Who'd have ever thought I'd be happy to be able to do laundry and housework!

Monday, April 27, 2009


Just saw this idea on this blog. What a great, simple idea! I've been trying to think of ways to "summerize" my olive green/gold I've got one!

Now to just find the time!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Focus today: kitchen. My daughter made out her grocery list; I did the shopping, picked up her mail, and then tackled the mountain of dishes. Most of them were clean, but just needed to be put away. A few were dirty, but by the time I finished, the kitchen was neat and tidy and the groceries put away. More important, one tired mama got a four hour nap!

Monday, April 20, 2009


After suffering along with 6 sisters, Josiah couldn't be happier with this little brother of his!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day 2

I spent yesterday making two trips to Target for extra items my daughter had forgotten, then to the hospital, and then to my daughter and son-in-law's house to help out in any way I could. I thought they'd need mom to help out with food, but no, that son-in-law of mine sure can cook! Instead, I was on laundry duty, what I do best!

I spent some time straightening up two of the girls' bedroom and putting laundry away, and brought home three other loads, which are finishing up, as I type.

Cisco is doing well, although Mama is tired and hurting. The other four kids are home now from Aunty Shay's and the 3 other big sisters are coming tonight to meet their baby brother. Cisco is happy and content and barely cries at all. Let's hope he says that way! It would be nice, for mama's sake, to have at least ONE baby that likes to sleep!

Oh, how I love being a grandma!

Friday, April 17, 2009


Introducing our new grandson, Francisco Michael Castro, 9 lbs. 6 oz.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

time out!

I've worked and reworked the schedule and I finally did it! I have four, count 'em, four! days in a row off of work! It's the first time in six weeks that I've even had more than one day off in an entire week.

My daughter is two weeks overdue with her baby and the plan is, Lord willing, that she will deliver tomorrow.

It took hours of scheduling and rescheduling and willingness on the part of two of my employees to work this out...including the near-firing of a third one who was unwilling to close, because "she didn't want to!" grrr..... How I appreciate the willing attitudes and hard work of the first two!

Now come on your part and come out so grandma can hold you!