The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Reason for the Season

My granddaughter--She's immersed  in a superheroes phase right now...

      The holiday has been a wonderful one for me so far. I got to spend a week with my daughter and her family in Navarre, Florida. The weather was not especially good, but that didn't hamper our game-playing. During the week we invested our time and imagination in many endeavors:  we pretended we had a restaurant, a repair shop, a superhero lab, a flea market, an art studio (one of my favorites), a library, a newsroom, a bookstore (also a favorite) and a pet store.

      Several times I suggested a mattress shop. I made note that our primary duties as employees would be testing out the mattresses. Lying down and being quiet. Sleeping. That idea got a resounding "No." The energy of a fifty-something grammy + the energy of a sixty-something grandma does NOT = the energy of a six-year old. Sad, but true.

     My son sent me a video of a song he had written for me. That was my gift. It brought tears to my eyes as well as my daughter's.

      And I finished a pesky short story that has been in the works for a while. I like it (I think); now I have to figure out where to submit it.

20 comments:

  1. She looks full of energy! How did you catch her still enough to snap a picture? Were you playing SuperHero Fashion Show Runway?

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  2. OMG, I forgot. We did play "Fashion Show." I am such a graceful creature, I really had a unique "walk."

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  3. I'm glad you had a nice holiday, Sioux!

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    1. Thanks. I hope you did too, Fireblossom.

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  4. Those memories are forever gifts for you both to cherish. Did you bring me a vial of sugar sand? Just shake your shoes or car mats at me. I love-love-love that beach. Your little one is a doll.
    What a lovely gift from your son, another treasure.

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    1. Linda--You are so right about the memories. I am way behind you, memory-wise, but I am savoring them as they come...

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  5. Cute photo. I know you treasure those times. How beautiful - your son wrote a song for you... awwww.... that makes me want to cry.

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    1. Lynn--You have three artistic kids, so I know you get lovely letters and hand-crafted gifts. (Remember that letter from you son that you read to us at a WWWP meeting? That letter brought tears to ALL our eyes.)

      You're right. We have to treasure the times with our kids and grandkids. They're way too fleeting...

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  6. What a little doll! Six is such a fun age.

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    1. Mama Zen--Thanks. It IS a fun age.

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  7. Nothing better than time spent with family. Hope you have a very happy and blessed New Year!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Pat--You are right. It doesn't get any better than that.

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  8. Your picture made me smile because she has her grandma's impish look and the same dollhouse my daughter had. Glad you had such a great visit, Sioux! And a song from your son? That's sort of the holy grail of momdom. Happy 2013!

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    1. Tammy--The "holy grail of momdom" is yet something else you've pulled out of your skillful sphincter.

      Happy 2013 to you, too.

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  9. Sioux,
    You truly are blessed. How wonderful that your son wrote the song for you, and I love the idea of a mattress store for your granddaughter.

    Here's hoping you find the right market for your short story.

    Wishing you a blessed and peaceful new year.

    Donna

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    1. Donna--Unfortunately, my granddaughter did NOT love the idea. ;)

      Thanks. I hope so, too.

      And the same to you. I hope this next year is a wonderful one for you.

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  10. She is a cutie-pie! Glad you had a good holiday, and here's to a great new year and new markets for your great story!

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    1. Mary--Thanks. She IS a doll. And thanks for the well wishes. I hope 2013 brings you everything you'd like.

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  11. Happy new year, Sioux! Time with family is time well spent...

    Pearl

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    1. Pearl--You got that right! Happy New Year to you as well.

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