The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I Won't Never Be Wearin' No Meat Dress... But I'm Still Ga-Ga

       I just got news this week that my sister--far away in France--is going to be a grandmother. Her oldest daughter is due in May.


This is the four of us girls, on a hike under the shadow of the Pyrenees,
on our trip there this past July.

My granddaughter is now 9. Although I was pleased when I heard the news from my daughter that she was pregnant, I had no idea how ga-ga I would go over being a grammy.

For that little girl I would commit a felony. For that little girl, I am writing a novel to chronicle something that she experienced. For that little girl, I paint my toe nails and try to wear shoes other-than-Crocs on an occasional basis. (As far as the shoes, I cannot say I'm always successful...)

What experience has happened to you that brought about unexpected results? A ga-ga grammy wants to know... 



15 comments:

  1. Love the pic. Four beautiful ladies on a walkabout!

    There have been a couple jobs I've held through the years where I've asked myself the question, "Why did I end up here?" The answer in each instance was friends, people I met in those environments who became lifelong friends, sisters of the heart. :)

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    1. Lisa--I too have found some wonderful friends while working awful jobs. Thanks for that reminder... Things often happen the way they do for a reason.

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  2. Oh, I love that pic, too! Doesn't everybody always look better in France? :-)

    Hmmmm...unexpected results. I would've never guessed that my writing would lead to books published in Korea. Yep, that was most unexpected!

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    1. Cathy--Yes, everyone looks marvelous--or as marvelous as possible--in France.

      Yes, hordes of groupies in Korea. I imagine that WAS unexpected.

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    1. MZ--Yes, I'm going to be a Great Aunt. ;)

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  4. That's great news! And a great picture!

    Well...when I was chatting with people at my dad's funeral, I never expected it to lead to the job I've had for the past 17 years. You know. The one I will be RETIRING from at the end of May...

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    1. Val--I had no idea you had that story hidden in your pocket and unshared with your stalkers/fans/groupies. Perhaps you need to include it in your memoir?

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  5. Becoming a great grandma has been a blessing. Love that photo!

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    1. Linda--I'll bet. It will be a long time before I see that day... but I can't wait.

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  6. Congratulations to all. And no wonder you're all glowingly beautiful - look at that background!

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    1. Tammy--Yes. The gorgeousness of France sheds some beauty on everything. (No Johnny Depp sightings, however. I guess since he's married to someone who is not French, he's spending more time in the U.S.)

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  7. Sioux, I'm praying that your family and friends in France are safe as I type these words. I cannot adequately express my feelings over the horrors that have occurred there. My heart aches for France and for the world.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Pat--Everyone I know and love in France live in either a very small village or in Bordeaux. It is horrible. I suppose violence and hatred know no boundaries...

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  8. EMail from your friends in France

    Yes, we're all terribly sad and voiceless.
    Love,
    Virginie

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    There is great sadness here in USA for the losses in Paris.
    Everyone is praying for the families of those hurt in the disaster.

    Michael & Sioux

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