Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Second Post of 2019

*See below...



Right. You can see how this is going. ãƒ„

Still, with my forgetfulness, I need to keep documenting. So I understand if you have had quite enough of this and must scurry off without commenting.

Since we last chatted,  those January boys each celebrated another birthday. I believe that they had quite a number of celebrations this year actually. 

sitting around the table
clockwise: Adam, Sam (13), Michelle, Jakob (12) and Laurel

What did Sam say?

I was not sitting at the table because I had a head cold. Yes I did warn everyone prior to the evening; I certainly hope that no one came down with it. Laurel is free and clear, but I have not spoken with my son's family since.

All I want to say about head colds is this: I haven't hadn't had one in years and I had forgotten how miserable they are. Anyway, I'm on the mend now.

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 Sam had an interesting experience just before Christmas. His bed fell apart in the wee hours of the morning and he found himself on the floor. This necessitated a new bedroom set for him and he sent me a photo of his new bed, which I am sharing because look who we see again. There, resting on the pillow! 





Ted! Seeing him again, after all these years, just warmed this grandmother's heart. You may remember Ted, as well, from *this post* when I tried to urge Sam to allow me to give him a little ride through the washing machine. Ted not Sam!

[*So I need to correct some Fake News above. As much as I'd like to think that Sam still loves Ted and puts him on his pillow each day...well in Sam's own words: I am thirteen years old.

The real story goes this way...my daughter-in-law sent me the photo of Sam's new bed via Sam's phone. She put Ted on the bed. Sam does not know where his mom found Ted. He speculates that Ted may have been in a corner or under the bed.

Sam was feeling somewhat dismayed over this post and so I assured him that I would correct it. Who knew that I would be one of those reporters who gets the story wrong. The moral of this tale is Read My Blog At Your Own Risk.] 

Guess that's it for today. I have not been in a grocery store for two weeks and must get there today if there's any hope of eating anything beyond an egg and garlic toast. My appetite has returned. I think I need a piece of pie after reading all those Wednesday Medley posts. 



P.S. I had some major formatting issues with this post so went behind the scenes and was shocked to discover that I had over a hundred comments sitting in moderation. Many of them were from very dear blogging friends and go back years. Apparently, I have not been keeping up. Looks as if I have some visiting to do in my future. Humble apologies as comments are my only currency at this here old blog and I love them! 






42 comments:

  1. Hi Vee, I'm so sorry you've had a head cold but glad you're feeling better. Yes, they are indeed miserable. Around here, we've heard about so many people with pneumonia, two in the hospital. Unfortunately, a stomach virus has been going around too. A fun time of the year.

    Your daughter Laurel is very pretty, Vee. Ted is a handsome bear, too. :D It looks like your family was having a good time celebrating birthdays.

    Take care of yourself and stay warm!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  2. Vee, your grands have really grown since I last saw a photo! Sorry about the cold, but glad you are on the mend. Take care. ♥

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  3. Everyone needs a 'Ted' or, in my case, a 'Chimpy' whom I threw out the window of my grandma's flat in Torquay (see my post today) when I was little. Fortunately it landed on the tiny balcony on the floor below where my Auntie May lived and she rescued him! BTW, Chimpy was a brown stuffed monkey and I later passed him on to my brother who is 8 yrs. younger than me. Like the years, he is long gone and now just a happy memory.

    Glad you're over the bad cold - we have one also. I hate head colds and sore noses. Get some good soup in your tummy Vee - I just made a pot of curried sweet potato soup - spicy and just the thing to open up the sinuses perhaps!

    Hugs - Mary

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  4. I hope you feel well soon and the weather lets up so you can go to the store. That is really sweet about his handmade toy. xoxo Su

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  5. Glad your head cold is on the mend. Two weeks without going to the grocery store is a long time. Hope you take a list. I know I'd be tempted to buy a whole lot more then I need after 2 weeks. That is so sweet that Ted is gracing that new bed. We got 6 inches of snow overnight so there's no going anywhere today except to walk to the mailbox. Dear did that yesterday and went flying when he slid on an icy patch. I didn't notice the fall but I did see the aftermath of him getting up and gathering his hat and glasses. Oye. Us old people really need to be careful out there. Hope the rest of your week is good!

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  6. Oh my, too bad about your head cold, Vee! That couldn't have been fun at all. I loved seeing Ted on Sam's new bed...yes, warms a grandmother's heart for sure. I hope you can get to the grocery very soon. However, I think I could live on eggs and toast for quite awhile!

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  7. So glad you got together with family for those January birthdays. My goodness how the boys have grown. It's so sweet that Ted is still loved and a part of your grandson's life. I hope you feel better by leaps and bounds! Toast and eggs could get tiring after too many days.

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  8. I'm sorry you have been sick, Vee. I hate to have a head cold. I always enjoy your words..
    Love,
    Mona

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  9. Rest assured -- you have always been current with me regarding blog comments. No problems there.

    LOVE the Teddy Bear on Sam's bed!!!

    I hope you feel much better very soon!

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  10. Bless your heart! Headcolds are awful things. Glad you are mending. I need to get to the grocery store this weekend. No fresh fruits or veggies her except for two apples and three potatoes and one onion. And a wee bit of lettuce.
    I am so glad to see you continue to blog. How else can I keep up with you??

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  11. Glad to see another post from you! I went shopping last week before all the storms hit. It is good to have a full pantry and fridge. Ted looks like a very fine bear. Glad he is still a part of the family.

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  12. Those boys sure are growing up quickly. Nice looking young men. Sorry to read of your cold, I hope it vacates the premises quickly. Feel better!

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  13. Hey darlin! Well you have me beat by two posts - seriously there never seems to be enough time, energy or money. : - )

    Sorry to learn you were hit with "the bug." Nearly everyone I know has been affected by it. It stuns me that my hubs and I have not been sick - I *always* get what's going around! Well, let us hope I haven't now jinxed myself typing that.

    Anyway- cute Teddy - happy birthday to your loved ones celebrating another year - and please get well soon. Hugs. And apologies for my absence.

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  14. I'm glad that you're feeling better and hope you can get out-and-about again soon. It's a joy to get photos sent to you by your family. I can relate to all you share here. Wishing you many blessings in the days ahead.

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  15. Glad to hear you are feeling better (and I totally agree that head colds are miserable things) and that your appetite has returned! Thank you for sharing the birthday boys!

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  16. What happy times! So great when we can get those photographs to save! Hope you are feeling much better today. I was 'under the weather' last night but feel better today. Sweet hugs!

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  17. Every time I get a head cold, I am reminded that there is no such thing as a "common cold". Our weather has been terrible with snow, rain, ice, wind chill advisories, etc. I'm oping to get a clear day with ice free roads tomorrow to do some grocery shopping.

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  18. Its so sweet to see that Sam still has Ted on his bed! Glad you're on the mend!

    Is Sam's voice changing yet? Kyle's is and we love to hear the squeak!

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    1. Yes, he has his new sound. No squeak. Just deep.

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  19. Good morning Vee,
    You are getting ahead of me. I need to do a 2nd post for 2019!! Glad to hear you are feeling better. I don't get head colds very often but I agree that they can be so miserable! Especially when they linger....what a sweet little Teddy Bear oh Sam's bed! Must've been a bit of a shock for the bed to collapse in the middle of the night! Yikes! Hope all is well! Hugs, Linda

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  20. It looks like some meaningful conversation was taking place around that table. What a shame you were sitting on the sidelines. I'm glad to hear that you are now on the mend. Did you get yourself some pie? I think it would be sure to cure what ails you.
    Your birthday boys are looking very grown up. Very cute story about Sam's Ted. My 32 year old son still refuses to get rid of his "Ted" although he has relegated it to the closet.

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    1. Yes, a slice of wild blueberry. 🙂

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  21. Glad you're on the mend. Must have been very lonely sitting off by yourself while your family gathered.

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    1. Not at all... I enjoy watching them interact and I was not so far away that I could not participate.

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  22. Sorry you were ill. We had our turn in November. It was my grandmother who took charge of keeping my Ted in shape. I always took good care of things, but I had two cousins who delighted in destroying my stuff. They tore my bear's back seam, trying to rip his tail off, and tore off one of his eyes and then left him out in the rain. But Grandma dried him out, sewed him up and gave him a new red button for an eye.

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  23. UGH...head colds...I despise them! I am so glad that you are over yours...they can certainly make a body miserable! And I despise them almost as much when my hubby has one (this week). It all started with a sharp, dry cough over the weekend and quickly filled the head...NOT PRETTY! He has hacked, sniffled and blown all week long...he is finally getting over it but it was ROUGH! I love it that Ted is still being well taken care of on that nice, soft comfy new bed. :)

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  24. Oh i hope you are feeling much better Vee . Mercy , I’ve so many friends that has been under the weather . My best friend has been to dr 3 times since first of Jan . Happy birthday to the birthday boys . Vee i hope you have a wonderful and blessed New Year . Hugs and blessings , Cindy

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  25. Hi Vee. Just to let you know from my last post. Yes, I did clean my oven!! I am sticking fairly close to following those little drawn out slips of paper. And, its fun and I am not dreading those chores quite so much. Thanks for coming by. Love you girl!

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  26. Hi, sweet Vee! I truly hope you are feeling much better now...sorry to hear you had a head cold {{yuck}} The pictures you shared are just precious...and Happy Birthday to the boys :)

    Hugs to you!

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  27. Glad you are feeling better and getting some shopping done for your newly returned appetite! What a good family you have, but, oh, poor Sam! That's got to be a big shock, having your bed collapse in the middle of the night! But a good recovery. I still have my Teddy bear, one of them, and I'll be '74 tomorrow.

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  28. Oh yes,head colds are miserable but glad to hear you are on the mend. The grads sure are getting big. Grand child number 3 for me is now learning how to drive.

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  29. Hi Vee. Enjoyed your post. I have a little teddy bear on my bed given to me by my grandson, Eijah, who is 21 this year. It was his as a little boy. When we was about 8 he wrapped it up and gave it to me. I said, "Elijah, you can't give me your special bear...you've had it since you were a baby." To which he replied..."Grandma, I'm a big boy now, and you are old, you need it more than me!" It has stayed on my bed ever since. Someday I hope to give it back to him when he is married and has a child.

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  30. Hi Vee, oh you poor thing! Head colds are just the worst ever. What sweet pictures of a BD dinner and sorry you were not able to join in. Love that picture of the teddy bear. Have a good Saturday~
    Nancy

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  31. Hope you're feeling better, Vee! I hate head colds. So hard to sleep and breathe :(

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  32. Vee- I am trying to catch up on visiting here a bit. I have not had a head cold (knock on wood) in years and years. Nothing simple like that- my immune system is in overdrive so I avoid colds,etc, but then it attacks itself. Such is life. lol

    Love the little bear on the bed. Bet you smiled right out loud when you saw that! I feel that way about Lulu's elephant made out of an old chenille throw.

    I hope you have a great weekend-what's left of it, that is. It is deadly cold here--broke all the records today and more snow coming tomorrow. Calgon Take Me Away (remember those old ads)...lol xo Diana

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  33. awww...head colds are THE WORST...I just hate 'em as they make you feel bad all over. So glad you're on the mend. I haven't had one in such a long time...one reason, I guess (other than the obvious...being around the germ)is that I am staying inside home as much as possible. The ladies I play Bunco with are all good to stay away if they are sick. Of course, the groc store is the worst for germs I guess...someone told me to put an antibiotic cream in my nose before wandering out...wonder that would really work ?
    Stacy still has a stuffed monkey I bought her when she was a tiny little girl,...it brings back so many memories when I see it....
    Bless his heart...what a rude awakening to have your bed fall down when you are sound asleep.....xoxo

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  34. So slow in leaving a comment here. A crazy busy weekend is my only excuse.

    Loved seeing the family birthday celebration and especially learning of Ted. My brother had a Teddy that he dearly loved. This bear had overalls made by my mother, and I think maybe a little jacket too, out of multicolored striped denim. He attended all celebrations.

    And then there was my sister's bear, Kiki. Kiki literally had her fur loved off. My grandmother tried to borrow Kiki with the idea of giving her new fur. That did not fly with my sister, who instructed my mother, "You tell that little old lady who lives up the lane that I want my bear back!" I believe in time she did get a new outer covering made of tan suede cloth. Remember that stuff? My mother loved it -- well, so did I. I remember a couple of jumpers that she made me out of suede cloth. Memories!

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  35. Oh dear, so much for your reporting skills on a 13 year old, Vee. Thanks for the updat.

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  36. Just read the update on the Teddy Bear. Ah yes, we reporter-types do get called onto the carpet when we get the facts wrong, even when it was unintentional on our part.

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  37. Just goes to show that pictures, even without Photoshop, can be deceiving. It was an innocent assumption on your part. You have gone above and beyond in issuing a correction, so hopefully Sam's mind is now at rest.

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  38. This post makes me smile and warms my heart! You are so real and funny Vee! I'm sure Sam has forgiven your innocent assumption. I LOVE your cozy vignette picture - it's perfect! I'm nursing a very ugly head cold over here right now so I know how it feels - ugh. Stay warm and cozy in your haven.

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