Friday, 27 January 2012
Grandkids are a combination of deja vu and reality. Marveling at mine, I realize nothing really changes as each generation passes. Kids are still kids despite their vast knowledge of technology which their grandparents and great-grandparents are still grabbling with. Reality is seeing how the gene pool from all the family members manage to create a little person who is still exploring their world. I truly marvel that my two older grandkids--one is away from home, feeling his independence at his first year of University while the second grandchild turned 16 and has her learner's license to drive a car. The 5 year old is completing her year of kindergarten while the baby, who will be 11-months in a few days, is figuring out her domain and learning how to navigate with her fast crawl--but, soon, she will pull herself up and let go of any supports and finally walk on her own. I watched as the little ones interact with the seniors who took an avid interest in everything they did. When I brought the baby over to visit them, all the ladies immediately responded and had the baby laughing. Grandkids are a wonder--they really know how to push the limits with their parents. And, they definitely know their grandparents have different expectations. But always, grandkids are a ray of sunshine and a source of joy. They are also honest as they have yet to learn diplomacy
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Being in the supposedly warmest part of Canada doesn't necessarily exempt Victorians from a week of cold temperatures, ice and snow. But, being where we are also proves that a week of the wintery blustery weather other parts of Canada may suffer, doesn't last either--a night of heavy rain washed away any memories of the icy white stuff! Today is a day of blustery winds that threatens to blow you over. This is definitely a good day to snuggle inside with a good book, a pot of hot coffee and the warmth of a cozy fire. Today is also the eve of the Chinese New Year and the powerful Year of the Dragon. With such a blustery start, the Dragon year will surely be an auspicious one for everyone! This is my first blog on this site and I look forward to hearing back from anyone out there. If you're also a writer/story-teller, drop by and say "Hello!"