Saturday, July 16, 2011

Summer Stuff and Killing Gracie

Sometimes it's hard to juggle life, and make sure to include those who mean so much.  

My husband is my best friend I can't imagine my life without him in it.  I probably don't tell him enough, and sometimes I take him for granted.  Gary, if you're reading this, "I love you."

Then there's Gracie, who demands attention 24/7 in her own little way.  What was my life like without her in it?  I seem to have forgotten.

The grandkids are a blessing so huge and I can't help but smile just thinking about them.  God has been so good.

My kids, my friends, my siblings.  The list goes on and on.  How did I survive before they were in my life?

But life is funny, you know.  When one door closes another opens, and when it's one person's time to leave another quickly fills the void.  

I've had people pass in and out of my life, but their memory stays. Mom.  Dad.  Uncles. Aunts.  Friends. Relatives.  All made an impact.  All have a place in my heart.   

Then there's you guys...  my Blogger friends...   
with so much wisdom, humor, and love to share...

It seems the older I get, the more I realize what's really important in life.

It has nothing to do with fine cars, designer clothes, or exotic vacations.  It's more like a close game of Scrabble with my hubby, a five minute conversation with my 3-year old grandson Jake, blowing bubbles with my Rissa...  

Or taking time to read and comment on blogs.  
Me - Bored?  Never!

Dear Diary,
Ok.  I think I have all the evidence I need.  Mom's going to spend some time in the big house after I turn her in for trying to kill me.  Yes, diary... you heard it right.  Oh sure, she tried to make it look sweet and innocent.  'smile big, Gracie...  we have to take a new picture today'.  Yea right.  Her hand went straight for my throat and that's when I knew for sure.  It was the Pooping on the floor or the  turning her in for the m&m's  I don't know what  could have led her to this extreme behavior. I never do anything wrong.  Gracie.


  1. Great post, Bobbi!

    Gracie, my dear.... get a grip!

  2. Oh Gracie, Your Mom is just measuring your neck for a new diamond collar:)

    Love all of your pictures! Sweet grandchildren... they are the best gift in life!

    Enjoy your evening my friend, HUGS!

  3. Hi Bobbi and Gracie... you certainly made a beautiful post today!... love all the photos and you are so right about what is important in life... designer clothes or fancy cars mean nothing to me...(I don't have any!) nor do I want any even if I could afford them... one look at your precious grandchildren and sweet Gracie says it all... xoxo Julie Marie PS LOVE your wildflowers!

  4. Hi Bobbi, Beautiful photos and blessings you have shared tonight. I'm grateful to have met you through blogging; you are an inspiration! Gracie, girls never tell on one another when it comes to sneaking candy!!!!!

  5. Gracie has a very wise Mommy.
    I totally agree with you on all you said. Could we both be wrong? Never!

  6. I had a bad feeling all through this that you were getting ready to have to say good-bye to someone in your life, SO glad that did not happen, you are just so thankful!! I love the zinnia, the fields of flowers, but most of all, the ever cute Rissa blowing bubbles!!!

  7. You truly are blessed. And so is Gracie.

  8. Hello Bobbi!! I'm starting my day with reading your post--You're right, and I appreciate your reminding me of that as I've been dragging my feet about going to see my brothers next week...

    Gracie, you're right, how could that precious face do anything wrong? I see that same look in my puppies eyes after he pees on the rug!

  9. I am sure Gracie is totally innocent!

  10. Blogging has opened up a new world for us all and including you, Miss Bobbi and Gracie and the hubster is a true blessing! Cheers ans Slurps

  11. What a sweet post! I couldn't agree more! Glo

  12. Sweet post and I couldn't agree more! Gloria

  13. Bobbi I love how your glass is always 1/2 full!! Positive attitudes are very healthy.

    Gracie...Mom's are forgiving no matter how mad the get at us and trust me I know. My first 9 months here I tried every nerve in my peep's body. But I learned lots of lessons too....I am not a termite I should NOT chew on nice cherry wood.
    Hugs Madi

  14. The good news, Gracie - - - if anything happens to you, we will use the picture for evidence!!!
    But she just told us how important you are to her - - - - unless she is just lulling you into a false sense of security!!!

  15. Oh dear, poor Gracie, that is quite a grip she has on your neck!

    I love the sentiments, there is nothing more important than time with family and loved ones.

  16. Bobbi, your posts flow so gently and you always get your point across. This was a good one.
    Love those 'Brown-Eyed Susans'! All near your home? We used to have some but they stopped coming back.
    Have a great week. Still like being your own boss?

  17. Your post was lovely and so were the pictures. And so very true. Precious moments with the people we love are so much better than stuff.

  18. Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers for Sweet Pea! We so appreciate your kindness!

    Your pal, Pip

  19. Poor Gracie,
    Momma wasn't trying to kill you, she just wanted you to look at the camera!!
    Yes being in business is really really hard!!!! I worked in our gas stations for years!! Hard work!!! Very little profit!!
    I wish you more business than you can handle!!
    xx, Fern

  20. Bobbi, what lovely and true reflections! Sometimes I do forget what's really important in life...

    And Gracie, that picture, all I can say is haha! Love you girl!



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