Catching Up With The Sandwich Generation In The Midst of Senior Gardening, Grandkid Gaming, and More

by Kaye Swain

Gorgeous pink sunset for the Sandwich Generation -Gadzooks! The calendar says mid-summer, half the grandkids' schools are saying BACK TO SCHOOL, and the weather just can't make up its mind. Hot and humid one minute and gorgeously cool the next. And my Sandwich Generation family is swaying back and forth as much as the weather. From scooters and fun in the sun back to chess - checkers - minecraft with the grandkids. My senior mom continues to enjoy her gardening activities. The results have been a bit mixed for the flowers but the vegetables are all doing grand!

My senior moms vegetable gardening activities are doing grand in spite of the wacky weather

And she and I had fun together at Kohl's latest clearance sale for the whole back to school season while dodging super heat one minute and raindrops the next. Crazeeeeeee! 

My senior mom has settled on a grand solution for her hair issues. She got her hair permed again and we now have a standing appointment at her favorite stylist for a weekly hairset – shades of the 1950s. And she loves it! She just occasionally supplements the weekly visit by curling her front bangs and leaves the rest to fluffing through the week til the next appointment. Much easier for her and she is so much happier with her hair now. YAY.

I had fun snapping a couple of shots of the setting sun this week – can you believe the gorgeous pinks! Delightful to see in person, and grand for a backdrop for the sweet words of encouragement from Deuteronomy 31:8:

The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you. He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. 

Pink Sunset and sweet words of Christian encouragement for the Sandwich Generation issues

A lovely end to a strange yet lovely week. How about you and your Sandwich Generation family. How has your week been going?

Spiritual Sundays are full of encouraging and comforting BIble verses and praise music to lift the hearts of the Sandwich Generation

Faith-Filled Friday for the Sandwich Generation

Beverly's Got tons of cute pink things each Saturday to put a smile on the face of the Sandwich Generation dealing with the issues of caring for the elderly parents and babysitting grandchildren

Scripture and a Snapshot to encourage the Sandwich Generation with encouraging and comforting Bible verses

Sunday Stillness - visit Janis Cox and be blessed by encouraging Bible verses for the Sandwich Generation

The Sunday Community - with encouraging Bible verses and pictures for the Sandwich Generation

The Weekend Brew With words and Scriptures of encouragement for all of us in the Sandwich Generation

 

 

Say it Saturday is a fun linkup for all of us boomers and seniors including grandparents writing about their grandkids

 

Fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grand Social

 

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Joyce

We've had the same crazy weather as you have – bouncing from rain to hot humidity to cool, refreshing breezes! Don't know what to think!

It's dismaying to see the Back to School sales since it makes me feel like summer's over before it has really begun. I am in a state of having no school-goers in kids or grandkids except for the pre-school twins who don't need supplies. Still, I bought some 25 cent boxes of crayons to save for them since that's such a great deal.

Your photo and the matching bible verse is beautiful!

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