WooHoo! I’m walking around with a HUGE smile on my face. Why, you ask? I had a great day! My senior mom and I enjoyed a lovely a.m. chat and then I went to a very interesting lunch meeting and got tasty Mexican food along with some very educational chat about title insurance. It rained in the morning, but by afternoon, it had cleared up and SPRING was once again smiling from every flower I saw. After doing a spot of real estate work at my home office, I headed over to my granddaughter’s school to pick her up and drop her off at home, giving us a chance to catch up on all the exciting things that have been going on with her including science fair news, good friends update, and more. Plus when I dropped her off, I got sweet hugs from her AND her bros – my local grandsons! Always a delight. I had a really encouraging and helpful chat with my neighborhood banker. AND I was thrilled to find that SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation was once again nominated for the SeniorHomes.com Best Senior Living Awards 2014 in the category of Best Boomer Resources 2014! (Yes, I’d LOVE it if you’d go click LIKE for SandwichINK )
I have thoroughly enjoyed blogging here and at SandwichINK Real Estate Info over the past several years. YIKES, I just counted on my fingers and it’s been FIVE AND A HALF YEARS! Where does the time go??? I’ve been blessed to talk to so many fellow baby boomers, seniors, grandparents and caregivers and share ideas back and forth with them. I’ve made some REALLY good friends online who I would love to visit with someday. And I have such a grand resource at these two blogs. Resources for y’all – with a wealth of information to encourage, inform – with resources for caregiving AND grandparenting, and share words of comfort for the tough moments of caregiving we all walk through. PLUS resources for my family and me. I will often blog about things I want to learn about or I want to remember. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve forgotten how to do something and I will go search my own sites to find it – very helpful, indeed! Not to mention the fact that I realized this week that when I page back to find craft or game links to share I am immediately transported back to fun times with my various grandkids here, there and everywhere. I gave my grandkids extra hugs this weekend as I was reminded of some of our fun times we shared in the past. And I’m so looking forward to plenty more of those special times to come.
My kids have another way to share and save sweet memories. They love to use Blurb.com to make square great quality paperback photo books. Every November, they get together, choose and download all the photos they’ve shared through the year from their computer or from Instagram or Facebook, prepare the books online, and make a one-year family memory book. They then wrap them up and give them as much-anticipated and thoroughly enjoyed Christmas gifts to all us grandparents as well as making a copy for themselves to enjoy and save. Such a fun, fairly easy and grand way to save and share their family memories.
I’ve just started using Instagram for my real estate business and am having such fun sharing photos of spring SPRINGING in Pierce County Washington, as well as fun times with the grandkids, and even the cute deer that occasionally grace our area with their sweet presence. And yes, you’ll definitely be seeing more of those photos here at SandwichINK, along with more posts about caregiving, grandparents, and baby boomering (don’t you love the words I’m creating today. ). I’m already looking forward to YEAR ELEVEN. As fast as the past 5.5 years have flown, I can’t begin to imagine how supersonic the next 5.5 will go.
In the meantime, if you wouldn’t mind, I really would LOVE it if you would pop over to SeniorHomes.com and click LIKE on SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation along with any of the other grand sites you like that have been nominated. And have a grand spring week full of smiles.
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.