Sandwich Generation

4th of July Fun in Roseville

Time is flying and so much fun is going on. Our sweet town of Roseville CA had a great time on the 4th of July, complete with fun run, parade, park activities, and later, great fireworks!

Kaye Swain Roseville Real Estate Agent 2016 July 4th fun run parade patriotic t-shirt

I enjoyed getting to our Roseville City Hall at 6:30 a.m. and helping hand out water cups to the runners. Later, as I was watching the parade and taking tons of photos, it was a delight to see so many familiar faces of friends IN the parade, including the sweet teen who helped me with Vacation Bible School this year, not to mention our brave firefighters and police officers, whom we SO appreciate!

Kaye Swain Roseville real estate agent shares fire truck parade entry Roseville CA

There were even some adorable dogs – in the parade AND watching the parade. My granddog in Roseville was most miffed that I didn’t take him. πŸ˜‰

Roseville Real Estate Agent Kaye Swain Shares cute dogs City Parade

VBS Joys

Speaking of VBS, it went great. I was thrilled when several of my children prayed to ask Christ to live in their hearts. And if my CD creator will start cooperating, I’m hoping to mail CDs of photos from VBS to each parent. Gotta love tech woes, right? πŸ™‚

I have to confess, the week of VBS in Roseville did leave me a bit exhausted, albeit quite happy. Last week was catch-up time and for the first few days I thoroughly enjoyed working at my computer. Half way through the week, though, I was ready to get moving again and had the chance to go walking and visit with several neighbors to let them know about an open house with great aging in place options and a price reduction in their area.

Now it’s time to prep for the second (and final) week of Vacation Bible School, also in Roseville. This should be a quieter and easier time, as I’m helping in the encouragement department, making iced slushies to lift the teachers’ spirits and give them a burst of energy throughout the day. A terrific way to be a Barnabas (encourager) to all the hard-working teachers!

Praying and Trusting God

Of course, this week was also full of sad news reports from a variety of areas so lots of prayers have been going up for all involved! I was very encouraged in my Bible study this morning when reminded we must “walk by faith and not by sight!” So true, yet often so hard to do. And never too early to start teaching that to our grandkids, or too late to remind our senior parents, not to mention ourselves.

You know me. I had to make a Scripture picture AND a coloring page for that to share with our grandkids AND our elderly parents (and anyone else)! πŸ™‚

Christian Encouragement Kaye-Swain-Roseville-Real-Estate-Agent-encouraging-Bible-verses-grandkids-elderly-parents


Christian Encouragement Kaye-Swain-Roseville-Real-Estate-Agent-Bible-verse-coloring-pages


Dog and Granddog Joys In Roseville & Beyond

One of the posts I did on my local area blog, Roseville California Joys, was about therapy dogs and service animals. While most of the resources I shared were for the Sacramento and Roseville area, there were some that were nationwide. So if you, or someone you care about, is needing a service dog or therapy animal (which can include horses, dogs, and more), do pop over toΒ Do You Need A Service Dog?

Speaking of dogs of all kinds, here’s my latest pix of me with my four granddogs. πŸ™‚

Kaye Swain Roseville REALTOR shares granddog joys

Be Sure To Visit Us On Facebook

That’s about all for our neck of the woods in the Roseville Sacramento area. How about you? Any VBS stories you’d like to share.Β We’d love to hear about them! And don’t forget to visit SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation at Facebook! πŸ˜‰


P.S. I’ve also updated my Pinterest board for grandkids and grandparents, along with various other boards. πŸ™‚

Caregiving Tools



One of the “joys” of moving is often a prolonged period of no Internet πŸ™‚ Hence the shorter posts at SandwichINK. One of the fun moments in the move was a brief visit to a lovely Koi pond – a delightful background for a grand goal for all of us in the Sandwich Generation from 1 Corinthians 10:31.


Β Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

P.S. Click here to see my personal caregiving paraphrase of this Scripture.

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

I do love my granddog - he bought me this cute granddog car magnet

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny and granddogs came to cheer my beloved aging senior citizen - tho they were courtesy of my easy to use digital camera in the iphoneAs I have mentioned, i have several adorable granddogs in our Sandwich Generation family. They don't all live close by, but I get to have a nice long visit with each at various times. It is quite intriguing to see the different dog toys and treats they each have! Each has many "soft and tuff dog toys!" I had to chuckle at how many of today's dog toys look just like the toys my adorable new grandchild also has!   πŸ™‚

Many of us in the Sandwich Generation often find ourselves dealing with the issues of caring for our elderly parents as well as the beloved dogs of these special seniors. Not to mention babysitting grandkids and their sweet puppies, hence the terms "granddog and granddogs. 

Even if we don't have our own dogs due to allergy issues, time constraints, rental requirements or personal preference, it's still good to know some handy dandy granddog basics.

My granddog really loves these peanut butter dog treats

My favorite grand-doggie treat is still the peanut butter dog treats from Blue Bakery and each granddog has highly approved – especially the two cutie pies above!

Another, younger granddog who would love to play with my shoes has a wise owner who wisely makes sure there are no toys that even look like shoes so he doesn't learn bad habits. Instead he has fun dog exercise toys like soccer balls, fun ducks to chase, and even his own set of little "baby" keys. One of his favorite dog exercise toys is his Nylabone dog frisbee which is so easy for him to grab onto.

The nylabone flexible dog frisbee makes great air dog exercise toys

Nylabone products are great for granddogs because they have a wide variety of dog toys and chewies for light chewers on up to aggressive chewers, they are safer than real bones, and they really love them! What with all the love he gets and these fun goodies, this is definitely a happy doggie, 

Love this dog bone and paw print clip art

most of the time…

While I was there, however, he managed to get his left dog dew claw stuck on something and pulled it out!  Not such a happy puppy for a few hours.  I have to confess, I grew up with dogs til I was 18, but my husband and I then adopted a sweet cat. I never even heard of a dew claw before but boy, I am a bit of an expert now. And since the vet explained this was a pretty common occurrence, I thought I'd share some of the info and tips we learned with you, in case your dog or granddog has the same accident. So, be sure to tune in again next Friday for "the rest of the story" along with some great tips to help be more prepared than we were for a dog, or granddog, emergency

I love my granddog car magnet with cute big paw

P.S. Isn't this CUTE!!!! If you'd like one of your own, just click on the picture – or click any of the pictures above to find out more about each item. πŸ™‚