Words and pictures of encouragement and inspiration from weekly and holiday blog party memes all around the internet

It's after Thanksgiving but I'm still giving thanks and joining in the fun at Pink Saturday – a lovely stress reliever for all of us in the Sandwich Generation. 

I lasted as long as I could but my grandson managed to entice me to get out the Christmas tree and start decorating. such fun! And lovely day full of sweet family memories, for which I am very thankful!

The Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids love cute and unique Christmas tree ornaments

And speaking of pink Christmas tree ornaments, you'll find some lovely ideas for them midway down at Christmas Tree Photos and Decorating Ideas.

How about y'all? Did you have a lovely Thanksgiving for you and your Sandwich Generation family? Started decorating the Christmas tree? We'd love to hear. And have a lovely Thanksgiving weekend and Pink Saturday!

Fall Greetings to all of us, in between Halloween and Thanksgiving. And yes, these are some of the lovely AUTUMN flowers in my senior mom's gardening activities that she also enjoys on her iPad. Most are the traditional shades of red and orange but I did love this  pink posy.On Tuesday the Sandwich Generation granny nanny shared the waning of my senior moms gardening activities - but check out this pink flower

Walks through flowers, gardens, and parks are such a fun and relaxing way to take a bit of a caregiving break, in the midst of an extra busy season – make that YEAR – for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny and eldercare giver. How's your autumn and/or year going? Is it just me – or are we ALL extra EXTRA busy this year? 🙂 

Autumn Bliss for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and grandkids with this cute pink princess PUMPKIN set

It's the holiday season and SandwichINK has been joining in the fun with Beverly at How Sweet The Sound on Pink Saturday each week following her intriguing themes. Today…it's BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! And I thought I'd share some fun and easy crafts ideas and supplies for seniors and their grand kids to enjoy, courtesy of my visit to Michael's Crafts!

This fun boa would be great for the grandkids for dress up fun while visiting the Sandwich Generation granny nanny and senior mom

Fun pink foamies for easy crafts for kids and seniors - and check out the cute bracelet

My granddaughters would love to crochet wih this gorgeous yarn for Pink Saturday - me too

Don't forget to have a mammogram done regularly, per your doctor's recommendations – and check on your senior parents as well (yes, it can affect men as well as women)! And enjoy other healthy ways of caring for the caregiver as well, including fun projects with our grandkids. Pink Blessings, y'all! 

Wouldnt this be fun for easy crafts for kids and seniors - and wouldnt we all have fun with it

Such fun for grandparents - in AND out of the Sandwich Generation - at Grandparents Say It Saturday Linky Party - Do Join in the fun

And…

I love the vibrant colors of fall - autumn bliss for this Sandwich Generation grandmother and caregiver

AUTUMN! It is all around me and I am treasuring each golden brown, red, and yellow leaf as they swirl around me in a glorious autumn ballet! I keep telling my senior mom and the grandkids, "Isn't this GORGEOUS!" Every day is better than the last in our area. How about yours? Are you in autumn – or spring? Or still in summer, or fast forwarded to fall?

Isn't it intriguing how God's world offers such delightful variety for all of us! Today's theme for Beverly's Pink Saturday is fall flowers and foliage. Talk about sweet autumn bliss! First to get the photos and second to enjoy everyone else's lovely pictures.

Restful water and autumn bliss - rests the eyes and is a sweet way of caring for the caregiver

I got to enjoy thirty minutes of sweet pleasure as I wandered about a lovely nature preserve in our area, snapping photos – including these, as well as enjoying a delightful time watching some cute ducks and geese. Talk about sweet family memories! It reminded me of the time my parents raised ducks, geese, and turkeys. I wasn't too fond of the geese and turkeys – they kept hissing and flapping at me! But the ducks were definitely cute then and now!

Whether I have five minutes or 50, it's a sweet treat to rest my eyes on all the colorful delights around us. Taking bits of time like this to enjoy something special is a great way of "taking care of the caregiver." So do join me, even if briefly, for some quality fall site-seeing fun! 🙂

Colorful Autumn bliss for the Sandwich Generation granny nanny

P.S. And YES, these are going on my senior mom's iPad too 🙂