Thursday, September 29, 2011


Life continues to be busy...even in retirement!  I have had some friends recently to comment that I haven't been blogging lately…so true.  I have had several projects going on in recent weeks plus a new semester has begun…at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

This semester I will have 27 university juniors and seniors to work with…the huge number is the bad news, but the good news is I have already completed one week and at the end of October I will have two more weeks with them…in these two weeks I will be working fast and furious.  I really enjoy the job so I'm certainly not complaining.  I recently received last semester's evaluations (anonymous) by my student teachers and all but one made me feel really good about what I do.  I guess you can't please everybody!  Interesting though that those who work really hard and do their best are usually the ones who like me as their supervisor:)  

I have tried to finish up several projects recently including cleaning out closets, drawers, and cabinets…mostly done but still working on a few.  I also finally COMPLETED my genealogy work on my mother's family tree. It's been labor-intensive but was a true labor of love for me.   I sent it to Mama just this week and I think she is having herself a high old time reading about her ancestors on both her father's and mother's sides.  I even located a picture of her great-great-great grandfather along with some other old family photos.  Ladies, explain this to me…back in the "old days" many of the men were quite handsome but some of those old gals….well, let's just say they wouldn't have won any beauty pageants!  It was probably due to them having to cook, clean, and be consistently pregnant all without electricity or running water!  I do love genealogy though!

 The "grands" are into full-swing in school.    
"M" is in K and "R" is in 2nd.  They are both progressing very well...making their teacher grandmother very proud!      "R" is about half way through soccer season and has matured so much since last year.  He's already scored some goals making his Daddy Coach very proud!  Here are some recent photos:

Miss M really likes to pose!

Self-Portrait….he loves to take pictures

To my blogger friends, please don't give up on me.  I hope to get more regular with my posts so please come visit often and see if I'm still here!  Hope all is well in your world:)


  1. Glad you've been gone cuz you're busy and not sick! I've noticed that there are quite a few people who haven't posted in several months, including myself, though I have been reading. You're quite the busy lady, and those grandkids are just too cute! I'm jealous of you having a granddaughter as they are so fun to dress!

  2. Hey Cheryl!! Welcome back. I knew you were swamped...but my really have beeen busy.

    Who and what do you use for the history stuff for your family?

    Love the grands pictures...they are really growing up.

    To catch up with me you need to read the last two

    Hugs and I have missed you!! Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  3. Hey there my friend, life tends to do that sometimes! Staying busy is a good thing! Happy to hear you are doing well and that you are enjoying what you are doing! Those Grandkids are precious! Have a blessed evening my friend, HUGS!

  4. Wow, if that's a retirement schedule I think I'll stick to working and get some rest! Those Grands are the cutest and I'm glad you're back! Genealogy is a fun and addictive hobby. Hope your Mom enjoys reading all the work you did!

  5. Hey Cheri,
    Good to see a post from you!
    Whew!! you've been a busy gal!
    Love the grands pics, they are really cute kids!
    I think your comment about the women from olden days is quite true and funny too!
    Life was rougher for those women.
    Happy weekend too,

  6. It seems life is not just blogging. We have been on a long overdue road trip like vacation. For nearly 43 years of our marriage we have spent time between three states visitied families in Texas, NC & SC. For me, that is not vacation. Families are WORK for me.

    We did make a quick trip to visit a half brother who is in severe congestive failure, and then proceded to a Moroccan Reunion Assc tour in Rapid City SD. It was a great time despite my infirmities. There were others in the same boat so I did not feel alone.

    Now it will take months to put the house back in order, because we travel like the Beverly Hillbillies taking far more than we really need, and buying even more than we need. The great thing was I gained only 2 lbs, expected much more.

    Glad you found time to update us.

  7. Not giving up!! Full and busy lives just give us lots more to blog about and makes the time when we can sit an blog more special.

  8. Great to know you're doing well! Those grands are adorable!

  9. My husband works in the APS (adult and professional studies)program at a university and I so agree--you can't make them all happy and the ones that are happy do their work.

    Your grands are beautiful...I have my 9 month old Camron here over the weekend. Joy!

  10. So where is rural GA - I live in Marietta and was visiting some GA bloggers today. sandie

  11. I have been missing in action myself but for other reasons.
    Glad you enjoy your work so much.
    Your grand babies are adorable.
    Just wanted to check on you and to tell you I am having a giveaway so if you get a chance be sure and enter


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