Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

I hope everyone had a happy memorial day and was able to reflect on the people who have served in the armed forces to protect our freedom.   I had plenty of time to think about it today since I stayed home alone.  I can remember many memorial days when I didn't even give the true meaning a was just a day off and usually with a picnic.  Maybe it's because I am older now and tend to be more thoughtful of things but I am appreciative of all those who have served and especially overwhelmed that some gave their lives so I could have the freedom that I do.

I haven't blogged in almost a year.  No real reason just didn't have much to write about.  Life is about the same for me.  My knee is so much better.  I only have a little stiffness if I sit too long....but I am able to walk without pain!  (For someone reading this that didn't know I had a total knee replacement and was recovering when I last wrote. )

I am still doing the Foster Grandparent program.  This year I was in a kindergarten class and just loved it.   Last winter I realized one day that hardly any children had neck scarves....I felt bad for them because it was so cold so I asked if they wanted me to make them one.  Of course they all wanted on so I had quite a job to get them all done.  Here is a picture of them with their scarves

Altogether I made 19 scarves....several children were absent the day of the picture. 

We sure had a good time this year.  I can't believe that all these children now know how to read
and also some are great writers.  Just this last month I started teaching them how to play chess...some have caught on quite well.

If you notice I have a new profile picture.  My hair has changed....don't know for sure if I will keep it like this (blonde) but I will try it out for this summer.

I have also joined a fitness center and am trying to get in sure is difficult as we get older!

That's about all for now.  Be back soon.


  1. It is good to hear your knee is doing well. I know you enjoy being with the children, and just bet they love having you there. How nice of you to make a scarf for each child. They will never forget you. Glad you are back blogging. A lot of us, especially me, rarely has anything exciting to post, but it is a habit with me to do so every

  2. I agree with Linda about the scarves. I have many, so don't need any but love how you made everyone a different one. I remember a scarf and mittens my grandma made for me when I was little and attached yarn to the mittens so I wouldn't lose them.

    Welcome back and glad your knee is doing well.

  3. Ruth, it is SO good to see you here again! I'm happy we are connected on Facebook, but Blogger is how we first became friends and I enjoy hearing about your days and the kids and your art work! Are you still painting? I'm glad to hear you are happy with your knee replacement. I'm still facing it one of these days. I like your new hair color, and your hair is longer now, too. Keep us posted! I love that you made scarves for all the kids - that is just what a grandma would do for her grandkids! Please come back soon! I've missed you!