Saturday, December 12, 2009

Honest Things

Chris over at Enchanted Oak gave me this blog award  today and I'm supposed to tell you 7 honest things about myself.  I really like this particular award because it has easy, uncomplicated rules, you just tell 7 honest things, and pass it on to one person. Nice. Thank you Chris. I love her blog so much. her poetry rocks and so does she, so it means a lot to me when somebody like her, likes me. Very cool. Anyway, here goes;

  1. I never thought that I would like being a grandma. I've never been much of a kid person. I'm bitchy and have no patience with kids, but my grandson has melted my frozen heart. He is an easy going little dude most of the time and I am always totally surprised when he wants to hang out with me. 
  2. I love Christmas music, especially the classic stuff by Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Burl Ives, Jimmy Durante, you know what I mean.
  3. I can't wait to see our grandson's face when he see's the big Thomas the Train table my husband made and I'm painting for him. What's the deal with this Thomas stuff? I don't get it, but he's only 3 and looses his mind over trains. ( it's a guy thing I guess)
  4. I miss Annie.
  5.  I don't like it when I get mean anonymous comments on posts. If you are too chicken to let me know who you are then keep your comments to yourself, just sayin'.
  6. I had a pet pig named Samantha when I was a kid. I had her trained to do tricks and she was kind of like a dog to me. We would hang out and listen to a transistor radio together a lot. Once she fell in the pool and was in there for so long before she was discovered she had rubbed the hair under her chin off from her hooves while swimming. My dad butchered her for meat but they never told me. They just told me they sold her at auction. Living on a farm made you kinda tough with animals coming and going so to speak.
  7. My dad looked just like one of the muppets who heckled in the balcony on The Muppet Show. He loved that show.
So there you are Chris. Thanks again. now I'd like to pass this along to Gretchen at g-log who always posts her paintings and always has something good to share. I think she could you some company from all you crazy folks who follow my blog for some odd reason! Well, maybe not you crazy ones.... 


Pam said...

I can so imagine you with a pet pig!
I'm so sorry that the Most Perfect Grandson in the world award has already been won by mine ;)

Anonymous said...

After reading it here and talking to you the other day, now I am excited about the train table as well! Better have that camera ready. I miss kids Christmas excitement, hmm, have to do something about that. You inspire me!

enchantedoak said...

Thomas the Train! I have to go find some Thomas stuff for my three-year-old nephew, and I have no idea what it is. I guess I'll learn.
You told us some great things about yourself. The pig thing, Oh my gosh. Poor Samantha. It was actually kind of hilarious, as you are sounding a little hilarious today. Must be that stupid blogger.
Love your list! Missing loved ones, but still able to appreciate the moments. Amen, sister.

Tom Bailey said...

I like your blog and what you sahring here you have a genuine way about the way that you share. Your headline sounded a little like "the secret" to me so I decided to read further after I stumbled here.

Kindest regards,
Tom Bailey

Tall Kay said...

Last Christmas, my grandson who was 3 at the time, went ape over the Thomas stuff. It was all he played with. You are going to make his day with the custom table!

My heart is aching for that joy again too. Thanks for the link to a new blogger.

Lou said...

Things seem better for you this holiday it the grandson, painting the table with anticipation? What great stuff to read! And Annie, sweet Annie. I'm picturing her in that golf cart, what a sassy little lady.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

1.LoL..You're surprised he wants to hang out with you? Well we all do too - you rock :)

2.Same !!

3.That is so sweet...makes your job as a Grandma all the more warm.


5.Mean people are just stupid.Never let them bring you down,Jenn.

6.ahh man I would totally love to see a pig do tricks.Sorry about the ending to that one.

7.Cool - I loved those old guys ;)

GG said...

Thanks for the award, jeNN, I'm really pleased. I enjoyed your 7 honest things and have added mine as today's post.

Syd said...

Jenn, thanks for posting. The story about Samantha made me sad. A friend told me that his father told him about the animals going to live on a big farm somewhere. I think that Samantha would have been better off living out her life. And Annie...your beautiful girl...well, what can I say other than I believe that she is still with you in spirit.

g-man said...

I bet that it was SOME PIG!!!!

Barbara aka Layla said...

I loved reading your post AND all these fun comments. Thomas the Train was also my great-nephews favorite but then he advanced to Legos. I miss Thomas and Percy and the gang :)

My mom was raised on a farm and also had a pet pig :)

Gabriella Moonlight said...

This is so wonderful, I love the idea of a pet pig...the fate of the pig is a sad one indeed,for me I no longer eat them as they are endearing spirit creatures to me.

I am never sure why people post anonymous and meanly, apparently they are cowardly and have no blood in their hearts...honestly I have no idea why anyone would post mean things to're wonderful.

I agree with Tab that we'd all love to hang out with you!

Thomas the Train...??? my step son loved them then in two years...not at all, oh the fickle fancy of children...LOL :-)

Love you

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

An awesome post that lifted my spirits tonight! ♥♥♥

Tom Bailey said...

#5 and #7 were very funny things to share.

Kindest regards,
Tom Bailey