Sweet Joys for Two Grandmas Gardening, Working, and Blogging At Home With Grandkids

Ginourmous hydrangea leaves shade cute pink flowers for my senior moms gardening activities - ipMy nearby grandkids just returned from a looooooong visit to see their far away cousins. My senior mom and I realllllllllly missed them. But, I have to confess, we also got a lot of necessary things done around the home that we'd been putting off – like cleaning the attics, organizing the garage, and even getting ahead with some "behind the bloggy scenes" work.

But OHHHHHH, how we missed them! And HOW LOVELY to hear them say, "Grandmas – we missed you SOOOOO much!" Music to a grandma's ears, that's for SURE! πŸ™‚

Their great-grandma couldn't wait to show them how their plants and her plants were all doing!

They've gotten to come over every day this week while their parents get caught up on some of their own chores. So my to do list has grown but it's well worth it for all the hugs and cuddles we're enjoying.

We implemented a homemade version of a "Slip N Slide" with painter's plastic, thanks to the timely advice of a beloved niece. That, combined with our puddle pool and a sprinkler, kept them cool and my mom and me as well – courtesy of the mist that wafted our way.

Painters plastic - wading pool - sprinkler - and hose - equal fun in the sun for our whole Sandwich Generation family   ip

Of course, we made sure to put the plastic strips and pool in different spots each day as well as putting them up each night to protect the grass.

Where Sandwich Generation bloggers create - anywhere they are caregiving including the back yard with the grandkids and senior mom ane her lovely gardening activities   ip

And would you believe, I even got to handwrite the rough draft for this article while sitting outside, enjoying the grandkids at play and the flowers from my senior mom's gardening activities surrounding me. I do love being able to make blogging somewhat portable – though my laptop was safely inside away from all the water. πŸ™‚

Where Bloggers Create 2013 - including those of us in the Sandwich Generation working in various rooms of our homes - including outdoor rooms

By the by, speaking of where I was blogging this week – it's time for one of my favorite blog events, Where Bloggers Create. As a busy member of the Sandwich Generation, you'll find me blogging everywhere. But some of the bloggers who join in this fun party have set spots that are absolutely GORGEOUS! I always enjoy looking through the various spots in their homes where they go to create. Sometimes I just enjoy the yummy "eye candy." Other times, I take notes to try to implement a craft or decor idea here at home with the grandkids. Do pop over and enjoy it as well. And have a lovely week! Full of lovely home decor and plenty of pink!


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7 comments on “Sweet Joys for Two Grandmas Gardening, Working, and Blogging At Home With Grandkids

Just checked out your post…Haven't figured out how to get it by email or how to remind myself that you're out there..I used to love to "slip and slide".. Now it would be" slip and break."..

πŸ™‚ Hi Missy, I know what you mean. I do a lot of fun things with the grandkids, but I did leave the slip n slide to them. πŸ™‚ And thank you for asking – I’m on Twitter most days (it’s the easiest to do around the busy summer full of grandkid joy). @KayeSwain is primarily centered around houses, gardens, home decor, etc. @SandwichINK is more general posts about babysitting grandchildren, caring for aging parents and other issues of the Sandwich Generation.Β Β Or you can sign up for the free email of updated posts in the form on the right side of this page. Have a great week!Β 

Happy Saturday! πŸ™‚ Beautiful flowers! πŸ™‚ 

What a fun post, Kaye! I know how it feels to have time on your own to catch up……..AND how it feels when they all come running for hugs and hellos! Your ideas here for keeping it simple and changing it up each day are perfect! No need to spend $ and kids love the whole recycle/reinvent thing! We've had so much rain….but I'm going to do this as soon as we get some Sunshine back in GA! So wonderful to have your Mom enjoying these special times too!

Joan at Gramcracker Crumbs

2 of our grandkids were just here for an overnight visit. So much fun – livens things up when they are around. Keeps us young πŸ™‚

I enjoyed your positive post today, made me smile. Thank you!

I've been away all week and am missing my kids, too.  Hopefully I'll get to see them tomorrow.  I was in a motel room for the week and got a lot of computer work and writing done.  It was peaceful and just what I needed.


I've heard the joys of being a grammy. Sounds like you are both wonderful in the position:)

Hopefully one day I'll get the job too!


Stay cool!


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