Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Odds and Ends

So I haven't posted much in the last week because I've just had a lot of little things going on. And there haven't been too many juicy stories or hilarious happenings. Just plain life I guess. But that's not too bad now is it?! Isaac had his first day of preschool for the new school year.

We went to visit my grandma in Pleasanton before she was moved to Assisted Living this last labor day. It's hard for me to see her now because she doesn't know who I am. She has Alzheimer's and has recently really gone down-hill. However, I need to remember that it's not about me. I just need to see her to honor her.

And we still haven't gotten the dryer fixed so....the clothesline has been working like a champ. I've had a few snafus like it falling down with a whole load of laundry attached. By the way, it's not that easy to hang it back up when it's's extremely heavy. That time I had to unload it and then re-hang everything. No wonder our grandmothers were in such great shape! They did everything by hand! However, I was determined not to let that clothesline get the best of me!! Anyway though, I also discovered that if the clothes are left on the line a bit too long (like overnight...I accidentally fell asleep) then the color of the rope I used for the line ( can come off on the clothes. Luckily the stains came out. However, other than these little set-backs, it's still been churning out the dry clothes right and left. In the next couple of weeks, we'll go pick up my grandma's washer and dryer since she no longer needs them. But until then, it's me and the clothesline.

I just couldn't resist either. I'm saving this one for the wedding slide show. I know I said no bras and no underwear but....what're the little ones to know huh?! Saving the best for last!


  1. Your grandma looks so sweet, Nikki. And I do like, what I call, blackmail pics. Funny. Wow! That is a lot of laundry in just that load. Love to you all.

  2. Love the final picture!!! So cute!! Just today thinking to myself as I was folding the laundry just how many little boy underpants were in my pile.
    What a sweet looking Grandma!

  3. Precious. Glad to hear your clothesline is I admire your positve attitude.

    I am really sorry to hear of your grandma. How sad for all of you.

  4. Another great write, Miss Nikki. Love Mom

    PS So glad to see that those pictures of Yia Yia and you and the boys came out OK.