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Jim (long-time hubby) and Lisa (me)

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Mac, Jak and Bubby — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's stars (children of Megan and Preston)



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    Mac hits the books

    Not one to be outdone by his older brother, who entered first grade on Monday, rough-and-tumble* Mac started preschool yesterday.

    starting preschool

    Looks like...

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    First glance, first grade

    Bubby started school yesterday. It was a triple First-G sort of day:

    first grader

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    Compassion trumps fluff plus GRAND Social No. 117 link party

    Compassion trumps fluff

    I originally planned to kick off today's post with some happy,fluffy stuff. For instance, pointing out that my return to publishing a Saturday Movie Review was quite well received, so much so that even Oprah read my thoughts on THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY... and tweeted to me after reading.

    grand social link party

    But then compassion...

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    Saturday movie review: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' (with recipes!)

    Cheers to good movies returning to theaters!

    The Hundred-Foot Journey poster

    I had the pleasure of screening THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY this...

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    Where oh where did Grandma go?

    missing grandma

    This is not a post...

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    A different perspective

    When my family last trekked to the desert together to attend Jak's baptism, Andrea's boyfriend, Matt, came along with us.

    Mac loves Jak

    Now, Matt and I have a love for...

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    Life Reimagined? Call mine Life Reenhanced


    I'm firmly entrenched in life's second act — or is this the third? — and all about me are folks in the same phase of life making the most of the opportunity to rework their lives in order to make it all they imagine it can be.

    It's impossible to miss the wave of boomers...

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    Grandma's time warp

    T minus six days... and six weeks

    In just six days, my grandsons will head off to school. Bubby will start first grade, and Mac will begin attending a bona fide preschool for the first time (two days a week).

    cool school haircut

    Mommy stocked up on new...

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