Color me surprised, plus GRAND Social No. 144 link party for grandparents

Color me surprised

I hope your Valentine's weekend was pleasant—if not perfect—and included a hug from a grandkiddo or two.

If you follow Grandma's Briefs on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, you may have already seen this sight I shared Saturday morning. It's so colorful and happy (and surprising!), though, I'm compelled to now share it here, too.

hot air balloon

THAT appeared on my street Saturday morning. Jim and I were just sitting around enjoying our coffee when he noticed some commotion out front. So out we went in our jammies, cell phones in hand, and we both nabbed a shot just before the brilliant balloon lost all its hot air. I sure wish we had noticed just a few minutes sooner, as what a fabulous photo that would have been against Saturday's amazing blue sky.

We had to chuckle as it surely must have been a Valentine's Day gift for some lucky someone—a gift that went a wee bit awry. We have balloons fly overhead now and then, but they usually land in a field a block or two from where this one landed. Let's just hope the lucky (or unlucky) Valentine recipient and giver had a sense of humor about the whole thing. We didn't hear any screaming—in fear or frustration—so I'm taking that as a good sign all went well despite the off-target landing.

GRAND Social No. 144 link party

Welcome to this week's GRAND Social link party! Share a few links and please read some, too. Cheers!

grand social link party

How it works:

  • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
  • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to your blog's home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
  • You can add up to three posts, but no duplicates, contests, giveaways, or Etsy sites, please.
  • Adding a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:
<a rel="nofollow" href="/" target="blank"><img src="" alt="Grandma’" width="125" height="125" /></a>
  • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
  • If you're not a blogger, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.