The Saturday post: How do you want to be remembered?

The Saturday post: How do you want to be remembered?

Happy Saturday, friends!

Today I’m sharing with you a brief video bit I came across, from New York Times best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal on kindness. It’s a thoughtful, thought-provoking piece that earned “Winner of Best Animation” at the Peace On Earth Film Festival in 2011.

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The Saturday post: Siblings singing sweetly

The Saturday post: Siblings singing sweetly

It’s high time I get back to sharing something or another on Saturdays, be it a movie review, inspirational—or informative or humorous or must-see—video, or merry music-making of some sort.

I’ve chosen to restart Saturday posts with the latter, a short spot of siblings sharing their souls through song. It’s sweet and simple and something all our souls…

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A grand St. Patrick's Day performance: Get Your Green On!

st. patrick's day jibjab

In preparation for St. Patrick's Day, my grandsons, Jim, and I have been putting in long hours of practice on a special performance for our Grandma's Briefs friends.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Bubby, Mac, Jak, PawDad and Gramma in Get Your Green...

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Priorities and Grandparents Day

In light of what I shared with you yesterday, I learned this week that some things simply take priority over writing a wise or witty blog post. Or even a stupid and silly blog post.

So I didn't write a post today.

That doesn't mean I don't have a post for you, though. No, no, no — you're not getting away that easily.

While I didn't write anything wise or witty — or stupid or silly — I do have this for you in celebration of Grandparents Day, which is Sunday.


Best wishes for a fantastic Grandparents Day!

Today's question:

What are your Grandparents Day plans?

New jams

Bubby and Mac got new jammies over the weekend. Of course, they wanted to show Gramma their cool new sleepwear via text messages from Mommy.

Mac points out the ball on his:

And Bubby points out the, well, Bubby's just a nut.

New jammies are always cause for celebration. Which means it's...

...time for a jammies dance!

It's the little things that make one's day.

For some, that means jammies.

For others, that means cute photos and videos of goofy little grandsons via text messaging.

(Wondering about those videos? I jazzed them up using the Vibop app.)

Today's question:

What's your favorite sleepwear?

The Saturday Post: Shake it out edition

I love this woman's voice. After the hot and rough week that it was, I especially love this acoustic version of one of her most popular songs.

"It's hard to dance with a devil on your back, so shake him off."

Want to see the original version? Click the link for Florence and the Machine doing Shake it Out.

Shake it out today, my friends! Happy Saturday!

The Saturday Post: "Friends" edition

It's been a rather serious week here on Grandma's Briefs, what with stories of guilt and attacks and serious safety hazards.

I say it's time for a change of pace, time to lighten the mood.

In other words, it's time for my favorite funny fellas, the masters of all things silly: Flight of the Conchords.

Happy Saturday to you, my friends. ♪ La, la, la, la! ♪

Drink up

Yesterday I told you about my addiction to books. I've always considered myself relatively free from addiction except for that one little vice.

Then Megan called to ask what I'd like her to stock up the house with for my desert visit, and I realized I do indeed have another addiction. My reply was that the only things I need—really truly need while she and Preston are away and I'm babysitting my grandsons—are internet access and coffee. She meant food items but I'll eat whatever she has on hand; no picky grandma am I. What I wanted her to have on hand (and hooked up in her new house) is internet access, I emphasized, and lots and lots of coffee.

I don't consider internet access an addiction; I need it for my job...and to pop in here to see how you all are doing when Bubby and Baby Mac allow for that. The other part of my request to Megan, though, made it clear that coffee is an addiction. I really did say "I need lots and lots of coffee." And I really did mean it. I do need coffee.

Yes, I need coffee. I love coffee. I'm addicted to coffee. Which is why I like this video and want to share it with you. Even if you're not a coffee addict drinker, I think you'll find it interesting.

Drink up! I certainly am (although only until noon as any coffee after that time would require another addiction—to sleeping pills come bedtime).

Today's question:

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day? And what's your favorite blend/roast/brand?

The Saturday Post: Third-act edition

This video, at just over 11 minutes, is longer than I typically like to share. But it's well worth it, especially inspiring for those of us who are aging. And isn't that all of us?

Today's question:

What would you most like to do in your third act?