Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday Morning Coming Down

That was a song...
Anyone remember it?
I think I heard
Kris Kristofferson sing it
-back in the day-

Anyway...
My Sunday morning started
out quiet.
I had the house to myself
and took my self across
the Peninsula to ride
the lakeshore,
It was hot here and
hot there.
But the clouds were spectacular.

The cell phone means
that I am never too far away
from work....
or family....
Dast I answer it?

Can we cohme to yohu house, Nana?

Never mind that I am 40 miles from home
I'm a sucker for that little voice.

Yep...I have to stop at the grocery
store and then you can come to
my house.

Remember the
mini-kiddy-pool
in the backyard?
I fill it with cold, cold water.
The temps are high 80's here.
We don't get a lot of these days.
Jump in and cool off!
SweetCheeks has a woe-be-gone
look on her face.
Whatever is the matter,
SweetCheeks?
I cahn't swhim there.
Why not?
Cuz there is
NO LIFEGUHARD
on duty.

Seriously, who is raising this
kid?  Where DOES she
come up with this stuff?
At four years old I don't think
I knew there WAS such a thing
as a "swimming pool"
if you wanna call this a
"swimming pool"..
and this kid knows about
life guards?

Jump in-kiddo-
If your face goes under
I'll save you.

Hey, Nanny,
(everyone else calls me Nana-
not SweetCheeks-I am
Nanny all the way)
Can you make us
octopus on the rocks
for dinner?

My pleasure.
It starts here...

And involves some cutting.
(that is SweetCheeks finger there
holding a chip in her hand-
I do NOT have 6" fingernails)

And ends here
with ketchup dots for eyes and mouth.

Now what's the matter?

I dohn't like thiss onhe cuz
hims tohnge iss stickhing out.

Oh my Lord in Heaven,
please protect this child
from her other
"normal" grandparents-
 I think that's where she
is headed tomorrow.

I just have a couple words
for them...
Good Luck  & God Bless
Amen.

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30 comments:

  1. This is a hoot! And you get voted best nana of the year.....so creative your "octupus on the rocks" and so funny about Sweet cheeks comment about the lifeguard.....this is adorable and the next best thing to being right there with you!

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  2. That girl is gonna be a handful, when she starts school. You may want to change your name, and move far far away.

    ;>
    J

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  3. How cute!! I just love the hot dag transition!!
    Glad you enjoyed you day!
    Have a Great Day!
    Marilyn

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  4. This is priceless!
    I always knew you were a kindred spirit!
    You need to enter Octopus on the Rocks in a contest.

    Isn't life grand???

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  5. She is a hoot, for sure. I have never heard of that dish. Thanks for the recipe!

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  6. I remember the song----
    And there's nothin' short of dyin',
    Half as lonesome as the sound,
    On the sleepin' city sidewalks:
    Sunday mornin' comin' down.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RLiuPRMJy8

    Kris Kristofferson with Johnny Cash, does it get any better?

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  7. what a good nana you are,,I have never heard of octopus onthe rocks,, my grandson would love this.I think sweetcheeks is a sweet heart and wise beyond her yaers,

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  8. Never a dull moment... that is for sure... when she is around. Do you spend most of your time with them just chuckling to yourself.. ?? : )
    I love to read your posts... just makes me smile ( & I too, will soon be a Nana.. for the 1st time.. Shhhh.... I have told no one else yet : )

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  9. OH my goodness! YO\ou are so blessed with these precious grands and THEY are blessed with you! How creative! Octopus on rocks - well IT ROCKS! Hope your week goes well - thanks for sharing these marvelous moments with your grandbabies!
    KAthy

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  10. These times will be remembered and treasured for their entire lives.

    What a difference you make.

    How lucky they are to have you.

    I cannot get over your adorable lunch plates.

    *hugs*

    mo

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  11. Oh my goodness, I am laughing so hard. She just keeps us in stitches. Your dinner idea for them is incredible..my kids would have loved that! Without the tongues sticking out, of course! lol.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  12. I have heard the hotdog/mac and cheese thing called a lot of things, but I've never heard of octopus on the rocks!!! I spit my coffee out over that one!!
    They are precious!!! I used to say "Lord, please protect my children from their mother, because I'm about to crazy".
    I guess when they are that age, any prayer can't hurt!
    xxDaniella

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  13. That is such an adorable recipe!! I need to try that for my kiddos and I'm cracking up over SweetCheek's commentary! :-)
    Vanessa

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  14. Aren't kids the greatest! My youngest always had funny things to say. It was actually quite embarrassing sometimes. You'd be shopping in some big box store somewhere and he'd see some overweight person and ask them flat out where they bought their underwear.... because they don't have extra extra extra eeeeexxxxxxxxtra large in most stores.
    And I'm not kidding. He did that once, and I wanted to run and hide. You can't just leave a four year old behind and pretend you don't know him like you can a teen. *LOL* It's funny now.... but it sure wasn't then.

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  15. What a fun Nana you are !! I love the octopus on the rocks and sweetcheeks is precious !! I wanna come play at your house. :)

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  16. This has to be one of my favorite posts of yours, EVER!! HA!!!!
    Fantastic!!!!
    Sending a ton of love your way ~

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  17. Oh--this is wayyyy too cute!!! I'm still laughing about the lifeguard!! But good thing that she is so cautious!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  18. Hi Diana,
    Your post made me laugh. My Emma(7)said she wanted her favorite cafe on speed dial..and when she calls she wants them to ask"your usual Emma ?" I too wonder where these very young people learn things. I totally love the octopus on the rocks...I will copy it for Emma. Smiles, Susie

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  19. Hey Nanny, you rock! Seriously. Better get your lifeguard certification before she figures out that lifeguards need that. LOL

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  20. That is too cute. I'm not sure if I could eat it with the tongue sticking out either though. Take a look at this link when you have a second - could be your new lunch for the kids. Grosses me out. http://simplydesigning.blogspot.com/2011/07/hot-dog-pasta.html

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  21. Oh that is too funny! haha! I love the little attitude your grandaughter gave you about the tongue sticking out...that is something my daughter would do to! hahaha!

    Thanks for stopping by and following! I am now your newest follower!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  22. mmmmm....I'm making mac and cheese as I write this! (No hot dogs, though...) I love that little play house or is it a shed? Either way it's a lovely thing to have in the yard!

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  23. Aaaack, LOVE those octopus hot dogs to death...so creative! Hope you are enjoying yourself this summer...xo, Janet

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  24. Hadn't heard of octopus on the rocks before. What a stitch! That dimpled darling of yours, she is worth more than platinum. Too bad we can't copy this little darling.

    Have a great week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  25. diana, wot a gorgeous idea with the sausages!!! at first i was thinking, oh, yuk, octopus... then was relieved to see that they were actually sausages!!! i love how she calls you nanny, Sam used to call my mum nanny!! she loved it too! makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside hearing that!! Have a lovely day!
    Laura xx

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  26. I am SOOOOOOOOO going to make this for my Miss K! She will LOVE IT! Not kidding. I don't even make hotdogs (gross) but this is just too cute!

    My day was swamped, too! I'm beat and I still have tons to do!

    xoRebecca

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  27. What a fun idea! I'm going to have to make octopus on the rocks for
    Jaclyn!
    Blessings,
    Janet

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