Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Random 5 Friday on Sat.

1.  I spent last weekend with my daughter and grandkids near the Twin Cities.  I attended my grandson' band concert.  He's in 7th grade.  No picture of that. I also attended my granddaughter's Show Choir contest.  She's a 9th grader and her group won their division.


2.  I finally received my bi-pap machine after 6 months and 3 sleep studies.  I'm trying to get used to it.

3.  Finished reading the book Safe Haven.  I enjoyed reading it but haven't seen the movie yet.

4.  Celebrated my mom's 96th birthday with cake at the nursing home on Thursday and Dairy Queen with 2 of my daughters on Friday.




5.  It's raining today.  Does that mean Spring is near?  I doubt it as the ground is still covered with snow and the rain is supposed to change to snow tonight.

I'm having a giveaway here.  I hope you will all stop by and sign up.  Thanks to Nancy at A Rural Journal for posting my giveaway on her sidebar.  I'm joining her for  Random 5 Friday even though it's Saturday.

Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!
See you next time

Barb

32 comments:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I enjoyed your pictures. A pretty Granddaughter very pretty and winning's for the class by all. For your Grandson .
Your Lovely Mom that is some age. How wonderful and a blessing.

Your pretty daughter with your Mom.

Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to your sweet mom. glad you had some family time. :)

Amy Burzese said...

Looks like you've been having a great time.

Mari said...

I love the pictures. Congratulations to your granddaughter.
I hear the bipap machine is hard to get used to but very helpful.
Happy Birthday to your Mom!
I'm not entering your giveaway because I've already won one of them but someone will be blessed by them!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your mom and good luck with your new machine. Barb.

I wonder if your grandchildren get their musical talent from you!

-Karen

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful and so is your mother. Happy Saturday :-)

poppilinnstudios said...

Looks like you've been busy, Barb. Happy birthday to your mom! And, Congratulations to your grand daughter. Hope the weather warms up for you soon!
Have a good weekend.
-Lynn

Carole M. said...

nice family pics - special moments the making the time to be together. Hope all goes well for you from now on in with the new sleeping machine Barb

Annmarie Pipa said...

love the family photos!!

Pamela Gordon said...

How nice to see pics of you and your family Barb. And your dear mum too. God bless her. I'm finally getting used to my CPAP and it's taken 3 months. I almost enjoy it now and get about 6 hours of sleep every night! I feel more rested in the day time too. I'm sure you will get used to yours as well and will feel much better. Blessings, Pam

My Maine Blog said...

Hi Barb...I love your photos of your family...and how lucky you are to have time together and to be able to see all of your grand children's accomplishments. You must be a proud grandma. Bless your mother and what a sweet and wonderful daughter you are to make her day so special.

I just read the very same book "Safe Haven"...one of my favorite authors and I love the setting in this story...kind of a sad ending though. A good read nonetheless.
Thanks for sharing your lovely family photos.

Leave It To Davis said...

What a nice visit! To get to attend two events for your grandchildren and then have your mom's 96th birthday!!! Wow! My hubby's doctor told us a while back to thank his old relatives because living long is in the genes....so it looks like we will have at least a couple of decades to talk to each other through blogs, huh? Tell your mom happy birthday for me. That's wonderful to be blessed with such a long life!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Barb,
Wow, Happy Birthday to your mother♡♡♡ 
Wonderful family tie you had (^_^)彡☆

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Olive said...

So good to see you Barb and all of your family here. I hope the BiPap is going well. I know it is a huge adjustment for you.

Jacquelineand.... said...

I enjoyed learning a bit more about you...a very Happy 96th Birthday to your Mom. What a beautiful family you have!
I'm right there with you on the bipap; it's a bear to get used to.

Nancy Claeys said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, mommy, mother -- you certainly were busy with your family and I like learning more about you too, Barb! :) Thanks for sharing.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

You had a wonderful week of family time. Happy birthday to your mom!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Happy Birthday to your mom, and good luck with the bi-pap. I hope it helps. Have a beautiful Sunday!

Zoey said...

It sounds like you had a great family weekend. I have heard it's tough to get used to the bi-pap, but it really does help if you can finally get used to it. Good luck!

Tricia Hays said...

Happy Birthday to your mom.
I googled Safe Haven & I found 2... I want to see the one w/ Josh Duhamel, looks like a good story.

Elisabet said...

Hey Barb, So nice of you to come over to my blog and follow me! I live in the southwestern corner of New Hampshire in a tiny hamlet called Harrisville. Beautiful place that takes one back in time and is chock full of artists! Not sure what or why so many artists live here but I'm glad for the creative energy that abounds here!
Look forward to lots of future chats :D
Hugs,
Beth P

Donna Heber said...

Hi Barb,

Lots of wonderful news. Congrats to your granddaughter and Happy Birthday to your mother! I hope you get use to your sleep machine.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely family photos, Bar. Your granddaughter is very cute. Your mother is 96? WOW!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Great photos, Barb...such a nice looking family! Sounds like you are having some great family times!

Jori said...

Cute granddaughter! I love show choir! My nephew is in a show choir in Indiana.

Happy Birthday to your mother! I hope you adjust to your bi-pap quickly! xo

Pam ;) said...

Spending time with family brings so much joy to all.
Be well and Happy Barb.

Dorothy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Happy Birthday to your mother, how wonderful, hope I get to be her age! :-)
Dorothy

Liz said...

The weather here is continually changing here!!

amanda said...

What beautiful generations of ladies, Nancy! Just wonderful!

Buttons said...

Oh Happy Birthday to your Mom she looks so beautiful. Oh family time is the best time. Good luck with the machine. B

Marie said...

Loved your Random 5 Friday items! Happy Birthday to your Mom...I hope she will enjoy being at the nursing home. I am so glad she is better. Great photos of your family, too!

Julie Hargreaves said...

Sorry i am a bit late wishing your mom a happy birthday she looks wounderful for her age