Tag Archives: Dayan

Christmas Gift Making with Dayan

I finished up the Yaya and grandchild Christmas tradition today with my oldest grandson, Dayan. However, we broke the new tradition of sharing a meal and shopping for family, reverting back to a tradition that Dayan and I practiced for … Continue reading

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Carl Junction Bulldogs Senior Night 2016

Tonight was a milestone event in the life of my grandson Dayan, the first of many that will occur during this, his senior year in high school. And because it was important to Dayan, it was important to us, his … Continue reading

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A Day of Peace and Gratitude

I loved the conjunction today of two globally recognized holidays. September 21 is International Day of Peace and World Gratitude Day. I stayed mindful of both as I moved through a full day.  International Day of Peace is a day … Continue reading

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Marching in the Rain

Tonight was Friday night football, and for the Carl Junction Bulldogs, it was homecoming. It has poured rain all day, cancelling the town’s homecoming parade. But the weather didn’t delay the game or dampen the enthusiasm of the fans. We … Continue reading

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Dream Destination Italy

My week began in a promising way, with another activity drawn from my glass pitcher. I felt excited as my fingers closed around a random slip of paper. Curiosity about what I would select fueled my anticipation.  I drew this … Continue reading

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Surrender 140: Happy Birthday Dayan

My oldest grandchild has a birthday today. Dayan’s last day of school yesterday was also his last day being 16. It seems fitting that he embarks on summer vacation as both a high school senior and a 17 year old. … Continue reading

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Surrender 111: Honor Society Induction

This afternoon my grandson Dayan and I had our customary Wednesday hang out time after school. We ate Chinese take out while watching episodes of Legends of Tomorrow and Broadchurch, chatting and laughing and catching up on the week’s news. … Continue reading

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Surrender 99: Gramercy Ghost

What a great way to end the week, and kick off the weekend, attending a high school play. My grandson Dayan and I slipped into front row seats at the Carl Junction Performing Arts Center, for the performance of Gramercy … Continue reading

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Surrender 94: Wizard World Comic Con St Louis Part IIĀ 

The word that best describes what Dayan and I initially felt as we walked onto the floor of our first comic con was “overwhelmed”! The large convention building was packed with vendor booths, a large gaming area, a celebrity section … Continue reading

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Surrender 93: Wizard World Comic Con St Louis Part I

I’m going to do something I’ve not done before, in my blogging. I’m posting an introductory piece with a couple of pictures tonight. Tomorrow when I’m fresh after a good night’s sleep, I’ll post a follow up with more stories, … Continue reading

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