Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fantastic News Today

My son called me this morning and informed that I'm going to be a grandmother!!!  It still brings tears to my eyes as I type this.  I'd given up on ever being a grandma so this is a happy day for me!!!  Fortunately, I had a Silvers Sneakers exercise class this morning so I was able to inform everyone there and anyone else who came into my they know too whether they wanted to or not.  Old habits die hard and I wanted to call my twin and parents but they're gone so I'll continue to tell everyone else. What tickles me is that I'm the first grandparent to be informed and since I have no grandchildren I think that's fair.  My DILs parents already have three grandchildren so this is  something they're used to I imagine.  So, my first grandchild will be born in Germany and I'll probably earn a few miles on Lufthansa.  

I never have mentioned that I returned the camera that I bought at Costco.  I just didn't want two lens to deal with so back it went. The camera on the left is the one I bought today and it's a Nikon D3100 with one lens.  But this isn't the lens that came with it originally.  Again, I just wanted one lens and the one I ended up with has wide angle and telephoto and I'm thrilled.  I knew that I wanted more telephoto, or zoom as they call it in the directions, but to have wide angle also was too good to pass up. They kept the lens that came with the D3100 and took $150 off the price and that sure helped.  It's an SLR so I have a lot of learning in store, but that's ok because I'm really excited about this camera.  I was never as excited about the one I got at Costco.  I'll get an hours worth of training next week at the camera shop where I bought this.

They're winning and I'm ok with that.  It's kind of funny to watch because while the squirrel eats from the bird feeder, the birds are down on the ground eating the food that the squirrels drop.  Is there something bizarre about that picture, or what!  I've learned that it's cheaper to let the squirrels eat the bird seed instead of buying the cob for them at $4 each, which they go through in two days. FYI...these pictures are not from my new camera.  

My trip to Hawaii is too far out.  We have had the most awful weather and I'm sick of it and I want out of here.  We had snow on Tuesday and it came too late at night to really enjoy.  By the time I got up Wednesday it was pouring rain and most of the snow was gone and it was just ugly (see squirrel pictures).  It's gray, gray, gray and so depressing.  I heard that we had 3" of rain in 1 hour.  AARGH!!!!!

Sunshine pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese,



  1. Congrats, Grandma!! Nice camera - especially good for taking closeups of grandchildren!!


    BTW, did you ever hear back about the Class A that was still on the market?

  3. congrats on being a gramma!!..good for you!!!..enjoy the new camera!..I am sure you will find lots of subjects to take pictures of!!

  4. Congrats, Grandma!! oh wait now you have to figure out what you want to be called... granny, grans, gigi, ...

  5. That's wonderful news! You never know how great it is to be a grandparent until the grandchild is born. And not only will you think your grandchild is the best in the world, he/she will think you are too. Are you going to be Grandmother, Grandma, Grammy, Nana, ???

  6. Aww, congratulations!!! You'll love that camera, I have one also, and got the extra lens. It takes great pictures.

  7. Grand babies are better than your own because you get to hand them back when you are tired and you can buy them lots of goodies because you can afford it now!

    It was very gray here all week and I really got depressed. Then today was sunny again and I feel so much better!