Tonight we were watching Bush's State of the Nation address....contrary to Ken's wishes, I might add. Casey, knowing our political persuasion, asked why we were watching it.
Being the open-minded grandma that I am and believing that it is important 1. to teach him to have a mind of his own and 2. to give him a sense of what being the president of the United States means, I said something like it is important to listen and know what he is thinking as being president is the hardest job in the world.
Then we caught a glimpse of what really counts to a 9 year old as he said....but, I thought being a grandparent was the most important job in the world.
How could I argue with that?
God sometimes gives us unexpected gifts. Our gift has been a grandson who enlivens our lives and makes retirement very different than the one we anticipated. He is a special joy. And that's "Casey." In 2006 we fulfilled our dream of living in Italy for a year. It was every bit as wonderful as anticipated. This blog begins in 2005 as we prepared for that experience. Since then we have explored many places together. That's the "Travel." And finally, I am a person of opinions--spiritually, politically, on just about anything and that's the "Other Stuff." Welcome to my blog.