Saturday, February 22, 2014

Spring, Then Everything

It's gonna be great!  This is a cedar bucket of elephant ear bulbs - how great they did!  This summer will be the third sprouting from those wonderful huge leaf bulbs.  I cannot wait to see all the other bulbs come up that are scattered all over the property here!  The hyacinths are peeking out already and they are gonna smell so good.

The other rosy bloom is Wonderful Grandkid, who is enjoying her 8th grade year so much!  This morning she and her grandfather worked together at school, painting scenery for the drama department. 

Yesterday we hauled her double bass around to the high school where the band evaluations were going on.  It was so much fun to see her perform with her school band in a very nice venue.  These new high schools are just beautiful.  And the band directors all do such a good job with all these kids.  They are lovable teachers, enthusiastic and funny.

I also love to watch funny shows with her, and laugh at the show and HER reaction.  It's lots of fun to show her clips from old movies like Unsinkable Molly Brown.  My Debbie Reynolds movie poster sparked a lot of interest in 60s era movies.  Fascination with movies never goes out of style and really bridges the generation gaps.

Music is another mutual interest we share - the Beatles music we sing with, play along with, analyze no end.  Mark Rivera just released a new album and every generation is crazy about it around here.  The Stones, the Cowsills, Jim Croce and James Taylor.  Music has never been more accessible and important in our lives than it is now, when teaching Grandkid and being taught by her.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

Love your elephant ears! And always the grandkid stories. We just watched Imitation of Life with Lana Turner - not sure if it's right for the grandkid or not, but worth it for you to see Lana's jewels and costumes. Amazing!!