We went out for pizza for Grandson Brandon's 17th birthday. He's growing up so fast. He was just a little boy, when I married his Grandpa....around 7 yrs. old. He and I hit it off right away. We live closeby so we were able to visit him quite a bit in those years. I think that he thought that I was there for him to play with. We did it all...played catch, made cookies, played Monopoly...and checkers. One time when I was taking too much time in checkers he said, "You think too much." That expression has followed me since then. Whenever I am in a quandry about what to do...Joe says, "Balisha, you think too much." Brandon passed his driver's test and after today he will be on the road. A scarey time for parents and grandparents. My other grandson, Collin, is doing the same. Oh, my, two of my favortie people starting out on the road. Double worries for this grandma.
We spent the rest of the weekend in front of the TV watching the Olympics. So proud of all the US athletes. What a lot of work goes into making an Olympian. They are America's finest. It's fun seeing all the veterans of past Olympics come back to compete again.....and even more fun to see a winner come right out the the blue, that you were least expecting to win, do just that. The look of joy on their faces is evident. I only wish that our women's gymnastics team would look a little happier. One of them...Gabby Douglas has a smile that doesn't quit...the other girls could take a lesson from her. Well, it continues on today...giving us such wonderful programming to watch.