Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday, related in the story above. At my church on Palm Sunday, the preschool age children march into the auditorium waving palm branches and sing a song for us. The parents and grandparents sit up front, proudly taking pictures and video. It’s a day to celebrate before we observe solemn sad days before the week is over.
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With people living such long lives now, most of us will spend a large portion of it as grandparents, even great-parents. But today’s grandmothers aren’t just sitting in rocking chairs knitting.
Modern grandmothers do everything. They run businesses and run for office.
There are grandmothers in Congress and on the Supreme Court.
Grandmothers run marathons , teach yoga, and compete in ballroom dancing (like me).
Some retire from long successful careers and some start new careers.
And some grandmothers write blogs.
BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS GROUP
I joined a grandmother bloggers group founded by Dee Blanding, who blogs at Grammy’s Grid. Dee is a nurse with a creative side. When she quit working due to health issues from fibromyalgia she started a blog. She invited other grandmother bloggers to join her group, Blogging Grandmothers . As she explains it-
I’m just trying to bring together a tribe of blogging grandmothers for friendship and networking. We grandmothers have to stick together you know!
These grandmothers’ blogs cover a variety of subjects-
home,marriage, family, travel, cooking, fitness, retirement, faith, genealogy, crafts, gardening, books, health, DIY, and of course grandchildren.
2019 New Year’s Resolutions
Dee asked us to share our New Year resolutions for a blog post. Here is what I shared.
I’m a stickler for definitions so I checked to see what “resolution” means. It is a “firm determination to do something” or the “act of solving a problem.”
So I don’t do New Year’s resolutions because I think we should be doing resolutions all the time; if we think of it as just a once a year process, we miss multiple opportunities to accomplish new things or solve problems.
So, I do resolve to continue learning new things and improving my skills. In 2019 I will be required to recertify as a family physician, so I have a “firm determination” to pass the exam.
I also want to improve my ballroom dancing skills, learn new steps and routines.
I want to update old blog posts with newer information and address important medical topics that I haven’t tackled before.
I want to spend quality time with my friends and family, nurture my faith and find new ways to give back to my community.
More grandmothers’ resolutions
Here are summaries of what the other grandmothers shared with a link to their blogs.