The Scoop on Granny

Name:
Cathi

Status:
Dreaming of the mountains...


Who is Granny?

I'm the incredibly blessed mother of 9, "Granny" to 16, and wife of "The Papa," the knight-in-shining-armor whose loving support has made it possible for me to stay home and give my life to mothering, homemaking, and 26 years of homeschooling. Life at Granny's House is full of laughter, friendship, books, music, lively debate, writing, and good things to eat. My days are made even more meaningful by coming alongside other moms, giving them the support and encouragement that I lacked as a young mother and helping them to network with each other in ways that strengthen homes and families. A few times a year I board a plane to visit my "away" kids, to attend the birth of a grandchild, or to enjoy some lazy days with my best friend, but I always love coming back to...Granny's House.

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On Granny's Calendar
  • August 15 - SAC Day begins
  • August 16 - Sam is 7!
  • August 20 - Kristen's birthday
  • August 30 - THE WELTYS ARRIVE!
  • Sept 3 - FAMILY PICTURES
  • Sept 3 - Chris' birthday
  • Sept 5 - Henry is 9!
  • Sept 7 - Isaac is 10!
  • Sept 17 - The Papa's birthday
  • Sept 23-30 - Granny and Papa go to Hawaii
  • Sept 26 - PawPop is 88!
  • Sept 29 - Tim is 15!
  • Oct 2 - Cheyenne's birthday
  • Oct 4 - Liam is 5!
  • Oct 7 - John Caleb is 17!
  • Oct 18 - Tony's birthday



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    Granny Cares
  • Care Calendar
  • Agape Pregnancy Help Center San Antonio
  • World Vision

  • Granny Cooks (and Eats)!

  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks
  • Once a Month Mom
  • $5 Dinners
  • Full Bellies, Happy Kids
  • A Year of Crockpotting


  • Granny's House (and yours!)

  • Simple Mom
  • The Nesting Place
  • Between Naps on the Porch
  • The Inspired Room



  • Granny gets around...
  • A Holy Experience
  • MommyLife
  • Confessions of a Pioneer Woman
  • Preschoolers and Peace
  • Breathing Grace
  • theMangoTimes



  • Granny stays informed...
  • Real Clear Politics
  • Fox News
  • Drudge Report

  • Granny Thinks...
  • Al Mohler
  • Between Two Worlds
  • Blog and Mablog
  • First Importance
  • Equipping the Saints
  • Desiring God

  • Granny says you may go to...
  • PowerLine Blog
  • Michelle Malkin
  • SteynOnline
  • WSJ Opinion Journal Best of the Web
  • GetHuman
  • Home School Legal Defense Association

  • Granny goes to the movies...
  • Netflix
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • ScreenIt.com

  • Granny is watching!
  • Blue Pencil Editing
  • SPOGG
  • Mighty Red Pen
  • Conjugate Visits

  • Granny smiles at...
  • Purgatorio
  • ScrappleFace
  • LarkNews
  • Sacred Sandwich


  • Thursday, November 09, 2006
    In which Granny lists a series of unfortunate events, disagreeable people, pet peeves, and things that otherwise annoy her and take away her smile
    Okay, I had fun with my list of lovelies and all your responses. Now on to
    THE UNLIST: (Coming up with this list proved much harder than the list of things I love. I guess that's a good thing.)


    the last of the crape myrtle blooms
    doing our taxes
    what i paid the accountant who used to do our taxes
    cold sores
    imminent domain
    when blogger won't upload photos
    losing an earring
    finding it right after throwing the other one away
    my collection of orphan earrings
    process theology
    cynthia mckinney
    too many miles between you and me
    crooked stuff
    apostrophe errors
    hearing anything about britney spears
    writer's block when i KNOW there's a poem inside me
    unitarians
    running out of estee lauder foundation
    when tami can't be at HOPE
    motion sickness
    ice cream that i can't eat with a fork
    cher
    forgetting who has my book
    taking pills
    forgetting to take my pills
    sean penn. except when he acts
    scorpions
    george soros
    finding a parking place at wilford hall
    long layovers
    running to my gate when i don't have a long enough layover
    candle wax on a doily
    running out of tealights
    new batteries that don't work
    jack cafferty. well, cnn in general
    potty-training
    having no more children to potty-train
    subjective pronouns in prepositional phrases
    democrats, mostly
    the dallas cowboys
    the dallas cowboy cheerleaders
    john kerry
    drippy faucets
    going to the dry cleaners
    having to buy a stapler when i know we have two. somewhere
    the way my blog used to look
    nancy pelosi
    the arrangement of my kitchen
    the amount of money it would take to fix it
    cindy sheehan
    rust
    food packaged for the large family: serves 5
    seven-month summers
    bifocals
    james carville
    losing my bifocals
    the cost of new bifocals
    lindsay lohan
    when i let things on this list drown out the ones on the last list
    unidentified noises from upstairs
    harrassment of nursing mothers on airplanes
    big screen TVs
    not being able to see the screen on my 19" TV
    fruit flies
    when pain determines my schedule
    kinky friedman
    peanut m&m's
    returning items to a store
    a grease spot on a new silk tie
    taking my shoes off for airport security
    when the tip of the elmers glue bottle gets clogged
    ward churchill
    "if you'd like to hear this menu again, press 5"
    not having a salad with dinner
    making a salad for dinner
    arrogance, in myself and others
    wintergreen flavored things
    dial-up
    water rationing
    when my kids play outside in white socks
    my sad public school education
    pimiento cheese, even the smell
    pop-up ads
    pop-up blockers that block stuff i need
    running out of eggs
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    So...make Granny smile by adding your UNfaves :-)

    has spoken at 8:15 PM
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    Granny's Mission Statement
    "...Tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done....that the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, that they may arise and tell them to their children."
    ~Psalm 78:4-6

    My Focal Passage for 2011...
    Philippians 2:5-11

    5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

    6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,

    7 but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

    8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

    9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,

    10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

    11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    ~Philippians 2:5-11 (ESV)


    Oxymoronica...

    "The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it."

    ~Samuel Johnson


    [Oxymoronica, n., A compilation of self-contradictory terms, phrases, or quotations; examples of oxymoronica appear illogical or nonsensical at first, but upon reflection, make a good deal of sense and are often profoundly true.]


    Books on the iPhone, the Kindle, or on the nightstand...


  • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, Alexander Mccall Smith
  • The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions, Arthur G. Bennett, editor



  • Books finished in 2011...

  • Oxymoronica, Mardy Grothe
  • Some Sing, Some Cry, Ntozake Shange, Ifa Bayeza
  • English Society in the Eighteenth Century, Roy Porter
  • One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, Ann Voskamp
  • His Word in My Heart, Janet Pope
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Rebecca Skloot
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi
  • Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God, John Piper
  • Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer
  • Blue Shoes and Happiness, Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Red Queen, Philippa Gregory
  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Eric Metaxas
  • The Confessions of Saint Augustine, St. Augustine
  • Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats, John Keats
  • Unfamiliar Fishes, Sarah Vowell
  • Words That Work, Frank Luntz
  • NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • Poke the Box, Seth Godin
  • Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It, Gary Taubes
  • A Patriot's History of the United States, Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
  • Song of Saigon: One Woman's Journey to Freedom, Anh Vu Sawyer
  • The Artistic Mother: A Practical Guide for Fitting Creativity into Your Life, Shona Cole
  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to English and American Literature, Elizabeth Kantor
  • The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris, David McCullough


  • Oh, the thinks you
    can think...
  • Tapestry of Grace
  • Anatomical Charts
  • America's Library
  • George Washington's Mount Vernon - Virtual Mansion Tour
  • Thomas Jefferson's Monticello - Virtual Mansion Tour
  • Hurricane Demo

  • Oh, the places we'll go...
  • The Alamo
  • Majestic Theater
  • The MAiZE
  • Magik Theatre
  • Sheldon Vexler Children's Theatre

  • Granny always says...
    If you know Arnold Ytreeide, author of this boo...
    It's one of those days when pain and lack of mobil...
    Tonight I finished the book Watching the Tree Limb...
    ~~Sticky note to self~~ Remember this surefire w...
    Last night I was mentioning to Lyric that I don't ...
    Well, my friends, all I can say tonight is that we...
    Don't leave home without it... Rules are rules!
    Election Day always provides lots of teachable mo...
    P L E A S E. . .P L E A S E . . .P L E A S EG O . ...
    I posted earlier about how scary it would be to ha...

    Granny used to say...
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    Grace Notes

    "Were the whole realm of nature mine
    That were a present far too small...
    Love so amazing, so divine
    Demands my soul, my life,
    my all!"