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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


  • Sunday, January 27, 2008
    Sunday snippets...
    It's been a lovely Sunday. The nicest combination of worship, fellowship, food, rest, and preparation for the new week. Sometimes I wonder how I managed to keep my sanity and still go back to a Sunday evening church service. Some of you will be scratching your heads here...some will know exactly what I mean. For years, Sundays were nearly unbearable and became days that I dreaded. They were anything but restful. I truly believe, and my Southern Baptist ancestors will turn over in their graves, that Sundays were not meant to be like that. In respect for those ancestors and any of my brothers who happen to be reading, I'll stop right there :-)

    Once again, I've enjoyed the spectacle of the latest presidential primaries. Seems it's been years since there was this much suspense. I know that much hangs in the balance, so sometimes I feel guilty for being such a pure junkie for the process itself, but that's the way it is...and I can't wait until Super Tuesday!

    Nathan came home this weekend to visit with our friend Matt who graduated from Air Force Basic Training on Friday. We've enjoyed having some time with Nate and hearing about his first two weeks away at college. It's clear he's found the environment that suits him and he's pretty much glowing.

    Favorite new product:

    This might LOOK like just any other barely-useful kitchen gadget. But trust me, if you make homemade pizza or you buy frozen pizza, this could change your life. Okay, that's a lie. If it changes your life, you still need to GET a life. But really, it's one of the neatest of the non-essential kitchen appliances I've ever seen. And it makes even frozen pizza truly edible! Just go read the reviews on Amazon! And don't buy it at this price...wait until it goes on sale. I think I got it for half of what it's going for today.


    Like Lyric, I didn't watch Miss America last night, but my girls did. I can tell I'm getting old when the changes in the show leave me totally empty. From what I hear from CJ, I didn't miss much.

    If you are much younger than me you might not get the kick out of this that I did. The possibilities for entertainment on the topic of Ted Kennedy are practically endless...if this piece of satire doesn't ring a bell with you, you might need to Google "Chappaquiddick".

    I've spent a portion of the past few days teaching myself the ins and outs of DNS (Domain Name Systems), CNAMEs, A records, MX....and my brain hurts. But I'm also listening to an audio book that discusses the importance of continuing to stretch the brain in new directions and not just stretching it further in the same directions. So I'm doing my part to stave off dementia, although I'm not sure that dementia would be as uncomfortable as trying to learn this stuff without a teacher!

    And from this morning's worship service...

    My gracious master and my God
    Assist me to proclaim
    To spread through all the earth abroad

    The honors of Thy name

    from "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing"
    Lyrics by Charles Wesley

    Have a wonderful, brain-stretching week :-)

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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...
    Okay, I got tagged. I guess if Lyric can do a meme...
    Darn. I was afraid this was going to happen. I kne...
    Evidently this thing was "over" before I heard abo...
    Happy Birthday to Dirk my son-in-law my pastor m...
    We interrupt unpacking to bring you this message.....
    I am home and sitting up in my bed. It was a stran...
    Things that make me go hmmmm...... :-)
    I'm sorry, but some things are just too delicious ...
    As a homeschooling mother, you're bound to have ha...
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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!"