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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, March 02, 2008
    Sunday snippets...

    It was bound to happen. I was just sort of playing the odds, and I finally lost. Spam has found me, and today, even spam from Asia. So as much as I hate word verification, I'm instituting it as of today, so that if you leave me a comment you'll have to type in the random gobbledy-gook that Blogger concocts. Sorry...but last week, one spammer hit me 30 times in two hours. Interestingly, every post that has received spam is one that mentioned "Obama". Hmmm....the spammers are trolling for political topics I guess.

    The Papa is very, very sick with the flu. He's so sick and out of it that he doesn't even remember that last night he told me to go ahead and buy a Suburban. I'm signing the papers this afternoon...sure hope he was serious!

    Now that I'm past the scare with my heart, my leg surgery is set for Wednesday of next week. I've just finished putting three weeks worth of lesson plans together so that the kids can keep going as if I were here. We've already had our spring break, remember?

    Have I told you how much I love my church family? The (mostly young) families that make up our church are just the best ever. They bless my life every day, both individually and as a body. I am more thankful than I can even express. During these weeks when for a couple of reasons I've been unable to worship with them, I miss them so much!

    So this is the week that the Democratic race might be over. The anticipation has me salivating, and it's sure given me something to occupy my mind during these days of sitting still. I'm wondering how we "did" campaign season back before cable TV and the Internet...there was a day, for those of you who don't remember, that all the news we got was packed into a half hour at dinnertime each evening and in the unwieldy, ink-smeared thing they called a "news paper". Really, honest, that's what we got. A few of you will remember when there was less than that, and during my early years in Europe, we huddled around a radio for what little we could get. Yes, now we're news-overloaded, but I'd much prefer it this way, especially in election season!

    Is there currently a funnier commercial than this? Every time it's on I have to stop what I'm doing:



    I sure hope that we as women aren't this dumb, but I fear we are. You may take exception to some of Charlotte Allen's slams...after all we've all got our "pets" and I think she's being unfair to Celine Dion and you may think she's crazy for picking on Oprah or Elizabeth Gilbert or botox (you know who you are). But the shrieking and swooning over the Beatles Barak does make one wonder...

    Have you seen any of the new show, "Moment of Truth"? Will people do anything, even ruin their marriages, for money? Oh.My.Goodness.

    During these days when I can't stand and cook, I've indulged my love of the kitchen by reorganizing my recipe collection, finding new recipes, and making plans for some more bulk cooking days. I wish I could manage to do a couple before surgery, but standing on this broken leg is neither comfortable nor smart. So I will continue my cyber-cooking and dream...

    Off to start the new week...enjoy your Sunday!

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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...
    IT'S MARCH! I love March! Why? Well if you don't ...
    Let's elect a whiner for president.
    This breaks my heart. I can only imagine what I'd ...
    Obviously China's motives are pragmatic and not m...
    Potatobama
    My 48 hour absence can be explained by a lack of i...
    Sunday snippets...
    If you're fascinated and/or baffled by the appeal ...
    Triple tragedy....
    Here's a very interesting article, describing cha...

    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!"