What’s in the box?

Over a cup of coffee , PhWriter  and Grandma Glasses discussed today’s news. Grandma Glasses can’t help to feel distraught by trending events overseas while PhWriter  scribbled on her notepad to keep her thoughts aligned. Violence, anger, corruption and poverty are common headlines.

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Roadtrip Sentiments from Grandma Glasses

“Three weeks travelling around the countryside and I have grown grumpy and meticulous,” says Grandma Glasses.

“It’s like I am sending a grumpy message to the aliens.. Don’t come here, find another place to visit. Go to Croatia, Madagascar, or better yet take baking lessons instead.” she chides.

And when at that popular Starbucks always check if there are available chairs and tables. The crew are only happy to take your order and your money, but not a bit helpful in finding a seat for customers. “How can I enjoy my cup of macchiato when there are no seats available? I cannot sip and just stand here until I finish my cup of coffee. You should have adviced me first-hand that the house is full and I would easily have gone to another place.” she complained to the barista.

Small plate-high protein-low sugar-diet challenge is on…It’s a “hear and see no last call/order plate” at the buffet.
“I would gladly skip the dinner plate offer and shed my extra pounds because I need to buy new jeans and look chic for my next roadtrip.”

Shopping time with Grandma Glasses can be quite an adventure. She explores store windows like a nesting hen, fits last pair sizes like a supervisor late for a meeting, tries long lasting lipstick shades like she’s Sophia Loren, ask for receipts and coupon even when it means waiting, swipes her hotel card twice just to be sure the elevator knows where she’s going, inspects the cheese section like a French fromagère (cheese expert), taps on a baguette just like an artisan baker, goes through her shopping list like a boot camp officer, and checks the cash register with eagle’s eye.

I was not surprise to see bags of assorted color and sizes  when she came in. It amazes me how she managed to complete her shopping in such a short time. “My feet are on a 2-hour program to stay in the mall. After that I have to be back home like a pigeon or be  Cinderella with sore feet.”

“Wonderful! I am back on size 29 again,” as she neatly folded the new pair of jeans in her luggage.
“Now it’s time to enjoy blueberry jam on my croissant.”

Trick or Treat!

“I go hunt for chocolate bars! They’re haunting my sweet tooth and I will not let them win. I don’t have to don witch hats for trick or treat. My eyeglasses are enough.” –  Grandma Glasses.

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Stay Happy

“I’m good,but I could be meaner.. just try.” – phwriter11


My life is not your life,

And cookies in my cookie box

Are not yours either.

So who are you to judge me?

I ain’t done you no harm,

So why piss me?

Life is too short

So why bother?



My Year Starts with a Smile and a Tree Hug

It took me quite a while to write about our trekking. I say Grandma Glasses had a fun day! Half the day spent at the park and the carnival with the grannykids  was FUN! A well deserved year starter I might say. And I managed to get more than five hundred photos in my gallery! Here’s a few of my favorites.. (I don’t mind if you don’t like them the way I do.) But hey, life is good..

Smile and Hug a Tree

Cosplay at the Park

Cosplay at the Park

"I THINK that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree. " - Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918

“I THINK that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree. ” – Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918

sunset at the park

sunset at the park


It just hit me.. New Year’s Resolution : Start the Tradition, HUG A TREE :)