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I've been kind of upset as the Wednesday linkups have died out so I was excited when I hopped on over to visit Erin this morning & found a new linkup to be apart of.  I love linkups as they really introduce you to some new folks & I'm always up for that!

This linkup is called Weekly Lessons & the hosts are Mattie and Lex.  So, if you wanna join in, hope on over to linkup!  :)

Mandie's Weekly Lessons:

    1.  Teenagers suck...especially girls.  I've known this for some time but teenage girls are horrible lil creatures.  I don't know what is up with Sunshine lately but she's more Black Hole Sun than Sunshine lately.  Maybe it's because the start of school, I don't know but she has been just a bundle of frickin' joy.  Last night, she kept telling me that her father was "crazy/psycho"...he was not acting "crazy" or "psycho".  She was just in a feisty mood & did not want to listen.  So, after many times of her calling her dad names & me telling her not to do so, I told her to go up to bed & put my headphones back on & continued reading Deathly Hallows.  I mean, really?!

    2.  Gift ideas can be difficult.  My grandmother's birthday is coming up & prior to being diagnosed with dementia, she was hard to shop for & now it's even more difficult as she really doesn't do much.  So, while she was out of the room last night I tried to get a few ideas from my grandfather & he suggested photos.  So, I'm toying with the idea of doing a photo album of just their kids (my mom & uncles) & their offspring - no significant others or stepchildren.  I would then label pictures but thought that if I go back too far that it would get too confusing so I'm just thinking of doing the last year or so & just having a small album.  That is probably the best route but I really gotta get to work on it so I can give it to her.

    3.  Change isn't always bad...but it is hard.  At work, we are going to a new filing system & getting used to the new system & fixing my OCD ways was a little hard but now that I've got the swing of it, I got all our files switched over that I could & I'm loving it.  It's a much faster way to get documents & that is awesome especially if you find yourself in a time crunch.  :)

Thank you, Mattie & Lex for a new Wednesday linkup!


  1. Thanks for linking up!! Oh teenagers... There are quite a few around our neighborhood and EVERY time I see them they're up to no good. Someone also egged our car a few weeks ago, and I don't know who it is, but I'm sure it was a teenager... That sounds like such a great gift for someone with dementia! My grandma had Alzheimer's and towards the end she asked if I was my brother's girlfriend (I'm the youngest, so her memories of me went first). Having pictures with labels would be really nice, I'm sure.

    1. Oh, I bet it was some dirty lil teenagers that got your car. Ohhhh, teens. We weren't that bad when we were that age, were we?!

      Yea, I'm afraid that my grandmother will start to forget my lil cousins especially the youngest who is just three months old. So, I want something that she can look at to remind her of her great-grandson. :)

  2. I teach middle schoolers so I totally understand the teenager comments. They remind me of the Sour Patch Kids commercials, you never know if they're going to be sweet or sour that day! I think a photo album would be a great gift for your grandma!

    1. Oh, you brave, brave girl to be teaching that age. Yea, my stepdaughter can be the sweetest thing & then the next minute she hates life because she cannot find a pair of shorts to wear. Oh, the drama of it all! Ha!

  3. Teenagers are terrifying haha- seriously! Gifts are SO difficult sometimes. My dad is turning 60 next week and I want to do something AWESOME, but I'm falling short.

    1. Teenagers are terrible lil creatures & I swear I could not have been that bad when I was younger & if I was, my mom would have beat me! Ha!

      It seems that the older a person is, the more difficult it is to buy something for them. *sigh*

  4. I love that you found our link-up, thanks so much for participating! Teenage girls definitely do suck, having been a rebel once myself haha. I have a difficult time with change as well, even when it’s for the best! I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother’s dementia—my grandmother had it as well and it certainly does make gift-giving hard. Labeling the album is such a great idea, and it’s probably best that it’s small (at least for now :) ).

    Can’t wait for future posts!

    Lexi, Lex Be Livin’

    1. She loved the photo album. She spent quite a bit of time looking through it last night & I had it all nicely labeled & there are some blank pages that I told I would put newer pictures in for her. :)


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