Showing posts from January, 2018

It's A New Year, Branch Out!

A Bump(y) on a log, somewhere in Scotland. Well, the first month of the new year is over and I have just decided on my "resolution" for 2018.  As some of you know (if you are a regular reader, which I hope you are!), I have chosen one word resolutions for the past couple of years. Last year it was faith .  I have to admit, there were times when I felt I wasn't making any progress, but since the world is still spinning and I am still spinning with it, I guess I did okay. This year I have decided (drum roll please) to "branch out" .  I know technically that is a two word resolution, but we'll just have to deal with it. I have already "branched out" by trying a new brand of black beans. Before you are laughing so hard that you can't go on reading, just hear me out.  It's a texture thing, people!  For ever, I have really, really liked Ranch Style Black Beans. Well, wouldn't you know that the only place I was able to get them was

"Nana, Those People Were Wrong"

In a recent phone conversation with my ten year old granddaughter, the topics varied from snow day activities, spending time at the bead shop, and talking about a movie that she recently watched with her parents. She asked, "Nana, have you seen the movie Hidden Figures ?" I replied that I had not seen it but I read some reviews about it. After assuring me that it was suitable for the whole family to watch, she then proceeded to tell me the plot line. For those of you who have seen the movie, you know what it's about. But if like me, you haven't seen it, I'll fill you in here. Hidden Figures is the story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history, the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Anna seemed to be amazed that everyone thought that these women, first because they were women and second because they were African-American, were not qualified for the job.  As