Sniffles and Memories



Dear Jasper and Kestrel,

I think I must be fighting off the cold bug that’s been going through my classroom. This morning I woke up with an icky throat and stuffy nose. Since I wasn’t needed to do anything today, I decided to really take care of myself and see if I could beat it.

I had a breakfast of healthy muesili and yogurt with blueberries, then had many cups of tea and went to bed. I read until I fell asleep. I repeated this pattern for chicken soup lunch and leftover dinner.

At 6:00, Cousin Liza and Auntie Olga got back from the ocean and brought me a lovely camellia flower! I asked where they found it and Liza said she had found it on the ground and just picked it up! Florist by serendipity.

Gifts to My Heart

She found a vase in my room that we put water in and then the flower. It looks beautiful sitting between the mirror and a photograph of my lovely people taken when they were in Dublin, just a few years ago.

Memory is a funny thing.  Their trip to Dublin seems like so long ago,  yet my mother’s passing and Liza’s birth, which happened the same year, seem like only yesterday. Maybe it’s the cold germs.

Tiny Baby Liza



Time to drink some more tea and head for bed.


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

One thought on “Sniffles and Memories”

  1. I have been reading your blog and enjoying the pictures immensely so nice to see your grandchildren. When I got to your moms picture it kinda took my breath away. I was thinking what an awesome grandma you are being to your grand kids and then I thought, well of course you are, you had the most beautiful example of how to be a good human from your momma. We were so blessed to know her I miss her everyday as I know you do too. Look forward to hearing more about your life adventures. The Dean Family in Lompoc


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