|Cabana Boy & New Assistant|
Today I'm not going to talk about food, cooking or recipes. As a proud grandfather for the first time, I have to brag up my granddaughter. Her name is Eleanor Ruth and they call her Nora. The Eleanor Ruth part is after two of her great-grandmothers.
Nora will be 4 months old next week. She is already rolling over from stomach to back and back to stomach. She loves to stand on her own two legs but needs us to help her balance. I'm sure it will be awhile (months) before she is holding herself up against a table or chair of some kind. But like every grandparent, our granddaughter can do things no other child can do (at least in our minds).
The great part for me is taking care of her a couple days a week while her parents work. She has become my new assistant helping me with this blog. I'm sure she will contribute more as each month goes forward.
|Deep in Thought|
As I mentioned above, she is ahead of her age and is already giving me feedback on a regular basis. I'm going to need her help as Google has updated their blog screen. I'll have to figure out what changes (much less why the changes) they have done to screw up everyone. The screen is already flashing messages that I am having problems.
Hopefully, I figure it out and am able to show a few photos of Nora. By the way, she loves to jabber but you have to listen close to figure out what she is saying. Fortunately only a grandparent can understand her language and we don't tell her parents. That's for them to figure out someday.
One of the great parts of being a grandparent is watching personalities develop. She is a very happy baby and I can see some family traits. The only bad one so far is from her grandfather. She doesn't like to go to bed either. You can always sleep some time in the future as far as the two of us think.
Enough on Nora today. Tomorrow is a recipe for "Pepper Jelly" which has a bite to it. The recipe covers a mild version and a hotter one. This jelly is great to put over room temperature cream cheese and serve with crackers. I happen to like it on toast, pancakes and waffles too. Then Friday's recipe is for "Apple Butter" and if I do say so myself, it's damn good (pardon the French). Be sure to check them out and try them too. They are not hard to make and it is well worth it. Have a great week and thanks again for your support.