Confessions of a 20 Year Old Grandma

Confessions of a 20 Year Old Grandma

I always carry hard candies in my bag
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My best friend likes to call me her "old maiden."

I cook her dinner but then make her leave before nine.

I usually wake up before sunrise.

That's why my bedtime is usually around eight.

A late night for me is 10pm - and that usually only happens if I'm babysitting.

Or if I'm hosting a dinner party.

I enjoy cooking and baking for people.

I also enjoy knitting.

And reading.

And teaching aqua aerobics.

I'm full of random, pointless trivia facts.

It's probably from watching Jeopardy every weeknight.

I love oatmeal and eat it almost every morning.

I also drink a lot of tea.

I always carry hard candies in my bag - butterscotches are my favorites!

If something reminds me of someone I know, I buy it for them.

It doesn't need to be a holiday or birthday for me to give one of my friends a present.

I am a couponer.

I'm always looking for the best deals.

If I want to go to the movies, it will be a matinee.

Tickets are cheaper during the day.

And I can still catch the early bird special at Cracker Barrel.

I love Cracker Barrel - especially the gift shop!

Going to craft shows is one of my favorite pass times.

I love wearing sweater - not the trendy ones, but the $9.99 sweatshirt looking ones from Boscov's.

I have seven Christmas sweaters.

I also have large, obnoxious festive earrings for every holiday.

My Christmas ones are bells and ring when I walk.

I also have a different watch to match every outfit.

I am a 20 year old grandma and proud to be one!

I mean, who doesn't love their grandma?


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13 Quotes For All Of Us Empowered Female-Identifying People Out There

For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

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For the days when you need to be reminded that you are really doing the dang thing and doing it well.

1. Do you really need someone else's permission, acceptance, wink, or nod, or are you ready to give these to yourself? -The Universe

I get notes from the Universe everyday and all of them are so amazing and inspiring. There might be a few of them on this list. You can sign up for your own notes from the universe here.

2. The princess saves herself in this one. -Amanda Lovelace

The quote is based off a book called The Princess Saves Herself In This One, which is a collection of poetry about resilience, you can get the book here.

3. I'm made of more than you think. -Snow White, Mirror, Mirror

4. Other people's perception of you ain't none of your business. -Lisa Nichols

CLAPPING HANDS EMOJI.

5. Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of just exactly the way you are? -Mrs. Which, A Wrinkle In Time

I love this because it really hits home how so many right and wrong decisions led to the creation of you and how you should appreciate the good and the bad because without either of them you wouldn't be exactly who you were supposed to be.

6. You can't stop what's done to you. You can only survive it. -Rachel, Georgia Rule 

This brings up an important theme of my life that I'm still trying to figure out. The only thing you can control in your life is how you react to what happens to you.

7. Don't let anyone ever make you feel like you don't deserve what you want. -Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

8. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Queen Clarisse, The Princess Diaries

9. No trifling of the past, no matter how great, can tarnish the brilliance of eternity. -The Universe

10. People who are insignificant to your future shouldn't have an impact on your present.

Someone once told me this, and although I can't remember the person, this quote has always stuck with me.

11. Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. -Lady Gaga

You know what... I think she was talking about you.

12. Tell yourself it's easy. Tell yourself often. Make it an affirmation. Eat, sleep, breathe it, and you life shall be transformed. -The Universe

13. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. -Mark Twain 

Go on then, be empowered and trust your instincts, you've got big things coming... I can tell.

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