Hello, my name is Nancy! I am a wife, mother of two grown daughters, and grandma to four grandchildren ages 14-17. It’s such a blessing that they all live in Lincoln, NE, which I recognize is an amazing luxury. I attend as many of their events as I can and invite everyone over as much as hectic schedules allow.
Our oldest granddaughter is a senior at Southwest High School. She is a trainer for the football and wrestling teams and plays tennis in the spring. She is enrolled in the LPS Certified Nursing Assistant class at Southeast Community College and will begin her undergraduate work at Kansas University, her parents’ alma mater, next fall. Her sister is a sophomore at Southwest and plays tennis as well. Her interests will take her to the LPS Career Academy next year to investigate the marketing field. Our other two grandkids include a sophomore at Southeast High School and an 8th-grader at Irving. The sophomore is a varsity volleyball player. The youngest loves playing baseball and basketball and looks forward to being a freshman next year.
Life is never dull when they are around. During fall break, they wanted to come to our house and bob for apples. We all knew who the winner would be: the grandkid with the biggest mouth, and yes, she was the winner. S’mores were next and they challenged each other to see who could burn their marshmallow the darkest without it falling off the stick. I know these times are limited, so I take advantage of each and every minute.
I have been retired for six years after serving 32 years with Lincoln Public Schools. I was a teacher at Goodrich and Culler, assistant principal at Clinton Elementary, East Junior High, Southeast High School and East High, and principal at Southeast and North Star High School. I have had many wonderful and memorable experiences with students and staff throughout the years.
Since retiring, I worked with the Nebraska State Department of Education conducting training for teacher and administrator evaluations. Following my time with the state, I worked one year as Interim Director for Children and Youth at First-Plymouth Congregational Church.
In some ways, I’m a very typical grandma, always proud of everything the kids do and wanting to help support them in whatever way I can. In other ways, I’m not a very typical grandma. Grandkids have described me in ways that indicate I may not be so typical:
“You’re really active for an old person.”
“You snort when you laugh.”
“You embarrass me but in a fun way.”
My goal as a blogger is to share my thoughts and experiences that I think are funny and meaningful as I adventure through grandmahood.