You Can Always Use “A Little Help From Your Friends”

A few days ago I expressed my frustration level with my own inability to do two “simple” tasks — prepare our taxes and post some pictures of our first great-grandchild.

In regard to the taxes, I am blessed that Bill, a very busy accountant who did our taxes for years, didn’t even blink an eye when I called him in April in a semi-panic and asked him to do them this year too, because I realized I was in over my head.  They have already been electronically filed!  Thank you God for the very capable, pleasant, not-easily-ruffled, expert-at-taxes Bill for “pulling my bacon out of the fire” and doing our taxes at the last minute!

Now, let me just explain my priorities here.  While I love “my angel” Bill and certainly respect the government and their out-of-date, confusing tax system, the most important of my two concerns, BY FAR, was my inability to post the pictures of our first ever great-grandchild.  Not just because of his “first-ever” status, but because he is just pretty darn cute.

So then, in stepped my second angel — Barb at Half Past Kissin’ Time.  She offered to help me post the pictures.  I won’t bore you with all the details, but let’s just say Barb’s great ideas could only take us so far when put up against the wall of my legendary inabilities!  So, Barb offered to “guest post” them, which I had no clue how to do — but she did!  She put the pictures on HER blog, and then all I had to do was link them (here).  How cool is that? 

Thank you God for my blogging friend Barb and her how-can-I-help attitude and limitless patience that has finally allowed me to share these pictures of our darling newest addition to our family.

BTW, our sweet and funny daughter-in-law, Dilly  (this is her and Gunny’s first grandchild) has suggested that great-nana just doesn’t “flow” — so she’s going to call me Nana the Great.  Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

11 Responses to You Can Always Use “A Little Help From Your Friends”

  1. Linda says:

    I went over and looked at the pictures. Beautiful! I can see why you were so frustrated when you had trouble getting them posted. The first line of a favorite song of mine says, “Everybody needs a little help sometime.” I’m glad Barb was there to help in this instance.

  2. Oh….worth the wait! That little boy is adorable!! A real charmer! Love the picture and I’m glad to see a glimpse of your family.

  3. Skeeter says:

    Hi! Tax time is just the worst, I agree. Every candidate that runs talks about reforming the tax code, maybe someone really will get it done one of these days.

    Great blog! Best wishes you and yours.

  4. tz says:

    death and taxes…
    and yes, the pictures of your grandbaby are fab—your marine grandson is quite the photographer and what a great opportunity to read another blog with interesting and thoughtful posts.

    nana the great…priceless, you should get that engraved somewhere

  5. Sandra says:

    Linda — Yes, Barb was in the right place at the right time for me. Aren’t we glad we “discovered” the blogging world!

    SBW — Thank you. It’s fun to get to pass on these pictures through my “surrogate grandma” — but, I don’t think I’ll be trying that again any time soon — toooooo much anxiety!

    Skeeter — Your lips/God’s ear! Because I really think for it to happen it would definitely require God’s help! (I’m pretty sure we’re never going to get it done on our own!)
    Thanks for visiting and commenting.

    tz — Half Past Kissin’ Time is definitely a great blog. I think you’ll enjoy her stories.

  6. Sandra says:

    Skeeter — I went to your blog and wasn’t able to leave a comment — it doesn’t like “wordpress-ers.” But, I have to tell you how much I appreciate that you write posts that make mine seem brief! And, they’re interesting too! I’ll be back!

  7. Lucky you……..I haven’t even begun my taxes yet. Check out my blog on it!

  8. Sandra says:

    Want Bill’s number, Jen? 🙂 Good luck.

  9. Chrissy says:

    What adorable,priceless pictures! Thank you Half Past Kissin’ time for posting those!

  10. Nana the Great…I love it!!

  11. Sandra says:

    Yes, Chrissy, I am really grateful to her. I’m glad you think they’re adorable too — maybe I’m not just prejudiced!

    New Diva — Yes, I think it has a nice ring myself!

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