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Yay, Yay, it’s Saturday…

We still do this where I live… so it can be really dark when you leave work!

Yay, Yay, it’s Saturday…

Hahaha… but true 😞

Heartbreaking…

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When I heard the story a week or so ago about a couple who had plunged to their deaths from a scenic lookout, Taft Point, in Yosemite National Park, California while taking a selfie, I cringed.  What a horrible way to die.

A few days ago I saw more coverage of the story, this time with a picture, and as soon as I saw bright pink hair, my heart sank.  I knew it was Minaxi.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would know this couple, as well as you can know blogging friends here at WordPress.  Perhaps you knew them, too?

It’s taken me a while to find the words to write this post.  Originally Minaxi’s blog was called Gameplan Happily Ever After and she blogged about being part of a newlywed Indian couple, married in 2014, who absolutely loved to travel.  She wrote about her wedding and her sweet husband, Vishnu, and their life together.  How she didn’t really cook and how she loved shopping and everything that was pink!

I’m not even sure how Minaxi and I met or why we bonded.  Somehow we followed each other’s blogs and I know she hoped to become a full-time travel blogger.  I called her my adopted daughter in one post and you’ll see our conversation in the comments.  I even wrote a post about how I met my hubby because she asked me to and you can see her comments there, too.

She had begun a newer blog that has now been deleted.  But I’ve looked back at Gameplan and you can see all her adorable pictures of their life and travels.

I understand an investigation into what happened is ongoing.  Apparently an unattended tripod was found at Taft Point which seems to confirm the selfie taking theory, but I’ve also read some speculative comments that there was something odd about the situation.  I don’t believe it for a minute.  Minaxi was just so fun and full of life.   I’m certain she and Vishnu simply ventured too close to the edge where there were no guard rails and fell in an awful, tragic accident.

They will be laid to rest in northern California, a young couple whose story ends far too soon.  And as I write this and think of Minaxi and Vishnu and their heartbroken families, my heart is breaking, too.

Photo from Facebook

Me & JP, Y is for Yardstick…

IMG_1766JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years.  I hope you enjoy.  I know this sounds a little contrived, but he really did say this.  And wonderful Nana that I am, my first thought was, “Yes, there’s my Y word, LOL!”

JP:  Nana, guess what?

Me:  What?

JP:  I’m taller than a yardstick!

(I’m not sure how tall he is, cause I don’t even have a yardstick.  And I don’t know if he knows what that is, but he’s probably right, cause he’s kind of a big guy for his age!)

Me & JP, W is for Wenus*…

IMG_1766JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years.  I learned a new word the other day.  I hope you enjoy.

JP:  Nana, did you see what I was building at school when you picked me up?

Me:  I did see that.  What are those things called?

JP:  They’re called Squigz.  They stick together and I made an alien.  Did you see theAlternate Image #2 of Squigz™ Starter Set (24 Pieces) thing hanging down in the middle?

Me:  I’m not sure.  Why?

JP:  That was his wenus! 

*(Apparently this is the word his daddy has suggested to differentiate between the different areas of his man parts.  Because, of course, JP wanted to know.)

Me:  So, he had to have a wenus, hmm?

JP:  Well, Nana, how else could he go potty?

(How indeed?)