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Hello, hello everyone: Bubbies, Savtas, Grandmas, Omas, Nanas, etc. Welcome to my Bubby Blog.
I guess you can call me a Blogging Bubby.
Now first let’s be really clear. I am a grandmother, and I am a Bubby. However, I am in fact a Bubby who is not even called a Bubby. Yes, you read right! I am an Oma. Oma is German for Grandma. My grandkids call me “Omi,” (a take-off of Oma or Omama). And before you start asking me how could a nice Jewish grandmother from Brooklyn bear that her grandchildren call her Omi, and not Bubby? — I will answer your question with the following statement.
Read my book.
What book? Well, actually the book that I wrote that didn’t come out yet, but is about to be released (in Fall 2012 by Israel Bookshop Publications) that’s– in about 2-3 (or less, if things move fast). It’s been a long gestation period; yes, writing and publishing a book is a lot like having a baby.The planning, the waiting, the excitement, the —well you get the idea. (you don’t? Oh well…)
Back to my book. Okay, you want to know – what is the title? Well, everyone who hears about my book wants to know that right away. So….without further ado, my book is called (drum roll!) — Mazel Tov! It’s a Bubby! That is the title. The subtitle is longer than that, and I will keep you in suspense about that until the book comes out. I’ll give you a hint. It has something to do with the name of this blog. Yup! The Joys AND Oys.
So now you know several things about my book:
1. It’s about being a grandmother (hence, the title)
2. It’s about “joys and oys” – the fun part of Grandma activities, and –the not-so-fun part.
3. It’s about bragging (about our grandkids – who else?) and whining (about other things!)- or as they say in Yiddish, “kvelling” and “kvetching”
Hmmmm. Interesting. What could be “oys” about being a grandmother? We all know it’s a huge JOY to become one.
That brings me to #4:
4. It’s about laughing, learning and growing from the Oys (and the joys); from the Joys (and the oys);
Stay tuned for more in my book (in a few months), AND on this blog(until then and beyond). Day by day, or more likely, week by week (as a busy-blogging bubby), I will write on my blog about things that are relate-able to so many women in our position.
See you next time, and thanks for following!
Bubby – (I mean – Omi)
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