February 8, 2011 - Five Days to Go!
Oh, I know I told you I'd quit counting the days until we leave to go home, but I can't help myself. At least I'm getting everything packed up, and the house is spotless. If you readers didn't have an internet connection, I'll bet your houses would be spotless too! I went to the library this morning, but they were packed full of people and there was nowhere to sit, so I just stayed outside in the truck and downloaded my email. I decided I could write my blog offline, then go down later to publish it.
It's not like I have a lot to say right now, and no pictures at all. I'll be pulling out all the lettuce and spinach plants on Friday. I'll wash them, roots and all, and store them in a damp pillowcase in the refrigerator. They will stay nice and crisp in the cooler for our trip home Sunday morning.
I think Granddaughter Alicyn (age 2) is as excited about our coming home as we are to see her again. Her Mom told me of the following conversation between them:
Amy: Gamma and Gampa are coming home soon!
Amy: What are you going to do when you go to Gamma's house?
Amy: Pee? You're going to pee and Gamma's house?
Ali: Gamma got a toilet?
Amy: Yes, Gamma has two toilets.
Ali: Gamma got a BIG toilet?
Amy: Yes, Gamma has a big toilet.
What is it with grandchildren and toilets? I'll never forget when Ali's big sister, Alicia, was about five years old and she was sitting on my lap in the rocking chair. We were watching TV and she was in such a lovey mood, she kept hugging my head and telling me how much she loved me. After a while she had to go to the bathroom, so she got up and left the room. A minute later I hear:
Alicia: Grandma...come here and give me a kiss.
Alicia: Come here and give me a kiss!
Me: On the toilet?
Alicia: Nooo...on the LIPS!
Kids really do say the darnedest things!
PS: "I decided I could write my blog offline, then go down later to publish it." Remember when I said that? How silly of me. Why didn't I know the library would be closed this afternoon, due to "technical difficulties". You guessed it....their computers are down.
That kind of reminds me of what happened last week in Parker, the nearest town of size (and I use that term loosely, it means it has two supermarkets and a Walmart). We went through the drive through at McDonald's and ordered a couple of burgers and some fries. I asked for extra ketchup, and got "We don't have any ketchup". I said "what do you mean, you don't have ketchup?" and she said "No, we don't have any ketchup". I basically
I will also be glad. I am typing this for her while at work, and with all the interuptions, this has taken us about 2 hours and 6 phone calls to get through this ONE blog!