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My Idea Of A Perfect Day........

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Yesterday morning I had to actually wear a sweatshirt!!! The reason this was such a treat was that we are just coming off one of the hottest summers I can remember. Not only were the temperatures high, we didn't get any rain!!! So..........it felt wonderful to finally shiver. I had grabbed my sweatshirt and was heading out the door, when the phone rang. It was our oldest son and he wanted his Dad to go with him and our grand-daughter, Elizabeth, to a town about 40 miles away to look at a motorcycle. My husband was more than happy to go as it took him away from my "Saturday-To-Do-List." We both took off------in opposite directions. About three hours later, I had just gotten home and was working in the kitchen, when my husband walked in. I asked him how the trip had gone and if our son had purchased the motorcycle (he had) and most important of all, what Elizabeth had had to say (she rarely stops talking and it is usually funny). He said that she had slept most of the way home and was going to a wedding that night with her folks. Then he went outside and I continued working in the kitchen. A couple of minutes passed, when someone grabbed me from behind and yelled SURPRISE!!!!! On their way home, Elizabeth asked my husband if she could come to our house for the afternoon. He said it was okay with him if it was okay with her mom. Then, they decided to surprise me and have Ken walk in without her so that she could sneak in later and surprise me. She was SO EXCITED to have pulled one over on her Grandma. She is 5 years old and loves to surprise us whenever possible. We made lunch for her and then she asked me if she could watch her favorite movie (American Girl's Kit Kittredge). We watched it together and she always has so many questions. It is a great movie for teaching family values and the right way to treat people of all ages. When the movie was finished, we played outside with our dogs. This lead to a walk through our woods (Elizabeth calls it the "Scary Forest." By the time we came back from the woods, it was time to take her home to get ready for the wedding. My husband said that the entire way home, she was trying to come up with ways to NOT go to the wedding and to stay with us instead. I know that when she got to the wedding dance, that she had fun, but it still felt VERY GOOD to know that she would have chosen being with us over this event. She is growing up so fast and I treasure every minute spent with her. I am realistic and know that it won't be long before friends become more important than time spent with Grandma and Grandpa. This is normal; but I have a feeling there will always be a special place in her heart for us. She was our first Grandchild and will always be special in so many ways.
Just when I thought the day couldn't get any better; we had a beautiful rain and I received a phone call from a friend from Arizona who has been my friend since I was younger than Elizabeth.......doesn't get much better than that.
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