To Grandmother's house we went~
I haven't been able to post in a bit, just because my head has been foggy. Just to much stuff in there to think about I guess.
Anywho... a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to cheer up Mom we went off to see her Mom "Grand Mom". Grandma is 90 years young, and doing so good. She is so cheerful, and happy, and talkative, and crafty. I'm wondering if her water is better than mine. Hmmmm....
Grandma lives at the Jersey Shore in an adult community with my Aunt M. We haven't visited in quite a while because my Step dad was sick, and Mom couldn't go. She is much further down the shore than we usually travel. Ok... no excuses you gotta visit your Grandma when you are lucky to still have one at my age.
Pete and I had such a great time. I fully expected him to be a little bored. He really got a kick out of my family. My Grandmother revealed to us how as a young woman, she use to go to NYC with her girlfriends during Fleet week to hang out with all the Navy men. We were all quite shocked by this. Grandma you naughty girl! My mother accidentally said "Mom you didn't hang out with Army men!" To which Grandma said "that's right I said Navy men!" Oh how we laughed~
As I looked around Grandma's little apartment I noticed something immediately. It looked just like my own place. There were all kinds of books, and projects being worked on. There was a beautiful crocheted blanket in a basket being worked on. A big embroidery basket was right next to my Grandmother's chair. Then she showed me where she hid her stash. Oh what a laugh we had. My Pete quickly understood where this gene came from. She went on to tell my hubby how she remembered teaching me to embroider when I was about 8. She told him about me having my own little hoop, and what a joy it was to teach me... because I was so curious about everything. Some things never change.
Grandma said that she just hopes that her Dr. gives her the ok so that she can travel. A few years ago she visited my cousin in Oklahoma, and she wants to get on a plane again really soon because it was such fun. She carries oxygen with her, and had to fly first class. I guess that is why she is so exited about going again. I hope the Dr. says it ok. She deserves the best of everything that life can give her that is for sure.
We thought that Mom would have enjoyed herself a little, she was happy the entire week before we went, but she really didn't show any signs of enjoying anything that day. She was actually kind of quiet, and snippy at times. I just hope for the best, and that she can pull herself through this terrible time. I can't imagine my life without Pete, and don't want to. I know that I would be wrecked. Losing my Step dad has brought everything into perspective for all of us. I don't think that any of us thought it would be this bad.
I wish that I had some pictures to post of this very happy visit with my Grandma, but I didn't bring the camera. For obvious reasons I thought I would be sending out the wrong message to Grandma by bringing a camera, but dang I should have. She probably would have posed!
Till next time....