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Thursday, February 4, 2016

a cousin to remember

Some  of you will remember, but I know a few of you will always remember Margret and Colin and the little things that make Margret so  interesting   and unique.






It seems like she has never changed from the first time we met her  ( "Yes and no" )
 Tiffany was still a baby, and then a few times when we saw her in Germany  
and then
in her home with Colin in Sunderland.


She has always been about 5 foot two, with broad shoulders and short cropped hair. ( Once it was blond, now white ) Oh, I think she is a little plumper than 42 years ago ( most of us are )


But it is her conversation that makes her so...Margret.
"If you know what I mean."
She does rely on Colin  COLIN  ( that is not Colin Firth, but very amiable )
He seldom hears her the first time she calls so COLIN  rings in the air.
He stops ..halts...and soon turns around with a smile.


"in the end"  she is usually right.



As she tells us, it is the German way to just speak the truth. Just say what you are thinking. No filters. 


 So, you pretty much know what Margret is thinking.







 And if you are not sure, she is sure to tell you, a second time






Monday, February 1, 2016

Ready !



Ready in  case I needed back up 


Thanks officer, the suspect left the premises.

Nice to know the big guns are there for you. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

i am not a doctor

and for that matter i am not a nurse

but, i do believe there is something wrong with this picture.

you see, our friend gets these occasional spells of dizziness - vertigo  ( same thing )
and while he was here visiting us, he had an episode.
it was so severe that he had to drop everything and come back to our house and go to bed.
     He had come for a two night stay and a day trip north to look at some stones he is interested in buying. Too unstable to check out any stones  
Slept for hours. He thought maybe the morning coffee could have triggered  the episode.

I am making chicken soup .
Though the guys were going to go out for a quick bite for dinner,  since Mr. Sleepover was under the weather, we all sat down to  chicken soup.

Then the first surprise, Mr. Sleepover wants to go to Bible Study. He thinks that to be social will help him get better faster.

I am not a doctor, but if that makes sense to Mr. Sleepover, more power to him

So the men went to Bible Study.
Then, the men had snacks after Bible Study.
Chocolate cake, popcorn and coffee.

I am not a nurse, but that sounded like something a kid might say would make him feel better.

But they all had a good night's sleep.

Breakfast suggestions: eggs, bacon, toast, cereal.
"I Il take them all". said Mr. Sleepover 
And he did.
Then hubby went to the freezer for his stash of favorite apple fritters.
"you probably  aren't interested in  one of  these?"
But, to my surprise, Yes, he said, I will take 1/2, but not without some coffee.

I could not hold back the laughter
And it was pretty hard laughter.
Mr. Sleepover could not figure it out. "What's so funny?"


I had to tell him,
Do I have to tell you?
Did it strike you funny?"
Are you a nurse?

Well, Mr Sleepover is here for another night. He does not feel well enough to drive home to Eastern Washington , or well enough to drive into the big City of Seattle.
  Have you figured out this will be three nights and then we are looking  ↓ at four.

  So, the guys will make a little trip into town and Mr. Sleepover will be here one more night.  


This picture?  Pretty amazing isn't it. And it has nothing to do with my story. But it is a story of it's own. You see, my friend found it in the dumpster at her condo. Just bare stems.  She brought it inside and set it by the window.  This is the second time it has bloomed for her 8 blooms and 4 more buds.
Now THAT is amazing.  and beautiful.  

If four nights turns into five, I get out the gun, or a nice bat. I have a big party that day and the guys party is over .



I live an exciting life.

Final day

Yes the final night was the grand finale

woke up once and back to sleep.  Oh, just like last night. Oh, Grampy was on duty again.

I might have said that was unfair, but the truth is, the day will come all too soon, when there will be no little men to come and spend the night.  For now we gladly give up a few hours of sleep to have the privilege of a little man coming to spend the night.  A little man who loves coming to spend the night at Grammy  and Grampy's 
But until then,  a bed is ready.
 And if a little lady comes, we have pink sheets too.



I live an exciting life 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Fourth Day... 

Your probably think it was such a long night and I have been sleeping all day.
But, little man  only woke up once, and went right back to sleep.
So, I got a fresh start with my favorite beverage..


You might remember, Grampy was on duty. 
 So unfair. 
But, he is on again tonight, so we shall see what we shall see.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Day three

Third Day started at about 2:00 a.m.
                Little man was scared in the bedroom
                      Let's pray about it and then you can try again



            So we did. And he did. And was quiet until about 4:00 a.m.
                          Just wanted to snuggle.  Who could say no to that ?
                                   
                                   About 6:30  I slipped out of bed


An he slept on. Not for long, but oh so sweet. 
So, Grammy is a little tired today, but tonight, it is Grampy's turn.






Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Day Two

Day Two

Yep, got off to a much different start.
Ok, little man came in about 4:00 A.M. 
 He gave me a kiss and I told him he needed to go back to his bed.
He did.
I did not see him again until my bed was made.