Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Girl and her Grandma

For the first time in my entire life, I have the weekend alone with  my grandgirl.
It is the fault of life, that it has not happened sooner..
There seems like another crisis all the time.
But, now, my cup runneth over.!!
Self-care for Lynsey and self-care for Grandma.

The Charlotte Quilt show was today.
With friends, we went...
We all loved it...
I was so happy to see so many of my friends.
There was a collection of vintage and antique quilts which were stunning.
Here is Lynsey in front of a favorite...They say it is 1930.

I gave her five dollars to spend on fabric...
She really loved the fidget quilts and was thrilled she could touch them without gloves..

Making egg pizza with spinach, onion, mushroom, red pepper and parmesan cheese.  Don't kids always love best what they help cook ourselves.!!
Both last night and tonight...we played Old Maid
And, we laughed and laughed and laughed.
Hot chocolate for her..with marshmallows
A great girls weekend.
Tomorrow...the plans..a morning breakfast movie.
More Old Maid.
We are having the best time ever.
She played for quite awhile in her room with her dolls.
This girl loves to play alone.
She is the  best girl smart and kind and good.

OMG  Ms Stephanie has created a cleaning monster.
9 year old Lynsey insisted that we get a new broom and that she gets to pick it out.
Once home, she was upset that the floor has been swept already..
I told her that I did not know how to sweep.
It was hilarious watching her try to teach me...where to place my hands, etc.

I love these bowl covers...always in my fridge with leftovers..mine are lined with rip-stop

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A friend of mine was diagnosed with ALS this summer.  She kept it a secret until now.
I feel weak and nauseous, I feel exhausted and depleted and helpless.
It brings back visions of the Hoyer lift and the feeding tubes and the suction machine, and the Trilogy breathing machine...and Hospice and death.

I am so glad Lynsey is with me to laugh over Old Maid.
I am grateful.


Julie said...

I’m glad you have her too, as well as she does you.

Karaquilts said...

There is something very special about a grandaughter weekend. Treasure each moment of it ~ ~ and hang on to the moments in your heart when you need them most.

My heart aches for your friend and her coming days and hours. So sorry you have to revisit those horrors in your own mind and heart. Picture Your Man in his flannel shirt! over and over again. I love the potholder photo of his shirt fabrics ~ ~ hold onto it.

Mystic Quilter said...

It is so special to have one on one time with grandchildren. Pleased to read that you both had a wonderful time, you'll be looking forward to the next one now. I am sorry to read about your friend with the ALS diagnosis, it is not surprising that all your memories of those associations come to the fore.

Karmen said...

Your granddaughter is beautiful! Aren't we lucky to have them! *happy*
I'm sorry about your friend. *sad*