No excuse, just LATE…Nana missed the deadline!
Dear Mom and Dad,
Today was a very BIG DAY, because Daddy got his special present! It was bigger than me, and he really had no idea, but his Mom and Dad flew all the way from California to see him off, and visit for Guillianna’s blessing…. Here they are… and Nana hopes they will love being a part of My Journal of Love Letters…. she and every one here is even happier to meet them! I am loving that! But sadly, Nana who was considerably behind in her estimation of how much there was to do in such a small time, missed her MIDNIGHT deadline, to have my letter sent EVERY DAY… tear… I didn’t want to miss a single day.. Mr. Positive – Poppy… he says it’s okay, today you get a double whammy, Friday and Saturday in one LONG LETTER. I think daddy was happy to see them because, he didn’t stop smiling and he had been feeling sad before you came that he wouldn’t see her before he deploys to Iraq, since he took all his leave to come see me, well this was just the best thing ever. We went to dinner, and then came home where all the pets, lived up to their reputation… slimy, shedding, attention getting 200 pound lap dog, and did I mention SLIMY. Poor Justice and Liberty, they get grouped in with this but we all know IT IS YOU MR. GRIFF that I speak of …
We tradionally have an Easter egg hunt at home, YES, I am serious, Nana still just can’t let it go… even if all her kids are grown. She means well.. and yes, baking a special holiday treat at midnite rather than getting her work done transcribing my love letters… well, there is just no excuse…she is a slippin’
Great Aunt Pam was here again, she hid all the eggs (150 or so) while Poppy and Nana picked up Pappa and Mimi. THANKS SOOOOO MUCK…She even brought Brittany my cousin here too… and get this, they dyed eggs… and got candy and stuff… ALL I GOT… was this stinkin’ cold…. but then, I being influenced by the Poppy half full attliitude, realized I have the best gift, I got to see Mim’s and Papa, Very Lucky for that to have worked out. They will be tired when they fly back in a day… they came so far… and have work on Monday so it will be brief and exhuasting I am sure, but it will be memorable for a lifetime.
GG-ma and Papa Alan were in on the secret too, and helped Nana by telling the kids we were meeting them for dinner out… but they stayed at a different table and held menus up over their faces… they were imposters.. but DAD saw his mom, and the smiling didn’t stop. Oh by the way, we let them come back to our table, Nana didn’t just leave them hanging there at separate table… but could have since she is so pre occupied with things lately.
Proof of just how crazy busy it’s been, well go figure…. Nana always made Mom say thank you to people when they are given something or someone does something special she says you girls and Uncle Nick were forced to hand write thank you notes, or call and show your appreciation… WELL LETS JUST SAY NANA DIDN’T GO BY HER OWN RULE… Daddy has an associate at his office, Dr Randy took time from his busy schedule and knew about the fractures in Nana’s feet that have not yet healed… first he helped get a Bone Growth Stimulator, for her, and then just the other day he gave Poppy a present for Nana… special Latex free Crocks (shoes) to help her feet hurt less. DID SHE CALL HIM AND SAY THANKS…NO. DID SHE WRITE HIM YET, NO! Is she planning on writing him as soon as she finishes transcription of my love letters… YOU CAN COUNT ON IT… Sorry Dr. Randy… I will get her on the stick. Great Grandma Sally and Grumpy out in Washington state… sent me a card in the mail today, and I in one day got to see or hear from them all. Nana even spoke with Great Grandpa Ray… Crazy Lucky… to have so many “adoring” fans of the GuGu meister. Yeah, I said it Gugu Meister… it’s late, I am tired, don’t have your expectations to high … Nana is slipping, after all, SHE DID GET SLAMMED AGAIN TONIGHT while exiting from DINNER. That’s when IT happened…. fourth time since I have been at camp…. a perfect stranger that Poppy was trying to let pass by as our big group was leaving said IT…
As our group of 14 big people and 1 little person in a car seat were trying to exit, Poppy being so kind and courteous was letting the man get by in the middle of our little train, Momma and I walking/riding in my seat directly in front of Poppy, and Nana pulling up the rear…. As Poppy offered him to exit in front of him, the man SAID OH NO, YOU CAN FOLLOW YOUR BABY AND WIFE… what, what….. c’mon… so not nice… who did he think Nana too old for Poppy obviously… Poor Nana, (if I do say so myself) so sad though, she IS getting a complex… I said in an earlier post I am still saving up to by a shirt for poppy that says he’s with the old lady… or I am not her son…geez.
I am ready for my weekend with Mimi and Poppy… and I will let you know if all these grandparent types sing like Nana ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM ITSY BITSY SPIDERS, to DIRTY DIPES…really Nana? Spiders, dipes… cradles rocking then baby’s falling out… just plain scary… Rumor has it Papa Rick will sing to me this weekend …. but somehow, THAT SEEMS LIKE IT WILL BE A VERY NICE THING… he’s got talent. Nana however, NOT SO MUCH… Maybe Papa Richard should give her lessons on “singing”. Nah, she is tone deaf and hopeless in the singing (and dancing) departments. But if you ever really need a good laugh … ask Nana to dance… insulin pump flappin in the breeze… NOT PRETTY… funny yes, but NOT PRETTY… I on the other hand…. simply GORGEOUS… JUST GORGEOUS! HINT: May need to tell Nana prior to song beginning… IT IS not A DUET, no joining in… just have her LISTENING EARS ON, AND SEAL THE LIPS…
Even sick, I was still adorable… honest…AND JUST like a postal worker who works through rain, sleet, snow and hail… (which we have had some of each these past days… )I was able to rise above how truly lousy I felt to be, Little Miss Adorable, Love always, your daughter