Tuesday, 6 April 2010

HAPPY SURPRISE!


Just when I was told and thinking too bad my darling granddaughter was not able to come for Easter, I hear my husband say, "Well, what are YOU doing here?" and in walked Ava with Mommy and Daddy to spend the day with us! What a wonderful HAPPY SURPRISE! Of course, it was "come, come Grammy" as soon as she arrived, and up the stairs we carefully walked together ~ to the girliest room, where FUN was waiting for the both of us... a barbie doll house, spring horse that whinnies, baby grand piano, and fancy beds for snuggling and reading books galore on, and even a basket of Easter goodies to indulge in that now I am so glad I had ready! Five hours can go by like a minute when Ava is here, and though a wonderful memory now, I am still smiling!

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Grammy likes piano music, fireplaces, children's laughter (no better sound in the world!), warm weather, bubble baths and blowing bubbles, tea parties, eating out, shopping sprees, dressing up, being creative, collecting vintage ~ children's book (for their illustrations), aprons and pillowcases, old black and white movies, photo albums, Christmas, Old Maid card games, Mother's Day, travelling by plane and train, remembers fondly ~ births of my children and February 3, 2008! huérfanos desde Chiapas, Camp Oneida, Tom Oshiro, Piper Laurie, Maggie and Jorge, Aunt Trudy and Uncle John, Granny Tweddle, Jean, Grammy and Grampy Hendry, all my wonderful online friends, fifth grade, CKC '71, May Festivals and Frank Holton's Public School Girls' Choir, summers in Michigan and Lion's Head, homeschooling, first flight. I dislike being alone (maybe because I shared my mother's womb with an identical twin?), my feet being tickled, mushrooms, whining, family conflict, long distance telephone bills, bugs (especially centipedes, earwigs, all pinchers and stingers), motorcycles, sirens, not having money, saying good-byes just like AVA (it's "see you later" right?), sarcasm, spit.

MY FAVOURITES (Sometimes Less is More):

  • ACTOR - Colin Firth, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Dreyfuss
  • ACTRESS - Shirley Temple, Doris Day, Drew Barrymore
  • ALBUM - Luis Miguel's ROMANCES (en Español!)
  • ANIMAL - Hudson, horses
  • AUTHORS - Hesba Stretton, Grace Livingston Hill, Beverly Lewis, Jane Austen, Max Lucado
  • BOOKS - Jessica's First Prayer, A Birds' Christmas Carol, Mary Jones' Bible, IDEALS Publications
  • CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATOR - Mabel Lucie Attwell, Beatrix Potter (I may be related!)
  • COLLECTS - Kaleidoscopes, Paper Dolls, Postcards, Seashells
  • COLOR - Pink!
  • COUNTRY - everything MEXICO! food, hospitality, art, embroidery, music, dance
  • DRINK - flavored Ahmad of London's Tea
  • FLOWER - Bougainvillea (Mexican memories), Trillium (memories of "home" in Ontario)
  • FOOD - International Cuisine, Smogasbords
  • OCCASION - Mother's Day, Easter
  • PERFUME - Givenchy III
  • POETS - Edgar A. Guest, Ruth Bell Graham, Helen Steiner Rice
  • RESTAURANT - The Olive Garden
  • SEASON - Spring (YIPPEEE! No more winter!)
  • SONG FOR AVA - How Wonderful Life is with You in the World
  • SPORT - Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Synchronized Swimming
  • T.V. SHOW - DOWNTON ABBEY! Lark Rise to Candleford, Poldark

Grammy's Girl is Growing!

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