Wednesday, November 11, 2015
I usually work in my craft room with the TV on or with music playing but last night I created this card enjoying the silence. Here's why.........
12:30 pm: Assisted living calls - Gram (my mother) is still coughing and they want her rechecked. I call the doctor.
1:00 pm: Doctor returns call and can see Gram right away. Bundle up Emma, bribe her with my iPad and head out to get Gram.
1:30 pm: Gram says she feels fine and is not going anywhere. Bribe her with candy and get her in the car.
2:00 pm: Doctor tells Gram she has a touch of pneumonia. Gram tells doctor she has lived to 90 without taking any medicine and isn't going to start now. He has been her doctor for 25 years and hands me the scripts and says good luck......and starts showing Gram pictures of his new condo on his cell phone. She finally hugs him good by and says that I will probably make her take the pills because I am so bossy.....doctor laughs.....happy that he is the good guy and now I'm the bad guy! Bribe her with the promise of an iced coffee to get her out of the office and into the car.
3:00 pm: Drop scripts at pharmacy and drive to Dunkin' for drinks and munchkins. Emma loads diaper while we are waiting in the drive through lane resulting in all windows down and freezing temps in the car. Drive home to change her with Gram squawking in the front seat and Emma saying it's only a little poop Gram!
3:30 pm: Leave Gram in car with coffee and munchkins while I take Emma inside to change her.....Emma tells her not to eat all the chocolate munchkins.
4:00 pm: Back to pharmacy to pick up meds then to assisted living to return Gram. Gram is still holding on to those munchkins......and Emma is still saying don't eat all the chocolate ones! Once inside Gram takes a large paper cup and fills it with munchkins. Emma says those are mine, grabs the cup and runs out into the hall. Gram refuses to take the box and tells me she wants the ones in the cup. I chase down Emma and convince her to take the box and return the cup to Gram.
4:30 pm: Emma and I finally make it home. Emma sets the table for a "tea party"...... with munchkins. And then she opens the box............not a chocolate one in sight...........
Erin took this selfie on their trip to the Pumpkin Patch recently. She was smart just to buy them pumpkins and no munchkins!
My talented friend Narelle has a wonderful sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches. The possibilities are endless! I thoroughly enjoyed working on my card....in silence.....using the set Flurry of Wishes! The color blocks are sponged with distress inks - Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.