Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend update: Grandchildren, storms and earthquake!

Wow, what a weekend!  The lovely grandchildren came to spend the night Friday night. We picked them up at home, and dead skunk count was an all time high of 10!
Then while Pawpaw, aka Alex, fixed a gourmet dinner of chicken nuggets and Kraft mac n cheese, I took them to the neighborhood D-G to pick out a new toy.  Christopher of course got a transformer, then later informed me that there were two more there that he could use, I guess if I found myself in the D-G with nothing to buy, and Olivia got a dinosaur. Then we went home for dinner, playing, a movie on the DVD and bed.  Christopher went off to sleep, but Olivia stayed up through Blues Clues and Bambi.  I think she would stay up all night if we let her.

At 5 am the next morning, Christoper wakes me up.
Gammie, is it time to get up?
No, go back to sleep.
Gammie, do you have bedbugs?
No, go back to sleep. (where does he get this stuff?)
Gammie, is it light outside?
No, go back to sleep.
Then the cursed alarm goes off at 6:30.
Christopher pops up.
Is it time to get up?

So we got up

Later on, after Alex got up, we took them to the IHOP for breakfast.  That went amazingly well, I guess they are growing up!  Olivia had little pancakes, eggs and bacon.  Christopher had grilled cheese and fries.  And half of Olivia's bacon.  Then I had to give her one of mine.  Then he wanted more bacon and I had to give him half of mine.  I ended up with a half piece out of two! Oh well, less calories!

Then we went home, they played outside.  Overheard Christopher saying to Olivia: Well that's just stupid!.  Not sure what that was about.  Then Susan showed up and I took them home to get out of her way.  They slept all the way home.

Then I went to  flea market on the way home. Alex avoided this by staying home and working on his schoolwork.  He avoids flea markets at all costs.

Sunday night, what a night.  About 10:15 pm it started to storm, lots of lightening, much thunder, much rain, much wind.  And in the middle of it, an earthquake.  I didn't feel it, but a friend who lives a few blocks away did.  As did almost everyone I know.  How did we miss that?

And then Pioneer Woman put Chicken Fried Steak on her blog today and thats all I can think about.

So we are off on another work week. 
6 years, 6 months, 3 days from retirement.


1 comment:

  1. That was a full weekend with an earthquake even. Glad everything is okay.