I think that is what she said afterwards! My mom got her 2 weeks of vacation with us! (Well, this time with us… she gets a lot of vacations and loves it!) You’ll see I had her working and busy and out & about a lot. I’m sure she needed to rest after vacation!
Some highlights —
Day 2 – after church — and I love that she is great with selfies even tho she doesn’t have a phone to take photos
She got to see her youngest (and tallest) grandson for a 1/2 day before he headed back for his last semester. He was drummer at church that morning. I think it was 11 yrs ago she saw him drumming last! 😀
She hung out in the studio with me. One day, while I quilted, she ironed 3 yards of fabric “we” had dyed the day before.
~Often when I said “we” did this or that, she said it was more like “Betsy & I killed the bear. Betsy sat on the fence and I killed the bear.” Have you heard that phrase?
(a quick google gave me this:
“Betsy and I Killed the Bear” is an expression whose meaning has been lost. Like many of the things I work with, it is an evocative archaeological find whose significance is not immediately discernible. Its meaning – as nearly as I am able to reconstruct it – has to do with taking credit for something one has not done. But this meaning has become so obscure that it remains more or less a private one to the individuals in the photographs, in particular to my Aunt Dorothy, who mentioned it to me in conversation a few years ago; now 91…. (which fits the age range for “Betsy” in this case). )
Another day, she had her knitting and I was quilting and with my barely long enough arm, I was able to get both of us and our projects in a selfie! (not to be confused with my long arm machine for quilting! pardon the pun…)
My Instant Pot was still new and she got to be a tester for some new recipes. How about hot fudge brownie with chocolate raspberry swirl ice cream for a bedtime snack? Yum!!
Lunch outside on a busy day (for me) when we couldn’t take time to eat at the table AND catch some rays at separate times!
Another day we had a quick run to the drugstore and she was given a $5 cash back coupon. She said she didn’t use them. Gasp!! I asked if she’d like a snack for the trip home but she declined. I said I would use it and headed for the chocolate aisle. I showed her one of my favorite treats, Dove Dark Chocolate covered cranberries, and asked if she’d like this.
Immediately, since she was also scanning this aisle that she’s probably never been in, she said, “What about trail mix?” I asked what she likes in her trail mix and before she answered she asked about this can of snack mix. Oh yummy!! Great! She chose her own use of the coupon that was hers to use anyway. It was $4.99, we checked out and with the .01 something tax, I gave the coupon and we were free & clear!
I put this in the bag she already was given and as we walked out, she agreed that was fun! I didn’t even get my seat-belt on in the car and she was opening her can of snack/ala candy! After almost 2 weeks, I still forgot to make sure she had her ‘2nd breakfast’ and she was hungry! However, hungry with you & me is different than hungry and my mom. She had 2 bits and was done! I don’t have such willpower once chocolate starts in! It was packed in her car bag for the trip home.
A few more parts to her visit to come….
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