Thursday, May 15, 2008

Is it the weekend yet?

Seriously, with finals this week the office is dead, the days are going by SO slowly. Normally quite is a good thing, it's just in this case this is the week that won't end! It's ONLY Thursday. Perhaps it's just my excitement for the END of the week. The bf and I are leaving work early to drive up to my parent's house for the weekend. My brothers both have baseball games on Saturday, and it's really the only time I'll get to see them play this season. I'm super excited. I'm looking forward to being home for an entire weekend, and for the family having more of an opportunity to get to know the bf. They've met him, but that was a whirlwind trip that didn't leave too much time for simply socializing. What's even more exciting is how excited the bf is to go and visit my family this weekend. Did I mention he's perfect? Seriously. (and apologies for the obscene number of times the word excited or its variations appear in this post) We're planning to pick up flowers for my mom and Grama on our way up, as a belated mother's day gift. (don't worry, I sent cards plenty early...made them both cry...the good kind of tears!) I wanted to have flowers sent to them, but the cheapest set from the place I get them at home is about $30, and I just couldn't afford to send them both flowers at the same time. So I settled for personal delivery, which they will appreciate far better than the delivery man.
I think I mentioned in the comments on one of the last posts about taking the bf to meet my Grammy and Grams Monday after work. If not, well, I did. Grammy is my dad's mom, and Grams is his grandmother. They are down helping the help watch my aunt's 5 children while she and my uncle are off in Barcelona or someplace. (this is the aunt who hates my mother because she can't control her, and subsequently, isn't my biggest fan either...but it's okay, we don't care for her either) Grammy had to stay there, but the bf rescued Grams with me and we took him to Mimi's, which has become OUR place over the last year or so. (I steal Grams away and we go to Mimi's whenever they're down here) It was wonderful, and Grams loved the bf. It really meant a lot to me that she got to meet him. The woman is a rockstar, seriously. She's 91, this tiny little firecracker of a lady, wicked smart, and can totally kick all our butts at miniature golf. She's a wonderful, wonderful woman and I am so excited that she likes the bf. (though, who doesn't? Perfect, remember?) We also took her to see my new apartment, which she absolutely loved. She gave me the Grams seal of approval for it. It really was just a wonderful evening. Grammy liked the bf too, we hung out at the house for a little while when we got back. And I really have to admit it's too bad that my aunt doesn't like my family, because my cousins are fun. The twins are just about one, and completely adorable once they warm up to you. And the youngest of the three older boys is too cute, we had a great time playing. If only. But oh well.
I feel like I'm rambling all over the place today. Sorry for the ramble. I promise to be more collected next time. Or at least try very hard to be so. It's only 12. Good grief. Hopefully the hours AFTER work move as slowly, because I have a lot to do.

Photo specs:
~taken May 10, 2008
~settings: full auto; flash did not fire, auto mode
~comments: just some toys resting on the vast lawn at the site of the mother/daughter luncheon with the bf's mom...I liked that they looked like they were chasing each other in the sunshine.


Gramma Ann said...

I am the favorite Gramma also, At least I tell myself that. Ha, ha!!!

My granddaughters email me almost everyday, some joke or something or other. They are 21 and 23 years old. The 21 year old one made me a great-gramma in Nov. 2007. I haven't seen him yet only in pictures, she emails me many pictures of him and daddy and mommy. We live about 900 miles apart.

Enough about me! You didn't ramble at all, at least from my viewpoint.

Have a fun week-end with the family and bf;))

Jaina said...

Aww, congratulations! My grandparents (mom's parents) just became great grandparents. My cousin and her dad came out a few months ago when the little angel was only 5 weeks old. Our entire family managed to keep the secret, and we all drove up to surprise them with their son, eldest granddaughter, and first great-granddaughter. Best surprise EVER!

And thank you :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!

Kellan said...

I'm glad you have this trip to looks forward to. It sounds like fun - baseball games and time with family - nice to have something to plan and look forward to. I hope you have a great time.

Have a good evening - Kellan

Jaina said...

Thanks Kellan! I hope you have a lovely evening as well :)

MamaGeek said...

Ramble away - it's cheaper than therapy! And that shot is so wonderful and playful.

And have a fun time!

Jaina said...

Thanks!! I just loved the way those things were sitting arranged on the lawn, as if they froze in the middle of playing. :)