Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Punishment

I am back from the dead. Fortunately my journey to the dark side only lasted about 2 days, but yuck, what a 2 days! It started rather unexpectedly Monday morning and I awoke this morning feeling completely normal. I couldn't believe that the day before it was physically impossible for me to eat or drink anything (not even water!) for fear of having to spend some additional quality time on the bathroom floor. Where did this come from?

It was then that I realized I was being punished. As a firm subscriber to karma, and way before Earl made it so popular, I know I am getting my just desserts. What did I do? I stole the best friend of a 90 year old woman. How could I do such a think and not think that the cosmic system wouldn't need to be rebalanced in some way?


Although, grandma is always especially happy when Jenny comes to visit, she was especially sad to see her go this time. Grandma has been having some hip trouble and while having to wait on doctors and x-rays and medicine, she has more or less spent the last week upstairs in her room. Jenny seemed to know grandma needed her and stuck by her like glue last week. We spent some time with her on Sunday and could tell that Jenny's leaving was going to leave a hollow place in her heart. Both B and I even had thought to ourselves - maybe we could leave her a little longer...

But, it was time to bring her home - we missed her, too gosh darn it! Although, now that she is back in the land of cement patios and no afternoon sun, I think Jenny maybe missing grandma as well...

Fortunately, I suppose, I was home for the last two days to help Jenny get used to being at home again after nearly a month long adventure in tall grasses and sun spots. She was glad to see us and she is getting back on her schedule here, too. We did, afterall, just come back from getting the M-A-I-L during which she barked like a psycho at the guy catching the elevator as well as the two 50-times-her-size-golden-whatever dogs. See - totally normal day.

In knitting news, this weekend was a time of giving. My mom got Her Flat Clapotis and the Easter Egg Socks now live with my sister-in-law, M. I think it is way fun to give away knitting and hopefully I can keep this up throughout the year, so I won't be faced with IT come December.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Ugh - I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better now!! Sounds quite nasty. Oh, too bad you can't clone Jenny for your grandma. :(

Nonnahs said...

Glad you're feeling better. Upset tummies are NO fun! Aww, Grandma. Maybe Jenny can pay her another visit sometime soon.

Nasus said...

The photo of Grandma and Jenny is adorable! Great to have you back from the dark side.

Peevish said...

She certainly looks happy shoulder deep in those grasses! :)