Tuesday, April 18, 2006

I LOVE SPRING!!!! It's so beautiful. The sky is so blue and the air is fresh. I open all the windows for as long as I can and we spend a lot of time outside. I'm very hot-natured so I fear the summer and hang on to the mild warmth of spring and fall.

According to her Hospice nurse, my mother's mother, Granny, is actively dying. My parents are traveling to Galax tomorrow and the nurses feel that she only has a matter of days, if that. It's very sad, but it is also way past time; I am ready for her to stop suffering. Now we all are on pins and needles waiting for the phone call. I have a list of things to do (board the dogs, ask my friends to feed the cat, pack, cancel appointments, etc) and Tracy is trying to prepare for time away from both work and school. In the meantime I am trying not to jump every time the phone rings.

To end on a more upbeat note, it was back to preschool today for India and evidentally she learned "My Country 'Tis of Thee". I know this, not because India told me, but because I overheard her singing "Land where my fathers died, land where the pilgrims fried" over and over in the tub. I'm not sure if this indicates an early use of the electric chair or they were just making tempura. Later India was drawing Tracy and I with bath crayons (REALLY cool toy) and informed me "I'm putting hair on Daddy...on his body, too. Daddy has lots of hair on his body."!


Delane said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your grandmother.

The photo is fantastic. That's a nice wide open space behind them.

I like it when they get the words wrong to songs or just words wrong in general. I miss it later when they start doing it the right way. Jackson has fewer and fewer words like that, so I'm glad that Ben is there to create a whole new bumper crop of them. Jackson has always said that you use a papercot crayon when coloring people, but the last time he said it he corrected himself and said apricot. I'll miss papercot, his only holdout might be aminals instead of animals.