01 April 2008

Whew! What a Week!

Greetings to all my sweet and wonderful internutty internetty friends. Groovy has returned.

(That is your cue to applaud.............I'm WAITING............)

Words are flying through my head at the speed of, well, very fast sentences. Unfortunately the rate of my convoluted typing style (the Morton and Briggs Two-Handed Crisscross Applesauce approach) is more the pace of chewing a big, cold, sticky caramel. It makes for some frustrating keyboard time!

It also makes me craves sweets. Hmmmmm.

All that said, I'm just going to type the flowing verbage as well I am able and hope for the best.

First, just let me say that I probably have the most incredibly awesome and wonderful and terrific daughter and son-in-law on the face of the planet. Whe they heard that Grampy was in the hospital last Monday and things looked a bit grim, they rented a car (theirs is not safe for a long trip!) and trekked overnight from Rochester, NY to Central Maine.

And while they were here they were such a joy to all of us! They repeatedly visitied Grampy in the hospital and, at one point, got so roudy and laughed so loud that the nurses had to give them the evil eye and shush them. They went to spend long periods of time with GrammaJ and helped her organize her new home and hang pictures and make her feel loved. They played countless games of Mario with the girlies and card games with the whole family. They spoke in obnoxiously bad French accents and instituted new private family memories and jokes. They finally gave us "the rest of the story" on how they started dating and fell in love.

It was so sweet and romantic, especially the part where he gave her a Napolean Dynamite poster. Ah, young love! *sniffle*

All their ministry here freed us up to rest and recover from caring for the folks and my mom and enabled us to bless Uncle Grumpy-Pants who had foot surgery and lives alone in another town.

And we did take one day to just play together at the Children's Museum in Augusta...The museum itself is mediocre, but the company was outstanding!

By the way, for those of you who wondered about the socks, I'll repeat what I said to Corn Dog in my comments: Funsocksgirl comes by her name honestly. She has occasional bouts with mood swings and depression. Knowing she is wearing mismatched, colorful and sometimes goofy socks helps to lift her spirits.

She's a tad odd, but she brings joy to everyone in her weird, wonderful way. :-)
Of course, she comes by it honestly, if you know what I mean.

As a postscript to this crazy week I will assure that Grampy is home and is TOTALLY back to his wild and wacky self, Grammy is almost over her bout with the flu, GrammaJ is 85% settled in and her hands are finally healing from her surgery (thanks to her being able to actually rest them because the kids did so much for her) and Uncle Grumpy is on the mend.

And Mulletman and I? Well, our 26th anniversary is this Thursday. He has some time off work, but we're not sure what we're doing yet beyond eating out and being, you know, romantic and everything. We're both rather drained right now and we celebrated in HUGE way last year (it took 2 days of blogging to report on that trip!), so I think we're fine settling for a quieter observance.

Just in case you weren't aware, the Long and Short of It is giving away books left and right this month. Buzz on over there and enter the contests!!!

If I did things right, there's a banner in my sidebar that will take you there if you didn't think to clink the link in the previous paragraph.

And speaking of Giveaways, I hope you'll consider giving away some of your money to the American Lung Association.

Mulletman and I are trying to raise $500 each for the ALA of Maine. For your donation you will be rewarded with gripping reports of all our aches and pains as we ride 180 miles across HILLY Maine in 3 days time in June. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped curb air pollution, decrease the power of the cigarette industry, and find better treatments for asthma, COPD, Cystic Fibrosis and other icky lung diseases.

All the links you need to donate are in my sidebar at the top, so you don't have to hunt for them.

I'm thoughtful that way!

And if you want to keep up with athe progress of our sore muscles and sore tushies, you can check out our training blog or my Squidoo Lens. Unfortunately, there's not a whole lot there yet because IT KEEPS STINKIN' SNOWING!!!

And perhaps you're dying for more info on the Trek itself. If so, you'll find oodles of info HERE!

Lastly, a couple of you have already donated. Please forgive me for not thanking you personally. One problem with receiving online donations is that they are reported to us with your REAL names. Can you imagine? And the truth is that I don't know all your real names! That makes it difficult for me to thank the correct Matilda or Fred.

So, to those of you who HAVE already donated, my asthmatic lungs extend a heartfelt (lungfelt?) THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! *wheeze, gasp*



anno said...

What great kids! (Why am I not surprised?) Sounds like a wonderful visit for everyone. Glad to hear that everyone is getting better. Hope you enjoy a fabulous 26th anniversary!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Huggles you wacky sweet loveable girl!

Marianne Arkins said...

Awww... the kids are keepers!!


Welcome back.

I applauded. Yes I did.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that the cavalry arrived and brought relief to everyone -- and that you got to spend some time together.

I think we might become a fun socks household. I'm giving up on matching the socks. Thanks for the idea!

Your happiness is contagious. Thanks for this great post.

Carole Burant said...

Hello dear Groovy:-)

I'm finally back to regular blogging...isn't it amazing how having company for a week and then going away for a few days can really mess up your regular routine??? hehe

Thank you so much for your best wishes on my finding out that I will be a grandma...I can't tell you enough how absolutely thrilled I am:-)

How wonderful that Funsockgirl and J-Man were able to come visit...they're such a cute couple and sound like a lot of fun to be with:-) Glad to hear that everyone is starting to be on the mend!!! xox

Susan said...

Boy, I'm tired, almost, reading your busy, fun, stressful time.

Dru said...

It's good to hear that everyone is getting better. That was so sweet of your daughter and SIL to come up and lend a hand.

Dawn said...

What a fun and productive week, thanks to your wonderful daughter and SIL!

I can't believe it's been a year already since we read about your anniversary adventure. I remember it very clearly.

Have a great week!

j said...

WOW! This was a full post. Thank God for your thoughtful kids and thank God he is home from the hospital!


Unknown said...

Bless you my dear.

I took some time and linked to your post about last year's anniversary trip. Sounds wonderful. I love reading about your adventures. You chronicle it all so interestingly and of course, include your wonderful humor!

Anonymous said...

I'm still applauding! Your family are so lovely I actually have a little tear in my eye after reading this. You are truly blessed.