Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Busy Hands....gather no moss

Or something similar. What Grandma J is trying to say is she's been busy.

Now that September is here, October is on the horizon...and that's a busy month on so many fronts.

Here's a rundown, give or take any unknown minor adjustments:

*Sgt John is coming home on leave from Iraq with just enough time to take grandma J to all the dinners and casino trips he promised over the last several months....and she has the emails to prove it.

*While Sgt John is home, grandma J's granddaughter his daughter is having her tonsils out, and he wants to be with her because under the best of circumstances, she always cries for her daddy.

*Sgt John thinks he'll have time for a quick three day weekend getaway to Las Vegas with his bride...and Grandma J will entertain the grandchildren and JJ while they're gone.

*Once Grandma J has had her fill of Sgt John and his bride gets back from Las Vegas, Grandma J is hitting the road for So. CA. Yep, a 1,400 road trip, each way, with an itinerary that would knock your socks off. More about that in a post of it's own.

I know what you're thinking....who cares about October? September is just starting, and October is eons away, so how busy can you be?

Well, I'll tell you. A-Ron went with Grandma J to the fabric store after his three hour baseball practice. She wanted him to help her pick out fleece to make some more blankets for the children in the pediatric oncology ward for Christmas. He goes with Grandma J to distribute them and we need at least twenty. Right now? We only have six.

I figured I'd let A-Ron pick out the fabrics that he thinks an older kid would like. Here they

Yeah, good choice! SpongeBob SquarePants with Patrick. The one thing that really irritates me is the price of licensed fabric. Not only is it twice as much, but you have several wasted inches of fabric with their warning on it. In this case.....thank you Viacom.

Oh, and SpongeBob...was this really necessary?

This was A-Ron's second choice! Ummm, maybe Uncle Michael would like this one. Once again, Thank you, Twentieth Century Fox.

Now, I thought maybe A-Ron could find something a bit softer....something a girl would like. He claims he doesn't go there!

But, I finally got him to pick this out. It's some kind of Disney stuff that has nothing to do with princesses or pirates. Once again, we paid through the teeth for the Disney name.

And who notice that Grandma J took these pictures on her stripped down bed? Yeah, it's because she doesn't neglect her chores, even when she's having fun. Nope....she's airing out her mattress while her sheets are in the dryer.


Anonymous said...

janet said:
I air mine out while the sheets are in the washer too! It never occurred to me that I was actually accomplishiing a task.
(You don't meean that you took it OUTSIDE to air out, do you?)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You are one busy woman GJ! Road trip??? Oh I cannot wait! What about PJB and Crusty? Are they going with you?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

ps- I might like the recipe for that blanket.

Cassie said...

Welcome home to Sgt John from us---we appreciate his service to our country! We hope your grand daughter's operation goes smoothly.

Funny about the cloth. I like the looks of Spongebob, but don't have any idea who he is.
When you're done with your house work come on over here...We've got boxes my hubby just drug up from AZ now where do I put all that "stuff"??

Living on the Spit said...

What a plan you have!! That's great though...stay on the move, that's the way I want to be.

Don't get me started about licensed really makes me mad. That is so nice of you to make all those blankets.

The Incredible Woody said...

Hooray that Sgt John gets to come home for a while!! I know you guys are beyond happy!!

And have I ever told you just how much I ADORE road trips?!?

Daryl said...

Busy busy busy .. tell me, do you draw those adorable pictures you post of yourself? If so, woman you are smart & talented, if not, hey you are still smart & talented AND have a secret place to find cool/fun sketches

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am worried about you on this upcoming road trip. Is crabbycrustycrabguy going with you?
I am so happy St. John will be home soon. Hurray for heros!
Can't stand the licensing annoying that they add it and they are making a killing!

Karen Deborah said...

So glad your favorite Sarge is coming home. Please tell him thank you for serving your country under very trying circumstances the citizens appreciate it. Your blogger buddies appreciate him. Enjoy! As for all this work you cut out for yourself I totally believe you are up to the task! You are a Wonder Grandma!

Pat Jenkins said...

what a great thing you and a-ron are doing granmda j!!! there is nothing like those fleece blankets to keep you warm at night. but don't i remember you making a-ron a longhorn one? i am suprised he didn't pick out a texas print. or maybe he wants to keep his to his own... he he...

Mental P Mama said...

You wear me out my friend! And I am sooooooo happy that Sgt John is homeward bound!

The Running Girl said...

It looks like I missed the boat on wishing you a happy birthday, so happy late birthday!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is a long road trip! : ) I know you will have fun though. You are the funnest person on the planet : )

That is crazy that they take up the material to write stuff on it. Crazy I tell ya!

I love that you make the blankets. You always make me feel like the world is a safe place. I love that. That is why I love coming to visit : )

Yay for Sgt. John's trip home : ) I am so thankful about that!

Jen said...

Fabulous! all of it!