Tuesday, September 16, 2008

You're going to get sick of me.

My kids are so great. First my son gets me tickets to the McCain/Palin rally and then this morning my married daughter Deb called from Thailand to tell me I'M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!!!

I texted my brother this afternoon and he replied, "Yeah, it's all the buzz!"

How did HE know?

Then I texted my sister-in-law (his wife) and she replied, "Kate (her daughter) called me at lunchtime to say she read it on facebook!"

Dang technology steals my thunder every time.

Deb says she feels good and is dying for pickles. She says it started before they left for Thailand, long before she had any inkling she was pregnant. She would come home from work at night and eat a bowl of them (??!!). So now they're in MaeSot, in the middle of nowhere, with not a pickle to be found. Apparently Thai folks don't eat them, nor do they know what they are. Their missionary buddy is searching high and low in Bangkok for some kind of vinegar-preserved vegetable that will pass for a pickle. He offered to bring ice cream, too.

Then I went and bought tires, a lower control arm, and a front-end alignment for my Honda and the sting of paying $850 was substantially reduced by the knowledge that I'M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA!!!

Did I mention the baby clothes? And the adorable teddy bears? And the quilt I'm already planning? And that I'M GOING TO BE A GRANDMA?????

Ok, I'm done. But only for a little while. GRAMMY will be back tomorrow!

Be thankful ~

Karen (Grammy)

12 comments:

chickadee said...

CONGRATULATIONS! i'm glad she feels well enough to want pickles. ugh.

Daniel said...

thats awesome!!!!! ill be praying for her.... can i call you Grammy from now on???

Joelle said...

hi there! saw your comment on boomama's blog and figured you must live around DC. always love finding blogger in the area! and apparently we have the same taste in blog backgrounds. :) you have a great looking family!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh, congratulations!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you (okay, and Deb) :). This gives me encouragement that babies are still in my future, even I can't have any more of my own. I mean, you are NOT that much older than me! So, it's right around the corner. How exciting!
Rie

Sarah said...

Hi Karen! Congratulations on the coming grandbaby! No wonder you're ready to start quilting again! Here are the answers to your questions about my quilt: The clouds are made out of cloud fabric. I just cut them in shapes and appliqued them on. I made the binding myself, then machine sewed and also hand sewed it on. I did all the quilting on machine--if I had to hand quilt, I'd never finish a quilt! And I used bamboo batting I bought from JoAnn Fabrics. I think that's all you asked, but if I missed something, I'll be happy to answer! I love talking about quilts :)

Congratulations again!

Jeana said...

Hurray! So exciting!

Leah said...

Morning Grammy!!!

Rebekah said...

HEY! How exciting!
Yeah I read your thing on facebook that said "can't wait till May 17th!". I thought "wow you must be real excited to have posted that already!". Then I saw Debs and I figured it out......
I am so excited for ya'll!!!!!

Gwendolyn said...

Congratulations! How exciting! I mentioned to my husband the other day that since our oldest is sixteen, we could be grandparents in a few years and I thought he was going to faint. I love doing that to him. LOL

KLM said...

oh!! congratultions!!

carrie said...

congratulations! Yay!!!

JenIG said...

um... ok, i know for CERTAIN that i left a comment on this post. but it's not here. either i'm going crazy, or, uh, i don't know.