Today is Maca (jamie’s grandmother)’s birthday. It was expected to be
somewhat sucky; she has been abruptly moved from one home to another,
her daughter (Jamie’s mom) is very sick, and Sissy is sick (so we didn’t
want to subject the kids to her). But it is a lovely sunny (though
windy) day, the sky is blue and we’re all quite safe and sane. So Jamie
took her out this afternoon and they both enjoyed some retail therapy.
Jamie LOVES to shop and I absolutely hate it. So he and Maca headed to
shopping, the kids watched Way Too Much TV and I cleaned the trailer.
Well, I started anyway. In a nice surprise, instead of taking Maca back
to Elinor’s house, he brought her to the motel where she opened a gift
we’d purchased for her, an Amish quilt. She seems to really like it and
I hope it will be a memory of a good day for her. We’ll take her to a
buffet restaurant later for dinner (the kids have been fasting all day
in anticipation of the event) and stuff ourselves silly.
So, happy birthday, Maca, the first in a line of “el’s”. Helen, Elinor, Ellen and Merry Ellen.