Life is back to normal here. The washing machine is whirring away. The dishwasher - ditto. The toys are in a pile waiting for me to conjure up SOMEWHERE to store them until Missy returns. And there is no-one racing up and down ordering me about. "ON THE FLOOR, MOREGLANNY!!!" (She is attempting the "r" in granny and it is not quite there yet.) And I repeat, she will make a SUPERB Speaker in parliament one day. The child is a natural.
So Mum had her great-granddaughter here for her birthday and that was a first. There was much singing and chatter, and Missy provided some masterpieces for us all in the artwork department. Skype has decided not to work between Diana and home. Apparently she can skype others, but not us. Any ideas????? I want to skype with my girl! So does her Granny.
Missy has been waking at 3 to play. Three AYEM! Her father is a saint. He got up both mornings, and took her into the kitchen to play and have at least one breakfast an hour in an effort to let the rest of us sleep a little longer. The poor man needs an afternoon on his bed. So do all of us, actually, but I wouldn't change one second. We have looked for squirrels, and we have stirred the dinner. We have filled bags with stars and books and cereal and butternut squash. Peppa Pig is alive and well, and Moreglanny now knows how to find her on the computer. Moreglanny also knows how to get her granddaughter into her clothes after a mega tantrum which involved the discarding of said clothes. Moreglanny remembers dealing with things like that well. Some things never change!
And...."Moreglanny come in Missy's car to Missy's house? Please, Moreglanny?"
Day 14: I am thankful for the photos. The little face I can see whenever I open the file. I am SO thankful for the wonderful gift they brought me - a digital photo frame loaded with photos of my family and the people and places I love. I am thankful, especially, for the thought behind the gift. It has warmed my heart and made me smile......