• Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Grand Indeed.

I got back from NC on Tuesday night. I wish the trip could have been longer. And not because of the weather. Because I love spending time with my grandparents. I moved around a lot when I was young, I didn't get to spend long periods of time with them. So I really do appreciate any time I can spend with them mow. I feel really lucky that I can enjoy time with them as an adult. When I spend time with them, I realize how many characteristics I have in common with them. I know that families often feel this way but since I don't see them all that often, I'm always amazed by it.

My grandmother is highly organized. She has her craft closet completely organized and labeled. She has a container for everything and she generally knows what's going on with everything. I learned that when she finishes a book she always underlines page 13 in the book. That way if she picks up a book, she'll know if she's read it or not. What a great idea! I might have to start doing that too...except I'll probably pick page 8. :) She was the one that taught me to read, to crochet, and to needlepoint. And I still have some of the original crochet hooks she gave me when I was 12.
My grandpa is probably the funniest man I know. Even though he doesn't talk all that much anymore, but when he says something, it's something worth hearing and it's usually something funny. A few weeks ago I was sitting down at a meeting or something I was twiddling my thumbs (unbeknownst to me) and someone pointed it out to me. I realized that it's something that my grandfather does all the time too. I'm not sure why that's significant but I don't know many people that actually twiddle their thumbs so I was struck by this. I know this is kind of random but I love that we both do that.

Even if I don't see them as often as I'd like, I'm really glad to see a little of them in me.
Oh and I have to share this cute picture of their dog Maggie. Isn't she cute?Grandparents really are grand aren't they?
Happy Thursday!

2 comments:

Ms. Attitude said...

I have learned that I have a lot in common with my grandma, and we aren't even blood related!

Cristina said...

Wow, what a great post! They rock, they definitely do.
Your hair is gorgeous in these.