Yesterday was my grandma’s 90th birthday!
I called her to wish her a happy birthday, and we had a lovely conversation. She wanted to know all about the new house, and was just so excited. She’d had a great few weeks, between her surprise party on the 3rd (that we couldn’t attend, because we were moving and in no condition to take a trip to Chicago), Mother’s Day, and then her actual birthday.
Her phone has been ringing off the hook!
She’s so much fun. Her favorite word is “neat.” Honestly. Everything is neat. Called Grandma to tell her I was engaged. “Oh, that’s so neat. That’s just neat. Oh, oh.”
Can’t beat that.
She’s married to my grandpa (obviously), and together, they make Christmas so much fun, if only to watch them eagerly open gifts. Seriously, if you can still get excited about a book when you’re 90+, you deserve some sort of prize.
She’s also famous (in my small circle, at least), for wearing these:
I’m realizing now that it looks like she’s not smiling very much in those pictures, but don’t be fooled. She smiles a lot, and is a pretty happy-go-lucky kind of gal. Hard, tough (she was a school bus driver for the Aurora School District, if that means anything to you), and a workhorse (she’s also the creator of the infamous Christmas Eve meals featuring the same menu for the last few decades, which we love, even if we do make fun of it sometimes). I’m so lucky to have her around! Grandpa turns 95 this year (I think), in June. I’ll spare you the cute stories she told me while we were on the phone.
When I came home from work, I saw that this beast:
which had removed on Sunday night, and which was given to someone from Craigslist because they needed it, and it still works (it’s just small, and, well, ugly),
was replaced with this one:
Ain’t she a beauty? There was some confusion with Sears about how many dishwashers we ordered and/or wanted to pay for, but in the end, just the one was delivered and had nearly finished installing it by the time I got home. It works perfectly (we ran it last night), and matches the other stainless steel appliances much better than the old one did.