Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Well, I disappeared again, although this time there was a reason. Right after my last post, my grandma passed away at the beautiful old age of 90. It was both sudden and expected - as once you get to 90, things happen. She had a heart attack over the weekend and was stable for awhile - I was able to talk to her, and she told me that it was all "very exciting" and that she got to ride in a helicopter for the first time (she had been airlifted to another hospital). A few hours later, she was gone. It has been hard, but I know that Grandma lived a long, wonderful life so it makes me feel a lot better about her not being around. Lots of mixed feelings and emotions.

So. That's that. We missed a week of veggies, and got a double share this past Friday, which of course I forgot to photograph - but we got two big bags of beautiful lettuce, giant bunches of beets, green onions, and some mint. I never know what to do with mint - thoughts? Ideas?

Matt is done with school now for the summer, and just got a job working at a research center on campus so he is staying busy. I am, of course, counting down the seconds until school lets out for the summer. I believe we only have 14-15 days left! Then I get to work part time over the summer. RELIEF!

In other news, Jenny came to visit this weekend and I got to meet beautiful Natalie! I have some photos but that will be a separate post, hopefully tomorrow. :)

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Ashley Paige said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother's passing.. Like you said, such a mix of emotions! But it sounds like she really enjoyed that helicopter ride ... :)

got mint? make Mojito's! we have three or four mint plants in our garden (spearmint, wintermint and some random Walmart mint, lol, that we grow specifically for mojitos! you can also garnish strawberry pies and other desserts with it!

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother :-( That's so hard!

I agree with Ashley - make mojitos! Also goes great in iced tea :-)

Eric's Mommy said...

I'm so sorry about your Grandma :(

Lucy Marie said...

Mint = Mojitos. The end.

And, I'm also sorry about your Gram. You know I was thinking of you lots.

Legallyblondemel said...

I'm so very sorry about your loss. I'm so glad you got to speak with her again before she died, but like you said, I'm sure that's all a mixed bag of emotions.

d.a.r. said...

It's almost summertime..hang in there!!

Jackie said...

I'm so sorry!

Becky said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. But how sweet and touching that she said it was "all very exciting." That made me smile and I didn't even know her. xoxo

Lucky in Love said...

So sorry about your grandma....honey!
I had a fabulous time with you and Matt over the weekend! I just wish we could've hung out longer. Can't wait to do it again!