Isn't she lovely? Isn't she wonderful? This is my 91 year old grammy (Muriel) or as I call her, "Cutie", or as the great grandkids call her, "Moo Moo." I traveled to Virginia Beach this weekend (3 1/2 hours) to go and decorate her new apartment. Yep, she lives alone at 91. Cool huh? My sister and the three kiddo's came to help too. We cleaned, unpacked, organized, hung curtain rods and curtains, hung pictures, shredded paper, threw away expired mustard (what is up with old people and year old expired condiments?) and transformed my grammy's new pad into a stylish abode that she would feel comfy in. The hardest part was trying to keep 3 lively children from acting like 3 lively children on the third floor of an elderly apartment complex. I have to say though that they did remarkably well. Thank goodness for the carpet swiffer and polishing cloths. Cutie grammy was thrilled with the results and made me cry when she started crying and saying how beautiful it was.
We also took her on a shopping trip. She wanted to go to Walmart. Yuck, but hey this was her shopping trip. She was so darn excited to get out and go shopping. On the way there she told me she didn't think she could walk very far. I looked at her and said, "you won't be walking, you'll be riding the scooter shopping buggy." Boy oh boy was she excited about that! My sister went in got it all set up and off Cutie went. We walked around with her in Walmart for over 2 hours. We took stuff off of shelves, compared prices, ate samples, got decorations and just let her enjoy her adventure. When we got back in the car, she started to cry and said that she had the best time. She said for the first time in her life she was able to go into a store and not worry about a budget and could just ride along looking at things because no one was rushing her. I thought about all the people that passed by us and said how nice we were to be taking care of her, what good helpers she had, how special she must be. Hmmm come to think of it, she is special. Very, very, special and she's lovely and she's wonderful.
Have a fun week.
This week IGF my Cutie grammy, my sister and the three kiddo's