Friday, July 23, 2010

I've Got Nothin' For Ya...


This week Grandma Irene died.  She wasn't *my* Grandma, rather she was my best friend (my blood brother...erm..sister(?) from childhood)'s.  Either way, she was like a Grandma to me.  I missed out on real Grandmas because my Mom's Mother died before I was born.  My Father's Mom lived up North and we pretty much only saw them on Christmas; just enough to really piss you off as a child, having to wait to open gifts until the Grandparents showed up. 

I mean, I loved my Grandma, don't get me wrong; but man, she was like a Nazi at her house.  2 pieces of bacon and THAT was IT!  A tiny glass of O.J. and THAT was IT!  Geeze, Grams, did you grow up in the Depression or something? 

Oh.  Right.  You did.

Still, Grandma Irene was my Grandma.  She loved me, treated me and punished me just like the rest of them! 

I broke at the funeral.  Every funeral now makes me think of my Mom too, so that's a big fat crappy bonus!

In other news, after hunting 2 cities and like 7 Walgreens, I have found and purchased some awesome candy that I am incredibly addicted to.  Mission accomplished.  After all, it's time to put on the "winter weight".  Not that I've ever "taken off" last years...  but shh.  We don't have to talk about that!

Writing is really what I need to be doing.  Sadly, that takes a back-seat way more often than it should.  In fact, I've begun a new project.  Project 365 on Flickr - Self Portraits.  I'm really looking to be stretched and am excited about hitting day 365 and being able to look back on a year of life.  We will see how this goes.

365 / 002:  Grandma Irene's Funeral was this morning.

In lighter news for this absolutely horridly humid Friday afternoon:  The words "eyeliner and cigarettes" are stuck in my brain.   Not the whole song of 'Paparazzi'.  No.  Just that line.  Thank you, Lady Gaga.

Enjoy your weekend, Friends!


Alesa Warcan said...

My condolences on the loss of your of your grandmother (by mutual adoption).

What is this awesome candy you've become addicted to?

Good luck with your flicker project!

Heidi said...

Thank you.

The candy that I'm currently addicted to (funny because right at this moment I am eating Love Hearts which are my fav British candy - I only get them when friends visit and return from their. I'm treasuring these...) are Frooties. They are made by the Tootsie Roll Company and therefore are shaped and wrapped as such. They come in LOADS of flavours. My absolute fav are: root beer, lime cola, fruit punch, sour grape...and after that I will eat any of the other EXCEPT green apple. :)

Alesa Warcan said...

Those sound good, I'll see if I can find some next time I'm in the US!
: j

Allison said...

I'm so sorry about your grandma. You're earning serious points with all the crap you're going through - you should be able to cash in soon.

On a lighter note: a few weeks ago, for one day, the phrase "que lastima!" kept running through my head. I don't even know what it means.