Whenever I call anyone at my brother's house I usually end up talking to everyone who is home at the time. If my brother, David, answers, we chat about work and softball or volleyball or basketball, depending on the season. Then I talk to my sister-in-law, Dawn, about whatever is on sale at Target or what one of us is buying for whomever for Christmas. That sort of stuff. Then I ask to speak to the nearest child. If it's Emily, then she takes the phone and we talk about movies, or school, or my most recent blog, or her future husband. If she's playing on her computer, then she pretends to talk to me, all the while reading whatever website she's on and responds very little to me. I usually then tell her to give the phone to Reece. Reece always has something to say, for about a minute, then he's ready to give the phone to someone else. He's not a big talker on the phone, yet. He's only seven, so this is not surprising.
Last night I was talking to Emily on the phone, and she told me that Reece wanted to talk to me. I was so excited, since I knew he had something to say. He didn't. He just wanted to say hi. After a minute or so of my trying to extract any sort of information from him, he said, "Hey, Nessa, I need to go now. There's a peanut butter and jelly sandwich calling my name." I just love him to pieces.
Emily's had a rough couple of days. She lost someone dear to her and she's been grieving and trying to comprehend the whole thing. It was a tragic accident and Emily is very sad right now. Emily, hope you're doing better today! I love you to pieces, too, my precious niece!
I need to go now and work on a scrapbook I'm making for my grandmother, Bera. We celebrated her ninetieth birthday in September and I took a lot of pictures, with making a scrapbook the intention. I'm giving it to her for Christmas and I started working on it yesterday. Nothing like waiting until the last possible moment.
If you haven't read Momcat's post about bad Christmas gifts, go read it. I'm sure you'll be able to relate to it!
One more thing, YES, I'm putting off the scrapbooking as long as I can...you have to look at this site when you have time. It's so cool. And addictive.
Now leave me alone, already! I've got work to do!!