Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hey, Do You Know What Today Is?

Today is Gran's one year blogiversary! If you go over and visit her, you can enter her giveaway--the drawing is on Saturday night (if she can stay awake after I wear her out in class on Saturday!).

Of course, you've "heard" me "talk" about Gran sometimes, right? Well, I first met her in the quilt shop, Bearpaws & Hollyhocks, about a year and a half ago--something like that, anyway. Several of us customers and employees were chatting about blogs, something that was new to Gran. She asked for my blog address, and within a couple weeks, I noticed I was getting comments now and then from "Gran," which wasn't the name I knew her by. I had just an inkling that "Gran" was local and might be the woman I sort of knew from the shop, but I wasn't certain until I asked her one day--and found out I was right. Since then, we've gotten to know one another much better, and I really enjoy spending time with her--she's a truly kind and thoughtful person and a dear friend.

Our latest "escapade" was simply a short drive from her house to the house of another friend to watch old movies last Friday night, but even that proved to be a fun adventure! I was driving that night, and she asked me if I could swing into a Starbucks drive-thru on the way, which I was happy to do. We pulled up to the speaker and a male voice said, "Hi, my name is Brandon. What can I get you this evening?" I turned to Gran to see what she wanted, and when I realized she hadn't decided yet, I told Brandon it would take us a minute. There was no one behind us in line, and Brandon seemed cheerfully patient with the two of us "old" ladies, so there we sat, lost in thought, dreaming caffeine dreams.

After a minute or two of such thoughts, Gran seemed no closer to deciding what she wanted, so we opted to enlist Brandon's help--he'd suggest something like "mocha?", and Gran would say yes or no; he'd suggest "Venti?," and Gran would say yes or no. It continued like that until finally we all agreed on her beverage choice. Brandon gave us the total and invited us to pull forward to the window.

Unfortunately, we couldn't pull forward. In all the excitement of ordering, Gran had dropped her Starbucks card between the seat and the center console, and no matter how far she stuck her hand down between and under the seat, she couldn't find it. Finally, thinking she'd sneak up on it from behind, Gran got out of the car, opened the back door, and crawled onto the floor of the back seat.

In the meantime, I sat patiently in the driver's seat while Brandon began whistling the theme music to "Jeopardy" through the Starbuck's speaker. Who knew he'd still be watching? I guess we were the evening's entertainment. So I figured narrating for Brandon Gran's search for the missing Starbuck's card was the least I could do, because really? Who knows what Brandon was thinking as he watched Gran get out of the car and then crawl around in the back seat?

Anyway, do you know what today is? BESIDES Gran's one year blogiversary? It's the day I'm meeting her for coffee at Starbucks! Boy, THIS should be fun! For some reason, though, she wants to meet at a DIFFERENT Starbucks--one where they don't know us. Yet.

Happy blogiversary, Gran!

12 comments:

SoozeM said...

LOL thanks for the giggle!!

Gran said...

I am going to get you for this! I wake up early, allergies, decide I really am not going to fall back to sleep, stumble around the dawg, who can not figure if I am up for the duration or if I am just up for a pit stop (he feels he has to attend every event...) flip open the laptop while my tea is brewing and whadaIget - you telling tales on me. See you at TJ's Starbucks.

luv2quilt2 said...

A nice giggle to start the day! I hope you and Gran have just as much fun at your visit to the next Starbucks.

Kelly Ann said...

OMG...I thought you knew each other for years....you two are too funny together....I'm running over there right now and tell her you're telling stories on her....you're gonna be in trouble....

Shelley said...

Ah, the Adventures of Kim and Gran!LOL! The Jeopardy tune is hilarious..I would have lost it at that point! Perhaps today Gran will decide ahead of time what her beverage pleasure will be !

Quilt Hollow said...

You two must be a hoot together!

Laura said...

Ha that is great! I bet you made Brandon's shift at work MUCH more entertaining! Congratulations, Gran!

PunkiePie said...

How funny! You girls are a riot!

Brandie said...

You girls have fun. Have you heard that saying, "A friend is someone who will bail you out of jail, but your best friend is the one sitting next to you......." ?

Jan said...

Thanks so much for letting us know about Gran! She is such a sweetheart and I love hearing about your all's adventures together! "Thelma and Louise" indeed (LOL). The "Compass Rose" below is gorgeous!!!

Anonymous said...

I just left a quilt show in Columbia, Maryland there was your Spring quilt. She gave you full credit and did a beautiful job. It was so exciting to see the bunny I had seen on your website. You reach very far.
Sue

quiltmom said...

HI Kim,
You and Gran make me laugh each time I stop to visit. I love your zest for life and the sheer joy you both have about life. I know life does hand you your share of challenges but you can usually see your way through them by using humor. I know your lives are richer for your friendship- and for sure, I appreciate the gift of your blogging friendship.
Thanks for the giggle- Starbucks might not know what they are in for when you arrive at their door with Gran.
Warmest regards,
Anna