Gabriel and Lana left town yesterday morning with my mom, my aunt, my brother, and my niece. They are on their way to Arkansas to celebrate my great-grandmother's 100th birthday. This will only be the 3rd time Gabe has met his great-great-grandma, and the first time for Lana.
I would have liked to have gone for the big bash, but, with the situation at work, I could not leave for a week.
I am curious what Lana will think of great-great-grandma. I am curious what Lana's great-great-grandmother will think of Lana.
My great-grandmother is the kind of woman, who, until just a few years ago, would kill a rattlesnake in her rose garden in the morning with the business end of a hoe, shuck a mountain of butter beans in the afternoon and then make a mess of fried catfish and hush puppies for dinner.
I am sure this whole trip will be ripe with new experiences for both Gabe and Lana.
I'm nervous because Lana has not been away from us for more than 2 nights since she came home 18 months ago. I did talk to her this afternoon and she sounded just fine.
I mean, they are traveling with a minister, a nurse practitioner, and an insurance agent. I am going to go out on a limb and say that I think they are probably in good hands.
So, Husband and I are going to enjoy the peace and quiet of an empty house. And the freedom to go to dinner and out to the movies without finding a sitter. :-)