(This post title is in reference to the Berenstain Bear books, FYI.) Last week my grandparents drove down from Minnesota to visit for a few days. I love my grandparents and always look forward to their visits. Traveling isn't impossible for me, but it's not easy, either, so I'm always grateful when company is willing/able to travel to see me.
Grandma and Grandpa's visits are always low-key and relaxed, which is exactly what I like in a visit. We had a lot of fun spending time together. We reminisced about "old times." I reminded Grandma about the time when I accidentally sideswiped their relatively new car. I was backing out of the garage on my way to work (I was about 18, I think) and I scraped against their car. It was partly Grandpa's fault since he'd parked hogging the center line of the driveway, and partly my fault for being in my groove and not paying more attention as I backed out. I felt TERRIBLE! The worst part was having to go inside and tell my grandma what I'd done. Fortunately, she forgave me! :)
I also reminded Grandma about my macaroni and cheese addiction when I came home after my accident. At that time all that appealed to me to eat was macaroni; I seriously ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner for weeks because it tasted so good and was easy to swallow (I'd had to learn how to eat/swallow again after my accident). Grandma and Grandpa visited when I was finally able to return home so that they could help my mom get everything ready. I reminded Grandma how she'd fed me macaroni for breakfast one morning (something that she'd forgotten). Oh, that seems like a lifetime ago!
Grandma and Grandpa wanted to meet Chandra's new boyfriend Joe, so we all went out to lunch to Ruby Tuesday. They're always so accommodating there and the restaurant is nice and open, so I fit right in and don't feel like I'm in the way. We had a really nice time and Grandma and Grandpa were both impressed with Joe. (Don't Mom, Grandma and Grandpa look great?! I'm so glad that I'm related to these fine folks, and I hope that I age as well as they have!
Jeopardy one afternoon. I actually felt halfway smart while watching for once since I knew a decent amount of answers, including the answer to the Final Jeopardy question. That always gives my confidence a boost!