Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fun at Grandma's House (Part 2)

On Tuesday, Mom, Grandma and I went to Grandma's prayer shawl meeting at her church. Prayer shawl is where the ladies meet and knit (what else?) prayer shawls for different people who've had a loss in their family. While we were there, we got to talking about buttons for some reason and one of Grandma's friends told us that they had tons of buttons in the church basement in the "Crafty Ladies" supply stash and that I was welcome to take as many as I wanted. So Mom and I went downstairs and had lots of fun sorting through buttons. I think I'm going to make a monster and send it to the Crafty Ladies as a thank you.

Aaaahhhhhh! Oh no! It's my other mother! (sorry..."Coraline" reference!)

I could have taken more, but I didn't want to be greedy (because I would have taken almost all of them!), so I just took the ones that I thought were cool. They had lots of big black ones that were very "Coraline" that looking back, I kind of wish I'd taken too.

After we were finished raiding the buttons, Grandma went to pick up her friends for lunch while Mom and I went to the resturant to get a table. Grandma and her friends are the "Tuesday Girls", friends who have been meeting for lunch/dinner on Tuesdays since they were in junior high! My mom wrote an entry on her blog that has some memories of the Tuesday Night Girls.
There used to be there are only 3 left...Betty, Beverly, and Betty (there are LOTS of Bettys in Grandma's circle of friends). And let me tell you, they are a trip! Mom and I had such fun hanging out with them! I love that I'm at the point in my life where I can really appreciate hanging out with older women.

I love my Grandma. I wish I lived closer to so I could visit her more often.