May Blog Challenge

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

What I Miss - Day 12

Day 12 of the March 31 day blog challenge.  I have a few things that I miss. 

 I miss my grandma.  I love my grandma, I lived with my grandma off and on for several years of my childhood.  I miss the smell of her house, the peach tree out back, her clearing her throat.  I miss how we would have coffee in the morning (mine always had 2 ice cubes and sugar, hers one ice cube and a little bit of sugar).  I miss sleeping in her big bed with her wedge pillow and the smell of vaporub she would put on each night (I do have the comforter that was on her bed...yay).  I miss how scary her garage and third bedroom were.  I miss going to the post office with her and checking the mail.  I miss watching Wheel of Fortune, Golden Girls, and Unsolved Mysteries with her.  I just overall miss the feeling of immense love coming from her.  She died right before I graduated high school.  I am very fortunate that my boyfriend in high school got to meet her and her telling me that "he was a good one".  That boy is my husband and was a pall bearer at her funeral.  

I also miss my other grandma.  I miss her calling me Chrissy D and hating it.  I also miss her expertise on quilting.  I wish I would have paid more attention when she tried to show me.  I also miss her telling us cousins when we were misbehaving, to go out and get a switch off the tree.  We would all come in with tiny twigs.  I don't think any of us were ever spanked with those switches.  

I miss my father-in-law.  He was such a fun, funny and charismatic person to be around.  I loved his stories and the multiple retelling of the stories.  I miss what a great grandpa he was to my daughter.  He treated her like a princess even during his sickest hours.  I am so thankful I had the time with him that I did.  

I miss not being able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want.  Gaining weight sucks!!  

This is a bit shallow, but I miss New York City.  I have been twice and I am so desperate to go back.  I would never want to live permanently there, but a nice 6 month or year vacation there would be nice.  I would even intern there just for the experiences.  

So those are a few things that I miss.  Mostly people...

To see what other people miss, head on over to Fabulous Finds by Tiffany.  


  1. I used to watch Unsolved Mysteries with my Grandma too! She died when I was ten and I miss her all the time. Your grandparents sound so wonderful. I suppose we just have to be grateful for the time we had with them, right?

    1. I hear you. I wish I could have had just a little more time with them. Unsolved Mysteries was the best!!

  2. I loved reading this! This is exactly what I missed by having such a terrible grandmother. And this is exactly what I am trying to accomplish with my grandkids. Thanks for sharing your story

    1. With your grandkids living with you, you are undoubtedly making a huge memory and blessing for them. Your grandkids will be thankful.


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