Everytime I talk to my grandmother on the phone I ask her how she's doing. She either answers, 'pretty good,' or 'not so good.' And often times in the course of the phone call, after detailing a bit of her everday life, she says, 'it's not a life,' or 'I don't really have much to live for at this point.'
Naturally, I'm then forced to launch into a spirited listing of all the things she does indeed have to look forward to/live for. It's gotten to be a bit of a joke between us. She ends up giggling, and says, 'well if you put it that way...' which makes me feel a whole lot better. So, I've come up with the perfect Christmas present for her.
Snapfish). And on each and every line, I am going to write in a reason for her to stick around a while longer. Seeing as I've got 365 days to fill, I'm hoping to get a little help from my creative, inventive blogger friends...yes, even you lurkers have got a couple of days in you, so bring it on!
I think there might actually be a market for this sort of thing, as I was recently at my sister-in-law's baby shower, and a lady was saying how her mother says the exact same thing. Maybe this will be the big thing next year...REASONS TO LIVE CALENDAR. You saw it here first.
Here are a few hints about my grandmother to get you started:
She reads romance novels and does crossword puzzles. She loves desserts, and her idea of a treat is a McDonald's hamburger, sundae, and cup of coffee. She watches college and professional basketball (she's long rooted for the Arizona Wildcats), she lives in Houston, and she enjoyed the recent PBS showing of Sherlock.
So...anything you got. Reasons to live, and.....GO!