Friday, November 19, 2010

My biggest fan

My beautiful grandma, Evelyn, reads my blog every day. Every time we talk she tells me how much she loves and looks forward to reading it, and gets on to me if I don't write. She is definitely my biggest fan. She is the coolest grandma around, she travels and parties with her senior friends. She is a cross-word genius. She's a great cook. But the thing I love most about my grammie is that she tells you how it is, I know she'll always tell me the truth, even if its not what I want to hear.


That's why this e-mail she sent in response to the post about my Christmas wish list is so funny.

"HEY YOU!! READ YOUR BLOG, YOU DON'T ASK FOR MUCH!! IS THAT A BRACELET? HOW MUCH DOES THAT COST? AND WHAT DO YOU WANT WITH A SEWING MACHINE? ARE YOU PLANNING ON SEWING YOUR OWN CLOTHES LOL YOU KNOW MAYBE YOU SHOULD MARRY AN OIL BARRON, THEY GET MORE MONEY THAN A DR. YOU ARE SO SPOILED, BUT I LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME LOVE READING YOUR STORIES, I GET A FEW CHUCKLES..MAYBE YOU SHOULD WRITE ABOUT OLIVER, AND HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET HIM A DIAMOND CHOKER, HE IS SO CUTE.. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. TTYL, LOVE YOU LOTS. GRAM"

Like she didn't have anything to do with the spoiling?!

Gram lives in Connecticut, which just so happens to be my favorite place, coincidence? I think not. The last few times we've gone up there we brought some "extras" (jimmy and beth) and there was a shortage of beds so I stayed in Grammie's room. We stayed up late talking and laughing so loud at an inappropriate joke she told that we woke everyone up.


My favorite times with Gram are the hours we spend coloring. Yes, coloring, as in coloring books. You'd think this is a memory from my childhood but it's actually pretty recent. So what if we're grown ups who color in children's coloring books, we can stay in the lines like you wouldn't believe.

Also, since I didn't post it the other day and since I got it from her, here is the macaroni salad recipe. I don't have exact measurements. just go with it.

Macaroni Salad recipe
We always make a ton so there's plenty of leftovers to eat the next few days.
  • 1 pound macaroni- elbows or shells, or whatever you have really
  • mayonnaise and miracle whip
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 large can of tuna fish
  • salad supreme seasoning
  • salt and pepper
Cook and drain macaroni, then let sit and cool. Add chopped veggies (you can add more to taste, those are just an estimate), drained tuna, equal parts mayo and miracle whip (a few scoops of each), and seasoning. Mix well. Let cool for at least an hour, it always tastes better the next day though so the longer the better.

(my camera is dead & I can't upload pictures of mine so I found this one)

so there you have it, now you all know my amazing Grammie, and have her delicious recipe.

I love you Gram!
thanks for everything you do for me.

P.S. how gorgeous is she on her wedding day?! you should see the pictures of her from back in the day on the beach.. hot mama!

7 comments:

  1. I love that your grandma says TTYL! That's so sweet :)

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  2. This is so sweet! She even says LOL (: when my grandma started texting I almost had a heart attack! haha. I love that she encourages you (:

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  3. Deanna Boileau-GilmanNovember 20, 2010 at 3:32 PM

    Great Job Jessica Nicole honoring your Gram as nicely as you did. Your words couldn't be more true. love u.

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  4. Yes, Jess you hit it spot-on! Your Gram is my favorite Aunt (and always has been) because of all the love she has for ALL of us. Thanks for posting the picture of her and my Uncle. Those were the days, indeed! Our family is truly blessed! PS Want the pierogi recipe? LOL

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  5. yes!! thank you for posting that recipe! your grams sounds so awesome, and those pictures of her are great! she is beautiful.

    connecticut is one of my favorite places ever- i just wrote about it in my post, and coincidentally i left you an award in that post! go check it out miss :)

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  6. Beautifull post! I’m new on blogger and your blog is awesome!! If you want to follow me I’ll follow you back :D xoxo http://martinathesolarflare.blogspot.com

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  7. What a fantastic tribute! We just discovered your blog, and it's wonderful.. you do a great job! We'll be following for sure :)

    Cheers,

    J&E

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