Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Valentine's surprise

So I’m at my desk, working away. (When I say working away, I really mean trolling the internet for vintage teacups for Maria to use at her wedding.)

When I raise my eyes from the monitor, out of the corner of my eye I see a headful of gray hair. And a little troll face, peering at me. There was my grandma, standing at the door to my office with a gift bag in her hand.

Grandma!” To say that I was shocked is an understatement. “What are you doing here?”

“I brought your Valentine’s Day present, since you can’t come over on Friday.” (The rest of my family is eating dinner at her house, but I have a hockey game. Boo.) “I called your dad to see if I could sneak inside your apartment building, but he said that the main door is locked. So I asked him if you would get in trouble if I stopped by, and he said he thought it was okay.”

It was, of course, okay. More than okay. My adorable little grandma with her bag of goodies – a scratch-off lottery ticket and sweet rolls and cookies and a bag of chocolate – being all friendly and hugging on my coworkers. She got to talking with Maria and ended up at her desk, looking at pictures of us in our bridesmaid dresses and talking to her about her cats. (Maria has 6 cats. My grandma warned her against becoming an animal hoarder.) And she told me all about my grandpa cutting his finger. And her trip to the gym this morning. And about how great grandparents are the very best (hint hint, nudge nudge).

Oh, and she also asked Maria if her fiancé was her dad. HAHAHA. Awkward. But you can get away with that shit when you’re old.

“She makes me miss my grandmothers,” our graphic designer has sighed to me, more than once, in the hour since she left.

She is so cute. She is so sweet.

I am so lucky.


k said...

Ahhh, that is so sweet! Perfect way to brighten up a Wednesday!

doahleigh said...

That is the cutest darn thing!

Kari said...

Your gramma is the cutest thing ever! Love that she came to bring you your gifts at work...what a sweetie!
I can see you doing that some day for your grandkids!

my life is brilliant said...

How sweet! Your grandma is adorable.

A said...

I need to have kids first, Kari!

Actually, I need to find someone to have kids with.

Shit. This is complicated.

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