And then we lost grandma (she’s fine)

Seriously, if one more thing happens this week… Oh wait. It’s only Tuesday. ๐Ÿ™„

My teen girl and I were dealing with the aftermath of a phone call from a family member who had just called and talked to my mom.

Sonja and I were in the same room while she talked on the phone.

Next, we all disburst into different directions. I went to my room to get back to work, the girl child walked down to the rec room with her phone and I don’t know what my mom was up to.

Just as I was in deep thought about a piece I was writing for one of my income stream platforms I heard a knock on my door.

Sonja came inside and wanted to know where grandma was.

“How would I know,” I said. “I’m in here concentrating on work.”

Sonja gave me a strange look.

“But I can’t find her anywhere,” she complained.

Under normal circumstances I would have just dismissed this as something that’s not unusual. My mom is, after all, an adult and perfectly self-sufficient. But she had just received some upsetting news so I could understand that my daughter was worried.

So I got up from my desk and went looking for her. Sonja follow close behind, yip yapping my ear off:

“I checked both bathrooms and I checked the office and I checked the basement and I checked the furnace room and I even checked the crawl basement” she rattled off her list to me. “Then I check the garage and I ran to the community mailboxes and I came back and I checked the backyard…”

I stared at her. It did seem a little weird that grandma was here one minute and disappeared into thin air the next…

We went to the hallway to check if her coat and shoes were still here. Yes to both. The car was still in the garage and her purse was still here as well.

Where the hell was Grandma? It wasn’t like her to leave the house without shoes and a coat when it’s snowing outside.

Yes, it’s snowing again. Blah.

“Grandma goes to exactly two places when she leaves the house,” Sonja said. “Shopping with the car and the mailboxes with the key. That’s it. So where is she?”

If my teen girl was worried maybe I should be too, I thought and double checked that my mom’s coat really was still here.

It was on a hanger in the hall closet.

Perplexed, I planted myself on the sofa next to the bay window. I didn’t know what else to do.

The bay window has a clear view of the driveway. If mom had left the house, she would eventually have to come back down this driveway to reach the front door.

My daughter sat beside me. She was still all out of sorts.

I stared out the bay window looking for movement listening to my child chatter away. Besides birds and squirrels I couldn’t see any other movement. Especially not human movement.

But after a while we saw somebody exit the house across the street. I squinted and realized it was my mom. She had neither a coat nor shoes on and was walking in her slippers through the slushy snow.


When she entered the house she saw Sonja and I sitting on the couch staring at her.

“What’s wrong with you two?” she said which caused Sonja to start giggling and me to roll my eyes.

“We thought you got kidnapped!” Sonja exclaimed. “We couldn’t find you anywhere!”

Then she rattled off all the things she did to try and find her.

This incident was just one weird event of many that have occurred in this house in the past 3 or 4 days. I must say I am very, very tired.

I could use a vacation. Anyone got a sunny spot where I can come and visit for a while? ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ–๏ธ


I typed this anecdote instead of having a nap. ๐Ÿ˜ด

You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Now I gotta get back to work.

21 thoughts on “And then we lost grandma (she’s fine)

  1. It must be in the air. My mother called me today to ask where my sister is. How I’d have more information than her, I don’t know. She said she’d called both of my sister’s adult sons and no one is answering the phone. She’s sure my sister fell down the stairs and can’t get up. The imagination does get the best of us at times.

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  2. How sweet of your daughter to be looking for Grandma — and so thoroughly! Sorry its been a long week by only Tuesday. May the rest roll blissfully by without a worry in sight! ๐Ÿ™‚

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