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Saturday, July 22, 2017

rainbow bootsy...

Rainy Rainbow Bootsy, that is. The name of Little Leighton’s (aka LL aka Biscuit) new birthday gift!

Backing up:

I’ve spent the past five out of six days with TLC and The Little Girls.

I went to their casa last Sunday. Spent two nights. We parked my car in TLC’s garage and came to our country casa on Tuesday. We stayed here two nights. Thursday, after an early lunch, we went back East to TLC’s home where I spent one night.

I had lunch yesterday with My Sweet Mackie (she is the CUTEST) in Plano—our favourite restaurant—Newk’s—and then stopped for two errands on my way home. One in Ft. Worth and one in Weatherford. I was happy yet POOPED as I drove into my garage.

I slept like a baby last night. (That doesn’t happen too terribly often any more.) Pretty much worn out from chasing Baby Elle (aka Belle) around for five days. (LL is a BREEZE. Seriously. She’s easy to entertain and keep happy.) Belle is fast. Tough. Sneaky. Untrustworthy (You can watch her scheming/thinking/planning—trying to figure out how she’s going to get her hands on something she shouldn’t. She currently drags her little chair around the playroom to stand on in order to reach the toys that are Biscuit’s and, therefore, put out of Belle’s reach.). And, of course, Baby Elle is The Cutest Little Sister EVER. Winky. Wink.

I go East, again, tomorrow afternoon. Stay four more nights and head West. Again. Sheesh and Lawdy and aren’t I just The BEST MOM/GRAMMY Ever??? (Have I mentioned TLC’s is out of state? For two weeks? Hence my willingness to help watch The Little Angel Girls while TLC packs, makes a thousand phone calls, etc. Etc. Etc.)

We’ll be celebrating LL’s (actual) birthday next week. My Sweet Hubby (aka MSH aka Pa-Pa) will be joining LL, TLC, Belle and me at LL’s favourite Mall for lunch, a ride on The Carousel, and visits to The Disney Store and Build-A-Bear Workshop Monday.

LL has received one of her gifts early from Grammy and Pa-Pa. A meowing, purring, head-moving cat named “Bootsy.” LL saw her at our Walmart store a few weeks ago. I told her she couldn’t have it that day—that maybe she’d get it for her birthday. She saw it one more time on a quick trip back into Walmart a couple of weeks ago. Meantime, TLC had ordered it for us from Amazon.

When I retrieved it from the store in town where we have everything shipped, I had to cut a thousand things off of the dadgum cat in order to make it STOP MEOWING. It was simply non-stop. Me, The Deaf-In-My-Right-Ear could hear it constantly. That wasn’t going to work for me. I decided the time to give it to LL was this past Thursday—a couple of hours before the four of us gals were going to go back to TLC’s.

While she took it out of the Super Girl (we do truly love us some Super Girl!) gift sack, this is how our conversation went:

ELC: That’s from Buddy Boo Bear and Hunter the Cat!

LL: Grammy, they went to the store and bought it for me?

ELC: Yep. We drove them to town. Let them out at the front door of Walmart. Hunter found it and took it to the Cashier. Buddy took out his little doggie credit card and paid for it.

LL (looking at me with MAJOR suspicion): Grammy, I don’t think that’s true. I don’t think dogs can have credit cards!

ELC: I know, Biscuit. I was kidding. But if they could buy you a gift—because they both love you SOOO much—this is what they’d get you.

At this point, TLC asked her what she was going to name the kitty. She told Biscuit she was called a “Bootsy” cat.

I think I’ve shared with y’all that LL has ALWAYS named her dolls and stuffed animals quite unique (Oh, poo. Who am I kidding? They’ve been semi-weird, Friends.) names. Most of the time, the doll or animal will actually have three names. Or, at the very least, two. It’s challenging to remember whose names are what. Biscuit always remembers, though.

After thinking about it for a few minutes, LL decided she’d really rather call the cat Rainy. Rainy Rainbow Bootsy. SIGH.

She’s going to be stuffing a bear Monday. It’ll be innerstin’ to see what that one gets named. If only it could be one name that her Grammy could remember.

Hope Y’all are having a Wonderful Weekend! If you’re traveling as much as I am, BE SAFE. Please!

Smooches and Ta-Ta for Now!


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