A Post a Day APAD Day 22 Off the hook

Before I leave on a trip, I sign into any account on my phone or laptop that I may need (airlines, hotels, movie accounts etc) just to make sure I don’t have to remember a password or get locked out when I have no way to look it up. I was signing into my United app and the message came up that I was signing in from a new device…bullshit, but whatever. The next thing that happens is the dreaded secret questions to make sure it’s you pop up.

After I entered my answers, and signed in, I looked at Einstein and said, “you know the make of my first car isn’t really a secure answer, nor is what I wanted to be when I grew up, Anyone that went to high school with me would know those answers!!!!” He didn’t. Yes I was a bit put off. ( we have known each other since we were teenagers)

When I arrived in Colorado, I was repeating the story to Thing One, and said….. “Ok, you get to decide If I am mad at your dad. If you know the answers to these questions he is in hot water.” I think she knows me better than anyone and she didn’t know the answers either, so I guess Einstein is off the hook? 😉

A Post A Day APAD Day 21 Grandma is my name

My favorite name is Grandma

Of all the things I have been called, I think Grandma is my favorite! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED being called Mommy, but it wasn’t long that Mommy lasted. At least not in the cute endearing way it sounds the first time it comes out of your child’s mouth. Now when I am called mommy, its usually a sarcastic response from me asking (parenting) Einstein or my parents if they remembered to do something.

Yep Grandma is my favorite. To be honest it’s really not even the word Grandma. It’s the gleam in the boys eyes when they see me. It’s the arms that are raised as high as possible asking me to pick them up or hold them. The fingers that find there way into mine when we are going to try something new that MIGHT be a little frightening. Overall its the warm fuzzy feeling that radiates from my entire body….all because I am a Grandma!

This is how we spent a good portion of the evening last night, and I hope for many more hours of this before I go home next week…so I’m off for now!

A post a day APAD Day 20 Up in the Air again?

Leaving on a jet plane

At the end of March 2020, just as the world began to lose it’s fucking mind because of Covid, Thing One, her husband, and my twin grandsons moved to Colorado. (that’s another story for another time though) From that time, until May of last year, I have been flying or driving (mostly flying) to Colorado every 6 weeks to see them. The last time I was there was for Halloween last year. I was supposed to go again the 2nd week of December, but at the last minute decided to try to cut the tip of my finger off. ( Again another story for another time. )

When this post goes live, I SHOULD be on the airplane on my way to Colorado. Please cross your fingers all is going well!

As much as I have been traveling, you would think I would be a pro at it by now. The only things I can almost guarantee about the day is that:

  1. It will be a long one
  2. the rules will have changed from yesterday
  3. the waiting times will be enormous
  4. some one some where will cause a scene about something
  5. it will be different from my last flight
  6. I am sure that I will be using YAIS

Update**** on the ground safely. Truly the best travel day I have had in a long time. Not one instance of yais. Two infants that slept the whole flight. Almost no lines for anything. In The fact the only thing I was correct about is that it will be a long day and it would be different than my last flight

A Post a day APAD Day 19 — “YAIS”

Acronym, text shortcuts, leet speak, whatever you want to call it, most of us are familiar with some of them….LOL, LMAO, TTYL etc right? I most often use SMH (shaking my head) because, well I feel like I am always shaking my head thinking WTF or (WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?!?!?) at something. Lately though, as I am slowly wading back onto social media platforms I find myself saying or thinking “You’re ASS is showing”. To be honest though, when I see something that makes me feel like telling someone their ass is showing, I also quickly think they are probably not worth my time to TYPE or say those words.

The word Fuck used to be my go to word for EVERYTHING. (Yes I know I still say Fuck a lot) but I am trying to diversify. So now I’ve got a new one….. YAIS, not sure how to pronounce it yet, so I am not calling it a WORD, YET!….But I am declaring it a New acronym. Please use it freely EVERYTIME you feel the need. Let’s make this a thing shall we? SMH

What does YAIS mean?

It means Your ass is showing! You can even throw in a dumbass for good measure if you like 🙂

A Day of Posts ADAP Day 18 Is this still your number?

We all get THOSE calls, well at least in the United States we do. You know the calls or texts telling you that your car’s extended warranty is expiring and you MUST ACT NOW!!!!!. SCAM!!!!!! Kind of funny when you don’t have a warranty or even a car right? But how about a text from a local number reading like this…” Hey Grace, is this still your number? It’s (insert a name you know here)” My first thought was “Hmmm, there is a new it’s your car’s extended warranty scam surfacing?!?!?. My next thought was, “you know I do know an (insert name here) , she was a really nice person. Shrug, “WTH?” I thought and replied with, “Yep” and set the phone down.

I went into the other room to tell Einstein what I did, fully expecting him to chastise me for my ignorance. When the text chirped again 5 minutes later….We looked at each other thinking…. “dumbass, probably shouldn’t have done that”. I KNEW better. I shrugged again, and finished what I was doing before going to retrieve my phone.

It was another text from that same number. THAT part didn’t surprise me in the least.

BUT the message itself did

IT REALLY WAS (insert name here) with a VERY SWEET message saying that she was enjoying reading my blogs again.

AWWWWWWWWWWW! No, Seriously….. AWWWWWWWWWWWW

That message MADE MY FUCKING DAY!!!!!!!

This happened two days ago and I’m still on a high about it. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy life to say such sweet things!!!

Earlier this weekend a blogger friend of mine dropped a LINK to my blog giving me some credit for lighting the blogging fire under his ass again. AWWWWWW another warm and fuzzy feeling moment. Thank you Steve!

Two weeks ago, another blogger, cowpattymt made my day when she offered me the encouraging words “Go for it girl, I like your posts” in the comment section of one of my APAD posts.

Thank you for the positive vibes! Part of the reason I disappeared last year was because I couldn’t handle all the negativity in the world and needed time to recharge. I’m glad I have your for company!!!!

For my European and Canadian friends, Do you also get scam telemarketing calls about expiring warranties etc?