1. Grandma GiGi: "Nora, you're amazing."
Nora: "Sometimes I'm just desperate."
2. Nora on the phone with Grandpa, who is currently hunting: "Grandpa, I just want you to know, someday I'm going to have a baby deer, and you can't kill it." Was this a scene in The Yearling? I can't remember...
3. Getting sucked into another Hallmark movie with Mom and Grandma. Sometimes I too am just desperate. I may have to admit to my Intro to Lit class that happy endings are kind of nice. Naaaahhhh....
And a quick list:
3 part harmonies and ukes
bread dipped into cheddar potato soup
a week of rest
watching Grandma GiGi laugh until she cries
hearing a friend's voice across the telephone lines
a hand-sewn orange apron with my name stitched in it
the thought of Mom as a girl staying up late to watch movies and eat potato chips dipped in green salsa