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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Grand Parents

I've been thinking about my grandparents a lot lately ....

I happen to have 6 of them, Conrad has the normal 4.

These days though, we are each down to 1. I've been thinking about it, I guess, because of the wedding coming up. I never in my wildest dreams would have thought they wouldn't be here and I'm not quite sure what to do with those feelings. Part of me says that's just life and we accept it and move on and the other part says if there's ANY way they can be there, they absolutely will be. I don't know what God allows for this sort of thing, and I do believe in SOME paranormal and supernatural things- I just don't know if they are from God or from the Other One. I just know that if He does grant them acccess, none of them would surely miss it for the world.

Conrad and I are going to be sectioning off some time during the wedding to honor ALL of our grandparents, because we do have some remaning, but we're doing a special "In Memory Of"... I plan on unveiling this at the rehearsal dinner, to give the Mom's time to cry it all out... but I'm sure they'll cry it all out AGAIN at the actual wedding. :)

Tonight I have a dinner with our sales team. It starts at 6:30, so I have to hang around the Galleria in Houston for awhile after work. Not a problem- SHOPPING! Saturday is the big crawfish boil. Really, the entire IDEA of a crawfish BOIL is just awful. Nothing against all you delightful Cajuns out there, but um- crawfish are not shrimp. They are not fish ... they are bugs. If you have to dig them out of the GROUND to throw them in the pot, then that does not constitute "seafood" in my mind. They are bugs... that's why people in Texas call them MUDBUGS. DISGUSTING. Conrad eats them until the sauce drips down his chin and please do not even get me STARTED on those "seafood" lovers who suck the heads. VOMIT VOMIT

So I get to go on Saturday and watch people who I work with on a daily basis suck the heads off bugs and go into some sort of "bug-induced" coma after they have each eaten 50 pounds of the suckers ... and really, eating them is a lot of WORK. I know when I belly up to the table to eat my hamburger, I'm not really looking to skin, grind and prepare the cow meat ... it's not part of my dining experience. It takes them HOURS to eat a few pounds of bugs. You don't see me out in the front yard on Sunday's rounding up butterflys, beetles and praying mantis' to complete my Sunday feast. I don't have any idea how this got started. All I can say is I know most Cajuns descended from the French and I'm HUGE on being proud of your heritage ... but if your heritage is known for eating snails, well ....

I just don't understand it ....

Karyn

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

I miss my grandparents. I still have three living, but two are all the way in England. The England ones could not come to our wedding so we took a bottle of champagne to them on our honeymoon!

Toni said...

Girl, you need to spend more time in New Orleans with crawfish, boiled potatoes, corn and beer!! Now your talking.

Jess said...

I know it's hard without the grandparents, but on the other hand, I'm glad you were close enough to them to miss them when they're gone. All of mine are dead and it doesn't bother me in the slightest that I won't have them at my wedding, because I hardly knew them. I hope my own kids wind up very close with their grandparents.