so i have one set of grandparents. my dad's. (my mom's parents both passed away a long time ago) the living ones are starting to get up there in age. my grandma's in her 80's & in my opinion still kicking pretty good, although in recent years, her body is slowing down. sometimes i think her mind might be a little, too. (this is to be expected, right? too bad in my world, it started slowing down around 25, maybe 26)
ok, enough of this background knowledge. i don't talk to my grandma often, maybe once or twice a month. but for some reason, when i call & she answers, she's always known my voice, based on my "grandma?!" she always says, "hayley!" this week, when i called, she paused & said, "who is this? melissa?" (melissa is a cousin) I said, "no grandma, its hayley." so then she caught on to my game & said "where are you going?" cause apparently i only call her in the car. but - its a good place to call people, cause if i'm home, i'm often doing something - not on the phone. and i told her that i was on my way home from dinner with a friend. she said, "are you getting fat?"
i swallowed hard, cause you know that when your grandma tells you enough is enough, you've really dropped the ball. i said (honestly, in my opinion, so don't yell at me dad) "well, i'm a fat version of what i should be, but i'm not fat compared to the norm, i'd say." and she said "oh, cause it seems like you eat out a lot & when you eat out a lot, you gain weight." OH SO THAT'S MY PROBLEM. (actually, i kinda already knew that.) but the thing is, i seriously only talk to her monthly or less...
Folks, here's my lesson this week, my grandma can actually hear me getting fatter. (that's a line from tommy boy) sad. and maybe i should call her sometime from home. while i'm exercising!