Day 1 of Slice of Life Challenge
I woke up this morning feeling a little sad that I was back from a trip to visit my Grandma. It was great to see her, spend time with her and help my family out also. But, it was difficult in the same breath. My Grandma suffers from Alzheimer's Disease and talking with her gets harder and harder for me and more frustrating for her. The wonderful thing though is that so far (knock on wood) she's retaining memories from long ago. So when we visit we usually fall back on those beloved, treasured moments she does remember.
One of my fondest memories of visiting my Grandma when I was little was when we got to go to Eat N Park for dinner. At the end of the meal I would be allowed to get the FAMOUS Smiley Cookie. I'm talking amazing stuff here people! Of course, I would always ask for the purple icing because purple is my favorite color.
On this most recent trip I wanted to honor this memory and have something that could bring this memory to the forefront of my mind. I bought a Smiley Face Cookie travel mug. So after waking up a little sad I poured the happy nectar of coffee into my travel mug and a smile stretched across my face of those happy memories of times with Grandma.