Yesterday was a good day...I got a new hair "did," laughed so hard I cried off all traces of my make-up while talking on the phone with two of my favorite people, and spent some quality time with Libbey after school. Good times. Good day. Hooray for the first day of fall!
It got better.
The girls and I brought a meal over to their great grandmother's house, as we do every Monday evening, and after we ate and visited for a while, GeGe and I started talking while watching the CBS Evening News. It was during this time that GeGe made my day complete:
GeGe: Boy that Katie Couric...you know she went to UVA.
Me: That's right. Her nephew graduated medical school with Scotty, and I spent most of graduation day searching to see if she attended the ceremonies. Never did find her.
GeGe: Seems like I remember that. Didn't her husband die not long ago?
Me: It's been a while...about 10 years or so, I think.
GeGe: Wonder who he was? How did he die?
Me: Um...well, his name was Jay Monahan and he died of colon cancer. He was pretty young, too...in his 40's, if I'm not mistaken.
GeGe: Leigh Anne, you are really intelligent, you know that? You are smarter than Dr. Phil!
Wow. Smarter than Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil, of all people!
My one hour talk show will debut in early winter. Check your local listings for time and channel.
The two Helens--Helen "GeGe" Litton and Helen Katherine Sanders (our niece)--July 2008.