Tuesday, April 28, 2009

That's Our Nana

***Nana Disclaimer***
For those of you that don't know Nana in real life, please know that not only does she not mind us telling about her "Nana-isms" she will often tell them herself.

And, if I blog about them, she makes me read the posts to her then she acts out each incident as though I wasn't there the first time.

She is the cutest, little Filipino woman you ever did meet and she has the biggest, most generous heart of anyone I ever met. So no worries --she eats this up :)

I haven't posted a "Nana-isms" since December. I think it's time, don't you??

In December Nana had her second cataract surgery and absolutely loved her doctor.

She told us multiple times how nice he was as well as being very skilled.

She was relating his skill and precision to us and tried to equate his surgery skill with the saying, "Hitting the nail on the head."

But our conversation went more like this...

"Oh Lain, he is sooooo good!
He just goes in there and, boom, he just hits the nail on the door!"


Just last night, while Leisl and I were watching a video, she popped over to talk to me.
I had Leisl pause the video so I could chat with her.
There were a couple of pauses in our conversation so each time Leisl would pick up the remote to press "Play" and then realize we weren't finished yet and hit the "Pause" button.

After the third false alarm, Nana finally looked over at Leisl and said, "Just hang your horses child, we'll be done in a minute."

Leisl and I looked at each other and just laughed.

Poor Nana. All she could say was, "Now what?"

"You said, "Hang your horses."

"I know. What's a matter with that?"

"Ma, it's, "Hold your horses." (As I gestured like holding the reins of a horse.)
"Not, "Hang." (As I gestured a noose around my neck and stuck my tongue out, the image of what she said occurred to her and she had a very good laugh from that one.)


And I honestly don't know what her and Leisl were talking about because I wasn't paying attention. But their conversation caught my attention when I heard Nana say,

"Oh yeah, they're dropping like worms."


Ah, but she's getting better. A few seconds later she said, "Worms? Or is it flies? Oh yeah, flies! That's it, they're dropping like flies."

Good for you Nana!



Lisa said...

LOL! Nana is so funny, and so very cute! Thanks for the chuckle today.

Kim (aka- Kanga-mom and sometimes Rabbit-mommy) said...

Oh how I love your Nana-isms. You should write a book, or a column or something. They are great!

Abigail said...

Hee hee hee- I love it!!!

~Cyndi said...

I was ready to turn off the computer and head to bed until I saw that there was a Nana post! :) Had to stick around. She is so, so cute! (And I love your physical description of the horses incident!)

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