Today was the day that we visited our family doctor as a follow-up to Gramps illness, but it had also been set up before we went to Ohio, so it was actually also a regularly scheduled visit. It just happened to be that way.
We had gone on Wednesday of last week to have bloodwork done, so that report was ready as well. Most of the bloodwork was normal and what was not, was not too far off the mark, so we got a good report. Gramps blood pressure was great, mine not so great (150/80) so not too bad really. It was about what I expected, what with getting us ready and out of the house on time, etc.
I am so excited - the National Storytelling Festival at Jonesborough, TN is coming up this weekend. I have attended it for many years, and many times have done so with my good friend, Ina Ray, and plan to be going on Saturday with her. Another reason I am excited about it is that our good friends, Gene and Judy, are going to be going in my place on Friday. I have taken Judy with me as a guest, before, but her husband, Gene, has never gotten to go before. I just know they are going to have a great time!
Let me tell you a little bit about the Storytelling Festival. It began over 25 years ago, with just a few storytellers and has grown to immense proportions, where thousands of people attend every year the first full weekend in October. The committee sets up about 5 or 6 huge tents and place chairs inside them for listeners to hear stories. The event takes place rain or shine and it is absolutely wonderful! Price of tickets has gone from not very much to $125 per person (senior price) for full weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) for this year. Regular price is more. Ina and I always go on Saturday, and we thoroughly enjoy hearing the wonderful storytellers who are nationally known. The town of J0nesborough is in upper East Tennessee and is set in the mountains. The drive is one of great beauty and colorful landscape. Storytelling goes on all day from 10 a.m. till midnight on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Well, it is a little past 10 p.m. and getting near my bedtime. I have done laundry today, cooked supper and been to the doctor's office, along with other stuff. More tomorrow.
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for the day. Love to all of you. Bye for now.