Friday, January 16, 2009

Five Degrees Outside

Hey, Y'all,
Well, they say everybody talks about the weather, but today, we are feeling it. I don't think our heat/airconditioning unit has stopped running all night, and I checked it during the early night, and saw it was running on auxillary heat. No wonder, because it really got down into the single digits during the night. There was also a beautiful heavy frost on the ground this morning.

The heavy frost this morning reminded me of something I was reflecting on the other morning when I went out to get the mail down at the road. Walking on the frosty ground, feeling the crunch under my shoes, made me remember how it was when my brother, John, and I were young people going to school in the winter time. We would walk through the yard to the road (the very road that Gramps and I live on now), on our way to walking to catch the schoolbus. We walked a mile to catch the bus in the mornings (rain, snow, or sunshine), and yes, it was uphill but only in the afternoon when we walked back.

If one has never walked on frosty ground, feeling and hearing the crunch of the frost under the feet, they have really missed one of the great pleasures in life.

This morning, I began my regimen of walking again. I put on my walking shoes by New Balance that I purchased when Teresa came to visit at Thanksgiving. I went to the basement (and it was quite cool down there, since there is no heat, but not too bad at all) and walked for twenty minutes at a constant pace. I walked until my back hurt too bad to continue, but it was a beginning, and I hope to be able to continue it. Also, I ususally go in my stocking feet in the house, but I think I will try wearing my walking shoes and maybe that will help my back to not hurt so much.

Yesterday, I finished making a baby quilt for Mark and Allie's daughter, Jessica's, baby. Her baby is due to be born next week. I have yet to make a label for the quilt, and am going to do that very soon. I took pictures of the quilt yesterday, and am posting them today. I love making baby quilts, and imagine how sweet the babies look sleeping under the quilts, and how they point to the different pictures on the quilts and name the animals or objects on them, when the children get old enough to do so.

UPdate on Hugh: I just got a call from my sister-in=law, Imazo. She was taking him to the dr's appointment, and the driver was there to take them and had helped Hugh out to the car while Imazo was locking the door. When the driver got him into the car, he became nonresponsive, with his head turned over toward the driver. Imazo got to the car and saw his condition. She kept talking to him, tellling him to say something, and he looked up at her and said, "What do you want me to say?". Anyway, they took him on to the emergency room, where they are checking him over even as I write this.

I have just told Gramps he needs to get up so that we can go into Knoxville in a couple of hours so we can see how Hugh is doing at that time. In the meantime, I need to get ready myself for the trip into K-town. Yep, Gramps is just toddling into the restroom and we will be getting him ready to go out, too, after breakfast.

Well, the pictures are refusing to upload, and so I will post them later. I need to get dressed and get the show on the road and get to Knoxville. More later. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for this morning. Please pray for Hugh and Imazo that he will be able to be home soon. She said he would probably be in the hospital overnight. Love to you all, my readers. bye for now.


Judy said...

I will pray for Hugh and Imazo that all is better very soon. It was 4 below here this morning. I hate this cold weather. Like you, my heat pump never stops running. Hope your walking helps. I love to walk. Wish you were here so we could walk together.


Hi Ruby, loved the newsy blog you wrote. I had an operation on my back in 1989 but still get pain and find walking very beneficial,
I hope the weather gets warmer for you although you like walking in the crisp frost. I wish all the best for Hugh and Imazo and hope for a good recovery.
Take care both of you.


Grammy said...

Thank you both so very much for your prayers and well wishes!
It has been a long day and I hope to rest well tonight.