Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Quiet First of January

Hey, Y'all,
We had a very quiet evening last night on New Year's Eve. We had a supper that was fit for the gods...burnt offerings. ha. Not only did I overbrown the Cornish Game Hen that I cooked in the dutch oven in the stove oven, but while I was frying the sweet potatoes, (and reading a book while they cooked) they got too crisp (scorched) as well. However, the spinach couldn't be ruined. It was out of a can, and all I had to do to it was to heat it in a pan. We did eat most of the supper anyway.

We watched some television, and I worked on Matt's quilt, and then we went to bed about 11 p.m. Nope, we didn't watch the new year come in. We knew it would come whether we watched it or not.

Today after Gramps got up, he talked to his sister for awhile, and then came into the kitchen and I got his cereal and fixed it for him, and made some coffee. He looked at me, while we were sitting there and asked me if I still belonged to the Presbyterian church. I said, No, I never had belonged to it. He asked if my boys still went to it. I realized then that he didn't know who I was. I told him I didn't have any boys. I said, "do you know who I am?" He said, No, who are you?

I told him to look at the picture on our kitchen wall (It is one that has me, Gramps, Hugh, Imazo, Mae and my sister, Margaret). We talked a few more minutes and he knew then who I was. It was a scary few minutes for me (and I guess for him as well).

When he realized who I was, I asked him who he had thought I was, maybe his Aunt Lula? He said, yes, but I know now you are my sweet Ruby.

I know now that the hard times are probably just beginning. I realize that the time will be coming when he won't remember who I am at all, but with God's help, we will get through those times. There have already been times when he doesn't remember family members names, both in his family and in mine. But when I make the associations for him, he does. He keeps trying to say that Matt is married with a baby, and gets him confused with Andrew, but I clear it up for him.

Gramps has had a good time watching football games today. I popped some popcorn for him and he enjoyed eating that while he watched the football.

By the way, I saw a really neat video on a friend's blog today. Check out the "Clara's Corner" on my list of interesting blogs. It is a video of a singing family and is well worth seeing and hearing. (Her blog is always interesting, too). In fact, all the blogs that are listed on my blog are really neat.

I had a good chat with our niece, Donna, today. She has been ill but is getting better. We are so thankful for her good care of Gramps' sister, Bonnie, and of her sisters' good care of Bonnie as well. It is wonderful to know that Bonnie is in such good hands.

Tomorrow is the birthday of my sister-in-law, Imazo, and we wish her a happy birthday! She is a lovely lady and we wish her the very best. We love you, Imazo! We hope to go in on Saturday and celebrate her birthday with them (pictures will be posted, I am sure).

Well, I need to stop and make the label to go on Matt's quilt and hopefully get it mailed to him next week. I am sure he will be happy to know it is finally on its way. It is about two weeks overdue. I had hoped to have it finished for Christmas.

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for tonight.May the new year hold good things for you all. Love to all of you. Bye for now. More tomorrow.



Hi Ruby Happy New Year to you and family.
I too had a quiet New Years Day as for the past 2 weeks have had a sore throat and cold, But it will take it's course and hopefully disappear soon. I sincerely hope you have a wonderdul 2009 and may all your dreams come true.
Take care and God Bless.


Serbian Mink said...


Re: the will arrive just in time for Orthodox Christmas, which falls on January 7. My family, being both Orthodox and Roman Catholic, celebrated both days in my younger years. Our Christmas greeting was Hristos Rozhdayesha, which means Christ is Born! In Cyrillic, it is Христос рождено! Hugzzz, Sobrina


Hi Ruby thanks for the visit, much appreciated. Hope your family are all ok.

Take care.


Judy said...

Hi Grammy, I had a quiet New Year, also, but did make it to the midnight hour. I don't know why I stayed up, just did! I am feeling much better and finished my antibiotics today. They were making me so sick to my stomach. I just hope the tooth does not flare up again. Sorry to hear that Gramps did not recognize you. I know it is frustrating for both of you. I hope the new year holds only good things for you both.