Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is Tuesday evening and all is quiet (kind of - if you can count two tevee's going). Gramps is in bed for the night - after having taken a 4 hour nap this afternoon - and is watching tevee from his bed. Yesterday and today have been beautiful unseasonable weather days. Tomorrow is supposed to be cool and drizzly.
Yesterday and today I have spent several hours doing handstitching on Will's quilt. It is a really BIG quilt and quite unwieldy, but manageable. By the time I get through wagging it around, it will have to be laundered. That will be the last thing I do with it until it is packed up and mailed (probably to his mom so she can see it before sending it on to him). I will certainly post a picture of it before mailing it.
Yesterday we had our neighbors down to supper and we had a really great time and we played "Aggravation" while they were here. Scott, the dad, put a padlock on the basement door so that Gramps would not be able to go down there when I am not here. I just can't take the chance that he would decide to try to go down there and fall on the way down. He has recently decided that he was pushed out of his job teaching and made to retire. Not so. He can't remember how long he has been retired, but he says he is still getting paid. ha. And that is true.
This morning I went to my eye doctor and after a couple of tests, was pronounced no bad change in my eye condition. Thank you, Jesus!
I had called a septic tank drain company yesterday to come and drain our septic tank, and they came near noon today. They had to search around to find the septic tank and finally located it near the edge of the property near the fence row to the right of our house (looking out of the house's front). It took them about a couple of hours to do all of the digging and draining, and then they left. I sat out in the sunshine and watched their progress. I also cleaned the dead hummingbird vine off the hummingbird feeder pole.
I met with my neighbor, Laurie, this afternoon and we planned our Thanksgiving meal. She is going to prepare some of it and I will prepare some of it. Then they will bring their part down here and we will all pig out together. Ha. They are such wonderful people!
Well, that is about all for now. Here are some more pictures from last Sunday celebrating Mae's 90th birthday. (l)Mae prepares to blow out the candle on her birthday cake; (2) Mae's great grandchild with grandmother, Doris; (3) Mike (nephew and son of my brother, Ralph) standing by Lisa (Mae's granddaughter);
(4) My cousin, Cheryl, talking with Mae.
For supper tonight, I put a Stouffer's lasagna into the oven and then woke Gramps up to share it with me, and put the leftover into the fridge for sometime tomorrow.
Well, folks, that is about it for now. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to all of you. More later. Bye for now.