Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Final Christmas Presents for this Year

Hey, Y'all,

Sunday morning was a quiet one for us. I let Gramps sleep until about 9 a.m., and he got up on his own at that time. Of course, it was about the time I was getting ready to sit down to eat my hot oatmeal, so I made his coffee, helped him get his blood sugar checked, and fixed his cereal for him, and then we both could eat. Then around 11 a.m. we got him into the shower, and ready for the rest of the day.

Later in the day, we went to Morristown for a late lunch at Captain D's, and got back home about 4 p.m. I worked some on my quilt on Sunday afternoon, and we watched some television. We watched the movie, "The Green Mile" that evening. It had been along time since we had seen it, and it was new for Gramps since he didn't remember having seen it before.

Yesterday morning I was up early (about 6:30), and did some reorganizing of my kitchen cabinet countertops (not a lot) and then swept and mopped the kitchen floor and cleaned the bathroom. I emptied the dishwasher, and folded some laundry and put it away. Gramps slept until about the time I was ready to sit down and eat, and so I made his coffee and helped him with his blood sugar testing, and fixed his breakfast for him, and we both were able to eat at the same time.

Monday is always the day that we enjoy supper with our neighbors, so I worked part of the day on preparation for that. We had fresh salad greens, with the toppings, and I made some baked chicken strips (a favorite of all of us), and made some fresh yeast rolls (recipe is courtesy of friend blogger, Judy, who lives in KY. A link to her cooking blog can be found to the left of this posting -"Living on the other side of the Hill"). It will take you to her new blog TheSouthernLady64. She has some really great recipes listed there. Our neighbors brought some really good crab casserole which is served hot, and a delicious pecan pie. Yum. A good time was had by all.

After supper we opened presents, and sang some hymns, and just chatted a lot. It was great! Then we went back into the kitchen and had the pie and some fresh coffee. Pecan pie is a favorite of Gramps and he really laid into his. It was delicious!

We finally went to bed around 11:15 after watching a few minutes of the news, and today is a brand new day. It is only 7:30 and it won't be long before I need to go and have breakfast and empty the dishwasher. Laurie is so great...she serves the supper plates on Monday evening, and then loads the dishwasher for me. She makes me feel like royalty! Such a kind person, she is. We are so blessed to have such wonderful neighbors as they are! In fact, we are blessed to have so many wonderful friends and relations and to live in a country where we can have the kinds of freedom we do. We are most blessed to have the wonderful Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and to be able to share Him with others.

This has been a wonderful and blessed year for Gramps and me. Thank you, Jesus!

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you! More later. Bye for now.


Anonymous said...

Hi Grammy, I am so glad you like the cooking blog and are enjoying my rolls. Everyone seems to really like those rolls. My kids all love them. Thanks for the plug! Captain D's fish sounds good right now after all the Christmas sweets and such. I took down my decorations yesterday. That is a good movie, too. I am enjoying this week not doing much of anything. My grandson spent the night on Sunday and I enjoyed him so much. I bet your neighbors enjoy all your good cooking.

Clara....in TN said...

What good neighbors. I have wonderful neighbors too, but we never eat together. Sounds like a good idea. I have made the rolls from Judy's cooking blog. they ARE delicious! I haven't started taking down my decorations yet. Maybe after this week-end I will get them back where they belong! I always dread that part! Have a good day.