Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Meeting of Minds

Hey, Y'all,

Today was a really good day. Gramps got up at a reasonable time, and I did some more rearranging of my cabinet counter tops. I got up at about 7 a.m. and cleaned the kitchen before eating my breakfast. After breakfast and my shower, I was just kind of waiting to leave for a luncheon with some of my retired teacher friends. As I have stated previously, some of us get together to eat lunch once a month and gloat over the fact that we no longer have to get up and go to school and face a group of children who don't want to be there any more than we do. ha ha.

While I was waiting to leave, I took down our Christmas decorations which took all of maybe 15 minutes. I disassembled our 32 inch artificial tree (which consisted of folding its top over, taking it out of the plastic base, and disconnecting the ac cord, then placing it all into the storage box). Then the rest of that 15 minutes was taken up by taking the string of lights from the top of the mantel and putting them inside the box they were stored in. That was it, folks!

I left for the home of one of the teachers who was hosting us this month and when I arrived saw that she and her husband live in a beautiful home on a big hill. It was beautifully decorated and naturally, I was the first one there (I am always early for appointments, etc.) There were 2 other ladies who arrived shortly after I did. Our friend, Phyllis, could not make it because she was bitten by a dog over 5 weeks ago and still has not recovered from the bite. She had been out walking at the time and has suffered greatly with the effects of the bite.

Carolyn, the hostess today, served a delicious lunch and we had a wonderful time laughing and talking. We really missed the two who could not make it today, and look forward to next month, when hopefully, they can be with us. I hope to host the lunch at my home next month. As you know, I just love to have people here at our home.

I had left a lunch for Gramps here when I left for Talbott, where Carolyn and her husband live, so please don't worry that he didn't get to eat on time. When I came through Jefferson City on my way home, I stopped at Food City and bought a few groceries. By the time I got home it was nearly 4 p.m. so I began working on supper. I made some hamburgers and baked an Idaho potato for Gramps and me, so by 5 p.m. we were eating.

After supper, I began working on Will's quilt again, rather lackadaisically, I must admit, but I did get part of one of the flowers stitched around this evening and tomorrow will be a day of lounging and stitching. (Oops, another day spent in my night gown and robe. It is going to be cold outside tomorrow,and I have no plans to even stick my nose outside).

Well, my eyes are about to close, so it is time to go to bed. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you. More later. Bye for now.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you and your buddies had a good time together. I am sure they will enjoy your house next time. I am cooking black eyed peas and cabbage for New Years. Hope you and Gramps have a wonderful healthy and happy New Year.

Paula said...

I'm glad you got out and had lunch with your friends! Aren't friends the best???

Barbara said...

Hi Ruby,I hope you the best for the new year.Hope you and Dub have a HEALTHY year.I dread the cold weather that they say is on the way.Have a happy new year.Love Barbara