Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nodding Off

Hey, Y'all,
Did you ever go to sleep at your computer? Well, I just did! Ouch! It really hurts when you bang your forehead on the computer desk!

On my last posting, I was telling you about being up until very late...well, I actually didn't go to bed until about 4:30 a.m. the next morning. AFter posting my blog, I decided I could just go ahead and wrap gifts that had to be sent via UPS or FedEx or by USPS. So, I sorted out all the gifts with post-it notes under each, and proceeded to wrap them (not too nicely, and no ribbons, but wrapped in Christmas paper) and put homemade tags on them. By the time I got them wrapped and a box chosen to send the two bunches of gifts in, it was 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning. By the time I got them placed in the boxes with addresses written on a post-it note, it was 4:30.

When I crawled into bed, I realized I had a leg cramp, so I spent about 15 minutes rubbing the offending cramp, and then drifted off to sleep until my normal waking time of 7:30. Up I get (no jumping up that morning), and head into the kitchen to take my Nexium, and then to take my shower and get dressed. By 9 a.m. I was dressed and getting ready to head out the door. I had some breakfast and then was determined to get into Jefferson City. I left breakfast bowl with cereal on the table near it, with a banana, so Gramps would not have any trouble eating. I also left the coffee pot ready to turn on and drip fresh coffee. I also had the trash to carry off to the local dumpster.

When I left the UPS store, I called the Dandridge sew 'n vac to see if my new sewing machine had come in. Sure enough, it had, so after making a quick stop at Walmart, I drove to Dandridge and picked up my new machine. By the time I got home it was after 11:30 a.m.

I saw Gramps had just eaten breakfast, so I had a sandwich and decided to go take a nap. When I got into bed, I noticed I was chilling some. Two hours later, I got up and was still chilling. I checked my temp and discovered I had a low-grade fever (about 99.7). I took a couple of tylenol later in the day, and was soon feeling better. After supper, I stayed up until about 9 p.m. and then off to bed.

The next day I felt much better. I stayed in all day yesterday and worked on Will's quilt. I am now finished half-way with the stitching around the flowers, and am ready to begin working on the second half.

This morning, I took some extra sets of twin sheets that I had up to the Terrace Estates. I know that they quite often run low on them. I saw some of the people up there that I know. I saw Laura, that likes to play Scrabble, and also saw Jennifer, the beautician and talked with both of them for awhile. I saw some of the staff, and enjoyed talking with them as well. I could not stay very long because I didn't want to leave Gramps alone too long. He had gotten up this morning on time and we had breakfast together. I made some lunch when I got back and now he is napping. I guess I need to be. ha ha.

I have been playing with my new sewing machine some, getting used to it. Well, that is about it for today. Much love to each of you. I think I will go join Gramps for a nap. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Bye for now.

4 comments: TN said...

You have more energy than me to stay up until 4 AM. My trouble, I can never sleep in the day time. No matter how much sleep I lose at night, I can never go to sleep in the day light. I have just about decided if I get everything wrapped and ready for Christmas, I am going to have to stay up several nights until 4 AM. I'm glad you got your new machine. Do you like it as good as the old one...or better? I can't wait to see a picture of the quilt you are working on.

Daniel Bennett said...

So that's where I get my all-nighter tendencies....

We got a box from you today...thanks!

One time I fell asleep on my keyboard. I dreamed I was eating a really hard candy bar.

When I woke up, I found I had been taking bytes out of my computer.

Grammy said...

Dear Clara,
My energy comes and goes in spurts, so I probably have no more energy than you. Most of my Christmas wrapping was finished after I got the ones wrapped to send off. I hope to have the quilt finished sometime in January and will post a pic of it. I am going to enjoy using the new machine.
Love, Ruby

Dear Grandson,
That is just too funny! I am glad you inherited my sense of humor. We are both funny...You are welcome.
Love, Grandma


Thank you for your visit and lovely comment, I enjoyed reading your post, very informative and interesting. Please don't fall asleep at your pc too
Hope you and Gramps are ok and are looking forward to Christmas.

Take care.