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:

Clara....in 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 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

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

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 often....lol.
Hope you and Gramps are ok and are looking forward to Christmas.

Take care.
Yvonne.