Sunday, December 20, 2009

Only a Few Days Left

Hey, Y'all,
Today has been a very quiet one for me and Gramps...peaceful. I was up early this morning, and changed the airflow filter in the cold air return for our heating and air conditioner. I happened to notice the dust on the louvered cover and decided to clean it with a damp cloth. I started out with a damp paper towel cleaning it, and then realized that wouldn't do the job, so I switched to a cleaning rag. For the next twenty minutes or so, I sat on a short step-ladder and cleaned. Whew! Then, after I finished sneezing for the next ten minutes (allergies, you know), I came into the work room and worked on wrapping gifts for a while. There are, after all, only a few days left 'til Christmas and then the beginning of the New Year.

Then came breakfast of oatmeal, and toast and hot tea. I checked on Gramps and he was still out like a light, snoozing away. I came back into the workroom and turned on my trusty computer. I saw that Teresa was online and we started talking. She and husband Tom had given me a Sony e-book for Christmas, which I had not yet opened (not being wild about getting into something I had to learn electronically to use). Even though I am fairly knowledgeable about some computer type stuff, I sometimes have to be dragged kicking and screaming (not really) into using the newer technologies. I am excited about having an e-book, it is just the downloading of software, etc. that scares me.

Well, anyway, she walked me through it, and now I can get lots of books (free!) to read and can carry a bunch of them on one little gadget! Ain't that grand? I think so, don't you? I still have to do the registration of all the stuff, but I can do that over the next couple of days. In the meantime, my workroom looks like a war zone, because I have wrapping papers and all that kind of stuff all around. But, I promise, it will all be picked up by tomorrow evening, Scout's honor. (Hmmm. I never was a scout,so does that really apply?)

Gramps got up around 12:30 p.m. just about the time that we got through with the e-book installation, and I got him fed and coffeed (is that a word?).

When he got up, he was walking through the house saying, "This feels like Deja Vu. This house looks just like one we used to live in."

I said, "Honey, this is the one we used to live in, and we still live here in it."

He replied, "I need to take this a little slower and look around."

I said, "Well, go ahead and look around all you want to. We have plenty of time, there is no rush."

Then I got off line with Teresa, and went in to help him check his blood sugar (he is a diabetic) and it was fine, so I know his problem was not sugar related. After he had breakfast, he took out his teeth, and put them in his tooth cup and went back to bed and stayed until I got him up at 5:30 to eat supper. He just a little while ago went back to bed. He had been up for several hours and watched some tevee with me, and read his Bible.

Our friends, Gene and Judy, came to visit this afternoon while Gramps was asleep, so I enjoyed having a visit with them.
I enjoyed showing Judy my e-book reader and the new sewing machine. My friend, Dorothy, (one of Imazo's sisters), called and chatted awhile, and then tonight, my sister-in-law, Mae, called and we talked awhile. So today has not been so lonesome as some days are. I am so blessed having so many good friends.

Well, it is getting late (almost 10 p.m.) and after all, tomorrow is another day. I feel the need to go to bed and have sleep when "night knits up the raveled sleeve of care" and get rested for a new day. I have a white board that has a calendar where I erase the day just over, so I need to go erase today's date,and leave tomorrow's as the first day of the rest of the month.

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


Anonymous said...

I bet you are going to love your new present. Everyone I know that has one loves it. I am the opposite of you in that I love new gadgets and learning how to use them. Sounds like you had a good day. I am close to having it all done! I will go to my girl's farm for Christmas on Thursday and spend the night there.

Barbara said...

I am still enjoying your blog each time you post.I think I am ready for Christmas.Just the cooking left to do,I will start that on Thurs.We are going to see Imazo Tomorrow.Joann is taking Dorothy and me.Have a great Christmas.