Friday, February 19, 2010

The Search

Hey, Y'all,
Have you ever searched for something that you were sure you had, and had misplaced? Well, that has been going on in our household for about all week this week, but it is something that exists only in Gramps' imagination. It is a book that he is sure that the state department of education sent to him in appreciation for his years of teaching, thanking him for the years of service.

He began looking for it since Monday, and has looked the whole house over many times each day. I asked him to describe it for me, and he gave me a full description of color, size, and when he thinks he got it. Alas, he cannot find it because it simply exists only in his mind. I have even searched, thinking that perhaps I could find something that would suggest what he is seeking, like a certificate of appreciation (which I found, of course), but he says that no, they sent him a book and that he was busy with something when it came and just put it to one side and now he can't find it.

While I was looking through the bookcase in the living room (which he has searched several times each day), I ran across my two yearbooks from Carson-Newman College, and took time to leaf through them. I took a trip down memory lane and reread the loving and nice things that friends had written in them, and looked at the fresh young faces of the people that we were then, and reflected on the many changes that have come about through the years since. I closed the books and put them back on the shelf and came back into the present.

This week has been a busy one, not a lot of time devote to the use of the computer (including reading and posting blogs, or even facebook). I have been handstitching on our grandson's quilt, and am down to the last two squares. I have yet to check for threads that need clipping, and the decorative stitching on the binding, and the label to go onto it. It will probably be another week before I can launder and send it to his mom to see it firsthand and then she will send it on to him. Meals have had to be made, laundry done, showers taken, and all the other little day-to-day chores that take up the time.

Today we are planning on going into Knoxville to spend some time with family there and have our movie day. We finally have some really good weather to enjoy.. It is supposed to be close to 50 degrees out today. Yeay! No more snow for a few days at least. I have yet to have my breakfast, and I better get to shakin' because it is past 9 a.m. and I am beginning to get a little hungry. I was up at 7 a.m. I had the pleasure of an online chat with Teresa, our youngest. She was working on our income taxes (we've got people), and had some questions for me, before she left to go in to work for the day. It is always a pleasure to talk to my daughters. I yearn to see them more than I can do.

Well, that is about it for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Bye for now. More later.

4 comments: TN said...

Gramps reminds me of Bill. Not long Bill told me to go downstairs and get his money out of the white cabinet. He said every drawer was full. I knew better, but I went and looked and it had the same junk in there that has been there for twenty five years. I then told him there was no money in the drawers. He is convinced someone stole it. What's a person to do? He also told me not long ago he had some money in a bank in Gate city. Well, I knew better. He still thinks it is there. But why do they not send us a statement? I ask him that question and he said he didn't know why, but it was there. I wish it were true!!!

Grammy said...

Hi, Clara,
Yes. Dub often says that people have been in the house "fingering through stuff and taking it". He is so convinced that things have disappeared but I know they have not been taken. Bless his heart. I just pray the Lord keeps us strong enough to deal with the problems that come along, don't you?

Barbara said...

Hi Ruby,hope you all are having a wonderful day.I am enjoying this sunny day.Hope you did get to go to Knoxville yesterday.Imazo enjoyes your visit very much.Hope all is well today with you.Hope you are feeling okay.good-by for now.Barbara

azdarlene said...

Hey Ruby, Reading about Dub you somethings have to laugh.....Mom is convienced that she has people living upstairs. She lives in an indepedent one level apartment. She says the family of one man, woman and one child, come downstairs at night time and take paperwork off her kitchen table. I went out Thursday to take her grocery shopping she didn't feel good so I went and came back. That night she called my brother and he asked if I had been out there and she said no, she hadn't seen me. We have nurses come in and give her medication twice a day and they check her blood sugar. She told my brother the other night that the nurses gave her 4 vials of blood. Poor mom her mind just isn't like it used to be. We will keep praying for you and Dub. I know what you are going thru.
Love you,
Darlene and Mark