Yeah, I know, my computer is not a baby, but I have really missed chatting with all of you! A week ago, a program came up on my computer that stated my computer was infected with all kinds of viruses. NOT true. However, when I clicked on it to try to close it, my computer froze and I could not get online or even turn it on with out the same screen coming up. So, I called a computer service in Morristown and took my talking companion in for a cleanup. After shelling out nearly 70 bucks, I got her back, all clean and ready to go. The problem began when I tried to open a notification on my e-mail from a facebook message, it sent me to a error message, and from there up came the warning screen. The technician told me that if I ever see another such warning, to just turn loose of the mouse, and turn the monitor off, and then turn it back on.
Now, down to what has been happening since I last talked to you all. We went to Knoxville last Friday for our movie day, and had lunch at Applebee's. Gramps had the Bourbon Street Steak, and I must say, it tasted better than what I had ordered, so I ate part of it (not much).
On Saturday, I chatted via phone with Teresa instead of online, and enjoyed that, too. I also cut out pieces for a baby quilt for Mark and Allie's new grandson, who lives in California, and who had been visited by them for a long while not long ago.
Sunday was a quiet day. Gramps had decided to go to church (on Saturday evening) and then on Sunday morning, decided he didn't want to after all. Mark and Allie came by and visited with us for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon. We were really glad to see them.
On Monday, we had the neighbors down to share dinner with us, but the two boys were coming down with colds and didn't want to share that with us, thank you very much. Laurie ate supper with us, along with Scott and Olivia, and then took supper back to the boys. Scott, Olivia and I played a few quick rounds of dominoes before they left to go back home. We really had a lot of fun doing that.
Tuesday morning, I went in for blood work to see how my liver enzymes are doing. I don't know yet, but I intend to run in tomorrow to see about that.
Wednesday, (yesterday) I had lunch with five of my retired teacher friends, and really enjoyed that tremendously. We were inside the restaurant in Morristown called Java Cafe, where the Princess Theatre once stood. Gramps and I spent a lot of Friday evenings at the movies in the Princess back in the good old days. We would go eat somewhere in Morristown, and then walk around downtown until the movie opened at 6:45. When it was cold, it was kind of tough walking around outside and we would often stop in some of the stores down town, while we were waiting. It was a pleasant way to spend some weekend hours after we both spent the week teaching children at our schools.
The teachers and I spent at least an hour and a half inside the restaurant eating and talking, then a couple of them had to leave and the other four of us went outside on the sidewalk and talked another 45 minutes. While we were standing there, a lady walked by us, then turned around and walked back and spoke to me. She said, "Aren't you Mrs. Young?" I said, "Yes". She said, "You used to live near my family and I was in your class at Alpha when I was eight." She told me her name then, and that she is thirty and has two children. We hugged each other, and I thanked her for stopping and speaking to me. How really wonderful it is to run into people from the past, isn't it?
Yesterday evening, Carol called me and we talked for quite a while. It was really great to hear from her. I thanked her again for letting all of you, my readers, know that I was not sick but just computerless. I will post some pictures soon that I have taken over the past few days. I just spent about ten minutes deleting a lot of e-mails. If you sent me an e-mail and I didn't recognize the sender, I just deleted without opening. Sorry if that happened. I don't want to get burned again.
Tomorrow, I am going shopping with Allie to get a dress to wear to grandson, Matt's, wedding to his fiance, Amy. I am really excited about getting to go and Gramps and I will be traveling by auto (with me driving of course). It should be a blast.
Well, I have to eat some supper now. We went into Knoxville today for our movie day, and had breakfast (for lunch) at one of our favorite places to eat, and then we watched our movie at Imazo's and came straight back so that I could pick up my computer. I brought it in, hooked it up, and got busy opening and deleting e-mail, then got on here to do my catchup blog posting. Supper for Gramps tonight was a Hungry Man dinner (frozen then microwaved), and mine is an apple, some pepper jack cheese on a school house yeast roll, and a glass of water. Doesn't that sound yummy?
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. More later. Much love to each of you. Bye for now.