Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy Birthday, Teresa!

Hey, Y'all,

Isn't she lovely? We certainly think so! She may not like my putting her picture in here, but I hope she will forgive me (Please?). We love her so very much. Teresa is our youngest daughter and she lives in a more southern state than ours. Her birthday is tomorrow.

Gramps and I were enjoying sitting outside the nursing home this afternoon and the weather was perfect in temperature, but it had been raining off and on all day. All at once, I began sneezing and just couldn't stop. Arghhhh! My nose is still tetchy and drippy. Just another thing to keep me from sleeping well. Ha!

Have any of you ever eaten at a Waffle House? Well, there is one within a mile of the nursing home and I decided to stop there this morning for breakfast. Gramps and I used to stop quite often for breakfast at Waffle Houses when we were traveling. Well, let me tell you that I have marked that one off our list. When I went in this morning, I ordered grits to go with my two soft-scrambled eggs and toast. In the past, eating their grits was like eating ice cream: so smooth and tasty, yum! The grits I got this morning were lumpy and cold. I immediately complained to the manager (who was also my waitress) and she apologized and came by to tell me that the cook had put some fresh ones on to cook. She offered to bring me some hashbrowns in their place, but I said, "No Thanks". She took the cost of the grits off my bill. I thought about telling her that I was from their quality control and was checking up on local Waffle Houses, and that they had failed miserably, but I restrained my temptation to do so.

Gramps has been so much better lately that I am having real hopes that I can eventually bring him home with getting some extra care to come in daily. I just really don't know. Like the old spiritual goes, "Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, Yes Lord, Sometimes I'm bowed most to the ground, Oh yes, Lord>" He is certainly eating much better. If the help that we have can do it, he will certainly be better. The people who help us at the nursing home are just marvelous, so kind and caring. We certainly appreciate them so very much. Rick takes care of him during the morning and early afternoon. Cindy, the afternoon and evening CNA brought his tray out to us this afternoon so that we could enjoy the outside together. She puts him to bed most evenings after supper.

Well, folks, it is eleven p.m. already and if I can stop this sneezing, I hope to get some sleep tonight. I am planning to take part of the day off tomorrow and go into Knoxville and spend some time with Mae and Imazo. It has been four weeks since I have seen them and I have missed them. I have a movie to take with me. I look forward to the visit with them.

Once again, Happy birthday, darling daughter! This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you. Bye for now. More later.

7 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy Birthday Teresa, you have a lovely mother and father . I hope you have a grand day,

Take care.
Yvonne.

Barbara said...

Happy birthday to Teresa,and happy day to you Ruby.I do hope you get to go to see Imazo and Mae today.I know they have missed you too.That is incourging to hear Gramps is eating good.He will get better I think,God is good//

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Just keep hoping for the best, Ruby.
And yes, we have Waffle Houses everywhere here!

Clara....in TN said...

Happy birthday to Teresa. She is so pretty. I'm sorry you have the sneezes Ruby. Maybe today will be better. I hope so.

thesouthernlady64 said...

I hope your Teresa has a wonderful birthday and I am so glad to hear how well Gramps is doing. We have a waffle house in my town. Sometimes it is good and others it is bad. Just depends on who is working I guess. Enjoy your visit with Imazo and have a good day. Love and hugs.

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aLmYbNeNr said...

Happy birthday to Teresa!!