Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I have been doing some "goodbye" meals lately, and it is sad but encouraging, knowing that I have such great friends and family who are going to miss me and Gramps, but still will keep in touch with us. Last Wednesday, I went to lunch with Mae, Imazo, Niece Norma, and had a great time, then watched a movie at Imazo's. We had the waitress take a picture of us.
Yesterday, our neighbors, Scott and Laurie, came down with their children, Mitchell, Olivia, and Gabriel for our regular Monday evening supper. We had salad, lasagna and garlic toast, followed by carrying out items to be packed in the POD. Then we had ice cream, whipped topping, and fresh peaches. Yum!
Today, I met with some of the retired teachers that I had worked with and we had lunch at the Mustard Seed Cafe and Bakery at Dandridge. We had a great time, and good food. I was presented with a "Thinking of You" card and a beautiful "Esther" bracelet. I received a gift card along with a beautiful greeting card. I also received a lovely necklace. So very thoughtful, and I appreciated them so very much. Thank you, dear friends! I'll never forget the wonderful times we have shared.
Tomorrow I will be going into Knoxville for our last "movie day" and looking forward to spending some time with them, but not to the tears which I know will flow. I believe Shakespeare had it right when he said, "Parting is such sweet sorrow", don't you? (Although he was speaking of Romeo and Juliet).
I received a call today from a nurse at the nursing home in Texas and she told me that Gramps had gotten out of his wheelchair and fallen, but he was near the nurses
station, so fortunately he was gotten up quickly. She said he seems to be okay.
Well, I had better stop for now. My eyes are trying to close up on me (and have been doing so quite a bit today). This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends. Bye for now.
Hey, I just got online this morning (after doing this posting last night) and remembered that I hadn't mentioned the visit I had in the afternoon with Judy's mama, Marian, and also that I was invited to her home for supper last night. Anyhow, I did, and it was delicious as always. We had homemade beef stew and rolls, along with cucumber salad, and later had dessert of ice cream with toppings of choice. It was wonderful having supper with them again. Judy is a really great cook, and also her mama is. Judy had prepared the supper last night and brought it from her home which is just three doors down from her mama's home.
I also put pictures on my post this morning. I couldn't do so last night because it is so difficult in the evening to post pictures, because of the busy internet highways.
So, once again, it is time for me to sign off. I am driving into Knoxville today for our last "movie day". Pictures at top: 1: Me.Mae. Norma (my niece and Mae's daughter). Imazo. 2: Carolyn P., Phyllis E., Carolyn M., 3: Carolyn M., and Lisa M. (Sorry about the close-ups, ladies, but I was probably too close. being too lazy to get up).
You will see me reflected in the mirror of the bottom picture, so I did get into them. ha.
Much love to each of you, my friends. More later. Bye for now.