Saturday, August 7, 2010

First Dinner at Home and Happy Birthday, Emily!

Hey, Y'all,
Well, last evening, I prepared a meal and asked Daryl and Carol to come share it with me, which they did. We had a really great time and it was wonderful to have them as my first "dining" guests. I had fixed marinated, boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, potatoes boiled in their jackets, fresh roasting ears, and green salads. We had ice cream and cookies for dessert and played a few rounds of dominoes. As usual, Daryl skunked Carol and me. Ha.

At top you will see pics of the unloading of the POD that took place on Wednesday morning. First pic is of the load as it was opened, next is pic of it as some of the items were unloaded. Next two pics are of the two really great guys who did the majority of the unloading. Carol did a good bit of it and I got to tell everyone where to go (ha ha) and put the items. That was a lot of work for me, believe me!

Thursday evening, Julia (Andrew's wife), invited Carol, Daryl, and me over for supper and then after Daryl had left for a meeting, she took her two darling little girls and went with us to my new abode, and helped us unpack a lot of my clothing and hang it up. It was so sweet of her, and I appreciated it so very much.

I have now spent two nights in my new home and it is wonderful to be here. This morning Carol and Daryl came over and mowed my yard and did a lot of clipping. It really looks great and they worked hard.

Today is my granddaughter, Emily's, birthday.She is twenty-three and is my namesake (the only one I have). She and I share a middle name, and she is a much sweeter person than I ever dared to be. Happy birthday, dear Emily! We love you. We will be celebrating it this evening.

My daughter, Teresa, for whom I asked prayers the other day, is doing very well, and says to tell each of you "thank you" for your prayers on her behalf. We all so appreciate it so very much.

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


Jan said...

I am so glad you had so much help unloading the pod and putting things where they belonged.
You seem to be jumping into this new season of your life with both feet!
Love your blog!

Margie's Musings said...

I am so glad you are settling in at last, Ruby.

Anonymous said...

Make hay while the sun shines...................................................

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Well Ruby you made it. I am pleased you are settling in ok.
It's been a long and winding trip,
and only the future to look forward to, remember you have precious memories deep within your heart that can never be erased.
God Bless and Take care.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like things are coming together and you are settling into your new home. I am so happy for you. I know you are going to love it there surrounded by family and good friends. Have a great week. Love and hugs.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you are settling in to your new home and new life, Ruby.

Mom B said...

We're all so glad you're here.
Love, Carol TN said...

Hi Ruby, I'm glad things are coming together and you are getting settled in. You have been on a whirlwind of a journey.....and you did it well! Enjoy your new abode....I'm sure it won't be long until you have a zillion friend there just as you do here!

arlee bird said...

Moving can be so much work. It's nice to have help when you have to do it.

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