Thursday, September 30, 2010

How Much Can One Old Lady Do in a Day?

Hey, Y'all,
Well, I got a pretty good night's sleep without leg cramps last night, but woke up around 3:30 and couldn't go back to sleep even though I tried for an hour. Finally, at 4:30, I rolled out of bed and decided to accomplish a few things today. By 8:00 a.m., I had washed two loads of clothes and folded them, along with preparing my breakfast and eating it.

By 10:45 a.m. I had swept all the house, and did another load of laundry and put it away, and now, the bath rugs are in the washer and my bedsheets are in the dryer. I also had some dried apricots soaking from last night and cooked those while breakfast was being prepared. After breakfast, I drained them and mashed them, then added spices and sugar to them. They are in the fridge right now, and in the morning, I plan on making them into little baked pies, using crescent roll dough to place them in making them triangular in shape. Yum! They will be served as dessert for tomorrow evening when Carol and Daryl come over for supper.

I still have the kitchen and the bathrooms to mop and hopefully can get that done before bedtime tonight. I am one of those poor unfortunates that is a Farmville player, and I can take breaks from work and harvest my crops and all the other stuff there is to do around the farm like slopping the hogs and feeding the chickens. Ha. It gives my back a rest from laboring here in the house. I also have other people's blogs to read, and sometimes leave a comment on.

I still have Mae's great great granddaughter's quilt to launder and get ready to send to her. I reckon I can get that done tomorrow. Life does get busy, doesn't it? Praise the Lord, I am so glad to have things to do and the strength to do them.

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


myletterstoemily said...

goodness! i can't believe all that
you accomplish in a day. i'm a
sluggard in comparison.

it is such a treat to come to your


You have been busy Ruby, I find living on my own I can work at my own pace and have a rest if and when I want.

Take care.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You do so much!
You're a farmville addict - I'm a blog addict. Pleased to meet you!

Julie said...

Ruby, I lost your e-mail address. I can't write you. Please share it with me again.
Grandma is doing better. She's getting out and about. She's been stuck at home for the past 3 years and though she loved grandpa and being home and taking care of him, I think she's loving her freedom too. She's even going to my dad's performace with me the end of this month. YEAH!!!
Take care Ruby and boy are you a busy woman. God Bless!!!

AiringMyLaundry said...

Those little baked pies sound delicious!

Margie's Musings said...

yes, they do. I would love to have the recipe.


Hello Ruby, thanks for your visit and wonderful comment.
That posm was written 5 yrs ago,
I was away from my family, it would have been my 42nd wedding anniversary and not one of them phoned. I was very negative in those days and it took me many years to get over my berevements.
I am now a different people, my kids are now more considerate
and I am happy.

I think we do expect much of our children as they do of us, but that's what being a family is all about.
Have a wonderful week-end.
Take care/

Patricia Stoltey said...

Those little apricot pies sound delicious. (That's how you can tell I'm on a diet...I always notice mentions of food first thing). :)

The leg cramp problem sounds mighty uncomfortable. I hope that goes away for good. Hopefully your new doctor will have some good advice.