Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Middle of the Week

Hey, Y'all,
Yeah, it is the midweek time and there are lots of household chores to do, and I may get around to them after while, but in the meantime, I wanted to let you all know that I haven't forgotten about each of you, my friends. This morning, I was up around 5:30 so I could get my shower and get ready for the day. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night, due to leg cramps waking me up a few times. I had just been asleep about an hour when the first one hit, and after wrestling with it for a few minutes, I got up and put some mineral ice on it. (That is some of the stuff that is mostly menthol and somehow relieves the pain). It was not too long before I was awakened again with cramps in the other foot and leg. This time, I simply got up and walked around for awhile, sat down and rubbed the ankle and leg, and then went back to bed.

This does not occur every night, just maybe one night a week, and is very annoying and sleep debilitating. I know this sounds like I am whining...maybe I am a little, but not much. I was, however, feeling much better when I got up at 5:30. After showering and getting dressed, I went over to Carol's house and gave her a ride to work, where she picked up her county car and went about her business of checking as a health inspector of businesses in the area. This afternoon I will be going back over to pick her up and take her home for the evening. Her car is being serviced, so she is without wheels right now. It is wonderful to be able to help her out with stuff.

After I got home from taking her to work, I had a small bowl of cereal so I could take my 15 morning pills, and a few minutes later I drove over to Julia and Andrew's home so that I could ride with Julia and the two little girls to Bible Study at our church. We had a really good study time this morning and I think there is something like 80 ladies that are taking part in it. We are divided into several groups that meet in various places in the annex building. It is a wonderful opportunity to study the Bible with other women and get to know them better. Our study is in the Book of James and the main themes are Trials and How we can Persevere and triumph over them with God's help.

After Bible Study, Julia and the girls and I went back to Julia's and had a delicious lunch of spaghetti, croissants (made by Andrew), and grapes. It is so enjoyable to get to know Julia and the children better. They are delightful! After lunch, I left and they were ready for naps. Who knows, I may take one after while. Ha.

Yesterday, I completed work on the baby quilt for Mae's great-great granddaughter to be born in November. I still have some threads to clip and I must launder it, then it will be ready to send to Mae.

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


Anonymous said...

Have you tried bananas? The potassium in bananas is GREAT for leg and foot cramps.
I'm glad you're enjoying your women's Bible study and the closeness of your precious family.
Blessings my friend,

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Sorry you had such a disturbed night. Hope tonight will be better.
It's good to have family around and It's good for them to have you around them
Take care.

Grammy said...

Hey, Deb. I take potassium capsules every day, and my potassium level is always good. it must be something else that is lacking. Thanks for the advice, though. :)

Wanda said...

Oh Grammy, those leg cramps can be a big pain. I used to have them on occasions. Hopefully you'll get a good nights rest tonight.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You do more before noon than most people do all day!

Anonymous said...

I have those leg cramps sometimes, too,but it is a potassium thing with me and I start exercising when I get them. I found that eating sweets before bedtime makes my legs hurt, too. Your lunch sounds great.

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i use bananas for my leg cramps they wake me up in the middle of the night too... not fun..
I am joining a bible study too... so maybe you can help me out..
Glad to visit and hear from you.
1 Wasabi mommy

Anonymous said...

Awww Ruby,
I'm sorry to hear that potassium isn't the issue here. My husband has bad feet and after being on them all day, he gets leg cramps sometimes at night. Lots of water, walking and bananas help him.
We'll be praying for you and those leg cramps!

Grammy said...

Hey, Y'all, thanks for all the wonderful comments and concerns for me! I like reading all the suggestions too. Thanks for the prayers, Love, Ruby

Trudy said...

Hi Ruby,

I am sorry to hear of your leg cramp troubles...I do hope that you will be able to find something that helps as they must be very bothersome indeed. Don't worry, I would be cranky too...I don't like anything messing with my sleep!

Praying things go better soon!