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11-29-10. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I know I did, twice. We went to my daughter, Anita and her husband, Carl’s for dinner on Thursday. I really enjoyed visiting with them again. Grandson, Jared, was there and Lisa came later on. Carl’s brother was there as well. We had a good turkey dinner with all the trimmings. I took the green bean casserole, Stove Top stuffing, but no “chocolate soup pie” that I took the last time. That time I thought I would make it especially good and put marshmallow cream and some cherries on top. Only I didn’t wait until it cooled before I put them on there and it melted and turned it into soup. Walt bought a big pumpkin pie to take and I think we’re the only two that ate any, so we took it to Berta’s on Friday. Carrie and Zoie had gone to her parents for dinner and we’re supposed to be there later on. I missed seeing them. Lisa said she and Joe were trying to figure out how they would go to both parents for dinner and Lisa finally said, “This is stupid, you go to yours and I’ll go to mine.” So they did and it seemed to work out okay. Carl had been having some health problems. He had to go to the hospital for hernia surgery and his blood pressure was really high and also he’s found out he had type 2 diabetes. He looked like he’d been sick when I saw him and he’s lost quite a bit of weight too, so naturally I’m concerned about him. And I forgot to tell about our company on Wednesday morning of last week. Around eight o’clock Walt got a call on his phone and it was his son, Randy, who lives in Minnesota. He’s a truck driver and is liable to be anywhere when he calls, so he asked Walt if he had the coffee on and Walt said, “Where are you?” and he said, “Right out here in front of your garage.” So that was a surprise visit from him and his wife, Laura. We were glad to see them. We hadn’t seen them for a long time. So they stayed for a while and we had a nice visit with them. They’re supposed to stop back by on their way home, so I will make some pictures to give to them. Now back to Thanksgiving dinner on Friday. We went up to Milan, Illinois for dinner with Walt’s daughter, Berta, and her fiancée, Ron. Berta’s two daughters were there as well, so we got to see that little, sweet, bundle of joy, Rylan, again. When we saw him before he was three days old, sound asleep and didn’t even know we were holding him. Now he’s ten and a half months old, walking and all over the place. He’s such a happy, little guy and smiles all the times as he toddles around. You know how the little things act like they’re so proud of themselves when they start walking. He still falls a lot, but gets right up and goes again. He was on the carpet so it didn’t hurt him. They always look so little when they first start walking, especially so when they’re not even a year old and cute. I don’t see how he could be any cuter and sometime in January he will have a little sister. So he will be a big brother.
Anyhow we had another good dinner with them, turkey and ham and the whole works. It was the first time we’d been to Berta’s and Ron’s place in Milan. I really like it a lot. It just seems cozy with a real fireplace and the garage is built to look like a little house with a front porch and the garage door is on the side. He’s got a wood burning stove in there too because he spends a lot of time in there working on things. It was real cozy in there too. They live in a quiet neighborhood too so that’s a plus.
I guess everybody has gone back to the grindstone now that the holidays are over. My nurse called this morning and said my doctor wanted her to call me and see how the antibiotics were doing for the bladder infection and I told her they were doing good. She said I sounded like I had a cold, so I told her that when I had a sinus infection I took antibiotics and felt like I was over it, but later on I started feeling like I still had it and I’ve had terrible headaches the last two days. I told her I’d come in on Friday to get my blood pressure checked and she said that’s okay. After I sent the “homemade” Christmas cards and pictures of some of the critters I write about all the time to Jeff and Betty and Harley and Kathleen. I got really nice notes from both couples thanking me and telling me they really enjoyed looking at the pictures and that made me feel good. Frank Dee is supposed to give me his Thanksgiving news so I guess I’ll send it next time. I think he said he had three dinners to go to, with one to be with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I’m sure he enjoyed all of that. His grandkids were supposed to have visitors from Africa and India, I think. I’ll find out all the information later. May God bless and keep you.
Bye, bye for now.