Monday, November 23, 2009

Family Dinner

This past Saturday was my grandmother's birthday party. She turned 84 this year. We're very happy to have spent another year with her. As always, we're concerned about her health and keeping every day a cherished one that we get to have her here.
It was at my Aunt P's house and about 20 people were able to make it. We had a great lamb dinner, with mashed potatoes, peas, broccoli casserole and lasagna. It was really good and all homemade. Everyone brought a dish to contribute. My father's cousin brought his son, whom I haven't seen in about 4 years. Always nice to see family after a long absence. Found out some gossip that had been going through the grapevine, my other aunt dumped her long term boyfriend and my cousin will be dumping his girlfriend soon. Boy does the family love to gossip. What family doesn't though? It was a short party, she had to be home early for bed, but we were able to have dinner, dessert (chocolate cake), and open presents. Opening presents was pretty interesting. She got a Snuggie, which she LOVED. She said she was going to order it off of the commercial and was happy to receive one. She also got a Visa Card, one of those cards that can be used anywhere like cash. I'm not sure she understood it, but that's why she has grandkids to take her out and show her how to use it. She also got a bunch of flowers. It's getting harder and harder every year to figure out what to get her because she doesn't need anything. She's in the process of moving out of her house so she's giving everything away, she doesn't need to add anything to her house. Most of the time when you do give her something she winds up giving it back to you a year later. Hence all of the flowers she got. Those are easy and make her house a happier place for a few days.

Overall the night was great. It seemed an early Thanksgiving dinner. We all won't be together for Thanksgiving, we all will be going separate ways with our other families so it was even better to get together then.

Listening to: "Blue Christmas" by Elivs Presley


  1. Grandma gift: Photo book with all the old scanned pictures she rarely drags out.

    Not that you asked for suggestions, but it has always been a hit with our family.

    Peace and happy Turkey day!

  2. Thanks for the gift idea. I have a feeling that may be in the works for a Christmas gift. Ha

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving!