Cooking with Grandma

Today I was watching the evening news. Of course every news station was covering the mass shootings that had just recently happened. Everyday is a new day for grandma so when watching the evening news she was shocked. I guess that’s the best word describe how she felt. She asked me where it happened and what happened. I finally got sick to my stomach from this one story that stuck out. A woman was with her mother. Her mother was 91 years old. She had to help her mother under the table to hide her from the shooter. She had a video that made it on the evening news. The whole situation from this weekend of the mass shootings can make anyone sick to their stomach. The hardest is part is realizing it was a regular day for those people. We’re never promised tomorrow but I put myself in their shoes. I would do anything for my grandma. I didn’t mean to get off subject but just in general praying for those affected.

After hearing that story I changed the channel and went on about our business. Grandma thinks she can still cook, even though there’s signs in the kitchen telling her not to cook. There’s signs my family has put up to remind grandma of things she can and can not do. She’s a bit of a rebel I suppose cause today she was determined to cook. So for the first time in a long time I stayed with her in the kitchen. Growing up she always taught me how to bake and little things here and there. She made sure I knew how to get by before I left the nest many moons ago. I always cherish those times growing up. Especially when it came to baking the cake! Everyone loves to lick the spoon haha. We mostly hung out at the house today and got little things done around the house. She does pretty good when you keep her busy and as per usual she took her afternoon nap.

Just thinking about a lot today. I didn’t mean to take a two day break but life happens. I haven’t found what I’m looking for writing this blog, if I’m even looking for anything. Just a lot going on in the world and for those suffering tonight I pray for you. My grandma is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and growing up I always heard this hymns. I hope you can find some peace with it as well.

Published by JustJess

My name is Jessica Arkeketa. I am a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma. I currently reside in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. I’ve always had a passion for writing but never made an effort to make my writing public. Also this is a helpful resource to help me cope with my aging grandmother.

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