Resuming the Garage Sale Tomorrow

We took a day off from the garage sale so Hubby could dig out some paperbacks he wants to sell.  I'm going to pull most of my clothes out of the sale and only put the really nice things out.  There's a white beaded top with a black beaded design and a...

A Trying Visit

After we got the garage sale set up, Hubby sent me off to visit Mom after all.  While I was there, her new hospice nurse came for her weekly visit.  She said she would be there every Thursday morning, so I told her I'd stay away on Thursdays.  She...

The Garage Sale or Mom??

What a choice!  I've visited every day for a week now, and I hate to miss a day.  This morning, Mom was sleep-sitting with her breakfast tray still in front of her.  I moved the tray, which woke her up.  "Oh, Jeannie," she said, her words very slurred...

America's Got Less Talent ...

I just finished watching America's Got Talent (the semifinals).  They should just send everyone else home and give Forte the money and the Las Vegas show.  Why bother with anyone else?  They all seem like a real amateur-hour show compared to Forte.

The B's Have It!

 Betty bisected her backyard as her boyfriend belched a bastardized brew.  Her begonias were beautiful until his blastoff among them.  "I'm off to bet my bippy with the bookmaker,"the beach bum declared, "then it's bacj to the bar for a bologna...

JURY DUTY, PART II

Betty stood by the phone in the little restaurant, holding her quarter in her hand.  She should call her husband to come and get them.  She started to put the quarter in the slot, then pulled it away again.  She knew him.  He would be angry with her;...

VISITING MOM

I guess you all know that we're waiting for Mom to die.  I'm going to see her every morning for an hour or two and have been for over a week now.  Some days, she sleeps during my entire visit.  I sit and watch her sleep.  I pull her old recliner over...

JURY DUTY

  Betty sat on the bus, riding toward downtown Houston in the dark.  She had jury duty again, a duty she didn’t hate, but didn’t exactly love, either.  The trouble was, you never knew what  sort of case you might end up with and she didn’t want...

More Stuff about my Childhood

I get cranky sometimes.  You just never know what might set me off.  One of my pet peeves is people who say they’re bored.  How can anyone possibly ever be bored?  There’s always something to do, and it needn’t be something physical.  What’s wrong...

A Happy Ending After All

I’ve been vindicated!  Yesterday, I came back from the nursing home so depressed.  I had pushed and pushed for Mom to have her hair done.  I thought she needed something to boost her morale, and she has always been vain about her appearance,...

All Sorts of Silly Little Things

There are garbage bags filled with kitchenware all over my house.  Most of the small electric and hand-held kitchen appliances we dug out of Mom & Dad's trailer are at least partially broken.  We have quite a few lids that don't fit any pots and...

Will I Ever Have a Normal Day?

I guess there are lots of forms of normal, but I'm not entirely sure I've ever experienced any of them!  Got up at 04:30 this morning, as usual.  Took my pills, fired up the computer and diddled around for an hour.  Heard Hubby getting up - he sleeps...

Trying Times have Arrived Too Soon

There was some mix-up over the time of our meeting with the hospice rep, so we headed on down to Mom's room.  Before we even got there, I heard screaming coming from her room.  "Help me!  Please somebody help me!  When we got to her doorway, she was...

Muddled Thoughts

I was humming "I Just Called to Say I Love You" the other day, and somehow halfway through I discovered I was now humming "Felice Navidad!"  How did that happen, I wondered, and began to try to work it out.  I think you could sing them both at the...

The Garage Sale

Our neighbor changed her mind about having a garage sale, saying she doesn't have enough stuff.  So we're going to have it here and she will bring her things to us instead of the other way around.  Her daughter-in-law will probably bring a few things,...

Blessings on You All, My Children!

Well, here I am at home again.  No, I'm not under house arrest - no funny ankle bracelet.  There are no guards outside.  Well, not that I've noticed, anyway.  I think I'm in the clear!     It was all quite simple.  I went to the office,...

This is IT! It's Off to the Neuropsychiatrist with Me!

  We're leaving home at 10:30 for my appointment at 11:30.  I'm really a lot more nervous than I thought I'd be.  I hope I can keep from babbling and making a fool of myself.  I tend to babble when I'm nervous.  Just ask the poor opthalmologist who...

Tomorrow's the Big Day

Tomorrow morning, I go to the neuropsychologist to have my little head examined.  It should be an interesting experience.  The first thing I have to do is complete a questionnaire, for which 1 1/2 hours have been alloted.   That should be - uh...

Almost Another Day of Errands

We waited until Sunday Morning on CBS was over, then hot-footed it to the nursing home.  Mom's nurse told us she was sleeping soundly for the first time in two days.  We peeked, and she was really sawing logs.  The nurse said they recently doubled the...

To the Nursing Home

  We're going to visit Mom today.  She is on some serious pain medication now and may or may not know we're there, but we need to spend time with her regardless.  She had a lot of company yesterday.  Her granddaughter and great-granddaughter spent...

Errand Day is Drawing to a Close

  We hit the Farmer's Market like a whirwind!  I now have fresh tomatoes (regular and cherry), yellow zucchini, green bell peppers, blackberries, cucumbers, and, of course, cookies!  We then went to Kroger for more fruit - strawberries, blueberries...

Busy Day Tomorrow, Part II

I forgot the most important stop on our route - the shoe store!  We stopped in the new shoe store a couple of days ago and bought two pairs of sneakers for me.  Yay!  I have big long fat feet and it's hard to find my size.  Finding two pairs that felt...

Big Day Tomorrow!

Tomorrow will be errand-running day.  Hope I'm up for it.  This afternoon, I took a 4-hour nap, but I'm still sleepy.  How can that be?   First thing in the morning, it's off to the Farmer's Market for us.  We're hoping for more string beans and...

Nothing to Write About Today

But, as we all know, that never stopped me before.  I used to correspond with my aunt when she lived in Washington, DC.  I believe she worked for the Defense Department in the typing pool.  Anyway, she had never lived on her own before except for...

Half a Day on my Own

Hubby's going to Dad's to sort through some of the stuff in the garage.  It's still filled with kitchen things from the Big Bug Cleanup of a few months ago.  Hubby's sister is visiting for a couple of days, so they can enjoy fussing at each other for...