Enjoyed my Day!

For some reason, I had a great day today.  I guess it was the confluence of many rivers with me at the delta!  Hubby was in a good mood.  That always helps.  Had a good visit with Mom.  The weekend aide peeked in, then came in the room amazed that Mom...

Something Smells Soupy

Don't you just love the way the house smells when you cook a big pot of soup all day?  That's what I did yesterday.  Well, it didn't cook all day because I didn't have all day, but all the ingredients were cooked already the day before.  I fixed Swiss...

Endoscopy Results - Yay!

Everything went well, other than being stuck in the little room waiting for the doctor to come downstairs and do the procedure!  (But what's two hours out of  a person's life?)  There was nothing there - no ulcers, no anything.  Was just horrible...

Not Slipping Away as Fast as I Thought!

Here I am, writing a sad post about my poor mother-in-law slipping away.  Well, let me tell you, she's got better tread than I thought!  One of her church friends dropped in about an hour after I left.  She not only knew him, she asked where his wife...

Slipping Farther Away

When I think about my first few visits to the home to watch over Mom, there's just no comparison to how she is now.  At first, she was feisty, even happy there, playing Bingo with her pals and having her favorite table in the dining room.  She pulled...

Back to the Nursing Home

When I arrived, Mom was totally zonked out.  I moved the stuff off the only chair in the room, a sturdy folding chair with padded back and seat.  I moved her eating tray out of the way - her breakfast sat on it untouched and cold.  I pulled my chair...

A Nameless (and Harmless) Limerick

There once was a Sockeye named Sal Who swam 'longside Sid, her old pal Said Sid, "I'm a stud." Said Sal, "You're a dud." "I'd sooner be canned than your gal."   Believe it or not, that was the winning poem on a group tour we took. ...

A Nameless (and Harmless) Limerick

There once was a Sockeye named Sal Who swam 'longside Sid, her old pal Said Sid, "I'm a stud." Said Sal, "You're a dud." "I'd sooner be canned than your gal."   Believe it or not, that was the winning poem on a group tour we took. ...

My Scribble #61

Scribbles and Bits challenge #61 September 23, 2013bypastormike      A young man sat at the breakfast table in a huge kitchen, stuffing himself with pancakes and bacon.  He looked up as his father came down the steps.   “Well, Junior,...

18 Days to Go!

Only 18 days until my trial week with the neural implant.  Boy, I hope it works - I'm pinning so much hope on it!  I'm sooo heavy and so out of shape now.  It will be a long road back, especially at my age.  So, even if it works, I've got a long row...

Showers from Long Ago

I was given three wedding showers before I got married.  They were all wonderful and all different.  The first was given by one of my best friends from high school.  It was Hubby's job to get me there without telling me why.  He failed.  It wasn't...

"Did You Find It Yet?"

When I arrived a little late at the home today, Mom had already had breakfast.  She was picking at her blankets and sheets again, and she was restless.  She opened her eyes and smiled when I came in.  I moved the clean sheets and blankets off the...

Yet Another Strange Visit to the Home

Hubby dropped me off at the home to visit Mom while he went to Dad's for a couple of hours.  I walked into the room and there was Mom, dozing, wearing absolutely nothing!  Her door was open and the privacy curtain wasn't even pulled!   As soon...

What Should I have Done??

My first job as a married lady was as a Receiving Clerk in a television tuner factory.  Tons of parts came in every day.  The whole receiving department was me, a guy who actually moved the parts around the factory, and our boss (who was 28 years...

Still Fighting the Sore Throat!

I can't seem to shake this sore throat.  I feel better otherwise, except for some chest congestion.  Hubby got me some cough medicine while he was out this morning.   Speaking of Hubby, he's scheduled for an endoscopy a week from today.  I hope...

Not Sure What to Do Now ...

Had a little scratchy throat Sunday night.  Didn't think much about it.  Got up with quite a sore throat Monday, but no fever or congestion, so - did nothing.  Developed a cough and congestion with the sore throat on Tuesday (today) - called the...

Scribbles & Bits Challenge #60

Okay, Pastor Mike, this is an idea I've used before, but I'll make it a little more evil, if that's possible.   Young Yuri stepped off his plane in New York City in the early evening.  He knew he would not be met; he also had memorized the...

Words to Live By??

Mom was in rare form today.  She was wide awake when I arrived at 9:00am and I was told that she ate at least half her breakfast.  We talked for a little while, then she began to get drowsy.  Once again, she began to talk in her sleep.  None of it...

A Heart-wrenching Visit Today

When I arrived, Mom was sleeping.  She looked cold, so I took hold of the corner of her blanket to pull it up a little over her shoulders.  She woke up and smiled, glad to see me (whoever I was today).  I asked if she wanted some breakfast, and she...

Scribbles and Bits challenge #59

Your challenge this week is to stretch yourself by coming from a different perspective.     Okay, Pastormike, here goes …     I’ve been sitting in this damn nursing home for weeks.  Weeks and weeks.  I’m so bored I could scream!  I...

Why Can't Life be Simple?

I'm fitting Mom in around the edges today.  We have an appointment with our hairdresser this morning at 9:00am.  That's when I usually go see Mom - from 9:00 to 10:00am.  So - I'll be going after the morning appointment, probably from 10:00 -...

Mom Had Lots of Visitors Today

Hubby and I went to see her this morning.  She was so zonked that her aide couldn't wake her up at all.  The aide was trying valiantly to get her to eat some breakfast, but no go.  We waited around for about fifteen minutes and then left.  When I'm...

JURY DUTY PART IV

 When the elevator door opened, a seemingly confident, controlled Betty crossed the hall and entered the Clerk’s office.  A very  young woman came slowly toward the counter where Betty waited with Jacob.  The woman was chewing gum and staring at her...

JURY DUTY PART III

Betty found a tiny motel on the outskirts of the county seat, some 35 miles from the cemetery.  She signed into a single room rather than asking for a crib so that no one would see the baby with her.  She hoped his sweet disposition would carry...