Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
As for my other Dad (Pop), he's making good progress. His short term memory is sticking better and better. He played a couple of hands of Canasta with his oldest daughter. He's ready for some real food. He's able to sit for about five minutes with his brace on before getting dizzy and needing to lay down again. Emotionally, he'll be extremely happy and the next breath, tearful and so sad. Physical therapy occurs regularly. Dr. Pepper is his drink of choice so his doctor gave him some in a sippy cup to try to stimulate the swallowing muscles again. We are hoping that he's able to again recieve the Eucharist starting this week. My Husband visited yesterday with the social worker who indicated there has been no timeframe on when Pop will be released, but Pop has expressed a desire to be released on a day pass for Christmas. He seems more determined to sit up for a longer time and gain strength. He gets daily visitors and I believe that's helping him gain strength emotionally and physically. The silly man has episodes of being inappropriate, of course. Recently he asked one of the CNAs if she was "gonna kiss my ass when I get outta here"? My mouth dropped, and I reminded him to be nice to the people that are helping him heal.
Anyway, I'm lighting vigil candles and birthday candles today.....
Make a wish!
Monday, November 26, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
There is but one pour left to fill my crystal tonight. I think I'll not feel regretful about it....about drinking a whole bottle of wine alone tonight.
I've earned it, after all.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Life is very heavy right now.
These days, there is a lot to do . The hours in the day are not enough. I know that there will come a day that the days will stretch their weary arms and slow down, sip soup then sleep; but those days are not today.
Today is rushed.
My mind works fast. I can multi-task with the best of 'em. I can keep up with lots of stimulation.
In midst of prepping children for their day, being breadwinner, commuting, shuffling papers, meals, juggling schedules and the daily hustle and bustle, sweet gifts are delivered to me. In unlikely, unexpected times, I am reminded of how very lucky I am. When these particular moments come, I put on the brakes and breathe.
Thank you to all of you who give me life, bestow gifts and remind me to slow down.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
POP UPDATE: Pop got his trachea tube removed and is flirting with nurses.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I Noticed I Have A Lot of Short or One-Word Titles, So I'm Making This One Extra Long and Action-Packed
I added music to my blog! ~~~~>
Jewel's "Break Me". An appropriate song for my current stage o'life....
Waiting to be Broken