Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
My mom went from being a hospital patient to a hospice patient today. It's tough to be the one making these decisions but my brain knows this is the right one. My heart on the other hand .. feels the pain of being the one to say no to any more "treatment" and yes to meds and options that bring comfort and support. No to trying to fix things and yes to things that ease the process and allow my mom the dignity she deserves. It's hard not to second guess decisions as important as these. But I think it's harder to see someone you love struggle and suffer only to give them more time - to struggle and suffer some more.
You really can't be wearing make-up while making these decisions either. You can consider that advice if you'd like to.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I love Google. I typed in "distribution list for iphone" and came up with this. Downloaded it and 5 minutes later had a family distribution list called Mom/Grandma.
** Edited to add - just got back, Mom is back at the nursing home. Even the doc and the nurse I spoke to at the hospital aren't sure why she was sent there. I'd better check to see who owns that ambulance service!
Friday, October 22, 2010
|Kitchen phone, but in white|
|Phone that was in my Mom's bedroom.|
|THE phone in my bedroom.|
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Remember when I asked about what vacuum to buy? Uh huh. Well, the winner was the Hoover Wind Tunnel T-Series Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum, because you know, I was going for the vacuum with the longest name. Heh. And then I broke it. The end.
So not only did I unadvisedly pull my whole upright vacuum onto my couch which was covered with a loose throw, I didn't read the manual first to find out I could have pushed that handy dandy button.
It was the belt. Tore that thing right in half and let me tell you - that was one sturdy belt until I got to it! Had to order the belt and when it came in the mail I ...
a) rolled it around on the floor to amuse the cats for a while...
b) consoled myself with a plate full of jalapeno poppers (the cream cheese kind) and felt sorry for myself for not having a full time man in the house to do things like put belts on vacuums for me .. or
c) got out the manual to find out how to put the belt on properly, myself.
Well a) - my cats are way too sophisticated to be amused by a mere rubber loop and would never let me live it down for simply offering it to them .. b) I never need an excuse to dive into a plate of jalapeno poppers (the cream cheese kind).. and c) the vacuum is working fabulously now of course! And I am ridiculously proud of myself for fixing it myself!
And don't let anyone tell you I fixed it myself because I didn't want to put up with the head shaking and the side-long glances punctuated by "women!" or "HAD to drag it up on the couch ..."
I did it because I could!
Babbled by BetteJo at 9:45 PM
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wasn't it? I feel like I played hopscotch this year, one foot springtime 2 feet summer 1 foot fall .. where did the time go?
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I know why I don’t like these vegetables. It’s the squared off carrots. Coin shaped carrots – okay, those are more down home. But machine whittled down squared off carrots? They freak me out. Honestly.
So how did the vet know that Riley was older than you thought? Did they slice him open and count the rings?
Driving home from the grocery store we pass a sign and I read it – “Greek fest!” The response from the girlchild – “mmm-m-m-m… free Greeks…”
Reading a Thai menu – “Oh! Baby eggrolls! Liars! There are no babies in those eggrolls!”
I love you Honey.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Ya gotta love this getting older thing.
I promise you - in my head I become this effortless runner, barely out of breath after a few miles. In my head I look and feel wonderful and have no cheesecake under my chin. It's amazing what I can do in my head! But it doesn't translate to real life and I find that really difficult to accept.
I haven't given up but boy howdy! This is tough stuff! Especially when you add things like stress. Sigh-h-h-h. How do YOU do it? DO you do it?
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wonder what I was thinking?
I know the evening primrose oil is for hair. A friend recommended it for my *sniff* thinning hair. But weight support? So far my legs are supporting my weight. It smells like cinnamon so it can't be all bad. But does anybody have any idea what blueberries have to do with brain support? Although I can use quite a bit of brain help these days.
But uh ... I, who have never dressed a dog in my life - must have been convinced the new grandpuppy needed a pair of jammies. Lilac jammies with little white fluffy sheep on them. Oh and maybe ..? Maybe a pink hoodie. Well - I AM a GRANDMA you know!!
But Ambien just seems to bring all that out. Aren't I just special!?