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Time off? No such luck!!!!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My uncle came and got Gran yesterday morning. I thought she was going to be spending a few days with him. But this morning at about 9:15, he called. They are in town, and he's bringing her home.

Her excuse to him was that her legs hurt, and she wanted to come home.

About 30 minutes after he left, she came and asked me who he was! He's her son. Her baby! She knew he was family because of the way he looked, but she had no idea who he was. Apparently she had no idea who he was from the minute he put her in the truck and they drove away. She never let on like she didn't know him. She didn't want to be rude.

After I told her who he was, she called him to check. I don't know how he took it. But, I'm glad she called him and acted her "crazy" way with him. Now he knows (hopefully) what some of my days are like. This one has just been one of the worst... and going to get worse, I'm sure.

Now she wants to stop taking her medicine because she thinks it's making her crazy. I don't want to tell her she has Alzheimer's; but if I have to, I will. Now I'm going to have to check and make sure she is swallowing all of her pills.

Today has been a very upsetting day. I'm tired.

  
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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 5/18/2009 6:27AM

    Joanna said it. Nuff said. emoticon

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JANNER.VIC 5/16/2009 12:40AM

    There will surely be a special place in heavan for what you are enduring now. I wish her joy on her good days and you strength on your bad ones.

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DANDYLION42 5/14/2009 10:52PM

    My prayers are with you as I watch my girl friend deal with her Mom and Alzheimers........Donna finally got four days off after 3 years of 24/7 and is gone without her phone!! She and her hubby have taken care of her parents for 6 years and now her Mom is in a special unit and doing so much better. Her Dad is 90 and so weak and falls and has seizures but does not want to go in a home.......but it is killing Donna and Ed. Her Mom does not know her son either and so she does not want to do things with him or even have him visit her. He is here to take care of Dad so Donna and Ed can leave and rest. They are so worn out and depressed from these years of 24/7. Her brother does not have a clue.......he just comes and reads a book and gives Dad a meal now and then. Life......always one responsible person and the rest are worthless!! I am so sorry you lost your time off......grab it and run to see "Star Trek"!!

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KIMDONN 5/14/2009 9:45PM

    There is nothing worse than taking care of a sick relative, there is no rest for the weary and I am sorry you are not getting a break...any way to convince her to try it again? You poor thing, that stinks!!

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PAM1968 5/14/2009 9:41PM

    I can't imagine how hard this must be for you!

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SOPHIEGM 5/14/2009 9:26PM

    I am sorry, I know you were looking for and needing that break.
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Jackson Symphony... just beautiful!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

My twin sister was able to "gift" me the Patron tickets to our town's Community Concert for tonight. (Her bosses are sponsors and no one else took the tickets.) It was a concert by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. It was just wonderful.

There were selections from West Side Story, My Fairy Lady, and Gone with the Wind. They played music from The Lord of the Dance and 2001 Odessy. And, they played one of my favorites... Orange Blossom Special. It was about 2 hours including intermission.

My husband and I went with our two girls. The 8 yo relished the whole thing... she absolutely loves music. The 4 yo went to sleep after the first selection. Oh well... maybe when she's older.

  


Exhausted...

Friday, May 08, 2009

Who knew that a little driving and a few hours sitting could make you so tired?

Gran's stress test was today at the hosptial in Dyersburg. It was only a 45 minute drive. There was some rain, but nothing was bad during our drive time. I took the lap top and worked on it a couple of hours. I spoke with some of the other people in the waiting room. I also went out and got lunch... twice; once for me and once for gran.

I believe I'm going to bed early tonight.

  
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CISSYNICHOLS 5/9/2009 12:17AM

    Don't you just love it? : )

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JANNER.VIC 5/8/2009 11:29PM

    Yeah, It is called the" hurry up and wait syndrome". Your poor gran was probably pretty tuckered too. emoticon

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No more Consigning....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Well, my "career" of selling my knitting at the artist's consignment shop is about over. We got an email Monday night, late, that the owner is closing the store. Even with almost 40 artists paying as little at $15 to over $100 a month rent, she cannot keep up with the bills.

I'm hoping that I can "consign" with a lady that I know that has booth of home-sewn little girl clothes at the local Flea Market one weekend each month. My knitted purses would fit in great with her line of clothes. I'm going to try and talk with her next week. I'm hoping she'll agree to take my items and sell them for a percentage and not have me pay a fee or expect me to come and work the booth. We'll see.

  
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MEOWCATS 5/3/2009 10:57PM

    A store like that closed in our small town recently, too. There were a lot of women who made a little "butter and egg" money there....in terms of numbers, it probably didn't too much, but it really did hurt our town.

Have you tried Etsy.com? (It's kind of like Ebay except everything is homemade)? I know I told DD's PCA about it, she set up an account and hasn't sold anything yet, but maybe you should look into it just to see.....

I'm really sorry you're stressing....I HATE when you get to know how things work, what to expect, and then all of a sudden you can't..... emoticon

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CYCLINGSANDY 4/23/2009 10:48PM

    That sounds like a big disappointment for you. I hope it works out for the other endeavor that you have a plan for.
Best wishes for your future success in selling your darling looking knitted purses.
Sandy

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I hate the hospital

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Gran had more heart problems Monday night. She had a very rapid, irregular heartbeat. They put her med through an IV port that helped the regularity, but it brought her blood pressure way down (like 90/50). So from 11 pm Monday to 6:30 tonight, I've been out of the house... except to come home at 5:30am and get the girls ready and off to school. I've had maybe 5 hours of sleep in that whole time.

Gran got put in the room right across from the nurses' station and sharing a wall with the elevator. Yeah, NOT! And the new bed that she was on "wooshed" every time she turned over (it was supposed to stop bed sores). Gran swore that there was a "sinkhole" in it and refused to sleep in it to the point of crawling to the foot of the bed on her belly trying to get into the floor in the middle of the night. Then, she ripped off all the leads to her heart monitor "because she got tired of them sticking out her gown." If she'd put on a hospital gown, that wouldn't have been a problem... but she refused to do that too because she was already in "her" gown which was "perfectly fine." And, she kept getting up without help; even though she was a "fall risk." SCREAM!!!!!

I've had maybe 5 hours of sleep since waking on Monday morning.

More Bad News... The lady who had the artists' shop where all my knitting is consigned is closing. Saturday is our last day. We were notified by email... Monday night late. Frustrating!

  
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NERVOUSWRECKIAM 4/23/2009 2:11PM

    Wow! Poor Gran! Poor YOU! I have no words that can make you feel better....but I'll be thinking about you!

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SARASMILE3 4/23/2009 9:46AM

    I will definitely put you and your grandmother in my prayers. My grandmother is about as stubborn as yours!
I have been in the hospital with my son many times and I hate the hospital as well.

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SOPHIEGM 4/23/2009 6:48AM

    hugs to you .
I have just recently been thru the hospital routine myself, my mom just does her best to fight it all the way , so I understand the emotions you are going thru.
I will add you and your grandmother to my prayers.Please keep us updated on her.
Try to get some rest or your will get sick and down yourself.

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