Tuesday, July 24, 2012
On my way to work always call Mom and she apologized for the way she was Sunday and how she treated me. It went a long way in diffusing my hurt. Poured my heart out to God and he answered. Fortunately I've been growing quiet when she gets that way and I don't have words I'm sorry I said back to her.
Took Mom to Curves last night after work and she had had a good night sleep and was in a very good mood. Had done her laundry, has a hair appointment today where she can walk down to it. Getting her out and being with her elevates her moods so much. I just can't do it as much as she would like. She is so draining. They have so many activities in her retirement community if she would just participate she would feel so much better. We try and take her to events if we can so she will go to them and enjoy the music or entertainment. They always have something nice for each holiday.
Mom called me Saturday night at 9 pm and wondered where I was...she was dressed and ready for church. Guess she fell asleep and thought it was morning time and got up and got ready. Maybe down the road I can look back and laugh at some of the humorous things. She is able to live by herself for now and I am thankful for that and get around on her own...for now and I'm thankful for that.
Got home from exercise changed my clothes and off to meeting until 9:30. Makes for a short night.
Was able to get in a noontime walk and knee did OK yesterday. Had the song "How Great Is Our God" rolling through my head as I walked and was so blessed by the nature all around me. Saw a doe and fawn, lots of ducks and geese around the pond with their growing babies, hear the booming voices of the bullfrogs croaking and saw such beautifu flowers blooming even with all our hot weather. Saw some beautiful pink hollyhocks growing in some of the ditches. The Nature preserve must spread seeds or plants...because I can't imagine them growing naturally in those areas...but they were such a joy and blessing to see such beautiful big blooms. Instead of walking it is more of a Praise Walk...I am just truly blessed and in awe with what I see all around me.
Bought a velcro knee brace and that really seems to help. Kept it on all day and that really seemed to help also. Fortunately it fits under my slacks.
Company coming Saturday and we are hosting dinner out with Corvette Club Saturday night. Never a dull moment around here. Then Sunday afternoon have some friends over for lunch so they can chat with our company and help to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Got a menu in my mind so will try to figure out what all I will need and make up my list.
Off to make it a great day! If weather permits hope to get in a walk at lunchtime