Sunday, December 11, 2011
She's 5 years old and a windup toy.The Energizer bunny has to keep up with her!She goes all day and when she falls asleep an army cannot wake her.She is completely mesmerized by all the shiny,glittery,tinsel,balls,light displays.Grammy she announces..Im going to buy you a cookbook for a Christmas gift and give you a million dollars when I grow up!Then,you can buy anything you want!So,she asks what are you giving me?Oh,just a big hug and kiss like this I scooped her up and handed her a fresh cookie.No she laughed arent you getting me a cell phone?...SAY WHAT?We all laughed but,she was darned serious!!Pouting she folded her arms,poked out her mouth and said I never get to call anyone...Oh brother!Any paper and pencil are fair game for her and she will draw for hours on end.I have a basket for old cell phones and handed her one.HUH?she looked puzzled youre giving me a Flintstone phone?wheres the touch screen??Wheres the games?After a good laugh and some old home videos we said goodnight and Aaliyah hugged me tight and said Grammy I Love You...trust me those little arms are not far from my thoughts and she is a handfull but,i wouldnt trade her.She gets out of school for Christmas break on Friday and I'll be helping the moms with a party...wish me sanity..will ya? SUSAN
Saturday, December 10, 2011
We somehow are happier,more giving,helpful,loving and understanding this time of year...let it be that way all year long.When you are having a tough time with whatever it is...things could always be worse.What you do comes back to you so,love and be loved!!Be compassionate to people and animals alike.Do things for someone,for nothing in return...the payoff is how great your heart feels!!Love and hugs!! Susan
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
We worked for hours decorating our front yard!Strategically placing lights,ornaments,yard art and tinsel.Nothing was left Our little grandkids were coming over last night to get some goodies and see what we had done.We are stunned but are hoping the folks that didn it enjoy them as much as we did.I refuse to cry over it or be upset.Worse things are going on in this world!I am not happy but,I know Christmas is much deeper.We are going to go and buy some more things tomorrow after i get done walking dogs at the no kill shelter. SUSAN
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Josiah greeted me with a piece of mistletoe grinning and winking...he's 94! I kissed his nose,gave him a hug and moved over to the ladies gossiping...Oh Susan they sang my name..theres a new resident named Carey!We should warn you he doesnt talk to anyone!!Well,we'll see about that I sang back.He was sitting in a chair clutching a photo...looking sad and miserable.I intro'd myself and squatted in front of him on my knees...no response..I took both of his hands,tell me your story...He turned and looked at me...He shook his head and turned away.Carey,I just met you and I dont know you but,Life is too short to look away and be sad!Everyone here has a story and you are no different..
Well,I'll be here if you want to talk...I hugged him warmly and turned to leave
He reached out and took my hand and with tears in his eyes started telling his story.Turns out he felt abandoned by his son and daughter when his wife passed away.I told him that being alone is awful compared to being in a community of laughter and love.They didnt do it to you,they did it for you Carey!They couldnt be there for you so they made a painful decision to place you where you were not alone.He wiped his tears and hugged me.
he sees it from another view and went to meet the group!
The ladies started primping and smiling,the fellas slapped his back and welcomed him
I brought him some coffee and cookies
the nurses said I was a miracle worker!
I am just a friend!
We are planning a potluck for the residents next week.
Bernie called me yesterday and said Carey is an outgoing
friendly man and keeps asking when you'll be back.
She said he has a girlfriend...Chloe!
I plan on giving Carey an old fashion shave kit I found at a flea market
for Christmas..he has a collection! SUSAN
Monday, December 05, 2011
I have done my exercise and brushed my dog.Now I wash clothes,bust the dishwasher,make the bed,return emails,vacuum the floors,mop,cook dinner ahead of time,fold clothes,hang coats,take my daughter to work,fetch the trash dumper,pay some bills,feed the dog and file some important papers...and my husband thinks I take it easy???Oh if only you worked as hard as i do he says you could complain,which i dont do.So,im relaxing on the computer and drinking a hot mug of coffee!NOTHING stays done around a house and you all know what i mean.My dd just called me and asked me to bake 20 dozen cookies for the Special Ed kids at her high school..they are having them a Christmas cookie decorating party...I love helping and I dont mind at all.My oldest grandson will pick up the ready to bake cookie dough to help.My GF is taking some dough to her house to bake also.My dishwasher only rinses and my washer is acting crazy...time to go to LOWES!!LOL... SUSAN
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