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WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY!!! I'm on the way back, good night sleep and feel soooo good !

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!!
You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)

We also have ice for a selection of fresh iced drinks..


I had another "slug" day .. but it turned out for the best !!!! After 2 nights of bad sleep what energy I had had was zapped, and well .. I spent my morning with my belly tied in knots .. The first night mom was on her own ... everything was running through my head .. and I couldn't stop it ..

Finally around noon I called and talked with her .. we talked and laughed for about an hour .. (can't fake it that long), and she said her ONLY problem is that using the walker, she can't transport her food without using ingenuity .. She explained that she microwaved her frozen dinner for supper, and couldn't figure out how to get it to her chair/tray to eat it .. she needs a 3rd hand .. but she thought about it, and put it back in the box, folded up the end and held onto that for the walk to her chair .. and it worked !!! Her coffee is a bit of a trick however, but I told her I have so many travel cups, I could bring one or 2 over, and she said that's what she did .. she has a travel cup, and microwaved her coffee in her normal cup, and then poured it into the travel cup .. and walked that over to her chair .. I told her .. "Invention is the root of necessity" .. Not to mention she mentioned it to Bill, and I believe his wheels are turning .. lol lol lol .. but I've been thinking of something to put together to attach to her walker, that would make it easier .. I don't know if they make "attachments" to walkers .. because i was looking at "chair walkers", and Im thinking she may not want to pay another $100 for a new walker when she doesn't like this one to begin with .. lol ...but she's using it !!! and I was so proud of her for her using it, and "getting on with life" ... It was a wonderful conversation ..

Her first appointment for PT is this morning at 6:30 or 7:30 ... ???? HUHHHHH???? She tried to get them to schedule it later in the day but they wouldn't, I explained that they are probably scheduling for the circiut around her house .. and they will be starting with her .. because she is top priority for now .. Once they get there, she can talk with them and see if they can make it later in the morning .. She DID sleep in her chair over night, but she said she slept really good !!!! EVERYTHING in our conversation was happy !!!! and she couldn't fake it for an hour .. so I'm convinced she had a good day .. and my mood just flew through the roof !!!! (but slugsville was still strong .. )

She's convinced after reading through all the paperwork that was sent home with her, that it is her "maniscus" (sp?) and well .. I can't knock her on that .. she's had that before with her other leg, and knows what it feels like .. so maybe ????

I did have a quiet day, only registering 4671 steps for the day, but you know what .. I felt good after I talked with mom .. my whole afternoon was more relaxed .. and my steps most likey came from playing Wii Golf with happy hubby and "walking the course" .. Of which I WON !!!!!!! lol lol

Most of the afternoon and evening I doodled .. and that kept me from sleeping .. I didn't want to sleep and I didn't have the energy to do anything else.. soooo I doodled .. :)

Once I finished my telephone call with mom; I went upstairs .. hubby was watching TV in his playroom, and I told him I have pent up energy (happy energy) and I didn't know what to do with it .. and should make a "thinking of you" or "get well" card for mom .. just because .. (never got there because brain was too scattered) to focus my energy that quickly dwindled .. so I doodled .. and it passed the time .. but that's where I stayed ..

I tried to stay awake long enough to hopefully get a good night sleep .. (no waking up at midnight) .. and I took a melatonin to help .. Just in time for all of the super duper weather rollercoaster warnings ... and low and behold, look what I found .. They didn't like the weather either, and were hiding under the bed ..

I got them settled and the warnings were slowing down; and I curled up and don't remember ANYTHING else until 5:30 this morning .. THANK YOU MELATONIN !!!! at least until I get my system restraightened out !!!! lol lol ... but it felt soooo good !!!!

Today -- I feel good, hubby is going golfing .. Yes ..GOLFING in the puddles .. I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall .. (or in the tree) .. I have to meet up with Jimmy at the office around 2, and then will probably go to see mom afterward since I'm out and about ...

We have a visitor this morning .. Do hummers eat tomatos (or tomato juice??) because they are mega hovering around the front porch and our tomatoes are in sad shape .. and there is plenty of juice out there .. .. They keep looking at the feeder, like they are thinking "okay -- gotta finish this up and then I can hit the road .." ... lol .. After reading a bit, they do enjoy fruits ..

I'm feeling so much better this morning .. and looking forward to my day date with hubby on Friday !!!! I told mom that I wouldn't be around on Friday; so she knows .. even though she's really messed up on her days right now, but can't point fingers at her .. so am I ... I know once we get some normalcy back, it will be back to not guessing the day .. lol lol . .

I can be the first to say "IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK" .. or at least on my way back .. and actually starting to look forward to our getaway again .. (3rd shoe better not drop !! lol I have all my little duck at least in the same pond .. lol)

Wishing everyone a great day !!!! I think I'm going to try !!!!!!
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    275 days ago
  • LIZZIE138
    A friend of mind keeps a wooden board by her walker. She slips it through the upper brackets on her walker & is able to place her meals, drinks, clothing on it to move from spot to spot. Smart idea I thought. I’m slugging it today gearing up for my MRI tonight. Not looking forward to it as I’m claustrophobic but I’ll be put in feet first so my head will be by the opening. I will take something to help me relax & I believe they have headphones to distract me. Wish me luck.
    275 days ago
    Does your mom have OT? OT are awesome at figuring out creative problems for solutions like your mom is having. She could talk to her PT and they could talk to the OT also for creative solutions for your mom!
    275 days ago
    Have a great day!
    275 days ago
    Sooooooooo glad to hear your Mom is doing ok! Your Mom did well thinking of putting her dinner back in the box to hold that as she walked! That’s good, too, she thought of the travel mug for her coffee. Hope her 1st PT session goes well.

    OH MY GOODNESS! I had just gotten to bed when the first crack of thunder let loose and then the rain. Then the phones went off w/the flood warning. Think I got to sleep around 2. And wouldn’t you know . . . STILL up @ 4 am. OH well, early tonight for sure.

    Awwwwww, Poor Uly and TD. I don’t blame them for hiding. I wanted to also. They look awfully cute, though!

    HUGS and hope your visit w/your Mom goes well today. I am sure that she’s feeling better being @ home.

    275 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    Love your doodles and awfully fond of you too! Have a good day
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