Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Last Day of September

Hey, Y'all,
Yeah, I know that you know today is the last day of September, but it just occurred to me that autumn is really here. It is going to rain here tonight (already raining in Knoxville), and once the autumn rains begin, it isn't long before cold weather. That always makes me a little melancholy, doesn't it you?

Gramps does not seem to be doing as well as I think he should, but I don't know what to do about it. So far, no physical therapist has been here to help him, and it seems to be getting more difficult for him to get up from a sitting position. He went to bed tonight at 7 p.m., very tired. He seems to be okay during the day, but gets very tired by the end of the day. If I don't see some improvement tomorrow, I will be taking him back to the doctor. I have had no experience at this sort of thing.

We were visited by the speech therapist today and he seemed to be doing very well at that time, around noon. The nurse came by this afternoon, and he seemed to be doing okay then as well. He didn't eat a lot of supper, but enough to be satisfied and then went into the living room to watch television. I came in a few minutes later and found him asleep, so I put him to bed.

BTW, the physical therapist is supposed to come tomorrow. I don't know why the delay. They should have been here already three times or more.

He keeps thinking that he will be 92 on Friday. He told that to the speech therapist today, and she had him subtract the year he was born from this year, so he could see for himself. I think he just feels like he is 92. If you remember, he made the same statement when we were in Ohio.

I have begun working on Matt's quilt again, cutting out squares to applique the design on, and will continue to work until I can finish it. Speaking of quilts, I mailed the baby quilt that I finished in February to our new great-granddaughter. I mailed it on Friday, so she should have it soon, but I think Carol is going to pick it up and wrap it for me to be given at a baby shower. When I know she has received it, I will post a picture of it.

I am watching "House" right now, as I compose this post. It is one of my favorite shows on television. It is so convoluted in its story that it is fascinating. Besides that, the character "House" is so discerning of human character and yet always is expecting the worst of those in whom he comes in contact, that it is good to see him foiled sometimes.

Well, it is time to close this down for right now. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for Gramps. Love to all of you. May you feel God's peace and love in your heart. Blabbin' Grammy is signing off for now. Bye.


Mom B said...

Julia opened it, and LOVED it. Kathy (her mom) was there, and they both raved about it. She's going to bring it to the shower on Sunday, and put it on display. Beautiful work, Mom!

Barbara said...

Good Morning Ruby,
Hope you have a good day today.
Sorry Gramps Seems a little worse.
Maybe today will be better.
I have you both in my prayers.
Love Barbara

Clara....in TN said...

Hi Grammy, I hope Gramps is feeling better today. Bill was awake about all night and this morning he is asleep in his favorite chair. I think he has his days and nights mixed up....you know like a baby ....but I'm too old to have a baby!! LOL