Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wednesday Activities

Hey, Y'all,
Just a little update on what has been going on. This morning, I gathered up our dirty clothes and took them with me, so that after breakfast I could take them to the Soap Box, a local laundromat.

So, after Gramps was finished eating his breakfast, I took off for outdoors. (freedom for a while). After a spartan breakfast at the cracker barrel, I stopped at the Dollar Store and picked up some detergent and proceeded to the laundromat. I was very pleased to see that it was clean, and I was priviledged to meet a very nice lady who works there and got to hear her life story of how she dealt with a mother who had Alzheimer's disease. The lady's name is Dreama (sp?) and she told me how she has 21 brothers and sisters and how she was the baby of the family and got to be the caretaker of her mother and how no one of the others helped take care of the mother. She also told how she made her peace with God on the night that her mother died and how she had been mad and antagonisitic with everyone, even God, until that night. It was a very interesting story that she related to me. I get to meet the most interesting people, and I feel very blessed to do so.

I spoke with the psychologist again this afternoon and also the case worker. I was concerned about being able to stay here and it costing something, but according to the case worker, there will be no charge for me to stay in the room with Gramps.

I had lunch in the little (definitely) cafeteria here today. This was the first day that I had ventured down there. It is strictly self-serve and some of the items are cooked there, but sort of a short order thing. Mostly there are vending machines and cold sandwiches in a dairy like case (refrigerated). I didn't see any ice cream, but I will look again. I had a fried fish sandwich You know, the rectangular kind like they used to have at Dairy Queen, and also bought a couple of packaged oatmeal raisin cookies. I ate one of the cookies after I came back to the room, and it was quite tasty. Can't go wrong with oatmeal raisin, you know.

Gramps is taking a nap, and I feel like I have one coming on, sneaking up behind me. It may just catch me after while. ha ha.

Not a lot going on right now. Gramps has had his 3 hours of therapy for the day. The case worker told us that he is progressing well, and the main thing that they have to work on is his transferring from a chair to standing, etc.

Well, that is all right now from Blabbin' Grammy. Love to all of you. Bye for now. More tomorrow.


Judy said...

I never heard such a story as that woman told you about having 21 brothers and sisters. No wonder the poor mother went crazy! I am glad you got to go to C.B. even if you did not eat a lot. I love oatmeal cookies of any kind. I tell myself they are helping my cholesteral when I eat half a bag.
Hope things continue to improve. Keep us updated. Thanks for visiting my place. Love, Judy TN said...

Hi Grammy, It is Thursday morning. I stopped in to see how you are doing. I hope everything is going smoothly for you. Know that I am thinking of you and saying a special prayer for you and yours! Love, clara

Grammy said...

thanks ladies! Love to you both,