Friday, September 25, 2009

Preparing For Exodus

Hey, Y'all,
I don't really have a lot to say today, but wanted you all to know that I am still doing well here at our vacation spot of the south. We continue to have a really pleasant stay here. It is not many places that treat a person so well as this one: three great meals a day, plus snacks when you want them, laundry done during the night (maybe by little elves, who knows?) they come in at night while you sleep and return the clothes before you awaken and put them away quietly, beds made each morning while you have breakfast, fresh towels and washclothes as needed, a sweet wake-up call each morning, reminders when special events like music programs or bingo games are due to take place. Who could ask for more? Certainly not we!

This morning, after my therapy session with Howard (my therapist), he and I walked to the end of the building inside and then out around to the front, and decided to walk down the driveway (literally down, because it is a sloping drive since we are on a hillside, to the end of the hill,) then back up. I was pretty winded by the time we got back to the top where the fence began in front of the building. However, I made it pretty well, which convinced me that I am recovered quite nicely. Gramps and I will be factored out of the home health care here in Morristown on Wednesday of next week. Then Gramps will probably be factored back into home health care after he is evaluated by the company in Jefferson County. Howard says I have made marvelous recovery and he sees no problem with my not needing it any more. Thank you, Jesus!
(and Amedisys Home Health Care providers!) I could never have done it on my own.

There are a lot of wonderful lovely people who are residents here, and they are in varying conditions of health. A great many of them are cheerful in spite of their circumstances, and it is heartening to see them come into the dining room each day, speaking to each other and asking how was their night, etc. Many of them are led in by hand by the care givers here, others are pushed in in wheelchairs. We each have assigned seats. Not everyone is cheerful however, because it may never have been in their personality to be so, and just are themselves regardless of how pleasant other people are. We have one lady who seems to have trouble getting along with some of the other ladies. We call her Miss Kate. She was wont to kick the other ladies at her table and also to strike out at others. After a hair pulling episode the other day, she was moved to a table with a couple of men. It seems she is chatting pleasantly with them and so far, no trouble has ensued.

Laura and I played Scrabble again this afternoon, and just a word about Laura. She is 92 years old, and has arthritis in her hands, and is quite often very tired, so the fact that I defeat her at the game has no great honor to me, because of her condition.

Speaking of games, someone asked me the other day if I won any prizes when I won the games. Yes, I could choose hand lotion, body lotion, kleenex, chips, or small bags of candy. Naturally, since I had plenty of the first items, I chose the small bags of candy. By the time we came back from supper the next day, the candy in one bag was gone (courtesy of Gramps) and I was lucky one bag was left. ha ha.

We had a residents council meeting yesterday where residents have an opportunity to speak out on matters concerning residents. It was very eye-opening. Residents do have a voice in what takes place and I was pleased to see that.

Well, I did not sleep well this last night and my eyes are trying to close on me. I hope I can stay awake until my regular time for bed. BTW, our grandson,Daniel and his family are coming down on Tuesday and Wednesday and will be helping us move back into our little home in the country. We look forward to seeing them again.

That is about it for tonight...This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to all of you. Bye for now.

4 comments: TN said...

Hi Grammy. good to hear from you again. Are you anxious to go home, or would you rather be there where you get all of your meals cooked and your beds made? But I guess "there's no place like home." I'm glad you are able to get out and walk. That has to make you feel better. When I lay around and do nothing for a few days, I feel terrible. Anyway, I will be thinking of you as you move back home. Take care of yourself, don't overdo!

Barbara said...

Hi Ruby, Great news/I know you will be glad to get know you haven't been there much in about 3 plus mo.So to get back to normal will be good. Hope you have a good day today. we are having a lot of rain today.By for now.

Judy said...

Hi Grammy, From what you say about the place, I don't think I would mind a little vacation where someone washed my clothes, made my bed and cooked for me but only for a while. Glad to hear you are getting nearer to going home again. Also, glad you are feeling so much better and doing so well. Sounds like you are getting plenty of exercise, too.

azdarlene said...

Hey Rukby, Glad to hear you are back to your old self again. I know you will be glad to get to your own bed. Of course, no one to cook for you, no snacks already prepared, laundry done for you. You can get spoiled real fast. When you leave Morristown, the staff can say "Ruby and Dub have left the building". lol
Love you,