Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Visitors Always Welcome

Hey, Y'all,

Well, we are still doing fine here at Terrace Estates. Yesterday was Labor Day Holiday, so there were no therapists or home health care nurses (whom I am always pleased to see), so it was very quiet here. Last night we were fortunate enough to have visitors. We were so very pleased to see them, too. Our niece, Pam, came with one of her two granddaughters, Hannah, who is seven years old. Hannah has a twin, Hayley, who was at a picnic.

Hannah is a charmer and never runs out of things to talk about. She is so fascinated about this assisted living facility and how it is run, she has decided that she wants to run one when she grows up. She knows about almost every facet of what goes on here.

They took a picture of Gramps and me, but I can't get it to download into my computer. So it will just have to wait until I can get home to download it. I wanted to show how much better I look than a few weeks ago. I guess you will just have to take other people's words for it. Ha. (Everyone who sees me says I do -those who knew me before my illness, that is )

I don't have a lot to say today, because not a lot is going on. I did get a chance to play Scrabble with my friend, Laura, yesterday afternoon, and we had a lot of fun doing that.

A few mornings ago, a couple of the ladies who sit at the table next to us in the dining room, came into the dining room and one of them had some bruises near one of her eyes, and a cut with stitiches. She had fallen out of bed the night before, and had to go to the hospital to get it stitched. She told us she was going to sleep as close to the wall as she could from now on. Her name is Joyce. The other lady is also named Joyce and she had fallen the night before as well, but she hit the back of her head and didn't have to go to the hospital, but had to put an ice pack on the back of her head. Apparently, it was a bad night for people named Joyce.

Another resident here who has become a friend, is named Mildred. Mildred is also a lovely lady who has a problem with her lungs, and is quite weak much of the time. She is a kind and gentle soul who lost her husband to Altzheimer's several years ago after a long marriage to him. Everyone loves Mildred because she is such a lovely person and caring of others around her.

We also had visitors the other day that we were really pleased and happy to see. Mark and Allie have returned from a long trip to Michigan where they were conducting their business and also taking time to visit Mackinaw Island and have a little relaxation as well. We had really missed them and had a nice long visit with them.

Well, this is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. More later. Love to all of you. Bye for now.


:)Dixie Dumplin'(: said...

I think you are a wonderful person and people can take my word when I say that you also are looking wonderful these days. You need to get you some rest and don't over do it. Take advantage of the peace and quiet before it's time to go home, though I know you are ready to go. Have a wonderful night, and catch up on those shows you love..See you real soon, this week..Love ya, Tricia

Clara....in TN said...

Hi Grammy, Just checking in on ya! I can't wait to see how much better you look. Hurry up and post us some pictures. I know one thing....you "sound" better! Keep on smilin'!

Judy said...

Hi Grammy, Sounds like you have become comfortable there and made some new friends. I am so glad you are looking and feeling better. I love the twins names. I have twins, too, as you know. Mine are going to be 32 in November. My how time flies. I spent the weekend with one of them at their farm. That's why I have not been around for a few days. Take care. Love and hugs, Judy

Clara....in TN said...

The author of "Redeeming Love" is Francine Rivers. Get somebody to check it out at the library for you. You may have already read it!