Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Really Good Day

Hey, Y'all,
Today got off to a good start. I was up early and had a good breakfast (oatmeal with raisins, walnuts, and sugar, and a little margarine, along with a piece of toast). Then I cleaned the kitchen, and prepared the coffee maker so that Gramps would have coffee when he was ready to get up and have his cheerios.

Then I went into the living room to work on Will's quilt and worked on it awhile, followed by a shower and then checked my e-mail. Gramps finally got up around noon time and had his breakfast and coffee. At 1:30 I left for the doctor's office where I had an appointment for my checkup. I had a really good visit with her and she told me that it is normal for someone with dementia to sleep a lot and he would increase the amount of sleeping as time goes by, and that eventually he would have difficulty eating and then finally would stop eating all together. Not a pleasant thing to hear, but I am glad I have someone I can talk to about his illness and what I can expect in the time ahead. She also told me that when she saw me earlier this summer, she was not sure I would live. I told her I knew I either had to get better or die one. She said that she was glad I got better, and gave me a big hug before I left. She also said to call her if I needed to. I left with an appointment for 3 months down the road.

When I left her office, I went to the drug store for a little while and then headed up to have supper with my friend, Ginger, with whom I used to teach and have known her since we were in college together 46 years ago. We had a really good time talking as we ate and then talked some more. We met at the restaurant at 4 p.m. and didn't leave until 6 p.m. I stopped at KFC on the way home and bought a 3 piece chicken dinner for Gramps. It was still hot when I got home with it about 5 minutes later.

Tomorrow is a "free day" which means I have no appointments anywhere, and will probably put the final batting needed in Will's quilt and will soon be ready to do the hand stitching around the flowers on each square. I will probably put the binding around the edges first though. I am hoping to have it finished before the year is out ( 2 months).

Well, that is about it for today. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you. Bye for now. More later.


Barbara said...

Ruby,I am glad you got a good report from your Dr.So sorry about Gramps,Just hang in there. glad you had a good visit with your friend.Hope you have a great day today.

Anonymous said...

Hi Grammy, I just love oatmeal with raisins and so does Thomas Wyatt my grandson. In fact every time you ask him what he wants to eat, he says "oats". I guess they are good for you. Sounds like you have a good doctor. Enjoy your free day!