Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tough Night

Hey, Y'all,
I thought morning would be a long time coming this morning, and it was. I don't really feel I have had a good night's sleep, because I woke up around 2 something this morning and Gramps was not in bed. I hollered and said,"Honey, where are you?" He replied, "In the bathroom". "Are you okay?" "Yes".
I laid back down and waited awhile and must have drifted back to sleep.

Another thirty minutes passed, and I sat up again. I hollered again, and he replied that he was in the living room and had been reading the Bible. I said, "Come back to bed and then you can read it tomorrow. You need to sleep now."

He replied that he was lying down and was going to sleep on the couch. I said, "You can't sleep on the couch, because I am working on my quilt there, and the quilt is on the couch."
He said, "I'm on the other couch."

Well, folks, the other couch is a love seat, and so I got up and went into the living room and there he was lying on his back, curled up on the love seat with a pillow on top of him as a cover. I got him up and back to bed. He told me it was getting crowded in the living room with all those other people in there.

When he got into his bed, I was asking him who the other people were that were in the living room. He told me that he didn't know who they were, but they just crawled in a few at a time.

After he got covered up, he kept raising his head to look at the clock to see what time it was. I finally got him to go back to sleep, but my night was shot to pieces, and now he is sound asleep, and I am up. ha.

We are going into Knoxville later today to do Movie day with Mae and Imazo. Last evening, I decided to preview the movie I had decided to take today. Well! It is a good thing that I did. The movie I had selected was "The Christmas Shoes". THAT would have been a big mistake. It is a saaaaaaaaad movie, but has a sweet ending. However, it is not the movie to take for three emotional women to watch. For those of you who do not know, it is based on the country music song, "Christmas Shoes", about a boy whose mother is dying, and he wants to buy a pair of Christmas shoes for his mother to wear to meet Jesus. It also involves a family who is having troubles because the parents are not communicating. The father in that family winds up helping the boy to pay for the shoes. The mother who is dying helps her son and her husband to deal with her death to come. For those of you who may not know, or who have forgotten, my sister, Margaret passed away right after Christmas two years ago, my brother,John, passed away a year ago, and my brother, Hugh, (Imazo's husband)passed away in January and was ill at Christmas. I decided to take a western in instead to watch today.

The weather here this morning is cold, but clear.Gramps just got up, so the day has begun. When I got back yesterday from Wally World, he was up, but hadn't eaten. I saw his bowl of cheerios on the table, and wondered, "what gives?". Well, it seems that we had emptied a bottle of milk the day before and he couldn't get the top off of the new bottle in the fridge. He was sitting in the living room and watching tevee. I asked how long he had been up and he replied it had been about an hour. Bless his heart. Well, I learned I can't leave a new bottle of milk unopened, and not be here.

His therapist, Tom, came yesterday afternoon, and brought a new girl who is "learning the ropes". Her name is Rebecca, and she is a lovely young lady. We have enjoyed Tom coming to work with Gramps, and he never runs out of conversation. I know that from what he says, he grew up experiencing a lot of the same things we did.

Please pray for my friend, Carolyn, and her mom and dad. Carolyn's dad is suffering from Altzheimer's disease and has broken a hip. He has stopped eating and perhaps just wants to "go home" to be with Jesus. Thank you for your prayers that God's will be done.

Well, gotta go check on Gramps and have our breakfast. He eats cheerios, and I have hot oatmeal with walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for the day. Much love to each of you. More later. Bye for now.


Anonymous said...

Hi Grammy, I eat my oatmeal just like you eat yours with nuts, raisins and cinnamon. YUMMY. I was afraid you were going to say that Gramps had thrown your sewing in the floor or was lying on your quilt! Hope you all enjoy the western. I agree the other one is too sad.

azdarlene said...

Good Morning Ruby,
Your nights are getting as interesting as your days. I can understand my mom is in stage 4 of dementia and she thinks she has a famly living with her. We just have her on medication and doing a little better. We could swap stories. hahahaha!!!!! I thnk you are right about not watching The Christmas Shoes movie, I couldn't watch all of it either without crying. Good decision on the western.
Love you,
Darlene and Mark TN said...

Hi Grammy, I know the feeling of having a bad. night. It's been so long since I had a good night I have forgotten what they are like. I've seen the movie " Christmas Shoes" it is sad but sweet. I'm writing this from my iPhone as I am still in bed. I get my best sleep between 6 and 8 am. He gets up and goes in the living room.


Hello Ruby, thanks for the visit, I have been away hence my late reply. A most interesting post.
Hope you both are keeping well.
Take care.