Sunday, July 11, 2010
One Sunday In Texas
Here we are in Texas, which reminds me - this morning while I had Gramps outside at Bishop Davies, he asked 'Wonder how the weather is in Texas' I said, "Just look around you." He said, "Are we in Texas now?" and I said, "Yup" (In Tennessee that would have been "Yep" I reckon.) Ha.
He wanted to go back to bed around 11 a.m., and I said, "no, you really need to be up until after you have lunch." Every day when they bring his tray, he wants to know where my lunch is, and I tell him that I will have mine later. On Thursday and Friday, however, I got a tray as well. Family members can eat lunch for only $3.00, which is a good deal, because the food it quite good. Yesterday and today, though, the business office where lunch is paid for by visitors, is closed, so I had to wait until I got home to eat.
After he got his lunch tray today, and I saw that he was going to do okay with it, I left and came back to Carol's. We are leaving right now (around 4 p.m.) to check on him and I will finish this when we get back.
Well, we are back and he was in bed when we got there, so we had them get him up so that he could go outside for a few minutes and then be ready to eat his supper before going back to bed. He really wanted to stay in bed. He had told me earlier that he couldn't sleep much last night. When I asked him why, he said it was because I wasn't there with him. I told him that they won't let me stay at night and there was no place for me to sleep even if I were there.
They have him in one of the older beds (like ancient) and I am going to find out if they can't find one of the newer ones that will raise and lower like they are supposed to. Yesterday all of the grandkids and greats that live here in Texas, got together with Carol, Daryl, and me at the nursing home in a large room and brought Gramps in to have a little get together. It was great fun and I am posting some pics from that fun time.
We also took him a recliner to sit in sometimes and also that visitors could sit in while spending time with him. I will be leaving on Tuesday to go back home and finish packing things up and get them loaded onto a pod. It will be picked up on the 26th of July and delivered to me on August the 3rd here in texas. Well, I am kind of tired now, and need to finish this up and get to bed after while.
Pictures from yesterday: Top pic is of me, Carol, Emily, and Amy (Matt's wife) It was here at the house after Julia and Andrew left with their two adorable little girls, Alyssa and Baby Brooke.
Second pic is of Gramps and I holding a book about what being a Texan means that had belonged to Julia's grandma before she passed away.
Third pic down was of Gramps in his wheelchair, waiting for the ice cream.
Fourth one down is of Gramps and baby Brooke giving each other the once over looks.
Last one down is of Alyssa "playing" chess with the chess set in the corner of the room.
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you. Thank you for your continued support. it means more than you can ever know. I am in uncharted waters right now, and hoping not to sink. (I am not a swimmer, you know. ha ha) Bye for now. More later.