Wednesday, March 26, 2008
But today...Wednesday, usually the day she can pull it all together to make us look bad; to perform at the beauty shop; to get to go out to eat.....Hoo Boy!
I come in from school. My son is home from work. We chat. I hear the cane (the clicker, as we call it). She is coming from her bedroom. She is practically running (which I have learned is not a good thing). She speeds past us, without even noticing us. She heads for the back door, opens it, and steps out (4 concrete steps onto a concrete patio, no rail). I catch her as she steps out. "Where are you going?" I ask. She says, "Out in the yard to look around". "For what, I ask?" She says, "Well, they told me to look out in the yard for some of my things". Oh boy. Now as much as I like to play along, I just didn't have it in me. "Your things are NOT in the yard". Long story short: we argue, but I stop the looking around episode. My sister came in about 15 mintutes later to bring her oatmeal she had run to get. While we are talking, she does the EXACT same thing. Now, I have learned the hard way, if she goes out once, she is going out again. And funny thing, I may have previously mentioned this, but when she is Miley...she walks really good and fast. She can hear so much better than normally, and she is BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has rearranged everything in my house today. She has tried to throw stuff away, eat supper several times, just busy busy busy....and my biggest pet peeve...rambling in my refrigerator!!!! I hate that. I miss Millicent. Miley is a big fat pain, and she wears me out!
Moma has outlived yet another relative. Her neice, Alene Butler, died today from cancer.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Then, hubby took me out to eat and to play Putt-Putt (for him I think) and shopping some more. But when I got home.......
There she stood, in 2 night gowns, 1 house dress, and 1 tattered housecoat waiting for me to (cringe) scratch her. So I got out the itching cream, and rubbed her down. It takes 3 times washing with Dial soap to get that thick nasty stuff off my hands. So, I guess that was my punishment for being gone all day.
And, the newest, almost senior citizen on the block has taken 2 (count them) falls today. One at Little Lots in Boaz, and the other at Putt-Putt of all places (in front of God, Kerry and everyone else). I have a skinned knee for Easter!
Go to church tomorrow, if you never go any other time. The message might be for you.
Friday, March 21, 2008
She's had 4 pieces of my birthday cake just today! and swears she hasn't had a bite.
I just got home from having dinner with some of my favorite people. I ate with some of my LMS family (Kelli, Kendra, Brian, and Robert) for my birthday (tomorrow). You guys will NEVER know how much I love you!!!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
And when I turned my back, she took 2 more.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Her psoriasis is awful. Pray for comfort, peace and healing. She claws and scratches herself to sleep each night. Her skin is so thin, I can't believe that she hasn't torn it open scratching. If there is an old family remedy out there, please email it to me! We are desperate.
When I was little girl, I remember laying on my grandmother's porch in the summer with my Madam Alexander doll and all her clothes. I had (still do) Marme from Little Women. Some lady Moma knew made me a bunch of clothes for her. I literally watched Meighan Blvd. come to life living out my summers on that porch. She would sit out there with me and play "Doodle Bug". I think the kids now call it "Punch Bug". We counted a least 4 million VW Beetles. What precious sweet memories I have with my little grandmother who has been reduced to this existence.
Don't take anything for granted. Enjoy the people that you love. They can disappear right in front of you.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I don't have much to report on Moma except that she is more unstable walking, much more confused, and seems very weak. She is hard to wake up in the morning. She was back in November Monday afternoon, thinking she had just arrived at my house. She couldn't understand what had happened to her.
Her psoriasis is tormenting her. If you know anything short of a major drug that the doctor won't give her anymore, share! We need peace, especially at night. She is walking the floor, digging and scratching. Last night, she prayed and begged God to take her if she couldn't be healed of it. It was pitiful. I know how itching can be miserable! Pray that this gets better soon, or I am buying her some tanning bed minutes! lol
Keep us in your prayers this week. I have a busy week ahead of me.