This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Best The Marines Have To Offer...

Dad was in the hallway with his physical therapist when Mom arrived for her visit.  The therapist had a belt around Dad's waist to steady Dad as he walked in his walker.  Dad was happy and in good spirits.  After his therapy, Mom wheeled Dad out front of the facility where all the flowers were bright and colorful.  Dad loved it.

Dad told Mom he was in the best facility the Marines have to offer.  Mom just smiled and agreed.  Dad frequently believes he is in a Veteran's hospital.  Mom thought he seemed confused, which is usually not the case when visiting in the morning.  He told her he would be keeping the same manager for the Angels baseball team so they could win the pennant next year...

Dad smiled and greeted every female who entered the facility through the front door.  He told Mom he had enjoyed a great breakfast, but could not remember what he had.  Mom noticed his eye is irritated again, but did not seem to bother him at all.  Dad's arthritis seems to be getting more gnarled.  His fingers are more twisted and crooked and he has less rotation in his neck, especially turning to his right.

Mom explained to Dad she was getting an estimate on new windows for the house, so she could not stay as long today.  Dad was very pleased to hear of the new windows and told her not to be late.  She wheeled him back inside and into the music room, kissing him and saying her good byes there.

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My sister and I spent the day in our pajamas, playing on our computers.  We slept in until 10:30 am.   Izzy loves my sister, climbing all over her and giving her kisses.  I think she smells the same DNA and we sound so much the same.  It is so nice to see her happy with my sister, sitting on her lap, like she does with me.

Tomorrow we plan on seeing some movies and catching a few yard sales...

I am still working on this week's posts... so please stay tuned.  I had a lot of pictures on my cell phone and ran into some temporary issues in trying to get them uploaded to my computer. We have been having so much fun and staying up way too late...  I will back date the posts to keep the week in order of our adventures. 

Today her gift was a pair of Mary Engelbreit tea cup socks.  I got myself a matching pair also.

9 comments:

Mari said...

Glad you two are having fun, although I never doubted that you would.

Jeanie said...

A day in pajamas playing on the computer.....sounds wonderful.
Izzy seems to be having a very good time with the visit also.

That corgi :) said...

sounds like a good visit for your mom and day, Donna, and also a good visit with you and your sister; glad Izzy and your sister are getting along too :) I know its been a fun week for you guys and looking forward to reading your "wild" adventures as you can share them :)

betty

gayle said...

So glad you are having so much fun!!

The Words Crafter said...

I'm happy to hear that your dad is doing well. I hope his eye is okay...

I smile when I read that you two had stayed in your pj's all day. You sound like little kids. Have a blast!

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds like you are having a great time with your sister. Sandie

Rose said...

it sounds like two little girls having fun. that's good. can your father get any relief for the stiffness , meds or exercises? rose

mickeydee said...

I'm so glad you had a fun, jammie day! You both deserve a relaxing, sister day!

Pat said...

Sleeping in, and relaxing with your sister. What can be better than that?

Your dad is such a flirt with the ladies!