Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Well today turned out to be free time for me. I was supposed to be part of a study for arthritis and made plans for the kiddos to be with their other grandparents. My initial visit was supposed to be 2 1/2 hr. long. They just called a few minutes ago and had to cancel my appt. because of an emergency so I now have a free day. I am thinking it would be a good idea for me to opt out of the study. The first thought that came to mind was I was not supposed to be part of this study and it was His will it got canceled. Then again, maybe I am just reading too many Amish novels and hearing over and over again that whatever happens is His will. I do believe that He is in control of everything but maybe they really did just have an emergency.
The plan is to go out for dinner with Susan, Tom and Matthew tonight. Susan's birthday is Aug. 31st but she is going to a Roller Derby Tournament in NYC on Friday. We are celebrating her birthday tonight
Baby girl's grandfather has been going back and forth to Binghamton to the hospital as his mother is in very bad shape. They are not giving her very long. She is about Uncle Roy's age. I see how he is failing lately too.
William got back from up north on Sunday afternoon. We went out to lunch when he got back. The house is coming along pretty well although this week Josh is back to work so he can only work on the house after work and on weekends. I am pretty sure Will is going back up this weekend to help him. I managed pretty well on my own. I hate to get groceries and he usually keeps us on task but I did do them myself. I am sure you are all laughing your heads off that I don't even want to go get the groceries without Will ! What can I say.......I hate doing groceries and with him, it seems like less of a job. I do not like leaving Uncle Roy here alone so I will probably not go with him again. I miss not seeing the girls but from my perspective, it can't be helped. I stayed home last week mainly so Uncle Roy would not cook anything on the stove. Between his failing eyesight and unsteadiness I was afraid to have him turn on the gas stove. However, despite his eating a small loaf of zucchini bread at 10am, he still made himself a couple of fried eggs while I was gone from 10:30-noon. He cooks eggs in olive oil, lots of it, like I mean enough that the poor eggs are drowning in it and the oil is splattering everywhere. As soon as I came in the door, I knew he had been cooking because of the smell; then I saw the stove, microwave and countertops where the grease had splattered. I asked him if he cooked while I was out. His answer........"I didn't know that I was breaking a law by cooking a couple of eggs." He just doesn't get it ......pleading, setting down rules, nothing works like when he was driving. He finally gave that up on his own. Will I have to wait till he gives up cooking on his own too? I certainly hope not but it is looking more like that is the case every day. He has Will order his meds online for him but he can not see what he is taking and insists on not allowing us to disperse his meds for him. Once he gets a script in the mail, he takes it out of the Rx bottle and puts it in smaller pill dispensers. Then he makes up 4 containers for each day. Now when he has to use a magnifying glass to even read the Rx bottle, how does he know what he is taking and when and if it is the correct dosage.........that makes me crazy. We have talked to him over and over about it but he insists on doing it himself.
Matt will go back to school on Tues. a day earlier than we had originally thought. So beginning next week, I will only have baby girl but I have her all day for a while. Seems like both kiddos all day long is taking a toll on me lately. I guess that combined with Will going up to help Josh and my being here with Uncle Roy (he tunes me out, but he will listen to what Will says to him) He insists he can not hear a thing I say to him. I will definitely miss Matthew being here every day and I will be more than glad to have things get back to normal......whatever that is
Hoping you all have a wonderful week and holiday weekend.......then summer is officially over! Days have been in the 80's here but the nights are cooling down in the low 60's......great sleeping weather if I could just sleep
Got a couple of Bible studies from budget Christian kindle. Each day they send a list of 4-5 Christian books either free or less than $4. Bible studies, novels (in fact, I was on a waiting list at the library and was still #5 on the list when they offered the same book for free on kindle) It is something through Amazon. I saw it on a friend's FB.