Hot diggety dog! Tonight while watching tv with my poor husband who had a terrible day stressing over his parents' plight I was able to get all the references right to who had been on which show in the past. For me this is a significant thing. Maybe I don't really have Alzheimer's all the time! It started with an old episode of Boston Legal, one of the best shows ever, and the new female lawyer had played on "Good Morning, Miami" a good while back. Also, for a few weeks I'd been telling hubby the guy on "Royal Pains" had played on "Good Morning, Miami", too. And for the bonus he was in the movie "Defiance"! His name is almost legion..but it really is just Mark Feuerstein. We, hubby, me, and the kids, love doing that with characters in shows and movies, but sometimes the memory neurons aren't firing all at once to remember everything...durnit. Then it is finger snapping and saying "Its its....oh heck I don't know!" He knows a lot of actors and I'm just stunned when he knows and is RIGHT! Our youngest is right almost everytime.
Just now I "got" him with an oldish movie "Something to Talk About", in which Julia Roberts, Kyra Sedgwick, Robert Duvall and Gena Rowlands, and Dennis Quaid played. Dennis Quaid looks so much like my son it is eerie. Kyra Sedgwick, who is married to Kevin Bacon irl, played Julia Roberts younger sister. Dang! I'm hot tonight. Speaking of Julia Roberts her ex husband, Lyle Lovett is on the Tonight Show singing, "Choke My Chicken" from his new cd "Lyle Lovett and his Large Band". I'm pretty sure there are some parents out there turning off the tv, even if the lyrics aren't bad and the music is good. I might have to buy that, but I got a great deal on a set of remastered cds of The Glenn Miller Orchestra . Really, go to that website and listen for just a while...it will take you back. I wasn't born before he died, but I enjoy the music a good bit, so far. There are 5 discs and I'm still on number 1. I bought a Santana cd the same day and haven't listened to all that one either....however, I've been pretty croupy and whiny lately.
It was not a good day for him with his folks, so I stayed home from knitting group to cook him one of his favorite dinners. He needed some kindness, until I got vicious with the tv game, bless his heart. I told him tonight he must get someone to come in to help them during the day. If they will not budge on the assisted living, then that is how it has to be. Otherwise we will taking food over there three times a day. We did go to the grocery store and bought them foods that do not require much thought about preperation and can be eaten as they are...like grapes and some other sweet things I know she loves. We got real food, too, but neither of them remember how to cook or heat things up in the microwave. It makes me so sad to see them like this. Hubby did get to talk with someone at Meals On Wheels to have them bring a hot meal once a day. We can help them, but not everyday all day. We can't leave to go on vacation or much of anything, because "what if something happens to them". Oh well, onward and upward and we will see how it goes. Their doctor, the social workers, and home health aides all say they need to be in assisted living, but nobody can convince them to go and the really drag part is they only have to say they don't want to be there and they can leave. Oh mercy me....I hope I go before I get into this kind of shape, but I don't think I'll have to worry after smoking for about 40 years. But I need to get all I want to do done before I have to go.