Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Friends and miracles
Sometimes friends come and go and some stay with us for a very long time indeed. I promise if we stay around each other the graphic above will be very true.
I think, hopefully, that my husband has gotten a lady to come in an stay with my in laws for 4 hours/day. There is the lady from home health who helps her get a bath and change her clothes, and meals on wheels comes by and brings them breakfast and lunch. The companion will cook them the breakfast they have eaten for 90 years of bacon or sausage and eggs with toast and coffee. I'm pretty sure there is a WHOLE lot about their genes that are wonderful. Not so much in my family. Good news for my husband, though.
When my husband was taking his father to a doctor's appointment the other day he noticed his father's shoe had lost part of the sole. He immediately went by and bought him some new ones. They just don't remember this isn't the OLD depression...this in the NEW one and it isn't so bad he has to wear holey shoes. There is a big search going on to find their clothes. When we would buy them clothes, shoes, sleepwear...they would say that the gift was too nice they were going to put it up and save it. There is a stash in there somewhere.
I just feel so relieved right now that this woman is coming and that maybe she isn't an axe murderer or a thief. None of you guys that I've met in real life have been...although PJ and I nearly had a runaway when we met the first time. We were both so freaked out we were actually going to meet someone we only knew online!! When I walked up to her I showed her my work id badge which did not help at all. I used my real name at work and another on the internet. We finally got over it all and had a nice lunch. My husband and I try to see them whenever we go to Galveston Bay to visit our daughter.
Someday I'll tell you the story of the miracle of getting my mule headed mil to let someone come in to help them. Tomorrow I have a lunch meeting and Friday the cleaning ladies come, so I won't be around for a while all that much. Also, the AARP group we joined last winter wants me to serve on the board. There are a lot of people I know there from when I was working. Hopefully it will just be keeping up with the new people and not the VP, as the president mentioned in her last email that caused my jaw to drop. It is good to know folks....actually it is good to know folks who are older than I am for a change.