This is it... Today I woke up and felt the cool, yes, this is Autumn weather, and I just about jumped over the house. haha.. That would be a big trick requiring more than a temperature change, I think.
But it is beautiful today. Nobody is coming today, I tell Mom. She lies there thinking about who might be coming to break her "Monotony." (AKA me... haha..)
Then. Boom! Our nurse called and switched her bath day to today from tomorrow. And then the Bug Man called to do a quarterly spray, a luxury that I know I could do myself, but... I hate spiders and mice so bad that I am willing to pay this guy four times a year to come fix our troubles... Friday I saw a big spider on the window, and I asked the little nurse if she'd kill it, knowing full well she is terrified of spiders like I am. She first said no, and I said I'd get it, but it was in a terrible spot for someone not that mobile, so she took off her shoe and got to work. She mumbled that I could know she loved me since she was doing that, and then she shouted, "I got it!" I didn't realize it but I had rolled my chair into the kitchen away from the scene of the crime completely. "You didn't even have my back," she said reproachfully. To my shame, I did not. I do hate spiders.
Then also a painter is coming to give me an estimate to fix some crumbling plasterboard and repaint the living room. I'm really torn on a color. This green color is okay and has been this room's color probably 60 years. But I'm always up for change. I don't think the walls have been painted since my first marriage in 1975... They're due.
So I poured myself a cup of coffee and am trying to get things ready for all the stuff going on... It isn't a trip to the Florida Keys, and it isn't a cruise, and it isn't even a big outing into the beautiful wild Autumn air... but it is something... SOMETHING... and that is what Mom craves.
Have a fun day...
Whimsy and Hugs!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Where have I been all month? Well, actually I haven't stepped foot out of the house since Mom came home about sixty days ago. I know. I promised myself and everyone else I would do better, but I am just having trouble finding anyone who wants to do ANYTHING like this... and anything else I am in the market for.
I have been looking for a person to redo the floors and put in a new snap-wood look floor system in three rooms and a porch. I have a man who swears he'd love to paint the living room. And I have pest controllers and furnace men coming to repair, spray, and hook up a new heater. Is it time I just gave up on all these guys and started over? Not to mention the many who take my number to call me back about helping with some care giving for Mama.
We are about the same. She is busily planning a big Halloween bash. I would say that her gift from the lord is hospitality because she is always happiest when someone is coming during the day and there is a reason to plan a party. I told her she could be a queen with a crown and her velvet blankets and we'd make her hospital bed look like a throne. She just beamed and added she wanted a scepter. Oh, my...
I have been journaling and scripting out life and plans in some traveler's notebooks. It's a new method to me, and I'm really enjoying it so much. Now if I just had a life to plan out...
Hope you are doing well and enjoying the cooler days. We had some wonderful fall weather, but today is hot, hot. I spent the morning digging out my bedroom/old dining room... It's looking a bit better. I need a good, hot fire, I think... and just stop thinking what I could do with this and that.... and this... and that.
Happy Fall! Today's the day an egg is supposed to balance on the wrong end. Enjoy... (but have a towel ready because it often doesn't work.)'