Good evening -
Had a good day, was on time for my PT appt. in spite of looking for my glasses for 10 minutes before I found them
and could leave! Doing well in PT; I asked them to help me work on my balance, also. I have always been somewhat of a clodhopper, but now that I am older, with a dx of osteo, I don't think my normal ricocheting off the doorjambs and all is such a good idea for my body. In other words, I move too quickly. I remember my mother fell on a neighbor's icy back steps, after which she said she had to remember she wasn't able to zip-zip-zip around like she used to. That's me!
Drove out to see my patient, she said she didn't want to do any of my normal cleaning routines today. Instead, I helped her start taking piles of clothing and bed linens/quilts, etc, etc, and even more etc.! that was all tossed into the back bedroom in bags and boxes, and several (4? 5?) racks of hanging clothes; she told me, "There's actually a sofa in there somewhere, under all that...I haven't seen it for two years!"
This stuff was piled up right up to the door so you had to squeeze in.; we got enough cleared out so she could get her w/c in there. We folded and sorted clothing. She used to have a job in some chemical company which involved a lot of traveling and much of the clothing she wore was sharp and stylish, so since she can't wear them anymore, she has a friend who is going to help her sell them. Then I ran an errand to the grocery store and also stopped at a restaurant to pick up a meal order she had phoned in.
That was it, other than talking and telling anecdotes and laughing. Oh, and scratching her old, blind, diabetic dog; that is one of my very important tasks! That dog must've been the cutest puppy, she has a face like a cute little fox, and now that she knows me her whole face lights up and she perks her ears when I come in and say her name. I take off her collar and go at it; she just soaks it up. I love it!
I will be going back either tomorrow or Friday for my 2nd half-shift (4 hours).
Didn't call the other agency yet, will do that tomorrow.
Tweety, saying your house is dark, hot, and steamy ...
well, if you said that about anything else, I'd raise my eyebrows. Hope you get lights and A/C working soon. Do you have to boil your water?
No more old job for Joe! YAY!
Nel, Happy to hear Big Boy will be styling and profiling, cozy and dry in his new outfit.
herring -- Turkey and stuffing sounds very YUM!
May we ALL sleep well tonight!
Except for you night-shiftees! You do your sleeping well during the day!
See yez all t'morry mawnin'...