Saturday, March 31, 2012
This week has been busy and totally 12-14 hour days! When Friday night got here I was so tired, we were in Conway and I said lets go to condo so I can sleep and rest, so off we went, ate crab legs at Janzzen's and then went to bed, woke up at 8:45, which is late for me:) enjoyed the quietness. On our way back to the rock, have work and then going to get some plants for my flower gardens, tonight we keep Jared and Jenn's girls while they go out for her birthday so I will have help in planting them, mother will enjoy watching from her rocker on the front porch:)
Have a busy work week Monday and Tuesday then go to Baton Rouge on Wed., can not wait, taking mother to see Connie and Mama:) she will love that, she talks about them all the time. Guess that is the age she is living in. This week had a headache for three days:( got a massage, which helped but did not get rid of it, it is gone now and I am so glad, think it is from pollen. Hope it does not come back!
Easter is almost here and I do not even have my Easter decor out:((( I always decorate for every Holiday, but been so busy I have not done it, may skip it this year. But for sure not skip what it means! I am so thankful for the death and resurrection of Jesus, He has changed my life and gives me the strength to carry on:) This week I battled with title companies all week, I will never understand why people cannot do their job and what they say they will do, its not the normal title companies I use so I had no pull and they did it their way, one closed on time the other would not even work it till this next week, suppose to close on the 29th.:( GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! I did have to watch my mouth and I did fail at not cussing, so still working on that. You know I am always working on something with the Lord:) Glad He loves me like I am!
Hannah and Mark and children are back home and doing well, I miss them all, Jill and Sydney and Amelia are good, Sydney is the best baby, Amelia totally loves her and so do we:)
Mother has had a good week, I can tell she is regressing, but still a real part in converstations, even if what she says does not make sense, she loves interacting with us still:) she walks real slow, shuffling, but can get where ever she wants to go:) so I am thankful! Looking forward to our mini trip to LA.
well best go and get busy got a lot to finish up with today...hugs
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Mother has had a great week, I have been gone more this week, I miss her when I am not home, its so weird, I need a break but after one night I miss her, but been there daily checking on her, she is feeling good and doing good! Now this week I have loads of work, have two offers to work out and close a loan on Wednesday and Friday! The Lord is blessing our Real Estate! I miss mother tonight, ready to be home and even missing sleep:) After learning to sleep in this camper it may be easier sleeping with mother:) Love the camping time and glad we did not sell the camper, although I would for the right price:) love it for short periods of time, but would not want to live in it! I will not miss the tiny black sugar ants!!!!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Today as soon as we got here, I got a call to show property, so my sweet hubby went back and showed today for me, I am here ALONE and loving it, have not had alone time in a long time, seems like I am always with Steve or people, in which I love but also just needed time by my self:)
Steve should be back about 4ish and we will go eat at Stingbeenz, it is so good, all home made veggies!
I am very thankful they found out what was wrong with Colin, he does have Arthritis, a rare kind that is very painful but he has started meds, it is good to know he has something treatable, just pray the pain will become bearable for him.
Mother is doing well, her gait is still shuffled, in which they covered in yesterday's seminar. I may take her to see Connie and Mama April 4th for three days, I would like to go before she does not feel like going, she enjoys going still as of today. One thing I learned that each day will be different, it will never be the same, also that she does not know she is confused until we tell her:) I learned that mother is my teacher on what to say and do, no one else. take no out of your vocabulary, and just enjoy her! I cannot wait to share it all, once I get it down! Speaking of that best go and read, I hope I fall asleep while reading!! hugs
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Mother is feeling much better, still has a shuffle to her step when she gets tired but she is much better. Its still hard to get much sleep when I do not have care givers, she sleeps but talks in her sleep most of the night:) Which reminds me, last night I was helping Jill and Alex and sleeping with Amelia, during the night she starts laughing, I rub her little face and say, Mill you dreaming? She says yes, I am playing with Paypay and Laila, she calls Peyton, Paypay....so sweet...never opened her eyes, just laughed and went back to sleep, I love waking up with her, she wakes up with a smile that will melt your heart! Last night Jill ask would I take the baby monitor with me to the spare bedroom, I said, why? I am sleeping with Amelia!! I have loved my time with all of them, it has been very special for me. I think new born is my favorite time with a baby, they are so cuddly, Sydney is just the best baby! Looks like my font changed, but I am not sure why or how to fix it, so just endure.
Steve and I went to a caregiver's group meeting today, it was really good, I was so emotional, started crying when I got my tea, thought what is wrong with me, cried when I shared, after I was out I had time to think and I figured it out, I keep all those feelings put on the back burner so I can focus on what needs to be done, then all of a sudden I am there with ther people like me , its time to think on those things, so it was a hard time, but I think it will help me to go each month. Tomorrow we are going to a Alzheimer's Seminar with Drs., Elder Attorney's, and guest speakers, it is totally focused on Alzheimer's, I am looking forward to learning, today I got two books and some material that was wonderful on communication, sent it to the caregivers.
April called and went to Lawton Oklahoma, her birth mother called her, she needed to sign a Indian Petition on Saturday so she can keep her Indian Benefits, I was hesitant about it all, there was no way I could drop everything to go with her, she and her boy friend went, of course she had no ideal how much gas it would cost, she thought she could sign it today and come back home, but its Saturday when she has to sign the petition, so she is there, not sure where she will stay, she has a birth brother there, not sure if Dee ( birth mother) is there or not, I have some different feelings on all this:( keep her in your prayers. She is 21, so I really do not have any say so in it all, but just hope that was a good ideal for her to go. Sean will be divorced soon, which is sad too, he is doing ok, divorce is never easy on the whole family, keep him in your prayers too. Anna and Cole are doing ok with it all, affects Cole more then Anna.
Everyone else is doing ok, Hannah is coming this Wed. evening till Sunday, we are taking the camper to a nice KOA camp ground here, with mother here it is too much to have them all here, so they are renting a cute cabin there, we will have the camper, doing a cook out on Saturday. I am excited about seeing them, its been since Jan. since I have seen them:( Looking forward to that! I think peyton and Laila may spend the night with us in the camper! The camp ground has a play ground, laundry, store and ice cream:) a work out room too! Its about 10 miles from our house, so I can still be here close if I need to show property or help with mother.
I can not believe I will be married fro 40 YEARS this year, we are going to PCB Florida for some one on one time in which is far and few between for Steve and I, we have to make that time for us. One thing that was said by someone today is they are getting use to never being alone in their home and never turning out the lights at night, I could relate, we have care giver's here all day and some nights so we can sleep, you do not have a time you can just come in and be by yourself, I am getting use to the lights being on at night but still really like it dark when I sleep. I love going to the condo it is so dark at night, I usually can sleep late there, late to me is 9am, which is really late for me:( Update on Gavin that you have prayed for, he will have surgery again this Monday to open his eye better, his eye is healing, he will need a Corina transplant when the time comes, but his eyeball was saved!! God has been faithful! Colin is still sick, they are thinking he may have a rare arthritis that Dale Mickleson has, a golfer, I talked to him yesterday, he sounded good, but was in a lot of pain in his hands, they were all swelled up, he will have a lung scope soon, so keep him in your prayers. Hugs and nite
Monday, March 12, 2012
Well not sure where to began because I am not sure where I left off! I blogged Sunday morning then deleted it all by accident…..grrrrrrrr! Jill and Sydney are doing great, We took mother t the hospital last week to see her, she loved holding herSydney is such a good baby, she sleeps good, is nursing like a pro. Amelia loves, loves, loves her! Saturday night we had our Awards of Excellence Banquet, this is where realtors get rewards for their production, we have a pre party for our agents, I am the one who does that party so Saturday we hit it early and was ready to entertain by 4:00pm., we do have a bar and I did have Bar tenders who let me know they had a previous commitment when they told me they could do it, normally we use Hannah and Mark or Sean but they could not do it either, so tada!! Steve and I were the bar tender, and for those who know me, should know I am not the one for that job, when I got up Sunday I had a headache and felt awful, I told Steve all I had was water and tea to drink but I am feeling so hung over…….go figure! The suite where our party was Steve and I got the adjoining room to the suite and spent the night, Sunday was raining and cold, we just stayed in the room, Steve slept till almost 10ish, then we ate,came home and I took a two hour nap! We went to Alex and Jill’s Sunday night to help them, that was fun, got a cute video but too big to upload Then tonight in my own bed, April is here as a caregiver so she will care for mother, speaking of mother she is better, seems like the med change keeps her to drowsy for me, but I am doing it because it does help her sit down and be more relaxed, she is sleeping better too and I have to tell my self she needs the rest, its much better for her to be restful then hyper. She had totally wore her self out last Wednesday and Thursday, so she is catching up on her rest, she finished the antibiotic for the UTI so maybe tomorrow she will be more her self Tomorrow is potluck at our work, I stressed fro agents to cook, I am too tired to cook so it may be Popeye’s Chicken. Hannah and her family will come this next Wed evening, we will take the camper to the KOA camp ground her, it is real nice, play ground, work out room, store, and they have the neatest cabins you can rent, so they will get a cabin and we will be in camper, gonna be some fun family time, she is real home sick so I am looking forward to it, I have really been missing them too, I was going this weekend but since they are coming her I will wait……all is good but real busy in my home!! Keep Colin and Kay in your prayers, I am not sure what is wrong with Colin yet but know he is real sick and in a lot of pain
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Sydney weighed 6pds 8 oz.. and is 19 3/4 inches long, a head full of black hair, lips like Miss Amelia and Jill’s She is just perfect. Jill was not able to get the epidural in, so they did a spinal which means it did not last long and she has been in a lot of pain, has a morphine pump but still very painful, so keep her in your prayers. Jill was in bed for the past month with preeclampsia, she did the same thing with Amelia but Amelia was born at 35 weeks and was in nicu for two weeks, Sydney was 37 weeks but did not have to go to NICU, two weeks makes a big difference!!
Amelia just loved her, she was worried when Sydney cried, it will be a whole new world for all of them
Well got to run, have work today then go hold my 15th Grandbaby