Thursday, June 20, 2013

Some Thursday Chatter

So much going on.  

We didn't go driving yesterday, but hope to go within the next couple of days.  But Kelly was here all afternoon, which was very nice.

Jason and Lyssa played their guitar and viola for us.  I've always loved to hear Jason sing, and he sang several songs for us yesterday as he played his guitar.  He sang Vince Gill's Pocket Full of Gold (my dad's favorite), Knocking on Heaven's Door (Dylan) and Down In A Hole (Alice in Chains).  He should put his songs on You Tube.  He has a beautiful voice.  We sat downstairs most of the day.

The social worker came out in the late afternoon.  She was very nice, but extremely talkative.  Kelly said maybe she gleaned some information from us while we all chatted.  I don't know.  :o)  I was awfully tired by the time she left.  She's getting us a handicapped tag for the car.

My sister Johnnie is coming tomorrow, and maybe her son is coming with her.  I'm looking forward to seeing them.

Sandi and Mom are coming back this weekend, also.  And maybe one of Sandi's sons.  I've certainly caused an uproar, haven't I?

The health aide will be out in the morning.  Ron has transformed the bathroom where the shower is by taking off the door (now the wheelchair can go in there).  He also removed the glass shower doors and put in the transfer bench which arrived last night.  That should make showering so much easier for me.

I don't hesitate to let my sweet family know when I'm becoming overwhelmed.  Sometimes it gets to be a little too hectic in my room, with grands coming and going, talking, fussing, whining or arguing, and adults doing one thing or another.  All I have to say is, "Time to go out now," and little ones are ushered out, along with the big ones, the door is shut and I have some peace and quiet.  They are so sweet.

Happy Thursday, y'all.


Adrienne said...

Showers are good! Baths are even better. Our bathtub is so small that I've had exactly one bath in the 16 years we've lived here. Next project? A new bathtub - maybe in the next year or so. I'd love a big claw foot tub.

Glad you're letting people know when you've had enough stimulation.

Love you...

Mama Brightowl said...

Oh Sharon, *hugs*!! I commented a couple of days ago but I think it got lost in cyber space.

I am so sorry for all you're going through. You are amazing. I am just in awe of your attitude and strength and spirit through this. I admire you so much.

I will be checking your blog regularly and you are in my constant prayers.

Much love,
Tanya from DCF/San Antonio - remember me? I know, it's been a long time! :)

Kalona said...

Good morning, Adrienne. There is nothing like that clean feeling, is there? Bath or shower. I love claw foot tubs, too. Thanks for checking in with me. Love you, too.

Kalona said...

Tanya, I will never forget you. I still remember very clearly the first time we met, at Jason's Deli. I remember your daughter's wedding, and your son and daughter's confirmations, and our DCF trip to the painted churches. And the DCF party at your house. We haven't kept in touch since your move from Texas, but you and your family are in my prayers. I love you. Thank you for your love and your prayers.