Friday, March 22, 2013

It's Friday.....

And with Friday, we get Friday Fragments!  Sponsored by Mrs. 4444, it's a place to spill all the leftovers from your week.  Join in and give us little glimpses of your life from the week.




Spring came and left in a rush this week!  That one day saw me busting out my capris and t shirts and actually doing a little yard work......pulling five weeds two buckets of weeds and sitting out in the sun for a bit.  It did leave me with a good
Heard around here....

Superhero bringing in my morning cup of coffee to wake me up to walk....

Time to wake up!  Insert cheery voice

Me, cheery voice not included.....

How many minutes?  (I mean until I have to actually walk)

Superhero....

Well, all I know is it's 7 minutes until Spring!
HUH???
Gotta love cheerful men!  

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I have made five recipes from Pinterest......four were bombs!  One, chocolate chip cookies, was the best recipe ever.  Have you had good or not so good results from recipes on Pinterest?

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My sister and her husband are here with us this week while they make sure his mama will be o.k. back at the assisted living facility after her weeks in rehab.  She's taken a few falls lately so they want to make sure she's going to be ok before leaving her to return home.  Prayers go out for Mary to get her strength back and start enjoying life!
Our mama lives in the same facility and every now and then gets very confused.  She has caregivers during the day, but is alone at night except for the two hour checks by the nurses.  She can't get up so she's ok at night.  Except for the times she's not and of course we never know when that will be.  This week it was Wednesday night!  Sister Debbie called me after I got home from church.......but thankfully before I put on my pj's.....to say mama was really confused and trying to get up out of her recliner.  It's a long story, but I ended up going over and she was agitated and manic.  When she's confused, she can't stop talking and wanting to get up and walk....she can't walk so that's a problem.

After a pretty good while, I told Debbie to go home because they are staying with her MIL and she needed the rest and I would stay until mama was calm and ready to sleep.  I gave her enough drugs to kill a horse a small dose of sedative and her pain medication hoping she would calm down and go to sleep.  Since that's a whole nother long story, I'll just leave you with two things she said.....
kind of a mama version of heard around here....

When I first got to mama's she was so happy to see me that she went on a bit about how sweet and beautiful (go figure) I was, so 
I said...

Mama can't help it that she loves me best.

Mama.....  (having obviously heard me wrong)
So, you're lousy in bed???

ME.....You'd have to ask the Superhero about that!

We got a good laugh to mix in with the stress!

Every time I thought she was asleep enough that I would try to sneak out, she would immediately open her eyes, so
I said....

Mama, I'm going outside for a minute.

Mama said....Are you smoking again?

After a moment of wondering what she meant by that AND how she could possibly still be awake after all the meds, mama said....

That's what my caregivers say when they're going out to smoke.  

I probably could have used a cigarette by that time, but since I don't smoke I just assured her that  no, I wasn't going to smoke and quietly went out the door.  
The nurse assured me she would check on mama often during the night, so I came home and went to bed with a prayer that God would keep His arms around her for the night.

The next day she was much better!

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And just for laughs, I found this fortune that I got in a fortune cookie years ago.....



Because you probably can't read it, it says....
 Your life will be happy and peaceful.....
I'm very happy, but peaceful???  Well, that's what I get for keeping those dumb fortunes!  Glad I didn't use the lottery numbers they print on the other side!

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Have a great weekend all!  

17 comments:

Bee said...

Your mom sounds awesome! Sending good vibes to your sister's MIL.

Keetha Broyles said...

hi friend.

so sorry about your "cold" weather. dobi need to ship ya some thermals???

hehehehe

Rebecca Jo said...

I try to stick with Pinterest recipes that are SIMPLE & easy.

Capri's... that's what I'm dying to wear again... & flip flops!

Tami said...

I think I'd shoot my hubby if he woke me up too early. I am so envious that your weather is nice enough to pull weeds!! Your mom sounds like quite a character!
Have a very nice weekend!!

Skoots1moM said...

Superhero wake-me-up (i dream of this but my hubs doesn't drink coffee, so he's oblivious to what I like in it)....

Pinterest recipes have varied a lot for me too...but they do give me new 'jumping off' points and I get more creative with recipes I KNOW will work :)

Bless them for watching over her after the falls :)

So, you're lousy in bed? (good name for a short story ;) hhahaha)

she was much better (God answered you ;)

life will be happy and peaceful..(in bed, hahahah)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Praying for the two mamas.

I've had mixed results with recipes on Pinterest. I don't spend enough time on there - or too much time, depending on who you're asking. Ha! I need to find some more as I'm getting tired of fixing the same old recipes.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have definitely had some failed recipes from Pinteret. I go back and comment under my pin that it was a fail!!! I don't remove the pin because that maybe take it away from those who pinned it. That was a very interesting conversation with you Mama! Wish you a peaceful weekend.

debi said...

Goodness, busy thing you are! Sorry about the tough times with the Momma's... :-( If I ever get sick I want you in charge of my meds :-)

Have a great weekend....."Be still"

Hugs!

Cathy said...

Poor Mama and poor Mary and poor you and Debbie...so sorry I am not there to help right now....you did not tell me the lousy in bed part....Mama can be hilarious!! Every once in a while, she gives up a peek at the Mama she used to be!! Hope you have a good weekend and I will see you next weekend!! Can all this really be happening NEXT weekend????

Tracy said...

I have done some good Pinterest recipes but lately it is all flops. But I will keep trying!

Lea Culp said...

I have tried quite a few good recipes off Pinterest and a couple of not so good.

Oh, bless your Momma's heart and your heart. Caregiving to our parents is such a difficult tast. I've been caring for my Dad for 2 years and right now things are really good. It can be so draining.

Wishing you a wonderful, warm weekend!

Auntie Bliss said...

I'm convinced God gave our elderlies the ability to say funny things because without that comic relief...we'd go nuts!!
It kind of freaks me out though that one day I'LL be the one saying nutty things.
I haven't had any bad Pinterest recipes...aren't you gonna tell us which ones to avoid?

Diane said...

I am a recipe junky. I have so many recipes and cookbooks, but most of the time I just read them like a novel.....its a sickness I'm sure! :) Your Mom is great.

Deb said...

I know its hard...we went through all that with my father in law...he was a handful...and worse at night...just remember...they can't help it...but boy can it wear you out...

Emily Sovich said...

Your superhero sounds like mine. That conversation made me smile!

So glad your mom's feeling better again!

sara said...

I have tried many recipes on pinterest..I love to cook. I think I have had more successes than failures but there have been a few bombs.

So funny what your mom said!!

I had ONE day in my flip flops and now it's cold again...ugh!!!

Dee said...

Dear Nancy, your devotion to your mom is inspiring. My mother died when she was 58 and I was 32. Dad died seven years later, when he was 69. So I never had the opportunity to help either of them as they aged. Both died suddenly of heart attacks. I'm saying this simply to agree with you about how blessed you are to be able to help your mom when she is confused. It's not peaceful, I'm sure, but it is part of loving. And I'm sure you treasure that. Peace.