Some days are good, some days are bad, and then there is “just one of those days”. Nothing bad, nothing good, just so-so.
Momma was Momma today. I let her sleep in and when it was time to wake her up, she told me she had been in the Australian desert, and to please scrub her good, because she was covered in dust. Uhm, ok? I did ask her then “Hey the next time you go somewhere, can I go?” I got the “look” and was told that while she wanted me to go with her, these were trips she had to take alone.
The Farmer, played in the yard most of the day, and mowed all the grass that’s grown like crazy. Yes, I did make his pork roast with stuffing wrapped in bacon, with roast potato‘s and green beans (simply because they were left over from the last big meal he had).
I came home and decided to busy myself in the kitchen. Sometimes when something is bothering me or I just want to stay busy, I play in my kitchen. I made a batch of cookies for the Electrician, and then decided that since we went to Mexico for dinner yesterday, tonite we would go to Italy.
I searched for a recipe for Zuppa Tuscany soup (like the kind they have at “The Olive Garden“). I had all of the ingredients, so, I made it. I even made garlic bread to go with it. While tonite’s dinner wasn’t as big a hit as yesterday’s was, it was still good.
I’ve been a little distracted all day, so this post might be a little disjointed, for those of you that know me, it’s nothing to do with Momma or the Farmer. It’s just been “one of those days”.
Hey y’all, I am still laughing at something the Nursing Student told me today. This has been her first week in the “Official Nursing Program”. It’s been a week of changes, for her, for me, for Cam-Man, the Electrician, Momma and the Farmer.
My schedule changed this week, I have now learned to open my little eyeballs anywhere between 5:30 and 6 am. Out the door no later than 7:30 am, and flying down the road to get to her house by 8 am. I’m okay, but I either need to invest in a coffee pot for her house or win the lottery to afford those cappuccino’s for both of us every morning.
Some days, I just stay at her house for the 4 1/2 hours of school she goes through, but mostly, I just wait until Cam-Man wakes up, feed him breakfast and then down the road we go. Sometimes to my house, (when I need to catch up on those domestic diva duties) or sometimes to go visit with Momma at the Nursing Home. This past week though he and I have been traveling the roads doing errands.
I do have to tell you about the other day though and how Cam-Man is learning how to “strut his stuff”, at the Nursing Home. The Nursing Student (his Momma) works at this establishment, so, everyone knows her and Cam (although they haven’t seen him that much and can’t believe how much he has grown).
I got Cam-Man up fed and dressed and asked him if he was ready to “rock n roll”, to which he smiled big, grabbed his blanket and we were off. I had told him that we were going to see his Greatgrandma, and he was ready. We got to the Nursing Home and I got him out of the Rav4, and he DID NOT want to be carried, he wanted to walk. So, he walked into the Nursing home and I swear he had a little swagger. We got to Momma’s room (after he had to say “Hi” to every Resident in the place, and hug his Momma’s friend Terry, and stop and look out the window). He strolled into Momma’s room and went right up to her (she was in the process of getting out of bed) and started talking a mile a minute. Momma smiled at him and then they had a conversation.
Momma was on her way to therapy and so we followed her down there. We get to therapy and that place was packed! Cam had to make sure he said “HI” to everyone, and then get praised and told how cute he is. Cam was on a mission, to collect all the balls in the therapy room and play with them. I had just taken a couple of them out of his hands, when the Farmer showed up and a BIG re-union ensued. Cam saw the Farmer and HAD to be picked up and give a big hug.
Cam was a little restless after the re-union so I took him on a walk (several) down the hallways, and he kept telling everyone “Hey”. I think he just liked hearing about what a cute little kid he was. I had several of the Nurses ask me how old he was, and then realized WHO he was and couldn’t believe how much he has grown.
I finally decided after our 3rd trip to therapy that it was time for us to go. So we went back to the Nursing student‘t house, and found a snack. Then because Camsgranny is NOT techno savvy and had no clue how to work their t.v. we put in “The Lion King” VHS into his t.v. and proceeded to play and alternately watch the VHS tape. Folks, that little kid wrestled with me and I almost lost. I need to figure out how to bottle that energy and WHAMMO, I’m gonna be rich.
When the Nursing Student arrived after her first week of classes, she was whacked. I think her brain is on overload, cuz I know I sure couldn’t do it. Her and I looked up some recipes, because I wanted to have soup and salad for dinner for the Electrician.
We found a recipe for one of the soups they serve at “The Olive Garden“, called Pasta Fagioli . I made a couple of substitutions, as in, I used some andouille sausage instead of hamburger and then I added some hot paprika, instead of smoked. What I failed to realise though was just how much soup I would make.
Today was spent, taking some soup to the Nursing student and her family, taking some to the Farmer, and then visiting Momma. Momma was doing semi-good today. She was gripped with Parkinson’s and we had to wait for the meds to kick in. I will say that Momma has a deathlike grip when she wants to, because my fingers are a little sore after the one she had on me today. The Farmer was already there when I got there and we all three enjoyed each other’s company.
The rough part is when it is time to go. I’ll let y’all know a little secret, I prefer to leave when she is sleeping, only for the fact, I HATE to see Momma get upset when we leave. Momma had been snoozing, when the Farmer and I decided to take our leave. The fact that she woke up right as we were trying to exit her room sucked. Especially when she made the statement “Am I crazy?”, “No, Momma you are not crazy, you are getting better in leaps and bounds, and right now you need to rest up so we can hit it again tomorrow ok?” “Both me and Dad love you ok?” and the Farmer even chimed in “I Love you Annie, get some rest ok?” That seemed to appease her because she promptly closed her eyes again and went back to sleep. Although she had a death grip on Mr. Bear, I think she was ok.
Plus I know the Nursing student is working this evening and I know she will be fine. So, until tomorrow I bid you all a good night. Sleep good and hug those close to you tight, and don’t forget to tell your special peeps, you Love them. It’s very important.