Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Four Six.  4 + 6 is 10.  1 + 0 = 1... 1 is 3… 3 is 5… 5 is 4. I haven't done that in awhile. ;-)

I always have to think about how old I am. I guess that's a good thing. I told a couple people at work how old I was and they thought I was lying. Someone asked if I could go back to any age I wanted what would it be. I'm not sure I know the answer to that. I would have to think about it more.  Off the top of my head… maybe 26? I don't have a specific reason for that. I don't know. Maybe 23?  I'll go with mid 20s, I guess.

Anyway, nothing super exciting…Chrissy, Cara and I met at the hospital and went to Luciano's after. I got the same thing I always get and was so tired I told them I wanted to leave.  I jammed to this on my way back to the house…

We saved a cupcake from yesterday and the pup sang to me…

… then we snuggled on the couch with my new pug blanket Courtney made.

HBD to me.

Monday, October 31, 2016

We had a little Halloween party for the residents.

I always have pork chops and applesauce for my birthday - which I often would celebrate on Halloween. I put pork chops on when I came back from the hospital - he didn't even know what day it was.

I ended up eating a sandwich and soup and just put the pork chops away. I was so tired from everything. One person rang the door bell. I'm not sure if it was a neighbor or a trick or treater - I did leave the entry light on when I checked the mail so maybe they thought it was ok to ring.

I didn't answer.

Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Chrissy and I met at that little place before Dick's… she's been going there with Sally and my cousin Cathy goes there, but I have never been there before. I walked in and couldn't catch my breath...

Everything reminded me of something else…

These windows didn't even have candles but I couldn't stop thinking about the Christiana Candles at Dixon House.

Hello, there. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

We still love you, Fall.

We ran out to Primitive Pines after…

…and I still felt a little weird. There's always something there to remind me.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Cara, Chrissy and I were out shopping yesterday and went to Evolution Grille.
My favorite thing was the leftover containers...
…and the tiny creamer pitcher. I always liked those. I don't know why I don't have one of them or twelve.  I need to get on that.
The Dad is still in the hospital on a ventilator. I feel like I'm trying to find my way through fog…I fight the want of being at the hospital 24 hours a day versus trying to believe he's taken care of there (and I shouldn't worry) so we stayed out a little longer and went to Pajer's.

As always. So so pretty.
Like I always say…
…I haven't met a pumpkin yet that takes a bad picture.
You are all so very lovely.
I bought the three in the front and Cara got the white ones and the peach one.
Cara bought me this giant sunflower from Simple Gatherings. as part of my birthday presents. 

One can never have enough sunflowers, right?

Friday, October 28, 2016

My mother would have been 72 years old today… I'm always amazed when I see people around that age come to the facility to see THEIR mother/parent. We have a lot of people in their 90s. One that's 102! So their kids can easily be in their 70s.  I don't know why that gets to me. It's nice but it's kind of weird. I was 23 when she died  - 22 years ago. I think I might have said this last year but I can't remember her voice. I still remember mum's voice but I can't remember my own mother's voice. Isn't that sad?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I'm starting to wonder if he is ever going to make it home. I'm not sure this time. There is too much against him and this hospital stay is a disaster. Chrissy came over to help me clean his room and get it a little organized for when he does come home - if he does.  What else would you expect when you opened up his closet? Of course he has a toy saxophone hanging with the clothes.

I think we played around more than we cleaned - though we did get a lot accomplished. We tried wigs on and fake noses and did take a few selfies with his pug mask.

After all that hard work there was only one thing to do.  Go to Johnny's.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

This is still going on at the hospital...

Today would have been my parent's 47th wedding anniversary. Chrissy and I went to Luciano's.

It was slightly weird. It reminded me of when David and I would go explore Norfolk while daddy was on the ventilator there.  It's tuesday. Spaghetti is 5.99. He likes spaghetti so we both got it in homage. We're not going to tell him - yet.