One of those days … today …right now!!!
I am just down … I am thinking of Pete and our Louisiana home … and am also realizing that I am thinking of the “Louisiana Home” and Pete before his fall/stroke. I know that what I am thinking does not exist anymore.
Cheryl and Al visited yesterday (May 28th) … Cheryl took me totally out of yesterday’s down … contacting our dear friend, Diane, and talking for ever … and ending with the thought of the three of us meeting somewhere next year … we used to meet at math conferences … and used them to set the stage for so many good memories!!!! Yes, we must do that again!!!
It is two weeks until my left hip replacement. Seriously … the left hip hurts so much … I will also have surgery on my eyes, … cataracts and glaucoma … I have put that off until September or October … this year. Craig and I will do the “pre-op” for the hip replacement tomorrow afternoon. I am so thankful he is here … or, should I say … I am HERE!!
I had thought three of us — from the Assisted Living residents — would do lunch out today … but, I did not reserve a car … I know I am probably too late for a car anyway!!! So we are going to meet in my apartment and just talk. Toni does not feel well, and Kathleen’s husband passed away about a week-and-a-half ago. And … I am sure I can use a glass of wine after lunch!!! And, wine is much better with friends .
I am not sure the following little “incident” is really funny … or an insult. I have rethought it many times … and I knew I had to share it whenever I was writing an “odds-and-ends” essay!!! (That is how I think of these BLOG-essays with no specific topic !!!) I have been a resident here about a year-and-a-half. I assumed the staff who took care of the residents knew that I was here because of Pete. I walk around both the third and second floors for exercise. My apartment is on the second floor. I had finished lunch … dining room on the third floor … and I just decided to walk around the third floor since I was already there. I guess I walked one or two times around the third floor … when a darling little CNA (HELPER STAFF) came up to me and said, “Mrs. Pedersen, this is the third floor. Your room is on the second.” Have I been here so long that I have “morphed” into someone who behaves as if I do not know where my room is???
I am probably getting closer to that description of a resident than I think … just finished lunch … Sunday of this same week … I am thinking that I might need to change where I am living … Craig has reminded me that I have many options open. Right now, all I can think of is Louisiana before Pete’s fall. Maybe after I finish my surgeries — if all goes well … hip, eyes … I will do my left knee next spring … and then I will find a place more conducive to my needs … which I hope will be in the line of my doing teaching or such.
If you haven’t guessed, I am quite uncertain about everything except my surgeries. Let me share my Mother’s Day card from Craig … I almost cried … it could have come from Pete!!!
Trying to share Craig’s Mother’s Day card to me is what has delayed this “essay” so long … I have the pictures of both sides of the card … but I cannot remember how to insert a “picture” in this essay …So … as word descriptions … On the front is a picture of two cats — with rolling button eyes :
Text: YOU DESERVE A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
Inside Text: AND WE’RE NOT KITTEN!
It was Pete!!