Somehow the girls in my piece pulled off another stellar performance for the recital. With only 3-4 times being able to dance together, including the recital itself, they did beautifully and made me so proud. I don't know if anyone video'd it but if they did, I'll get it on here to show you.
Yes, Mom had another guest appearence at the hospital. Again, they found nothing wrong with her. The dementia is really taking hold now I think. She always forgets to take her nitro, which is right by her chair in the living room and instead goes directly to hospital. She told the paramedics to take her to a hospital about 10 miles further away from where she normally goes because she likes the treatment she gets at the ohter one better. She also didn't like people walking past her room. She could see their feet going up & down the hallway and it disturbed her. She couldn't hear it but she could see their feet. Help me, Lord, I'm about to lose it myself.
My sister G. gave the staff at Mom's assisted living facility a severe tongue lashing because they didn't call her until after they had taken Mom to the hospital. They are supposed to contact her while the paramedics are still there to prevent Mom's rediculous desires. Later this week I got a letter from the facility she lives at for a "care-giver" support meeting. G. hasn't said if she got one too or not but I'm guessing it's an affirmative to that question. I just started laughing when I saw the content. I haven't really read it thoroughly though. So, I suppose I should. We all know it's her whacked out mind that makes her say & do the things she does. She never ued to be so mean and self-pitying but it doesn't seem to help lesson the sting of what she says & does any. Maybe going to that support group would do us some good to cope with it. I'll have to think on that.
My oldest, as in how long we've been friends not age, informed me last week that she has what Robin Roberts of GMA had but its been caught much earlier than Ms. Roberts.Myelodysplastic Syndrome or MDS is a blood disorder. Her body isn't making neither the white nor red blood cells. So she needs a bone marrow transplant. As expected, she's pretty freaked out by this. As if she hasn't had enough s__t in her life as of late.
I got the message at my lunch time at work and just layed there on the locker-room floor with tears streaming down my face. I hate that I can't be there for her. She's supposed to let me know if they find a bone marrow donor for her. If not then I will go in to see if I match. I guess the Dr.'s did say that with her heritage, she should be easy to find a match for. I have everything crossed for her. Fingers, toes, eyes, anything I can cross and, oh yes, prayers. I just really wish I could go up and be with her through this. Finances and job, animals, bills, all kinda prevent that from happening. So all I can do is be there when she needs someone to talk to, scream at, cry on. When I did get to talk to her later that evening, she sounded hopeful which helped put me at ease. I hope talking to me helped to put her at ease a little too.
Being there for a freind or family member is something all of us can do. I guess it seems like such a little thing to the one giving the time but I believe to the one recieving it's everything. Reach out to your loved ones people, it'll do you all a great deal of good.
Mother's day is tomorrow for us Americanos and it was yesterday for our Hispanic Mothers. I'll be putting dinner in the crock pot tomorrow morning before heading out to work. I'm making my yummy Yankee Pot Roast for dinner. My brother B. will be bringing salad & dessert. I'll pick up Mom after work on my way home and B. will arrive around 6pm. We'll eat around 6:30pm, sit and veg for awhile and then he'll take Ma back home. Sister G. is taking her out for lunch so she won't be joining us at dinner. She has plans for the evening. Yes, I'll repost my recipie for my pot-roast for ya'll.
B. called me the other day to tell me that he also sent her a dz. red roses in all of our names to her. I thanked him and told how sweet I thought that was to do. (Came as a bit of a surprise!) I'm proud of him. I did offer to share the cost but he said "NO!" Good going B.
My friend D.'s birthday was yesterday and we got together with some of her other friends at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar last night. It was interesting. I'm sure you guessed it was country music, not my fav. but I lasted about 21/2 hours befor checking out. Had one of the largest single liquor cocktails on the rocks there ever. Whew, easily 3x's a shot. Yes, I waited awhile before driving after that thing. I also ate some fried dill pickles. I know, I know, that sounds awful but...OMG! They're outragiously delicious. If you ever get a chance to try some DO IT. I will admit that these were not the best I've had though. But they were "OK." They did the trick.
Another friend from the Bay Area had a birthday yesterday so I'd like to give another shout out to T. Happy days ladies. I love ya both.
My veggie garden is growing like crazy. I see at least 4 yellow squashes growing. I don't really see any zuccchinis forming yet but I am hopeful. Lots and lots of beautiful, huge orangey-yellow flowers on the plants though. My broccoli isn't doing much. I did plant them kinda late but I did just thin the seedilings so who knows, maybe. About 3 of those plants are making a bid to grow bigger. The tomatoe seedinlgs are comin' up but it'll apparently be awhile. Asparagus and thyme and garlic chives doing well.
I did a little reading on veggie plants and found that they prefer to be watered only once a week. A long, deep watering but just the one time per week. So, that's what I've been doing. For about 1 hour/week I put the hose in the bed and leave it running. I move it around every 15 min. or so but thats it. Seems to be working. Yay for me, yah for the veggies! I fed the plants again this week. They like that, or so says the books, once a month. What they hay, if I get some yummy fresh veggies out of this I'll expand my garden for fall planting season.
I'm getting ready this week for the annual party. This year it's (frighteningly) a country theme. After last night I thought about revising but too late now. It'll be fun. I'm grillin' some baby-backs and makin' my famous baked beans. The kind you slow cook for hours and hours and they're thick and dark, dark brown, sweet & savory and of course that amazing white Sangria. I'm gonna double the double batch batch I made last year. That way there'll be plenty for everyone. Although, Ms. K. can't have any this year. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, maybe a regular double batch will do???? Nah, I'll make a quad batch. It's really that good.
Well the pooch is giving me the eye so I need to walk him before it gets too hot out. It's already 81 degrees out and it's only going on 10 am.
Peace out everyone. Oh, I almost forgot, I've changed my workout this month so I'll post the new workout next week for ya. Bye!