Rice In His Hair?


Rice and veg served with mixed pickles

It’s been a busy day. Getting Al up and fed. Next washed up and dressed. Teeth brushed, bed changed. Then it was time to take him down the ramp to catch the bus. Now this is when I have decided to take my own medications and eat breakfast. Through the week this works out pretty good. Nine a.m. is not a bad time for me. On the weekends I am a little off considering we both sneak in some extra sleep.

I then do the morning dishes, and laundry if need be. I clean what needs to be clean. Then I get online for my free time. Today at 1:30 I had another appointment with the business that I am working for taking care of Al.

I knew this appointment would go on forever and I was right. She and I do so much chatting it takes forever to get through all the paper work. She left at 4:45, just 15 minutes before Al pulled up in his bus.

She and I apologized to each other for being such talk-aholics  when she left, but we were both laughing realizing that we had a great time.

I didn’t get my nap today so I am a little extra tired tonight. I don’t think I need a nap only because of Al, I think I am just getting older.

Al pulled up and I went and got him off the bus and took him back up the ramp. We ate left-overs tonight as I really didn’t have time to cook a real meal. Tomorrow for supper we are having spaghetti. I will cut his up pretty well and hope for the best.

This is a test meal, I shall observe how well he handles this type of food. Will he be able to eat it with his silver ware or use his fingers or will it be too slippery. Time will tell. We are really picky here about the foods that we eat. Al has to  have everything just right or he will choke.

The cat, Rhino has been acting so weird tonight. He keeps going into Al’s bedroom and meowing at him and Al said last night Rhino jumped up on his bed and sat next to him. Tonight Rhino goes in and looks at Al. Then he rubs up against the wall meowing. Then finally he lays up against the wall and stares at Al. I don’t know what he is all about tonight.

I am now officially on the payroll for caring for Al. I just still find it such a down right miracle from God, I am almost speechless. Only God could have put this plan together. They hold back a week which I think is normal and so my first check will be in a week and a half. It will be for today through Saturday night at midnight. I think I get paid ever week. My very own check, wow.

Well, it is time to change Al’s brief and get him into bed. Now I can say this has been a busy, nice day. Al did pretty well tonight. I have to add one more thing. The flies are bad here out in the country. We had rice along with our supper tonight. Flies would land on Al’s neck or face, and I was trying to keep them off of him with my hand. But when I wasn’t quick enough Al would try catching them with his fingers, and of course he ate his rice with his fingers.

If I could have gotten by with it and not embarrassed Al I would have snapped a photo. Not only was rice all over the floor. It was on his fingers, on his glasses, in his hair, and on his neck.

I knew I was going to have to clean this all up and the floor but I had to laugh. He looked so cute trying to swat those flies and the rice just added an extra little touch. So this day is over and I made a few dollars. Al did good and all is well at our little house.

24 thoughts on “Rice In His Hair?

  1. It sounds like a busy but satisfying day ! Funny you say you think you are getting old, I just thought the same last week, while hurting my back carrying my bookshop crates. I usually have no problem, now I shall be more carfuland let men do it…..
    We just need to slow down a bit and take more time for things! Take good care of yourself Terry as well as Al.

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  2. Such wonderful news, Terry. Great that you are officially recognized as Al’s Caregiver. I am so glad things are settling down for you both now.

    By the way, That rice picture would have been priceless! I think I can visualize it though. LOL!
    Hugs to you both,
    ~Cliff

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  3. Sounds like a good day!…It’s fun to smile at funny happenings…bet, Al would have laughed at his own antics with the fly and rice…
    So glad to hear you are getting something for the care you give…

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  4. I am so glad you are going to get paid for taking care of al. As for Mr.rhino maybe he’s trying to make a friend? Studies have shown pets do help those who are sick. Maybe you should officially introduce them?

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  5. I had a lovely day today too. I have arranged for a volunteer to read to residents in an older people’s care home in the hope of brightening their day. Happiness for us both – so nice.

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  6. Hi, Terry. I got behind again while we had a houseguest for a couple of weeks. Starting to catch up today, and what a good story to begin with. Finding the joy in the details 🙂

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