Saturday morning and my hours are mine. I almost don’t know what to do with myself; I have so much freedom today. I couldn’t resist, I grabbed my camera and took some photos out back.
Rain, this is what my part of the world looks like. According to the weather, we can expect these warmer, dreary and rainy days for the rest of this week. I don’t mind, as I know it won’t be long until the sun will shine and the heat outdoors will kick into higher mode.
I had to run to Wal-Mart today. When I came out I saw these birds in flight so thought I would give my camera a break from rest. When I returned home I had a box waiting for me.
I had been with my granddaughter last week and probably got caught up in her excitement about wigs and extensions. She ordered a couple which won’t be here for a while and I thought, : what the heck, I will order a cheapie too for me.” Well mine was what was in the box.
I guess it will be fun. I can forget trying to do my hair and throw this on, like an old, familiar hat. So what do you think? Should I let my hair grow out and get this look in my real hair? Or, should I just consider it a fun thing?
A bird I photographed and our cat, Rhino
Saturday night and nothing to do but watch Al’s tremors. This makes me think of birds flying,…
Saturday night and nothing to do but watch Al’s tremors. This makes me think of birds flying, flapping their wings. I am not teasing my brother, but a hummingbird would describe his tremors pretty well.
Since I tired of that I came out here and decided to draw a bird from my own clumsy fingers. I don’t know why I bother. My sketches are nothing, but I find I don’t think about Al’s illness when I am drawing.
After I left the facility early this morning, I wanted to and needed to find something positive about today. Aside from my birthday I needed more. There is an area that has flooded from too many rains and I also saw a fat dove, and a tiny little red cardinal.
So I snapped some photos. This usually brings joy in my life and it did. Even the ducks loved the new flooding ground.
- Flooding after heavy rain sweeps Tauranga (stuff.co.nz)
- Flooding after heavy rain sweeps BoP (stuff.co.nz)
Standing under our favorite weeping willow tree
Seeing the swing that we too often sat on
Looking out over the waters flowing to channels
Birds calling to each other, babies please come home
I look to my side and don’t see anyone
But my shadow mocking my every move
I look up to the skies so blue
And luring me through white cotton balls
My mind reaches beyond the color of my eyes
Depths of haze that will fog my sight
I reach deep within my soul and I force out
The cries that have been buried deep within
Crashing the heavens with my urges
To see them once again
The flying creatures take refuge
As the shatters of my thoughts
Pierce the heavens far from my reach
My shadow falls to the ground
As the breath is shaken from the soul
My body follows in repetition
Lying beside the broken sillouette
Tears come sobbing from deep within
Rocking my world shaking my spirit
No one comes to my rescue
No one hears my cries
I grab the green grass between weak fingers
Smelling the earth of where bodies rest
No more request the world now silent
A voice whispers gently in my ear
My dear child I have heard your cries
Here let me wipe your tears
Stand up and stay strong
Walk with your head held high
For they know of your love
And I have instructed them
That you will be along soon enough
You must go forth and spread the word
Bring as many children to me as you can
Only when you have completed my task
Will you be joined with them once again.
I feel his hands reach my weak body
He tenderly stands me up brushing me off
With gentle fingers he turns tears to smiles
He blows strength into my body
And my feet begin the journey
He has directed me towards
I can see nothing as I look around
But our two spirits have connected
His hands disappear back to
The heavens and the birds
Begin to come to life once again
The skies bluer than water
Puffy clouds sheltering my walk
As I complete what makes my soul unbroken.
- Today I cried (uglysynonym.wordpress.com)
- Even the Heavens Cried (wordsrhymesandrhythm.wordpress.com)
- The Glue of Insanity (askdaym.com)
- Soaking Into Our Souls (resources.wcrossing.org)
- faith (windwhisperings.wordpress.com)
- Willow – Herb Lore (madebymothereagle.wordpress.com)
- The boy who never cried (preetispace.wordpress.com)
- The Importance Of Speaking Up. (thatcoffeewench.com)
- Five Sentence Story, II (caddoveil.com)
- Maze the Lord! Religious farmer plants willow trees to create maze in the shape of a Biblical verse (countdowntoeternityblog.wordpress.com)
Today was terribly windy outside. I sure hated to have to go out considering I still have a small cough left. Al had a care plan meeting that I needed to attend to. He was sad as it was too cold and he didn’t get to go on an outing with his driver today. His legs are hurting so bad that this is making him more miserable.
His voice was raspy so I used the flashlight to look at his throat. That little thing that hangs down in the back of his throat was lying on the side. His throat was a little red. He had no fever, but I reported it to the nurse.
Since he is having trouble with swallowing O.T. is going to get involved again to see if he is straining too hard to swallow. I sure hope that isn’t the reason, because the news would not be good news.
I am working on getting him out of this facility and into a better situation. Many people are involved in this project. Al agrees with me he would like to move. If I get everything worked out he will be in a home, group home type. He will have fewer clients around him. They will be more like him and closer in ages, so he would get more attention. His food intake would be more closely monitored and so would his spending money.
After I visited with him for an hour I left his room and went to the meeting room. No one was there so I had to use my time wisely. I got out my camera and went to the window and took these shots. I am hoping you enjoy these as much as I did taking them.
After the meeting was over I did some work on Al’s menus for the week. Without my two cents and guardianship they can not say no to his foods. He has gained too much weight so Al and I together chose his menus. I hope he felt included so he doesn’t get as upset.
I stopped at the grocery store and picked up basics in case we do get that big amount of snow tomorrow. I just received a phone call from the lady who is going to be helping me move Al out of this facility. Darn, darn, I have to get out tomorrow after all. I am sure it will be cancelled if it gets too bad as she is farther north than I am. She will get more snow than we will here.