Friday, July 29, 2005
I have been without a computer for the past week, so it has been tough to find the time to update here. I am on Mom's computer now. She wants to go to bed. So I will be brief.
We had a very busy week.
Mom went to the bone specialist Wed. morning. He said she is healing up just fine, right on track, etc. He told her to keep up with the physical therapy, which was a good prescription. She is being compliant - plus trying to do more and more each day here at home.
On Tuesday the day nurse called and said she couldn't stay all afternoon so I had to come home. On Wednesday, my day person canceled at the last minute and I had to scramble around to find someone else to stay with Mom so I could get back to work. Thank God my boss is being very understanding.
We are hoping that maybe in another week or so Mom will be able to stay by herself - with Alesia, actually. I am trying to get her one of those call buttons. One we ordered didn't work. I need to call tomorrow and get set up with a different one. The DSL line on the phone is the tricky part.
Bruce couldn't come this week - he only had one day off because of some problems at work, so we told him to just wait and come next week when he could spend more time.
Alesia has been good some and bad some. I have had to give her a couple of lectures about manners. I never know how much she really understands.
Alesia confided to Bronwyn a couple of awful memories about her time in Russia before she went to the orphanage. She said she remembered seeing her grandfather drink and drink until he passed out and peed in his pants. She said she remembered seeing a snake in Russia and screaming, and her mother fussing at her about it. So far, all the memories she has told me about her biological mother are negative. She hasn't told me one happy memory.
We went to a nice little neighborhood Italian restaurant for dinner tonight that was very good - Bambinelli's. It's just two minutes from home. The food was excellent.
I found a nice area rug for our living room at Home Depot [on sale] and we put it in there when I got home. It's a pale blue. It almost matches the walls. It really looks nice - lightens up the room considerably.
I am praying Paul can fix my computer soon - or I will just have to buy a new one.