For me when the tension gets so high….I think crazy-silly thoughts…random thoughts like…”if peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers – how many peppers would peter piper pick?”….I know-silly, pointless and senseless …But it was a thought….and so I googled it….
Lots of interesting answers that take up worthless time…but if you’re interested…here’s the website:
I think I’m so tired Im slap-happy. I laughed so hard…. In the Patch Adams movie – Robin Williams, who played Patch always said “Laughter is the BEST medicine”. I think that’s true….Im in a much better mood, simply from laughing over silly worthless information….
Mom must have been given a dose -or two- of “sassy-cillin” last night, because for the first time a long time she was just full of it…making us laugh….
The conversations went something like this….
First, let me preface this story and tell you that any time Mom gets upset with Dad…she calls him Mr. Molden. Now, Mr. Molden likes to keep up with Mom’s food intake and so he always asks to see her food tray after she eats. Which I think irritates mom to no end! Generally, Mom will eat a few bits and then say “take it away before Mr. Molden see’s it”. or sometimes if she’s just not hungry at all, she will say “Hide it before Mr. Molden gets here”. Mr. Molden is also been called the Food Gestapo too…..just sayin…
So…when Dad came back to the hospital from work, his first question to me was…. How did she eat? And I said “pretty good”…..
Dad then looks at Mom and says, “I didnt get to see your food tray” to which Mom replied “I didn’t get to see your food tray either…and I ain’t complainin…”….I looked at Dad and said…”Nuf said”….
I was cracking up….guess she has a point….
Mom has an aid LaToya…who Mom has affectionately named “Lotion Nurse”. This lotion nurse happens to call Mom ‘Princess Barbie” and when she’s walkin the halls she’s called “workout barbie”…
LaToya is best known to Mom for two things….Turning her…and lotioning her up so she smells like baby lotion…(don’tcha just love that smell…baby…they smell so good..” – but Mom hates it. Mom has recognized Toya’s footsteps and before she even makes eye contact, she will say “OH BOY…what are you going to do to me now…”
So here’s the story….Im packing up my computer and getting ready to head home for the night, when Mom says “come’ere”….I bend down…Then she says “Will you come get in bed tomorrow before Toya comes…Im gonna hide…”…Ooh the onryness is making it’s appearance…
Bein that Mom was gettin sassy…I turned to her and said….”I’m goin now, but I’ll be back tomorrow…so you behave yourself.” I swear she sat up in bed and said…in a rather loud voice… “ME?!?!? behave myself…. YOU behave yourself…You’re the one goin out!”…guess she had a point and guess the MOM came out… but no partyin for this girl…I was goin HOME! …..
Im sure bein’ in bed for 10 days will bring out the sass in anyone…but that’s a good thing and there’s great humor in it…..And if you see beyond the negative…and look for the humor, you might be able to get a dose of the best medicine in the world….LAUGHTER!