One nice thing here in the village is the friendship formed between elderly ladies
as oppoosed to the self centered ones, best ignored.
This morning one lady, Joy, who often calls in to have a chat was here and soon there was a knock at my door and another lady, Iris from HIGH CARE called in on her way back from the hairdresser. As she went to sit on the swivel chair it moved and she feel to the floor hitting her ear on the big box as she went down.I immediately pressed the bell.
Joy and I put a pillow under her head and a rug over her until the nurses arrived. Their method of dealing with a person on the floor is worth seeing. They dealt with the situation so professionally and effectively I was greatly impressed.
Poor Iris was apologising for falling, Joy was apologising for not giving her chair and I was just shaking with shock. Is this what old people do.
Fortunately now about 6 hours later Iris has sent me a message that she is OK and I will see her tomorrow. She has got a nasty bruise on her ear but hopefully no other injuries.
COMPUTER GROUP DAY
A lot of time was taken up with the fellow who wanted to know how to put all the information about ‘Bromeliades’ (if that is the correct spelling) from the Internet to Microsoft Word so he could print it out when off line.
Then a new fellow spoke up.
He said he had been given a computer but he needed to learn how to use it. Some one asked a few basic questions before it came down to “Can you turn it on”
“I think so” he said. “What picture do you get” “AH AH AH”
It is quite a long time since I have heard of someone so behind that he doesn’t know if he has a picture or not.
Hope he comes back next week.
Happy day to those mothers who bother to read my page.
My mother never believed in the concept of mothers day.
She always said, “You be a good girl every day and that will be enough”
Well I reckon it is a big ask to expect a naughty girl to be good every day.
So even though it is rather commercialised I think it is a very good idea.
Mothers do so much for each child, of course with love and caring
but it doesn’t hurt the child to show extra appreciation now and again.
I’m sure those of us who have good and grateful family appreciate them’
All sides of our personalities have different ways of showing themselves.
An error has been made in the printing of our monthly activities programme.
Most people would handle it with some complaint, but one fellow was making a big deal of it in the dining room tonight. At first I thought it was a joke but believe me it was far from trivial to this person.
He does suffer with severe breathing problems and even though I doubt there was any medical emergency it was rather frightening for me. After the nurse thought he was right I sat with him for about another 30minutes before he could speak calmly.
We can all make mistakes and it is not that important. It will all be sorted out tomorrow.
What I have learned from the incident is “WATCH YOURSELF OLD GIRL”
My philosophy is, like a friend of mine says “It’s not often I’m right and this time I’m wrong”
We all need to mellow with age.
On the first Monday of each month the Senior Citizens group have a dinner for a very small cost. Today we will celebrate Mother’s Day. It is nice to have a sit down meal with people all in the same age group.
The president arranges for some sort of diversion like a singer or comedian or as we had recently THE SNAKE MAN. Usually there is a small gift for each of the ladies. I find it a nice day out with friends.
Because the village news sheet printed a piece about my interest in having a Tumblr Blog, several people have made comments about it to me today.
That encouraged me to read back some of the items I had written about during the last few years. Not much has changed since I started. Just looking older.
I’m a bit surprised I have not made more political comment because I have always had an interest in the government of the day. Maybe I should do that in the future.
Coming up to the Federal elections there will be many thoughts go through my head, but it is not always wise to be dealing with religion and politics.
Just wait and see.
In the section of the hostel where I live, at present all units are occupied, even the respite room which could be considered for emergency patients, has a resident.
Makes for a very interesting time in the dining room. Sometimes on a Thursday our friends Birdie and Don come for the mid day meal. Fortunately they were not here today. I was waiting to see how the nurse would handle it, but it didn’t happen.
A sad situation with Jack and Jill, who have lived in the self care section for several years, have moved up here. Early last year Jill suffered a severe stroke and since then Jack has been working very hard to get her back to being as independent as possible. She is managing, but with a deal of difficulty. Now Jack has been diagnosed with a form of Leukaemia and the future does not look good for him. Life can be so unjust.
Henry is the gentleman who loves to walk around the dining room. For some time now he has had 2 dolls sitting up on his walker and he calls them “THE CHILDREN”
I noticed tonight that a staff member has put a label on each with the names of Henry’s own children.
I’ve been told that when he is in a bad mood himself he rouses at the children.
5/4/13 Weather wise it is a beautiful autumn morning here today.
It is also the 102nd birthday of AMY.
Such a pleasent lady and smart as well.
We don’t do it for everyone, but we sang the happy birthday song
and we all signed the birthday card.