Thursday, November 10, 2011


     I don't know if it is the time change or our new schedule that I like best.  When both boys were playing football, our nights were so late because we didn't all get home until later.  Now, with basketball, I feel like I see both of my boys.  The nights aren't so crazy and we have gotten caught up on a little rest.

     I woke up at 3:00 am this morning, though, and could not go back to sleep.  Between the coughing I did for three weeks and now running around trying to catch up on everything, my back and neck are hurting just from overdoing it.  I was uncomfortable, but I just couldn't go back to sleep.  We have been going to sleep a lot earlier and I don't feel quite so exhausted.

     Infomercials can be really irritating or comical, depending on your mood.  I was watching one about the Hoveround and that is a pretty neat little machine.  I was thinking about my grandmother.  My doctor says all my problems are hereditary and I think I found the grandmother.  She has had problems and now her legs will just go numb with no notice.  It makes it hard for her to go anywhere by herself or stand for a long time.  She is really independent though, and I know being limited in any way bothers her.  My grandfather is really sweet and helpful, though.  When my MeMe, my great-grandmother, was still with us he would take her and my Nana to the mall.  Nana has her walker in case she needs it and MeMe had her wheelchair.  Papa said one day he couldn't resist and he pushed MeMe and then caught up walking beside her.  He said she had the funniest look on her face like, "Who is pushing me????"  He is so funny!

     I was looking at the Hoveround and thinking that would be helpful to Nana.  I don't know if she would do it, though.  She has her walker in case she needs it, but like I said, she is very independent and I don't know if she would go for it. 

     I am watching the informercial, though, (random thought, but remember when the only thing we had that was considered an infomercial was the one with the knives?  They would cut through a coke can, then a tomato with ease?  Now, there are informercials for everything!) and thinking this would be great for her.  It really gives back some independence.  They had me until this picture.


Anybody seen these ladies since their Grand Canyon trip?

1 comment:

April said...

I guess I could have said Thelma and Louise Hoveround style!