Monday, August 27, 2012

highs and lows

Rocky and I spent a few days in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It's so beautiful and so relaxing just driving along the country roads. We got to visit an Amish farm and I bought crafts from the farmers children. We brought back bags of fruit and corn for my mother. We fed goats, chickens and pettied a few dairy cows and calves. We shopped at Goods general store. We ate bought cheese from September farm, whoopie pies , shoo fly pie and the best chicken pot pie I've ever tasted. The food in Lancaster is so good that when I come back nothing local seems very good for days. The Amish are such industrious, vital people.

We went to the nursing home today and my uncle's mood was not great. His body clock is so off that he stays up all night and doesn't sleep until 4 or 5 in the morning. He was cranky and swore at us. He then went back to sleep and we let him be. This was pretty much of a housekeeping visit. We got his dirty clothes, made an appointment with the nursing home barber and checked his closet and dresser becuase he's been putting dirty clothes back with the clean lately. He'll be his usual sweet as pie next week, I'm sure. These mood fits are just part of this horrible, cruel disease.


Lola said...

Pretty soon you'll have gorgeous Fall leaves to tell us about on your drives with your Rocky.

I'm praying for your uncle that he gets to enjoy this Fall.

God Bless you Dymphna and your family!

Dymphna said...

Thank you, Lola!

Hans Georg Lundahl said...

"These mood fits are just part of this horrible, cruel disease."

Perhaps - or perhaps brought on by unfree conditions in nursing home.