Am I the only person in the world that does not give two hoots about the Oscars? It's all I have been hearing about on TV and the radio. I guess it's because there are so many other important things happening in life. But, as I write that sentence I realize that movies (like books) are an escape for many people, Actually I am not a fan of any award shows and don't watch them. Once in a while I'll watch the red carpet type stuff, but honestly I don't care one way or the other. Although I enjoy movies I hardly ever go - perhaps twice a year if I'm lucky. I can honestly say I have not seen any of the movies that are up for awards and there are a few I would like to see. Sometimes I catch the movies several years later on cable. I am not even sure why I don't like award shows. Perhaps I think it's an ego-centric parade on steroids. I also realize that I truly do not idolize actors/celebrities and they are definitely not my heroes. What about you? Any thoughts?
Well, I did not win the big lottery the other night...LOL! I buy tickets on occasion and when the pot is so high I have to take a chance. I did have a dream that I won the money and purchased the nursing home and made into a first class facility. It was so detailed in that the changes that have been needed were getting done, the staff was first class and there was a cook/chef that knew what needed to be done. I don't often dream or remember dreams so for me to remember - amazing. What's more amazing is when I told someone at the nursing home yesterday about my dream, I was told there is the possibility that it's being sold. Now, how weird is that?
Papa had a good week. He is very tired, but it is to be expected. It will be a while before he bounces back so to speak. Of course, he's griping at me so part of me thinks he is feeling a bit better. I am trying to be sure he feels in control and as independent as possible (not easy). Mema also had a good week. She was up a lot and in good spirits.
The saying I was in the right place at the right time applied to me recently. Last Sunday I ate dinner with mema and then headed home. It was dark when I pulled into the driveway and my mind was going in several directions. Suddenly, I thought I heard "HELP ME" and quickly looked around. I did not see anything so continued getting my bags out of the car. Then I heard, "will you help me get up please?" I know I jumped and looked around. I did say, where are you I can't see you? Thank goodness my eyes finally focused on the dark as the neighbor across the street was on her knees, face down on her steps. I went over, talking to her the whole time, gathering information. I told her I would not move her, but call for an ambulance. She told me she slipped on ice (the temperature had dropped) and could not get up because she had a really bad shoulder and knee. She said she had not blacked out or banged her head. I just kept her talking while we waited for the ambulance. She said to me, I don't even know your name except you are staying with your father. So we introduced ourselves with a chuckle. She was highly embarrassed to meet me with her butt up in the air, but I made her laugh when I said....thank goodness you did not have a dress on. I waited with her until the ambulance came which then brought out a couple of neighbors. Thank goodness they came out because they had to convince her to go to the hospital. She had a bruise and cut on her forehead and since we could not be sure if she had a concussion, we all convinced her to go get checked out. So grateful that I was in the right place at the right time and that it was not freezing or snowing out.
I am still reading murder and mayhem as I try to catch up with my pile of books.
I'm planning a trip to my home in March. Busy scheduling doctors, dentists, car stuff, taxes, etc. Of course there are many people I want to see and spend time with, but not sure how I will squeeze them all in. I feel like I have missed out on so much and will need hours to catch up with each person. I'll do what I can and enjoy every moment that I can.
I am going to leave it here for today. I have to finish laundry and make Sunday dinner. I hope you have a good week. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it." - Hubert H. Humphrey
"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." - Matt Cameron
"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha