Thursday, November 1, 2018



This morning the air was much colder than usual.  When I took Daku out at 6:30, I was tempted to go in and get my jacket.  Could this be a ‘turn’ in the weather pattern.  The day warmed up, but it wasn’t blazing hot.  Hmm.

It seems that this week’s ‘Zany Day’ song was no stranger to all the fans of ghouls and goblins (555).  
“Out from his coffin, Drac’s voice did ring.  Seems he was troubled by just one thing.  He opened the lid and shook his fist and said, ‘Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist?’  It’s now __ __, it’s now __ __ __.  __ __ __ and it’s a graveyard smash, it’s now __ __, it’s caught on in a flash.  It’s now __ __, it’s now __ __ __.”  Clue:  Trick or Treat.  Guess one might say it’s a Halloween song.

Today was spent figuring out what needed to be done and when, ways to make Lisa comfortable, and keeping things arranged so she could reach what she needed.  Daku finally got used to Lisa staying on the bed.  He had been reluctant to get too close, but today he relaxed and let her pet him.  Later she brushed him and they rebonded.  Natcha is continuing to be a life-saver.  She fed the dogs this morning, brought us breakfast, took Daku out and generally made sure we didn’t have to stress about anything.  Tomorrow, she and Gong will do the shopping at Makro and Big C.  

Cat didn’t have classes this morning so she came over to visit.  In the course of conversation, Lisa mentioned that it would be cool to have a big strong person that could come over and carry her downstairs some mornings, and then bring her back upstairs in the afternoon.  Cat is going to do some research on this.  I’m going to see about renting a lightweight wheelchair so we can go out and about.  In the meantime, our favorite restaurant, The Wanderer, has offered to deliver some of our favorites to the house.  

Chopper still likes to hang out under the van.  The problem is, he’s getting too big to do that much longer.  It takes a lot of effort for him to scoot out.  I’ve never watched him crawl under, but it must also be an effort.  Here’s a photo I captured today, just before he began the struggle.

After school, Nitchanan came up to see Lisa.  She got a couple of her new books and spent some of her short attention span recognizing things and using their English words.  Then it was on to her favorite thing: sharing pencils.  She brought the box to the bed and gave Lisa a pencil, took one of the same color for herself, and they began to draw.  This seems to be a big highlight for her.  I think it’s the sharing that makes it special.  

Have a Thrilling Thursday.


“Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to  you 
without leaving happier.”
~Mother Teresa

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