Psalm 35:18 I will give You thanks in the great assembly; I will praise You among many people.
Midnight in Paris. April 2018
Mike slept really late today, and didn’t get up until 10:45 and we needed to leave the house by 11:15 to get to the Senior Lunch at the Lake City Senior Center. It was a delicious lunch of hot meat loaf, mashed potatoes with lots of gravy and veggies, topped off with orange sherbet ice cream and a large piece of fudge.
Mike started to hold my hand as we left the facility, but decided it was easier to walk down the stairs holding the hand rail instead – I got him to the car, and he almost fell asleep before we got out of the parking lot. Once we were on the road toward home, I asked if he’d like to go to Wal-Mart or anyplace else, and he said no. So we went straight home. He immediately went to the family room to watch tv and I went upstairs to file some paperwork and get some things organized a little.
After almost an hour, Mike worked his was up to the top floor and asked me to join him watching tv. I am so bored with the tv, but I did join him, and I sat with him for over 4 hours. We’re watching reruns of The Unit, but Mike doesn’t remember the stories, so for him it’s all new. That’s okay. He wants to watch them and I can be on the computer, or reading my book, it’s mostly that I am sitting next to him. Occasionally he will reach over and pat my shoulder and smile at me, but that’s the exception.
We’ll get through this weekend quietly, I’m sure, but Monday will be interesting to deal with – it will be the 1st time I leave him alone, at the adult day care facility, and take off for an hour. Tomorrow, I would like to spend some time spiffing up the back yard a little, getting rid of the pots of dead plants, and cleaning up the gazebo area in preparation for a barbecue we will be hosting on the 15th. I also put in a call to the pool guy to see if we can have the pool opened by then.
It’s amazing how, when you keep your focus on the Lord, other things seems to fall into place as they should. I know I will most likely slip up again, and again, but I am thankful I can trust the Lord will be waiting for me when I get to the place where I realize I need to backtrack.