Thursday, March 29, 2007

wednesday and thursday

somehow posts i thought i had made have not appeared. so try try again.

yesterday (wednesday) mom was tired. on tuesday she had said goodbye to joshua g, gone to exercise class, gone to ceramics, gone to her private exercise session, and then dressed and gone down to dinner with her tuesday night dinner table friends! today, (thursday) Ro-ro is not sooo tired. Joshua B. is here now, and Mom perked right up for a good comversation with him!

Mom is just loving all of your visits, and remembering them/anticipating them fondly. we are enjoying reading some great poetry(send poems you particularly love!), talking about current events, and remembering lots of things from the past ... many things we didn't know we rememb
ered. also learning some new things.... such as that she and daddy both had bumps on the tips of their noses and that on the inside of her wedding ring there are two dots between the r and the m and that those dots represent the twin bumps on their noses!

Mom also needs time when no one is finish the shawl she is weaving for annie, nap, re-group, write her thank you notes, read the paper, read the notes that come in the mail, and make contributions. she continues to enjoy the frappachinos, the lentil soup karina made for her, the pea soup from judy havis, califlower cream soup with sherry that debbi made for her, and the incredible shakes that annie makes up for her with ensure, ice cream of many kinds, etc. etc. Mom drinks a little at a time....

I don't think that ro-ro has been on this blog yet. we need to get her on it.
love to all who read this blog of love,

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I am trying to send some pictures and can't get them to up-load--

any advice?

(dear mom

how come the world never changes!!!!!?????!!!)



Tuesday, March 27, 2007

from judy

dear everyone,

just to tell you all that grandmum is LOVING getting notes and e-mails. when she wakes up in the middle of the night she checks her e-mail, and is very joyful about getting messages. Then, of course, it is always nice when the mail is brought up and she see notes among what she calls the "gimme letters. " She is keeping all the notes in a bowl and they are sometimes rearranged, so I think she goes through them again.

I think nothing is too much in terms of times you send her your love in various ways!

we stopped on the way over this morning to get Mom a frappachino with whipped cream AND chocolate drizzle. She scarfed it down! and later she had a cup of split pea soup that judy havis (kassie's daughter) had brought over that we liquified in the blender (that kassie brought her as an early b-day gift) and thinned with chicken broth. Jayme has told her that she needs to eat (well, drink) in order to have the energy to enjoy all the people coming in to see her! She is good at taking orders from Dr. Borensztajn.

keeping up energy is a relative thing, tho. The truth is that Ro-ro is feeling weaker than she felt last week.
we'll keep you posted.
love to all

Tueday March 27th with Rona

Josh G. and Ada left this morning after a wonderful visit with Grandmum and us too. We (Judy and Annie) waited for Grandmum's call (after she went to her exercise class, showed a young woman from hospice how she wanted her laundry done, and had a short rest!) to join her over at her apartment. The RN from Hospice (Shiela) was there when we arrived talking to Grandmum about what she may expect in future weeks.

Grandmum is growing weaker, and napping more, but at the same time is so much with us, awaiting with joyful expectation, visits from all those of you she has not yet seen, and joyfully reminiscing about visits from those of you who have already been here. She has told us over and over how much seeing each one of you means to her, and how blessed she feels to receive such love and caring. She is also still enjoying mocha frappacinos and the many wonderful soups family and friends have brought to her!

Love and hugs to you all--Judy and Annie

The first ever RoRo's Blog post

I had a most excellent visit with Grandmum last week. First of all, for all those family members out there yet to visit - don't worry, Grandmum still has your stomach as her utmost concern. She might not be eating much, but that doesn't mean that she won't insist that you eat (she went so far as to request a second serving of steak for Noah in the dining room). She also made sure the ice bucket was filled when we arrived so that we could have a scotch. Martha Stewart would be proud.

I brought my camera to take pictures but, alas, did not take any. But I should have, because Wednesday was a beautiful day and Grandmum and I took a walk outside and then sat in the courtyard while we did her laundry.

It's hard to be away! I wear one of her scarves almost every day.