Something about Mary

This is one of those weeks where I wish I was back working so that I could relax.

It has been a very busy week in Chez Stanley. Mary is now doing twice weekly visits to the YMCA. The Y has a program called “Beyond Rehab”. They have a room for folks recovering from injury to exercise with supervision by a nurse. The nurse makes sure that everyone is safe. NO MORE FALLS.

They have a treadmill that goes very slow, a recumbent stair stepper, recumbent bike, a weight thingy for doing pull-downs and an arm pedaler. When Mary arrives, the nurse takes her BP, pulse, sometimes O2 sat. There is an O2 machine for those who need it. Overall, it’s good for Mary, but it wears us out taking her here, there and everywhere.

They sometimes have a couple of cute, young student nurses. (Important for us old geezers to get some TLC.) Easy on the eyes, Harold would say.

So on Wednesday, we did normal Bible study, then to memorial service for George C’s mother who passed away last week. Service was over at Crystal Cathedral Memorial Garden. Actually, it’s now called “Christ Cathedral”. Bought by the OC Catholic Church.

On the left side of the above picture is the “Memorial Garden” which is a small cemetery, that will remain even after the sale of the cathedral to the RC of Orange County.

So the engineer in me is thinking, they sure did a good job of hiding the cell phone antennae. There probably aren’t any cell phone antennae, but what a place to put one.

Thursday, I did the run to the Y while Paula worked at Asst League Gift Shop. Then I pick up carpet cleaner. Do grocery shopping, then take Mary to OVBC (Ocean View Baptist Church) for knitting ministry. Mary wants to learn to knit. So I take her along with my iPad. OVBC has excellent WiFi, by the way. We’ll do it as long as we have someone with patience to teach her. Her friend Beth has stepped up to coach her. Thanks, Beth. Knitting is not in my (or Paula’s) skill set. They have a coffee pot going at OVBC and WiFi, so I’m all set.

Finally today, Paula takes Mary to Rose’s Salon to get her hair done and then off to Dr T’s for routine checkup. I take the carpet cleaner back, then get haircut, large iced coffee at Starbuck’s, and a few more things at Albertson’s. Today the coffee at Starbuck’s was free because of award on the Starbuck’s App. Friday visit with Rose is a recurring event. If it were me, I would shave it all off. PITA.

Dinner tonight for Roberta, then dinner tomorrow for Mike, Theresa and Theresa’s mother and sister who are in town visiting from Taiwan.

Mary’s short term memory is slowly getting worse. Try as we do to keep her aware of what’s happening next. She will forget within an hour or two. It’s hard to not get frustrated.

Man I’m whipped.


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