1 May 2022


My sculpture

Small talk


A strange guest ....

Linking to : AWWWW MONDAY


To feel better and it also was about time, I had taken an appointment at the hairdresser for Adeline and myself, I always take her with me as she has no car. The two girls who work already a very long time there and I was client since years too, they knew immediately who we are because they call us the funny neighbors, politely they don't mention (old)  As usual we had a lot of fun with the two girls. We both were happy with the result and had a coffee and a muffin when we had finished. 
In the afternoon as usual I visited Rick. He was sleeping and I was happy so I could quickly tidy up the mess he had made again. Apparently he had worked very hard, as the phone was not working he had again pulled out the cable and the bell over his bed was not hanging there anymore and I couldn't find it. Finally I called a nurse because I had several questions and she told me that he had been again very agitated and they had to give him a calming shot. There was also now a barrier at his bed because he always gets up and "works". He also had hallucinations and saw me with his sister in the room. 
I had bought three trousers for him which just arrived in time, but he wasn't interested at all, but I was allowed to put it on him to see if they would fit and they did. All the other jogging trousers had become far too large and despite the string they fell down.  I also found laundry which didn't belong to him, and things of him still missing. His friend who sometimes brings him things from her late husband hadn't brought them, anyway I gave them back at the reception. She told me that he was fine on Thursday, I don't know or she thinks so because she doesn't realize, or she is lying or she is blind. He never remembers if she had come or not when I asked him and didn't even know whom I meant. We drank a juice together and he ate a waffle and then he fell asleep and  I returned home. My son too had tried to call him but Rick can't reach the phone sometimes, or he answers and just put the receiver aside the phone or drops it. So it's useless to call him on top he hates it. I wonder if he hasn't thrown it against a wall. Wouldn't surprise me at all. I hadn't noticed the new phone, his friend had noticed,  I was too busy to look if he wasn't hurt because he had again fallen out of the bed. 
I really have a lot of compassion with the nurses, they have an unbelievable patience with the women who lost their mind and who are sometimes very aggressive I saw an old lady slapping a nurse in the face and calling her with all kind of very elegant words, usually used by men working in the docks !
Sunday I was quite breathless again with my sophisticated disease COPD which means "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" Of course I have a powder to be inhaled and once a year I have to make check up. There are days or even months I have nothing and now it happens very often.
As it is the first of May, families visit each other and bring a little bouquet of lily of the valley. Apparently it's only the use in France and Belgium. As my two neighbors expected family or at least one with the bouquet, we drank our coffee together in the morning and chatted about the grandchildren, diseases, the bad air, and other things. Suddenly it was already 1 pm and we returned into our apartments. 
I have gotten a lot of virtual Lilly of the valley, per email, messenger, or Whatsapp ! Only from Belgian and French friends of course. 
The day went by so quickly that suddenly it was evening ! 

 The first of May brings happiness
That's what I wish to all of you !


  1. Awww on all the adorable kitties. Love the sculpture and the kitty. Brilliant.

    It's so hard to know what to do when our loved ones are difficult. I so remember.

    Glad you and your friend got your hair done. I always enjoy that, too.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week, Gattina. ♥

  2. I hope your COPD is doing better. So sorry to hear about Rick. It must be a difficult situation. Hopefully the 1st of May brought you some happiness. It was strangely cold here and the sky was grey. It has been for a while.

  3. Your not the only one I heard about the issue of laundry at different places, that take care of people.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  4. Lots of cute kitties. Sadly, it will only progress with Rick. Mom's father had to be restrained often as he would demand to do things and he was very strong. He also had hallucinations quite often.

  5. The kitty with the sculpture is a marvelous photo as are the other photos! Take care!

  6. Laundry issues seem to be the order of the day at care facilities! Its not funny, but somehow it IS! We make labels in their clothes, and they go into laundry bags with the room number on them too...and they still get lost...or as some call it...'Stolen'!

    Glad you got to have a haircut and visits with neighbors and friends.

  7. I am glad you were able to get haircuts with your friend and enjoy a little quiet time. I am very sorry about Rick. I am a praying person so I do pray for him. Yes, it is difficult in the care Facitilities. My friend who turns 93 this month, lost her sister who have would turned 94 on April 28th. My friend and her loved ones were told her sister contracted a terrible "flu" that was in the facility and she passed away. Life is so very hard. We never know what is the truth or lies. Not in this world. Before phones had tracking devices, my friend, who lost her husband at age 50 said someone stole not only some of the nice clothing she brought him but also his phone.
    I hop our week is good and thank you for sharing with us.


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