Sunday, October 11, 2009

A New Schedule

We have a new support schedule that includes a few hours on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons which is turning out to be a God-send for me. Lizzie also has a new (what's called ...) Trainer who comes up with terrific ideas about where to take Lizzie for social entertainment. Today they are shopping at craft stores and yesterday they hung out at Whole Foods for lunch and all other fun things Whole Foods offers its customers on Saturdays. My sister is a go-go girl in that she LUVS to be on the go so much so that I cannot keep up with her! So to have someone to help entertain her rather than watch her stand at the door endlessly waiting for me to take her somewhere is a blessing without a doubt! Thank you Cathy! And one of these posts I will tell you the story of arranging such support which is still a primary intention of this blog. Until then ... we'll be thankful for each and every day we have together and for those who He sends to help carry us through, right?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Refreshing Morning

I can't believe I slept until 10:30 this morning. When I saw the time, I sprang out of bed to check on Lizzie who I thought for certain would be tossing, turning, and frustrated that I had not yet came in to say good morning. I was a bit nervous for a moment when I saw an empty bed in her room and yet the house was still so silent. Much to my surprise (and quite frankly I am still in awe), she was totally dressed and ready for the day sitting at the kitchen table sorting through some mail, and when she saw me, she said, "Good morning twin sister. What should we do for breakfast?"

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fixation or Concentration?

Lizzie's support trainer told me that Lizzie was talking nonstop about a Larry today, and of course Lidia wanted to know who is Larry. So I asked Lizzie who she was talking about ... "Larry who?" "You know who," she replied. "No, no I don't ... Cousin Larry?" "Oh come on now ... you know who." Hmmmm .... don't know any other Larry's .. oh wait! "Larry C___?" "Yes, I TOLD you so," she exclaimed with total glee in her face. WOW ... I finally got it! LC was her very first State of NV Social Worker who she hasn't seen in many many years. Lidia told me Lizzie was looking for him all day today and wanted to phone him as well. So I explained to Lizzie how he doesn't have that job any more and that Janet took his place. She was most upset to hear this bit of news. Finally, Lidia said, "Listen ... he's not around any more and that's just the way it is." Then the classic response ... "Don't tell me that! Now I have to find someone ELSE to concentrate on" ... followed by a big sigh.