Saturday, July 24, 2010

New Shower

For the past eight months or so Chrissy has struggled with increased urinary tract infections, and bath tub issues that included slips,falls, and blood. Well, now let me say she now has a new shower - thanks to her son (the plumber)! This shower pretty much does everything but dry her off - okay, I am exaggerating. There is skid-proof flooring, a spacious seat, multiple hand rails within her range of reach, two shower heads/one hand held that is within her range of motion - and, these can work together or independently. Last night it was shower time; I had both shower heads turned on and strategically placed (or aimed), an aromatherapy vanilla-lavender tablet in the floor, and Chrissy some decaf ice tea. After she was in I ask how she was doing - she replied, “I can just sit here and do nothing.”   Thank you my sweet brother.
This photo does not do the shower justice.  It's larger and you can't see the other shower head or seat.  Anyway, it is very nice, and is big deal around here as keeping Chrissy clean will be much less stressful for both of us.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Cooking together

Knowing that I would have Chrissy with me in our home Saturday and Sunday, I found five or so recipes that required vegetables, fruit, and chicken be chopped, sliced, rinsed, and such. While sitting at the kitchen table and listening to music, she peeled everything: zucchini, squash, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, granny smith apples, and even baby carrots!  Didn't even matter, I was so pleased that she was staying put and not wanting to leave.  Once prepared, our dishes had minimal visual appeal and that was just fine.  Though I will need to rethink future recipes with chicken, maybe just pick up a rotisserie bird and skip handling the raw meat.  Nonetheless, she was out of her house and content!