Monday, March 13, 2006

The weather Friday was beautiful. People were out enjoying it. I thought I could do anything. I wanted to soak all the beautiful weather up. After a busy week I was happy for the weekend. Niel suggested some ice cream. After dinner we enjoyed some Coldstone Creamery. Niel invented a really neat flavor. I thought it was odd when I first heard it but it tasted sooo good. Vanilla ice cream with strawberries and brownies. Saturday we wanted to take a little road trip. Niel was toying with the idea of driving to one of our favorite eating dives. Either Shake and Stake or Der Waffle House but those were unfortunately too far. Any of you who run those delicious companies open one up farther North please!! Anyway we were on the NJ Turnpike after deciding to drive to Philly for some cheese steaks when Niel's mother calls. His grandfather had broken a hip and was transferred from the nursing home to a hospital. He has been suffering from Alzheimers I want to say about ten years now. So we turned back around. It took us some time to get back into Queens because there was a lot of traffic coming out of it as there was going in at the tolls. We are breaking down and getting EZ pass. We finally arrive at MIL's house and pick her up. We drive to CT. Not as much traffic at the tolls. We stop and get a bite because Niel is starving. But we all end up eating and use the restroom. Drop my mother in laws bags at her sisters' house, Niel and I fall asleep on the couch for twenty minutes. A very nice nap. We then see his mom and one aunt checking out the new car. The other aunt compliments us on it after our nap. We then decide if we are going to see his grandfather before his surgery we should vamoose to the hospital. The nurses at the hospital were so very nice. His doctor felt it would be better to have his surgery soon so he is not sitting in bed confused and in pain. Plus the longer he is in bed he could get pneumonia. But I don't know how much they will do rehab because he would have to learn how to rewalk again. Hopefully it will all work out. At one point I think I have lost my purse. So after we miss his grandfather at the hospital because he just went into surgery. Niel and I drive back to his aunts where I find my purse and my heart begins to beat again. On the way hlme we stop at a Dairy Queen because we hadn't been to one in five or six years. Then I proceed to spill the Strawberry Short Cake Sunday on my legs and a bit on our new car floor. Niel stops and I clean up. Yes I was the first one to spill something in the car. I was so pissed. Then we find a Denny's and order but I lose my appetite and we take the food home. Sunday I prepared a pasta dinner for us because I knew we would get back tired. We drove back to visit his grandfather and hang out at the hospital for a bit. We come home and clean out the old car(Duke) because the charity he is being donated to is picking him today. In hind sight we should have just gone to Philly on Saturday and to Connecticut on Sunday. We are both exhausted and Niel is a bit shellshocked. We hope his grandfather will be alright. It's a lot for his family to handle because one of his aunts is sick, doing a bit better and then now his grandfather breaks a hip. Rest of the night we sat around and watched television. Woo hoo The Sopranos are back:)

Song Stuck In My Head: "Lemon" by U2
Craving: More Sleep

6 comments:

Jesser said...

Sorry to hear about Neil's GF. It's so hard seeing the people we love getting older... my GM is suffering loads right now ... initially arthritis and now depression. I hate seeing her so reduced from her old fun self. Hope his recovery goes as well as it can.

foodiechickie said...

Thank you Jess. The same for your granmother and family.

Adelaide said...

I hope N's grandfather gets better too. [hugs]

PS: I was watching "Kelly & Regis" and they were mentioning how great the weather in NY is lately.

foodiechickie said...

Thank you Adelaide:) It was lovely. It may snow again this weekend but I will take them when I can get them.

Lisa said...

You don't have an EZ Pass! Girl get one TODAY! They are wonderful! We went to New Jersey this weekend and just thinking about the turnpike without an EZPass makeks me shutter! I am sorry about Neil grandfather. I hope all will be ok! We could have passed each other on the turnpike this weekend!

foodiechickie said...

We don't take many road trips, but Niel is getting one on Friday. We probably did pass each other on the turnpike. LOL!