Last night around 8:40 Reba called me and asked where I had been all week and I told her that I was working on three paintings and one large drawing of her family- she said, "Well I have been wondering where you have been," and I said "Well, I will be there tomorrow! Would you like me to bring you some lunch," as I named a few things she said she wanted some okra that I had canned. I got off the phone with her after we exchanged "Good nights," and "Love yous," I told Lance all the anxiety about getting work finished on time and everything comes out worth it when things like that happen.
So when I got there, she tried the okra and made the funniest faces! "It's sour!" she said- I got it all on video because she had never tried pickled okra before- and I don't think she will again, haha!
Floyd was in a great mood today as you can tell by the picture. I got some things on video of him as well just talking about nurses he yells at and such, but there was a glimmer in his eye today! Finally I found out what it was too, because mid-conversation he asks if he can call his "friend," Trish. The conversation was personal, asking how her mother was and when he got off he said, "I'll catch ya later, babe." My mouth dropped! I said, "Floyd was that your woman?" He told me not really, that he cared for her but he hasn't brought up how she feels yet. He told me that he met her up north long ago and she came down here and he didn't even know it. He went on and on about his woman, which I thought was really sweet. He even introduced one of the CNAs as his "favorite!" He told me, "Everyone here thinks I am so mean." I said, "Naa, they just haven't got to know you." Which is true. Floyd has a big heart and a wild spirit. He wants to go out and walk around, ride his motorcycle, or at least go up the hill and get some coffee, but he can't. He sees all these obstacles and it makes him frustrated to be bound by rules and boundaries. But who wouldn't be?
Frank shaved his beard off and looks completely different! I asked him where the puzzle was I gave to him and he said one of the nurses took it with her to finish and bring back framed. So I don't know if he thought it was too hard and she is actually doing the work, or if he finished the puzzle and gave it to her to get framed. I told him that if he finished it, I wanted to frame it and put it in the show... so there is specific frames I get, but ... we will just have to see what happened and go from there. Besides that, Frank is always content and satisfied.
I went to see Thelma last. She is still doing much better than she has been, and was even eating on her own when I got there! She talked to me about a lot of things including some of which I got on video talking about her husband that she saw in Heaven, and all the hats she has crocheted. She got a little confused today when I was asking her generic questions like "What is your parents names and your grandparent?" She couldn't tell me if they were her parents or grandparents, and she could remember her birthday but not the year or how old she was. Other than that, she is sitting up, making eye contact, and talking- so big improvements! She let me borrow her green bag-full of hats to take pictures of. When I told her I would take care of them and bring them back she said, "No you just keep them, don't worry about it I have hundreds." She is always so sweet and giving.... but I am not falling for it like the first time I met her and she said that people just take what they want and never pay her for them! Haha! She is so little and frail, it's hard to see her that way...