Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Slowing down

My house is empty again. It seems like I have had family staying here since January. I love having them around and the time always seems to go by too fast, that's why I like this journal, when I miss them I can look back and remember what we did. Kelly and her husband will be back in the middle of next month.

This weekend was pretty relaxing. I still don't have an attendant for Sunday so I have been staying in bed and watching movies. Last Sunday a couple of friends came over to watch a movie and eat a lot, it was really nice and we decided to do it every Sunday. We watched a movie called Million-Dollar Baby. I remember when I came out my aunt asked my brother to make sure that I didn't see it because she thought it would bother me but I thought it was a really good movie, Clint Eastwood looked really old but I guess that's because he is.

Today Lulu is coming in at 7 a.m. to help me trying a new girl so it's going to be a long day for her. I met the girl on Sunday, I cannot remember her name, and I think she's going to work out really nicely. I have an appointment with OT and then it's back home and back in bed so Lulu will have such a long day.

Janet is coming down this weekend to bring Anna so I can meet her. Anna took care of Janet's mother for a couple of years until they had to put her in a care facility. When I first moved in here I was thinking about finding somebody to live in and take care of the House... keeping everything organized, cooking and for backup when my attendants can not make it. Janet says she's a good person and I thought about it for a long time. I like having my house to myself and I like having plenty of extra room when family and friends visit but it will save me a lot of money getting rid of the agency. I finally decided to just meet her and I will either like her or not and that will be the decision.

I just got my chair working and now my van broke, it's always something. I can use it but it's making a lot of noise when you open the door to let down the ramp. I'm going to have to rent a van from Wheelchair Getaways until I can get mine fixed. I was going to rent a full-size van so the people that help me out can get used to driving it because that's what my next van is going to be but they did not have one available.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Family visit

Today was just the greatest day. We have such a wonderful time and I am so wound up I bet that I won't be able to sleep tonight. Stanley, Robert, David and Corinne came down yesterday to spend the night. Last night we watched a couple of movies and had some KFC. It feels really good... I have this big huge house but everybody gathers in my room and on my bed and we all watched movies and talk.

Today we had the same problem we usually always have, what to do and where to go. We decided to go to the Gilroy outlets and go shopping and it was a great decision because I think we all had a great time. One of my favorite places to eat is Antie Andies, I love their pretzels. We had a pretzel and some sodas and I brought a couple home for tomorrow. We did some more shopping and then came back and got Gramps and Mom and went to Sizzler's for dinner. Gramps is going to be moving to Arizona in a couple of days and I'm going to miss him very much.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

The week went by too fast

Great America wasn't as crowded as I thought and the weather was perfect. We got there about 11 a.m. and the day just seem to go by too fast. Lulu brought her daughter, Stelina, so David would have somebody to hang out with and they got along great and had a very good time. We got way too much sun and ate way too much junk food.

On Saturday we just hung around here and watched a bunch of movies. Stanley, Robert and Corinne are going to come down today and spend the night and they're all leaving tomorrow.

Next week is going to be a busy week and I am ready. We had a problem opening the door of the van on Friday so it looks like I need to take that into get repaired so I'll probably rent a full-size van from Wheelchair Getaways so that Lulu and my Mom can get used to driving a full-size van because that's what I'm going to get next.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

I'm back in the saddle again

We couldn't decide what we wanted to do today, we wanted to do something since I have been stuck in bed for the last couple of days since my chair broke down. We finally decided to go miniature golfing and play in the arcades. The weather was perfect and we had a really good time except for the food. right across the street was a couple of shopping malls and that's where we should have went, I love the Cheesecake Factory. The miniature golf course was so full that they ran out of everything at the food bar. Tomorrow we're going to Great America. I'm sure Great America is going to be just as crowded, I can not wait until next week when the kids go back to school.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Broken chair

Of all days my chair decided to break today. The tilt lever got stuck when I was getting ready to go to bed. It took us about an hour to get the sling on in that position, my mom happened to show up so she helped us. Hopefully Carl will be able to get it fixed so I can have it within the next couple of days.

We went to see the fantastic four today and it was pretty good. Were going to try to go to Great America while the weather is a little bit cooler and I hope we get to go. It looks like tomorrow we're going to rent movies and have pizza.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

A great day

We had a really great day and it's so nice to all get together like this. Unfortunately everybody's going to be going home tomorrow in this place will be quiet once again. Of course we had way too much food and is going to be left over for everybody for days.

My nephew David is going to stay here for a while so he will keep us busy next week. He has a lot that he wants to do. I had to go to bed a little bit early so my attendance and go home and everybody went down to go swimming. When they get back we will probably watch a movie and hang out and have some desert. There is a lot of really good-looking desserts out there.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Family get together

What a nice relaxing couple of days, I just stayed in bed and watched movies and chatted on the computer, I have not done that for a long time

This is going to be another busy weekend. My grandpa wants to go to Santa Cruz today and it looks like tomorrow there's going to be about 26 people here. I'm going to go to Costco later on to get the stuff for the party. We decided to just have cold cuts and potluck.

A cat had some kittens under the neighbors shed and yesterday Brodie got one. I have to remember she is still a dog and you just can't take that away but it was really sad. One of the guys from security came down to take it across the street to the animal shelter, I'm hoping they can come and get the other kittens before Brodie gets them also.

Monday, August 8, 2005


David, Anna Maria, Desiree, and JohnPatrick got here around 2 a.m. and they were really tired. They drove straight from Albuquerque where they were visiting Andy and Aubrey.

Saturday David and I drove to Stockton to visit Aunt Marlene. Anna Maria, Desiree and JP stayed here to relax and visit with Mom and Gramps. It was really nice to see Aunt Marlene and she looked great. Terrie and Austen drove over to visit with us also. We only got to stay for about two hours because there was three major accidents on the way and we had promised to be back at 4 p.m. One of them happened just before we got there and it was the worst one of all. It looked like one of the Paratransit buses had came off of a hill and crashed. They had a tarp on the side of the road and people were laying in sitting waiting for medical attention.

Sunday we had a barbecue here and it was awesome. It was Stanley and Corrine's birthday so we had a big barbecue, it was so nice to have all of my family here. My Uncle Dick, Aunt Kathy, Rich and Alexia also came. We had a ton of food and a really good time.

Anna Maria and Desiree left this morning to drive home and David and JohnPatrick left little bit later because they were flying. They had a really nice trip but I'm sure they will be glad to get back home. They just left but I miss them already.

My grandmas sister and her daughter are coming this week and were going to have another big barbecue on Sunday, I love barbecues.

Thursday, August 4, 2005

Georgia Van Sants

David, Anna Maria, Desirée and JohnPatrick are all going to be here on Friday. They're going to drive and then Anna Maria, Desirée and JohnPatrick are going to say here on Saturday while my Mom, David and I are going to drive to Stockton to visit my Aunt Marlene. Stanley, Janet and the kids are going to come here on Sunday for a barbecue, hopefully I will remember to get lots of pictures because I usually forget.

Kelly left for home yesterday, I'm going to miss her but she will be back in a month with her husband.