Wednesday, August 29



Mr. kenju and his baby girl, along with Curious George, Freddy the Frog and Big Bird - circa 1974.



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I have a story over here today too. Go! Read! It's a good one.

After spending the morning getting supplies ready for the rehearsal dinner and wedding, I went to my wholesale florist to pick up my $1,000+ order for the weekend's events. They usually do a good job of getting what I ask for, but this time, they outdid themselves! I had ordered about 200 garden roses from South America, and all but 4 of them were beautiful, and so fragrant you could get drunk on the heavenly aroma.








A florist friend of mine came to help me condition them, which consists of unwrapping, stripping low foliage and re-cutting the stems before putting them in buckets of clean water. Thanks to her speed, we were done in 2 hours. Had I done them by myself, it would have taken four and maybe more. In addition to her help, she brought me a huge bowl of pasta salad which was excellent, as is everything she cooks.







I reached the hospital at 5:10 pm, and my daughter came in from No. Virginia about 30 minutes later. Mr. kenju is always happy to see her - and less so to see me - LOL. He has again made progress; we watched him eat dinner entirely by himself. The ease with which he now uses a fork is heartening. I hope that in a few days we can see progress in the use of his leg and foot. As of now, he cannot walk.






Ideally, I'd sit here for 2-3 hours, reading and commenting on your posts. But I am tired and I have so much to do tomorrow, that I am going to bed right now. I haven't been in bed at 9:30 pm in years! I hope it doesn't set a trend.....LOL

19 comments:

Beverly said...

I'm so glad that you had help with your flowers. I'm also glad that your daughter got there to see Mr. Kenju.

It sounds like he's making good progress. I pray for more good days than bad. Stay well, Judy.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Rest Well, dear Judy...You need it and you deserve it!

My Lordy Mr. Kenju is devistatingly handsome...! You must have been a GORGEOUS Couple at your Wedding Judy...I hope you might post some pictures of thart if you have some...(My Memory suddenly said...you don't...Am I imagining that?
Anyway my dear...So glad to hear of his progress...NEXT---Walking! I know it will happen....(Don't you just hate that he is so p.o.'d with you? Slap him a good one, for me...lol!

Shephard said...

Very heartening progress. :)
I haven't thought of Freddie the Frog in ages!
~S

Seamus said...

Rest well Judy! :)

raehan said...

Thinking of you.

rosemary said...

Sleep well and deep. You need your rest as much as mr kenju. Hopefully he will regain full function.

mar said...

Friends are always a treasure, your florist friend sounds like a lovely person.
Glad to hear about the progress. Take good care of yourself, too!

Peter said...

Glad to hear that mr kenju is making progress Judy, a visit from a daughter will do that for you every time.

PI said...

I just may have to come and spank Mr Kenju! Get as much rest as you can and give yourself plenty of treats.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I didn't realize he'd had a stroke. Oh my! My mom had a stroke that also affected her right side, but with therapy, she was able to regain function, although that side was always a little weaker than the left, but still - she was able to walk, talk, feed/dress herself, etc. Even though her speech was a little affected, you could still hear her southern accent. LOL.

Claude said...

glad to hear that Mr Kenju is progressing, and that you are getting help.
Keeping my fingers crossed.

Chancy said...

All those roses must have been amazingly beautiful. I am glad you are staying busy while Mr K is recuperating but don't get too tired.

Take care of yourself.

Jamie Dawn said...

You need the rest, so get it when you can.
I'm so glad your hubby is doing better. I know he has a long way to go, but each gain is a victory!!
Since he seems to have enough spunk to be grouchy towards you, I'd say he's doing well. :-)
I hope he will be walking very soon.
I love the photo!!

Ginnie said...

It's Thursday when I write this and I am praying that you husband is continuing to progress in his recovery. Thanks for the nice comments on my friend Bud's new blog (http://puttrboy.blogspot.com/)
"Paradise is Pinehurst". His wife was a good friend and a lovely lady.

moon said...

I swear I got a whiff of those roses when u talked about them lol. I'm glad u got some help...
I'm with lady of the hills, I hope u can post some wedding pics of yourselves...he was a handsome hunk , thats for sure, and we all know u are lovely now so I bet u were a vision then also.
Great to know he is improving daily...keep up the good work!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Sleep tight Judy. You'll need all the energy you can muster up during this time. I'm so glad to hear Mr. Kenju has made such good progress....such good news. Oh, and I love that picture...handsome devil that he is. You all will be in my prayers and a special hug for you Judy....stay strong.

Crimson said...

I cannot believe I have missed all of this! Oh, Judy, big hugs to you! Thank God he is doing better...what a scary, scary thing. My prayers, sincerely, are with you and your family. Take care, I'll be better about checking in!

Claire said...

If there's anything you need, please, drop me a line and let me know.

Carmi said...

Hi Judy. Visiting from Michele's today to let you know I read your story on the Elder Storytelling Place, and I was touched. Your powers of observation are clearly honed to a fine edge.

You're a wonderful storyteller, and I'm glad you had it published in that venue. Anything that expands your audience is a good thing.