I ended the day standing in the living room and saying, "This is one of the most amazing experiences of my life!"
That is how the day ended.
Here's how it started.
We drove out to do the Banks-Veronia Trail which is about 25 minutes West of Portland.
The trail goes right through a free-range farm. Nice to see.
We then rode around town.
We had PB&J and oranges for lunch. Then we went to the market and picked up popcorn and chocolate.
20 minutes I thought of a come back, "And we are from Florida!"
Back at the farm the ducks and chickens and turkeys were on the trail.
This pig has an absessed tooth. Poor piggy-piggy-pooh...
Back in Portland we stopped at the Chinese Garden. One of our ATC hosts had told us about it and said it was free.
After the garden I saw this place advertising entertainment.
We went home and Sylvia and I whipped up an amazing sweet potato soup and fruit salad.
While the soup was cooking I took George out on the deck and we did our exercises.
Several friends who have husbands also have dementia asked about the exercises. So I am going to try to film them one at a time. This was our first try. I have to laugh. It is AWFUL!!!
What was I thinking?? I will post the videos on a page of their own when I get some better ones made and some time....
The night before the food was so beautiful that we put both arms up and said "YEAAAAAH" in our big cheer. An amazing grace. So we did it again this night. Joyful fun!
Joining us this evening was Sylvia's friends Annie and April. So we had a mini party for our 4th of July.
After dinner I checked email and there was an email from a friend whose husband is showing dementia symptoms. She said he recently began to leave his depends pads out to dry so the house is beginning to smell like urine. She has to use special soap to get the smell out of the clothes. Sigh.
I have asked her about the soap.
As it got dark we started seeing the fireworks set off by communities, neighborhoods, and individuals. We could see a line of them all along the horizon.
And that is when I said it. "This is one of the most amazing experiences of my life!"