Monday, June 21, 2010

Our morning at Kaiser

The best solution for me when I am worried about something, 
is to bring distraction along.  
So she arrived the night before. 

After her book, she decided her tummy hurt and she needed to fall asleep on the couch.

The next morning she didn't even remember Grandpa Dennis carrying her back to bed.

While waiting for Grandpa Dennis to get admitted, 
Elora announced that she was SO HUNGRY 
and could not wait any longer for breakfast. 

Elora explained while eating,  
"The reason I was so hungry is because once when we were at Sam's Club,
I had to wait til 2:53 to eat lunch.  
So now that I know what hunger is, I get more hungry....
When you hear me complaining, I'm not ever kidding." 

Glad she cleared that up for me.
After she ate nearly ALL of this food,  she said,  "That was the best breakfast I have had in years!"
So does that put her back to about age 4?  

So with all the new energy....

Our girl needed to run some laps! 

Worked out great because as you can see there was not a soul in the cafeteria patio, but us.
And the weather was PERFECT. And GORGEOUS.

Well, until she slipped and fell a few times. 

Then we went looking through the hospital for a band aid. 

While asking the pharmacy for one, Elora pointed out the 2 women with head coverings. 
She got real close and whispered in my ear,  
"See those women?  
They are widows who don't have husbands.  
They wear scarves on their heads to attract men."  

This project brought me back about 50 years when I use to make these with my Grandma.

Elora became a little impatient with the loom, and would rather write about it instead. 
 The call finally came in.  Dennis was fine, and ready to go home!
So Elora led the way.
Her sense of direction is better than mine.

"Remember Grandma Honey, we're suppose to pick him up 
at the circular driveway by the flagpole." 

"I can see Grandpa Dennis!  Get ready for him to be grouchy!"
(he wasn't....I had told her earlier that sometimes people are grouchy in hospitals.)

"Grandma Honey, Do you think we could sell these hotpads someday outside a grocery store?"

All is well with Grandpa Dennis.  No worries. 


Karen Mortensen said...

Glad you had Elora to help entertain you.
What was wrong with Dennis? Glad he is okay.

Rebecca said...

This is sooooooo funny! I can just see you and Elora selling hotpads in the front of the grocery store!!!! I used to make those hot pads too, except I don't remember them being so colorful back then!

Susan Rozier said...

What a fun morning/afternoon with Elora. Definitely better to have her with you than for you to be alone through all the waiting. Glad Dennis is fine. Love all the pictures. Amazing that I was able to get a husband without having to wear a scarf! Love, Susan

grandmapeg said...

Elora should be "rented out" for entertainment :-) It looks like she is a "writer" like her Grandma Honey! I'm glad all is well with Dennis. On a different note, quite often when leaving a comment here I have to put in my password twice before my comment will post. Does anyone else have that problem or is it just me?

Susan Rozier said...

I have that problem everyday! I just plan on doing it twice. This is after my many experiences of commenting and thinking they went thru and it ended up they didn't. Who knows why? Susan

grandmapeg said...

Thanks for your response Susan! I never had this happen until just a couple of months ago. It's nice to know it isn't just me.

Jill said...

I just rebooted the comment section....can anyone try again and see if that is better?

grandmapeg said...

Okay, I'll try again. Thanks for the effort :-) didn't work the first time.

Sue said...

Glad everything went well for Dennis...and also, that you had my favorite gal along with you for company.


Scrapally said...

I always have type it twice on everyone's's weird and I don't know why. Looks like you had an eventful morning with a fun "distraction." Thanks for sharing!

the Rich girl said...

Elora is such a cutie! I love hearing her reasons for why things are the way they are--she's so creative!

Also, there's something about the picture of her sitting on the back of your couch that reminds me so much of you, Jill.

the Rich girl said...

My comment posted just fine. No double passwords on my end.

Jill said...

Oh you just made my day Karen.

And to comment to your first sentence...Where as most kids ask "why" when they don't know something...Elora has always just drawn her own conclusions.

darlene said...

What a comfort Elora must be to you! Nothing like someone who can make you laugh to get you through a worrisome episode.
Flipflops are lousy for running in. I'm not surprised she fell.
Glad Dennis is ok!

Kris said...

So glad Dad is OK. I can't wait to see you all next week! Tell Elora that I will be her first customer for a customized hot pad! :)

Lisa said...

There she is FAVORITE! As for Dennis, so glad he's fine.

As for comments. I never ever have problems which means MACs are cool, huh? : )

Kim said...

Such a fun post to read. Dad was a real TRooper! ;) I hope we can come to California, too. If not, tell Elora to put me on her list of people who need a new Elora-made hot pad and I'll send the $ with Kris! :)

Jill said...

Hold on to your money Kim, I don't think this is going to happen. Making one hotpad about did Elora in. She was more interested in talking and writing about it.