Thursday, December 01, 2011

Update number 2

Hi to all of my Sisters faithful readers, it does her heart good to know that you are all still out there and sending good wishes and prayers her way.
Merle is much improved after her rest in hospital, but I'm sad to say she still has quite a lot of pain, she is in Rehab now where they are giving her exercises and treatment to help reduce the pain, looks like she will be there for another week or so, home by Christmas (if she is well enough) is now the target.
I'd better not do 2 posts here without some humour... I'm sure Merle, and lots of the rest of us too will feel at home with this story.



A Strange Old Lady.

A very weird thing has happened.
A strange old lady has moved into my house. I have no idea who she is, or where she came from, or how she got in. I certainly didn't invite her. All I know is that one day she wasn't there and the next day she was.

She is very clever. She manages to keep out of sight for the most part; but whenever I pass a mirror, I catch a glimpse of her there; and when I look into the mirror directly to check my appearance, suddenly she is hogging the whole thing, completely obliterating my face and body. It is very disconcerting. I've tried yelling at her to leave but she just yells back, grimacing horribly.

If she is going to hang around, the least she could do is offer to pay rent. But no. Every once in a while I do find a couple of dollar bills on the kitchen counter, or some loose change on my bureau or on the floor, but that certainly isn't enough.

In fact, though I don’t like to jump to conclusions, I think she steals from me regularly. I go to the ATM and withdraw a hundred dollars and a few days later, it's gone. I certainly don't go through it that fast, so I can only conclude the old lady pilfers it. You'd think she would spend it on some wrinkle cream, she certainly needs it.

And, the money isn't the only thing she's taking. Food seems to disappear at an alarming rate. Especially the good stuff...

ice cream, cookies, candy...I just can't keep them is the house. She really has a sweet tooth. She should watch it; she's really putting on the pounds. I think she realizes that, and to make herself feel better, I know she is tampering with my scales so I'll think I am gaining weight too.

For an old lady, she's really quite childish. She gets into my closet when I'm not home and alters all my clothes. They're getting tighter every day. Another thing: I wish she'd stop messing with my files and papers on my desk. I can't find anything anymore.

Furthermore, when I program my VCR to tape something important, she fiddles with it after I leave the room so it records the wrong channel or shuts of completely.

She finds innumerable imaginative ways to irritate me. She gets all my newspapers, magazines and mail before me, and blurs all the print and she's done something sinister with the volume controls on my TV,radio and phone. Now all I hear are mumbles and whispers. She's also made my stairs steeper, all my knobs and faucets hard to turn and my bed higher and a real challenge to get in and out of.

I thought she couldn't get any meaner than that, but yesterday she proved me wrong. She actually came with me when I went to get my passport photo taken, and she actually stepped in front of the camera, just as the shutter clicked. Distaser! I have never seen such a terrible picture. How can I go abroard now? No customs official is ever going to beleive that, scowling face on my passport is me.

She's walking on very thin ice. If she keeps this up, I swear, I'll put her in a home.

24 comments:

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

ohh ,babe.Get well soon .I miss you .

Granny Annie said...

Thanks for the update Peter. Please give Merle my love.

Yes, she will approve of your humor for the day. How well many of us know that intruder!

Gina E. said...

LOL! Good one Peter! Thanks again for the update. Hugs to Merle please, next time you see her :-)

Theanne and Baron said...

Dear Merle, so happy to hear you're better...hopeful that Rehab will help with your pain. Definitely praying that you'll be able to be home for Christmas, well on your way to recovery.

Your brother is keeping us posted of your progress, for which I'm very thankful. He had a delightful story for your post today, I laughed and laughed cause I believe I have someone like that woman living in my apartment with me...LOL

You're in my thoughts and prayers everyday...love and gentle hugs, Theanne

Dave said...

Thanks for the update Peter!

Best wishes Merle... get well soon!

Margaret Cloud said...

I am still praying for you and hope that darn old pain soon leaves, get well soon.

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Please send her my best and I will be praying for her. The poor dear. I cannot even imagine going through something like this.
Get well soon Merle, Sue

Joy Des Jardins said...

Unfortunately these things don't go away as quickly as when we were younger. I hope those exercises help Merle with her pain....I totally understand what she's going through. I send her my love and a LOT of healing hugs...and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she'll be home for Christmas. Thanks Peter... ~Joy xo

Jim said...

Hi Merle ~~ I am glad that you are out of the hospital. You had us worried when when you stayed so long. I do hope the rehap therapy will help make it better still.

Thank you, Peter, for the story. That is exactly like the ones Merle would tell unless it were a blonde joke. She is good at finding them.

Best wishes for a speedy 'come home' party, and Cheers,
..

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Thanks for the update, Peter ... please pass on my love and get well wishes to Merle ... hope she is up and at 'em and home again real soon xxx

audrey` said...

Take care, Merle. Praying for you (((HUGS)))

Big Dave T said...

My brother had oodles of back pain, still does on occasion. They gave him nerve blocks for the pain. That seemed to help him.

I'll say my prayers that she's home for Christmas.

Sue said...

Love it Peter, I miss Merle and think of her every time I open my computer, which is every day. I must transfer this to my blog. I have the same problem with an old lady in my house and she strangely looks like my Mom.

Gigi Ann said...

Sending Get Well Wishes to our dear Merle. Get Well Soon.

Loved the story Peter. That old lady moved into my house also.

JFM said...

Dear Sweet, Merle. God's blessings and healing prayers...please be home by Christmas dear.
Jan

Lady Di Tn said...

Rehab is a great thing and I hope she response well. Tell her we miss her and wish her good progress. Peace

Lee said...

Oh! Please pass on my very best wishes to Merle for a speedy recovery. I wasn't aware and I feel terrible for not popping in here sooner.

Take care, dear Merle. Hugs!

Deborah Wilson said...

Sending prayers to Ms. Merle for her to get well real soon. We all miss her very much! I will be thinking of her.

Rosezilla said...

Thanks so much for the update, and please tell Merle we love and miss her and we're praying for her. This joke was great - that old lady really gets around, lol!

Patty said...

Dear Merle, Hope each day is showing some improvement. I've got some exercises I'm also suppose to do, but I hate doing them. They want to see if my back will improve. I also go see a therapist once a week for about five weeks and at $50.00 a co pay that's about all I can afford. Peters is keeping us all informed. Keep up the good work of improving, think of you often. Love, Patty

EmBee said...

Great to hear that she is improving Please tell her that EmBee is still looking and wishes her a fairly quick recovery. I miss her humour which is one thing that I always enjoyed.

JunieRose2005 said...

I hope dear Merle is doing much better by now! (Several days has passed since this was posted.

(((Hugs and prayers)))


June

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I've been keeping updated on Merle through my Google Reader....I do continue to pray for her recovery and do let her know that she is in our thoughts.

Margaret Cloud said...

I also still praying for a good recovery. Hang in there Merle, you are a spunky old gal.