This week has been quiet on the home front. The quietness is possibly contributing to my blues.
I visited a former patient of mine from the pediatric extended care unit I used to work in who has been moved into a private home. She was happy to see me, and I was surprised that she remembered me. Grandma’s House, the unit I worked in at Orlando Health and Rehab, closed its doors and is no more. I hated to see the children separated, and the devoted pediatric staff moved to other units. At Grandma’s House the old folk could come visit the children every day.
I miss my kids and their families. Speaking of my kid’s families:
I have another five star review. I know it may strike you as odd for a book review, but it is special to me. The review came from another patient’s mother who learned that I had written a book. Hilda came from Puerto Rico. She reads and understands English well, but she struggles with the spoken and written language. Hilda expressed many times how she wished she had a better grasp of the spoken and written English language. A few years ago, before I had thought about retiring and resuming my writing, I encouraged Hilda to read to improve her language skills. She started bringing books to the facility to read when she was visiting her son. Obviously, she still struggles with conveying her thoughts, but it is nice to know that she is reading and that she read and liked my book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Divine, November 27, 2013
Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
This review is from: Red Clay and Roses (Kindle Edition)
Personality I know Miss. Susan, we meet at job like RN’s. Very professional, nice friend, wonderful mom. About Red Clay and Roses strong story.
That is a bit more personal than any book review I have ever read, but the fact that she took the time and made the effort to post one…well, it means the world to me.
I did not get the chance to do my sensory deprivation last week because I need to schedule an appointment. So that is on my list for this week.
Tomorrow my yard guy is coming and we are going to lay landscape fabric and mulch in the garden on the other side of the pool. We have already weeded around the flowers and plants, but we have to cut the fabric to fit around all of the plants and move the park bench, birdbath, and some other stonework before we can lay the fabric and mulch.