Sunday, January 15, 2017

Things I'm thankful for today.

We took Katie out today.  It's been a month since her meds were adjusted.  It was like a new young woman.  Or perhaps the Katie I remember.  Her signing was incredible.  She didn't get stuck in ruts very much, by ruts I mean stuck on one word or topic that she keeps signing over and over and over again until she gets upset, unable to get out of the rut.  She even helped me remember signs I haven't used in ages.  I took the new communicator over to her place and she was using it and laughing because she kept picking "I want to go for a walk".  She tried all the buttons but remembered where "I want to go for a walk" was and kept purposely pressing that particular button.  She had a very short bout of anxiety when a woman got to close to her but I hugged her tight and told her she was safe.  The cape didn't have to be on the whole time and she even walked for a bit when we first got to the mall and there was almost nobody there.  Color me surprised and so thankful.

The weather has warmed up and I was able to take the dog for a long walk this afternoon.  I even took her into the deep snow to run off some of her energy.  The sun was shining.  It was lovely.

Supper is cooking, our granddaughter and her parents are coming over for supper.

I slept for twelve hours last night.  Wow did that ever feel good.

What are you thankful for today?