We’re off to a good start today. At 7:15, just as I was beginning my morning walk, I saw on the video cam that Kate was about to get out of bed. When I got to the bedroom, she seemed wide awake and wanted to get up. She was confused but cheerful. The only problem we encountered was getting her on the toilet. It was a challenge explaining that I wanted her to sit on it. It was only when I physically assisted her that she was able to do it.
I got her dressed rather quickly and we went to the kitchen for breakfast. Afterward, I took her to the family room where we went through one of her photo books. She expressed an unusual degree of enthusiasm and several times commented on how happy she was. When we finished, she wanted to rest.
I decided to take advantage of that and prepared to begin my walk. I walked only a few minutes before she started to get up. I don’t ever recall her getting up so soon after beginning to rest. She was still in a very good humor. I got my laptop and showed her photos taken while she was pregnant with our first child and the time of her birth. She was quite interested. As she had done earlier, she mentioned how happy she was. At one point, she said she wanted to tell me something. She said, “I just want to thank you and all the others for doing this.” As often happens, she apparently felt she was in someone else’s home and was being entertained by a group of us. I didn’t ask her to explain.
I wasn’t surprised when she wanted to rest again. I took her to her recliner where she is asleep. I’m not sure how long she will rest. I think I will go back to my walk, but I feel good about the way our day has started.