Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes

And I don't mean babes as in babies, I mean babes as in hot mommas.

My Grandma Mary, at 90, is still one of the most beautiful women I know - she's the babe I'm talking about.

Grandma had a stroke the other night.  We were lucky, she'd already been admitted to the hospital for what were probably TIAs (transient ischemic attacks - "mini strokes").  So she was in good hands when she stroked.

Anyway, the damage to her brain is minimal and the doc expects a full recovery.  I sat with her at the hospital all day yesterday and she was complaining about how little sleep she was getting.  She said, "they keep waking me up so all I can get are...little sleeps...you know..."

I could see she was getting frustrated trying to gather her thoughts, so I just let her take a minute to gather her thoughts.

"You know...sleeping...sleeps kitty...sleeping kitties."

And then it dawned on me - catnaps!

But I kinda like sleeping kitties, I may keep that phrase.


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8 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Go Gramma Mary!!! Love the phrase, and I am really looking forward to hearing your "babe" is home and doing well Diva!

Mucho Hugs to you guys

Melanie said...

(((Hugs to Grandma Mary)) from down in Alabama. Sleeping Kitties are darling aren't they?

Mr. Daddy said...

That is such a perfect moment to remember..."sleeping kitties"

glad she is alright and doing better.

saying a prayer for you and your family and Grandma..

Vinomom said...

That is one great catch phrase! Sleeping Kitties...love it!

Hope your Babe is feeling better very soon.

Candance said...

I hope your grandma gets better soon and sleeping kitty thing? I'm totally using it. Totally.

Mad Woman said...

I love it. I'm going to use this sometime. Sleeping kitties is fantastic.

Hope grandma is doing ok! Strokes suck.

Finding Pam said...

Your grandma sounds like a terrific babe. I hope she is better soon.

Mama Gayle said...

My Mamaw had the same sort of thing happen to her after a stroke. She was a smart lady and new that the words coming out of her mouth weren't right, she just couldn't figure out the right ones. We couldn't help but laugh "with" her. One time she told my cousin to find a box to put her "face" in. She meant her teeth. And instead of episode, she would say episodeo.... Thankfully she had a miraculous recovery, and lived 12 more years after all that. I am sure your Grandma will be fine too!