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January 14, 2013

Dear Future Nursing Home Attendant;

My name is Jennifer and while currently I am only 43 and in control of all my mental capacities (no comment from the peanut gallery please) I realized the other day that I possess some interesting habits, quirks, idiosyncrasy's, if you will, currently that I believe you should be aware of from the mere stand point that in later years as you are caring for me you don't confuse them as new/newer symptoms of senility on my part.

1. I talk to myself - out loud. Sometimes it is just a mumble, sometimes it is a full blown me to me conversation - if you don't understand me please don't ask me to repeat it, it will anger me and is probably none of your business and therefore I will not wish to repeat it.  You might hear your name mentioned in said conversation but just 'letitgo' please I beg of you just 'letitgo'-it will pass I promise!

2. I use my full name quite often - 'Jennifer Leigh' - most of the time with an edge to my voice as I am generally trying to get myself to focus!

3. In the shower when the shampoo runs down my face I blow bubbles- there I admitted it, it's true - just allow me this!

4. I could possibly holler randomly - "Have you fed the calves?" "Have you done your homework?" "Who thought it was a good idea to walk thru the house in $h!t covered boots?" "We have a trash can USE IT!" - I do that now and sometimes even when the kids aren't home - reference #1!

5. I will roll my eyes!  I am not reverting back to my younger years - I have done this my whole life and figure it will not go away in my senior years!

6. I may randomly call you into my room on the pretense that I want to give you a hug and tell you how much I love you and then say things like "Oh while you're here could you find the remote for me!".

7. I like 'potty' humor - always have always will!

8. I love peanut M&M's - yellow are my favorite and I NEVER eat the brown ones!

9. I have sock issues! Socks that have touched the floor must never be worn in my shoes- you must put on one sock and that shoe then the other sock and shoe!

These seem to be the major ones right now - if I don't say it later I would like to Thank You for all you do and for caring for me, I appreciate it!


Sincerely, Jennifer Campbell



P.S. My husband says that there are probably many more and he will be glad to add to my 'file' as they come to him!

6 comments :

  1. So Jent one question, did you save the brown ones because I would SO eat them right now. I think you are very normal, well as normal as me. Well maybe not normal normal:) Hug B

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  2. I LOVE your blog. I probably don't comment very much, but I read every post. I feel like I am back on the family farm, even though I haven't lived there for over 30 years.

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  3. You know, I bet you will be your future nursing home attendant's favorite patient. And, I for one pray they still grant you access to your blog so we can be amused at your online antics as well.

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  4. Since I'm older, you can come bunk with me when the time comes.

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  5. Thanks for the smile this morning! I've read a couple of your posts and look forward to the many more to come!

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