Thursday, December 29, 2005

Don't get between my mom and Jeopardy!

So remember when I said in the last update on my mom that she likes her habits and rituals, especially her daily does of Jeopardy! at 4:30 every day? Well, when they moved Mom from the ICU to a regular room day before yesterday, the first thing she said to the nurse who announced the move was, “Not during Jeopardy!” And when the switch was made, it was dangerously close to impeding Mom’s television quiz show enjoyment, coming as it did during the pre-Jeopardy! airing of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (OK, what is it with game shows and punctuation?!) And then my mom was so worried about missing the show that it got the nurse a little anxious for her, so that when the first elevator we tried to take wouldn’t go to the floor we needed, the nurse said to my mom, “Hold on, I’ll find out which one to take and we’ll get you to your Jeopardy! in time.” Soon she’ll have the whole hospital scheduling around Jeopardy! If you ask me, this is a damn good sign she’s on the mend.


Tiruncula said...

Glad to hear your mom is being herself and keeping everybody on their toes! We're out here thinking of you.

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Hee. That's excellent. I'm glad she's feeling well enough to demand her quiz-show rights.

HeoCwaeth said...

Go Mrs. V.! Nurses adore the feisty people, too. She'll raise hell and gain friends at the same time.