Monthly Archives: January 2010

BUSY DAY

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Had a whole lot of things planned today to do and as
usual they all got changed in a blink of the eye. Mom was
not doing too well after her treatment which meant that
I had to stay with her for most of the day. It amazes me that
things change from treatment to treatment and some days she
is just fine and others not. Anyway.. just as she got up from her
second nap in her afternoon a commotion started happening
and people began to move quickly. An alarm that was not
familiar sounded and I went to see what was going on.
 
Water was coming from the lighting fixture in the ceiling of
the hallway that had been closed to much of the patients
there. Thank Goodness it happened when it did. Mom and
I had  been down that hallway earlier looking at the deer that
had come out of the woods to find food. Any sooner and we would
have been caught and drenched!Eye-rolling
 
( I am still posting pics from a host and not directly as I am still having
trouble..hope they are not blurry as they seem to be to me.)
The staff started moving people and changing rooms and turning off
water and calling in help. Within a few minutes the whole hallway was
closed off and you could hear the sound of the wet vac sucking up
water. Good thing it happened when it did.. remember that last week
the state inspectors were there Wink. Boy that would not have looked good.
We counted 8 deer this time and no bucks among them. Mom loves
counting and watching to see if there are any babies among them, they
are the most active and fun to see.
It was bitterly cold here today again with below zero wind chills..
 but the sun was shining brightly. It was
just fine with me..I was glad we didn’t get all the snow they got south of us.
It promises to be warmer this next week and I sure will be glad!
Well…
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!!
 
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DEEP FREEZE!!

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BUDDY you better believe it is cold here.. We are lucky
we didn’t get the snow and ice that they got in Oklahoma.
The wind chills are bitter though,, You sure don’t want to
be out in it for long. The roads were slippery here and the
crews seem to take their sweet time. The picture above is NOT
blurry.. it really looked like that. The flag shows how hard the
wind was blowing and sometimes it was a complete white out.
Next picture is the view that mom sees from one of her windows.
Those woods are where the deer come out from almost every day.
At the end of the building the deer walk up close to the building
where people put out feed for them. I have not been around
when they come up close. I am still waiting! Wink
 
Here is a pic I took today of some of the brick buildings in
our town. The do look old… because they are! That is the
train station in the center of the photo. Sun hadn’t come out
yet when this was taken. It did shine though and was wonderful
after all the clouds we have had lately.
This last photo is of the building where mom
is now. You can see the giant area beside the
building that goes all the way back to the
woods. Deer love to walk all over this area.
(CLICKING these photos will enlarge them.)
Can’t believe tomorrow is Friday.. boy this week
went fast….
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY
Stay warm and well!!! Smile
 
 
 
 
 

THERE SHE GOES…

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tags:by CAROL

Today the therapist decided to have mom walk more. She had not walked much in several days, so she was reluctant. She had her treatment today and was pretty weak when she got back. They let her take a nap and then brought some of the equiptment to her room for her to use. Nurses reported she did well despite the fact that she had been up most of the night before. Why she is up so much is a mystery. I think it is the time in which mom is given meds but no one else agrees with me. We will see.

She was evaluated yesterday on her mental state of mind. She has been more confused lately and the consensus is that the kidney failure has progressed more and she has lost some of her sharpness. I asked her today if it was night or daytime. She said she didn’t know. It was pretty cloudy and gray outside. I was pretty surprised at what she had said. The lights in the hallway are dimmed at nighttime, in the daytime it is quite bright there. Going from ones room to the hallway can be a surprise. Mom left the facility at 5:30 AM and returned near noon! Only one other person in the facility has that kind of schedule. It really is tiring.  Her day had already gone in her mind. I suppose with little sleep she thought it was night time… who knows really.

It was quite the accomplishment walking that distance. The therapist said he was looking for her strengths not the length of the walk etc. He never pushes her more than she can do. I suppose she may feel the soreness tomorrow we will see. Tomorrow is another day…

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!

THERE SHE GOES….

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Today the therapist decided to have mom walk more. She had not walked much in several days, so she was reluctant. She had her treatment today and was pretty weak when she got back. They let her take a nap and then brought some of the equiptment to her room for her to use. Nurses reported she did well despite the fact that she had been up most of the night before. Why she is up so much is a mystery. I think it is the time in which mom is given meds but no one else agrees with me.

She was evaluated yesterday on her mental state of mind. She has been more confused lately and the consensus is that the kidney failure has progressed more and she has lost some of her sharpness. I asked her today if it was night or daytime. She said she didn’t know. It was pretty cloudy and gray outside. I was pretty surprised at what she had said. The lights in the hallway are dimmed at nighttime, in the daytime it is quite bright there. Going from ones room to the hallway can be a surprise. Mom left the facility at 5:30 AM and returned near noon! Her day had already gone in her mind. I suppose with little sleep she thought it was night time who knows really.

It was quite the accomplishment walking that distance. The therapist said he was looking for her strengths not the length of the walk etc. He never pushes her more than she can do. I suppose she may feel the soreness tomorrow we will see. Tomorrow is another day…

HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!

HAVE IT YOUR WAY!

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I truly can’t believe it all and hope this trend
is not going to stick around and advance to
more and more cities.Good grief what are thinking??Confused
 
updated 2:46 p.m. ET, Fri., Jan. 22, 2010
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Burger King is opening a restaurant in Miami
 Beach that will serve beer along with burgers and fries, the
chain’s first U.S. location with alcohol.
At the Whopper Bar South Beach, guests can pair a
Whopper sandwich with Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors brews.
With fries, the combo will run $7.99.
The restaurant will offer outdoor dining,
a walk-up window and delivery service."
 
I think this is NOT really a good idea.. I mean CHILDREN
frequent these fast food restaurants and the LAST
thing they need is someone sitting near them
who is openly drinking liquor. It’s gonna be trouble.
If they offer delivery service.. just do that.. don’t subject
us all to it. SHEESH!!! Sad I say it is the bad idea of 2010!
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Snowing here now.. hope we only get 1 inch instead of the
3-5 some places are getting. I sure don’t feel like shoveling
it. Cold winds cut to the bones. brrrrrr..
Hope wherever you are it is warm and sunny…and you
 
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!

SOMEWHERE OVER THE….

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Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow   Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow
Not just one but a faint second one.. it was the talk of the facility as so many
people went running outside or to the windows to see it. It was very bright
and you could see the entire thing from one end to the other.So many cell
phones being used to snap it.. I was the lucky one with a camera.
We had rain on and off today and all the snow is gone. The sun finally broke
through about the time for it to go down.
 
We had thunderstorms this morning, so odd for January, but expecting
snow tomorrow. Sure is a mixed up winter. If all that rain had been snow
we would’ve had 6 inches to shovel.. GLAD it was liquid!! Smile
I sure hope seeing that rainbow means good things for us in the coming
days. I said a prayer for all of us because only GOD can make that
kind of a sign in the sky. It just must mean something good!! Rainbow 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!! Rainbow
 

SOMEWHERE OVER THE ….

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Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow   Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow    Rainbow
Not just one but a faint second one.. it was the talk of the facility as so many
people went running outside or to the windows to see it. It was very bright
and you could see the entire thing from one end to the other.So many cell
phones being used to snap it.. I was the lucky one with a camera.
We had rain on and off today and all the snow is gone. The sun finally broke through about the time for it to go down.
 
We had thunderstorms this morning, so odd for January, but expecting
snow tomorrow. Sure is a mixed up winter. If all that rain had been snow
we would’ve had 6 inches to shovel.. GLAD it was liquid!! Smile
I sure hope seeing that rainbow means good things for us in the coming
days. I said a prayer for all of us because only GOD can make that
kind of a sign in the sky. It just must mean something good!! Rainbow 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!! Rainbow