Monthly Archives: February 2010

WARMER??

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The trend here is getting warmer.. I can fee it when I shovel outside.
The air is cold if the wind is blowing but stand in the sun for a minute
if you get a chance. I felt that warmth yesterday when the sun popped
out for a second. Things are changing we just can’t see the end of the
road from here just yet. LOL Open-mouthed Heck I can’t see my driveway even!
I plow it and magically it gets covered again. Getting ready for mom’s
return I was out at 5:00 this morning shoveling the walk and the path
that she would take IF she was going out today from here. I wasn’t the
only one. Three others were shoveling too. In the quietl of the early
day we could talk across to each other and be heard without speaking
up. Nice to have some company. Smile It was 30 degrees and it felt
like 45..I’m not dreaming, I guess it has just been a cold winter here.
Thirty is a heat wave! Sun 
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More earthquakes.. the one in CHILE this morning of 8 .. Wow and one
in JAPAN at a 7.. seems all the quakes now are pretty large. I think if
I lived in the fault line area I would be scratching my head and wondering.
Sure is scary for those people who have never been in one before I bet.
I have been around several and the stronger ones are pretty frightening.
Even though they usually last seconds.. it seems like minutes. I got so used
to the smaller ones I could sleep right through them and not even notice.
I can only imagine the damages this time around. Earthquakes are a sure
sign that this old world is stretching it’s plates around. Have to wonder what is
next.
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I saw the reports about the Killer Whale who really is a killer. 3 People so
far died and NOW they say NO TRAINERS in the water. You would have
thought that they would have done that sooner. Hope there aren’t too many
tramatized children who saw all that happened. Sue and I attended a show
near San Diego and I really loved it. You just have no idea how large the animal
is unless you are there in person to see it. Think SEMI TRUCK in length.
Amazing. Well anyway.. my thought was why didn’t they turn it back out
to open sea. I found out they are too valuable since they are trained and
used to being in captivity. He is too much "an asset" to them to let it go
breeding wise.
Sad life for the whale. Sad
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Well got chores and laundry and going to see mom in a few….
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

BUSY BUSY DAY

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I was so busy today I didn’t even have time to think.
I was up early and had to SHOVEL again… I sure am
getting tired of it.The pile in my driveway is
getting HUGE.. Now I have to throw the shovelful
over the top of it. Yuck!  It is not as bad though as the winter
blast they are getting on the eastern seaboard states.
I really feel for those who are dealing with FEET of snow
instead of inches. I cannot imagine digging out of that
and without POWER Surprised how terrible. Come on Spring Red rose
Hurry UP!!
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The Home Visit by Mom went okay  EXCEPT.. Mom is
sort of torn as to coming home and leaving her nice warm
room and all the nice people she has met. She tells us she
will miss the deer too. Smile
She did really well at our house, she surprised the therapist
at what things she could do already and her willingness
to try things that were a little difficult. She is scheduled to
practice getting in and out of our car tomorrow so she will
be ready next week to leave the center.
We had a list of things the therapist wanted us to get ready
at home. Those supplies and items had to be rounded up.
Sure won’t find them here in our town so we
made a trip out of town and found exactly what we were
looking for and for great prices. Don’t you just love it when
that happens? I sure do!
Things seem to be right on schedule, if Mom keeps this up
she may come home early.Smile I am glad about that but not sure
what she thinks about it though. Thinking 
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We had some sun here today it sure was welcomed. I bought
gas at 2.65 and milk at 2.49. The kids down the block made
snowmen the other day and dad helped out.
All I could do was watch and smile and shiver!!
Oh to be young again.. Thinking
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY!!
 
 

SMALL TOWN HELP..

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SMALL towns have their downfalls and then again they
have their good aspects too. The other day I was struggling
getting that heavy snow removed from my driveway.
I had already shoveled the walks etc and decided to slowly
take the driveway to task. My snowblower kept sputttering
away and I pushed it as hard as I could. I was getting pretty
tired. All of the sudden an ANGEL appeared in a shiny plow truck
and cleared my whole driveway in about 2 minutes. I stood
there, tears in my eyes, because he saved me at least 2 hours
work. I tried to pay him but he waved goodbye with me
yelling a very loud THANK YOU.Smile
I learned that in a small town everyone knows each other and
they talk to each other. They pass the word along and all of
the sudden you get help. I worried over what would happen
if I had to take mom to her treatment in bad weather. How would I
get my driveway plowed out by a "reliable" person who could
do it at 4:30 in the morning? It doesn’t snow heavy every day,
only on occasion,but you have to have a plan.Thinking
Now I have had phone numbers and recommendations
coming from everywhere.Smile Sometimes you just have to love a small town
closeness. Sure things cost more and you can’t find things you can
find in the bigger cities, but in many ways it just is so darn nice!
I know now I have lots of options and hope I can put them to use.
Put a smile on my face all day long.
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It is snowing again this morning but not the heavy snow and it won’t last long.
I do have to clear away the snow again as Mom is ,hopefully, still scheduled
to come home for an hour or so to check things out with the therapists.
Keeping my fingers crossed for her that she doesn’t get too depressed she
can’t stay. If she insists she wants to come home early the social worker
told me it could be arranged in a day or so. As soon as her meds are transferred and
the bed ordered. Smile
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 HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 

SMALL TOWN HELP…

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SMALL towns have their downfalls and then again they
have their good aspects too. The other day I was struggling
getting that heavy snow removed from my driveway.
I had already shoveled the walks etc and decided to slowly
take the driveway to task. My snowblower kept sputttering
away and I pushed it as hard as I could. I was getting pretty
tired. All of the sudden an ANGEL appeared in a shiny plow truck
and cleared my whole driveway in about 2 minutes. I stood
there, tears in my eyes, because he saved me at least 2 hours
work. I tried to pay him but he waved goodbye with me
yelling a very loud THANK YOU.Smile
I learned that in a small town everyone knows each other and
they talk to each other. They pass the word along and all of
the sudden you get help. I worried over what would happen
if I had to take mom to her treatment in bad weather. How would I
get my driveway plowed out by a “reliable” person who could
do it at 4:30 in the morning? It doesn’t snow heavy every day,
only on occasion,but you have to have a plan.Thinking
Now I have had phone numbers and recommendations
coming from everywhere.Smile Sometimes you just have to love a small town
closeness. Sure things cost more and you can’t find things you can
find in the bigger cities, but in many ways it just is so darn nice!
I know now I have lots of options and hope I can put them to use.
Put a smile on my face all day long.
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It is snowing again this morning but not the heavy snow and it won’t last long.
I do have to clear away the snow again as Mom is ,hopefully, still scheduled
to come home for an hour or so to check things out with the therapists.
Keeping my fingers crossed for her that she doesn’t get too depressed she
can’t stay. If she insists she wants to come home early the social worker
told me it could be arranged in a day or so. As soon as her meds are transferred and
the bed ordered. Smile
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 HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

IS IT ME OR???

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IS it me or does winter seem to just keep going and
going and never stop? Thinking I guess it is just the cold and
snow or maybe it is the 80 degrees in mom’s room out
at the tendercare. It is like summer going there. All the workers
run around in short sleeves and most of the patients dress
for summer time. Maybe that is the place to be to enjoy the winter.
It hits visitors pretty hard though. When they walk out of the
building they FREEEEEZE! Surprised
Each room has a thermostat and so they can adjust the temp
in the room, but most of the rooms are just as warm as the
next one. Sun The brick walls and the heavy doors keep the
warmth in. What an adjustment Mom will have to make when
coming home.
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I recently saw a new version of the SNUGGIE in the store. MICROPLUSH.
It was so soft I just had to get one for when Mom gets home.
Little did I know that that soft thing came with an extra companion.
When I took it out of it’s bag.. hundreds of lint balls covered it.
SO.. I washed it like the tiny tiny print on the tag stated..
"BEST if washed before use". After washing and drying it…
I vaccumed it off… the lint was still there. Not as bad but still there.
Is this the luxury plush  they are talking about? 
IS it me.. or does this occur in all these type of products??
Maybe after washing it more times the lint will slowly disappear, I have no idea.
IF YOU have had this kind of trouble let me know if you found a way to
remove all the pilling? Maybe I should have stuck to the Fleece kind of
Snuggie instead. I have to agree it is softer and if you can get over the
shedding all over your bed and clothing etc you are all set!!  Confused
For me I give this product StarStarStar  3 stars out of 5 for the softness of it,
but that shedding really turned me off.Sad
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Tomorrow is supposed to be Mom’s first trip back home since November.
Hope all goes well. She will be evaluated by two therapists and we
will see how she does. She may decide to come home early after that
visit too. Smile Her last day at tendercare is supposed to be March 7th so
the date is coming soon.  It snowed a lot here over 8 inches and is snowing
lightly now. I will have to shovel the walks etc again today. ANYONE
going to Florida I may just hitch a ride out of this cold cold north country!!Wink
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE  A GREAT DAY!!
 

SNOWY MONDAY

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YEP.. we are sure getting blasted.. it started out rain and freezing
rain and it is coming down white stuff. The heavy wet kind.
I am cancelling all the plans and appointments I made and staying home.
No need to push my luck out there. Took me over 30 min. to get my
walk shoveled because of the drifting. We got over 6 inches and
expect at least 2 more before afternoon. I didn’t start my
driveway yet.. not sure if the snowblower will be
able to handle it or not because of those drifts.
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Some of you guessed it.. That driver who hit the train was drunk.
A little bit more and SHE would not have made it. The car was
totalled and she was arrested. When she was in my driveway
she called her mother to come and get her. You see.. she was
19 years old. Some young people just don’t think of what the
consequences are. She could have DERAILED the train.. and
all those aboard.. or she could have gotten seriously injured
 or worse! She was very very lucky!!
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Well it is a good day here to bake or at least make a pot of
soup.. best get to it..
 
Hope wherever you are, the breezes are warm and the the sun
is shining brightly.!Sun We, here in the northland, are sure envious
of it.. and are praying for a very mild March! Red rose
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

SNOWY MONDAY..

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YEP.. we are sure getting blasted.. it started out rain and freezing
rain and it is coming down white stuff. The heavy wet kind.
I am cancelling all the plans and appointments I made and staying home.
No need to push my luck out there. Took me over 30 min. to get my
walk shoveled because of the drifting. We got over 6 inches and
expect at least 2 more before afternoon. I didn’t start my
driveway yet.. not sure if the snowblower will be
able to handle it or not because of those drifts.
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Well it is a good day here to bake or at least make a pot of

soup.. best get to it..
 
Hope wherever you are, the breezes are warm and the the sun
is shining brightly.!Sun We, here in the northland, are sure envious
of it.. and are praying for a very mild March! Red rose
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!