Monthly Archives: March 2010

75..AMAZING…

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Yes you read that right.. it is 75 here and I have never

seen so many smiles and happy faces as I have today.

No one is indoors on a day like today. It is quite breezy but

we haven’t seen this in months so we don’t really care.

The days of shoveling are only a dim memory now..

HAPPY SPRING.. you bet it is!! It’s no April fool either!!

This is cute thought you would like it too! Smile

Have a wonderful spring evening! SmileSunRed rose

 

 

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WONDERFUL NEWS!!

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WE GOT WONDERFUL NEWS!!
They changed mom’s schedule to afternoons
instead of early mornings. You have to be on a list
and Mom was. It took us 5 months to get this time
slot. So from now on there are NO early mornings,
no sleeping in the car, no extreme hunger pains because
breakfast was at dawn. No more going to Dr. appointments
out of town because you were busy when he was in your own
town. No more going to bed at dusk and forcing yourself
to go to sleep because 4:30 comes early. No more driving
in the dark until FALL comes. We will have weekends free
for the first time in almost 6 months. Party
A breath of fresh air
blew in and with it the SPRING warmth!
This change will make our lives so much better all
the way around. Smile 
We both always worried
we would oversleep and not make it there on time.
Now Sis will get to come too if she wants or leave me
home and let me make dinner. Now if the car breaks down..
more people will be available to help out and we could
even RENT a car if we had to.  It does make a world
of difference. Sure lots of changes in therapy and such
will take place.. but it can all be handled.Looking forward
to this Easter weekend now with some new energy and
relief. Smile
Here is hoping you all have a Wonderful Wednesday!!Sun
P.S.
This will be the first “holiday” mom is home for since last year before Thanksgiving. We will go all out for one meal and I am sure she will love it!!!

WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!

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NO RANTS HERE TODAY!!
We got some wonderful news.
They changed mom’s schedule to afternoons
instead of early mornings. You have to be on a list
and Mom was. It took us 5 months to get this time
slot. So from now on there are NO early mornings,
no sleeping in the car, no extreme hunger pains because
breakfast was at dawn. No more going to Dr. appointments
out of town because you were busy when he was in your own
town. No more going to bed at dusk and forcing yourself
to go to sleep because 4:30 comes early. No more driving
in the dark until FALL comes. We will have weekends free
for the first time in almost 6 months. Party
A breath of fresh air
blew in and with it the SPRING warmth!
This change will make our lives so much better all
the way around. Smile 
We both always worried
we would oversleep and not make it there on time.
Now Sis will get to come too if she wants or leave me
home and let me make dinner. Now if the car breaks down..
more people will be available to help out and we could
even RENT a car if we had to.  It does make a world
of difference. Sure lots of changes in therapy and such
will take place.. but it can all be handled.Looking forward
to this Easter weekend now with some new energy and
relief. Smile
Here is hoping you all have a Wonderful Wednesday!!Sun

The Hemi..The Hummer.. and the Half Ton..

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Ever since I found WiFi I have been in some wierd
places using the internet. I went to the hospital parking
lot to get "hooked up". Most times I stay inside
the car, but it was COLD out so I went inside the building and came
back out and .. then UH OH….Surprised
I was smack in between a HEMI truck and a HUMMER.
Behind me was a large Ford truck called a half-ton. Good
grief!!. How the heck do I get out? I stood there looking at
the situation when an older gentlemen came by and said
"quite a predicament huh?" My car is not a small one
but a mid-size one.  If I back up I will back right into the
truck…On top of that I cannot SEEConfused what’s coming
from the drivers seat. Now I have to go pick up MOM
at the treatment center and I can’t sit there all day waiting
for SOMEONE.. or anyone to move first. Thinking
What to do???
 
I went back inside and looked around the waiting room
to see if there was anyone who "looked" like they might
own one of those monsters. I stood there talking to the
lady volunteer for awhile. I decided if I had to, I would use
my cell phone and call the center and tell them of my
situation. I went outside and walked toward my car.
An old man with a CANE came out behind me and was
walking the same way. I moved over as I was trying to
find the number of the center on my cellphone. The old man
passed me by and I watched him walk near the HUMMER.
Could it be?? I walked faster to catch up. I said "OH brother!"
looking at my car sitting there. The old man chuckled and said..
"Oh that’s nothing.. I used to be a truck driver.. I can move any
car anywhere.. He seemed very nice so I told him to GO ahead
and try.. I would guide him.
He moved slowly into the drivers seat. Placing his cane inside
the car he proceeded to start the car. I stood near the back of
the car as he backed up an inch at a time. ( I was relieved he was
slow..Eye-rolling)
By golly that old man got that car out of the spot just like he
said he could. I was sure relieved a gave him many many
Thanks!! AS I drove out of the parking lot very happy..I looked
into the rear view mirror………….
YOU GUESSED IT….. the old man put his foot on the running board
of the HEMI and got into the drivers seat. He could have just moved
the truck.. but you see he had something to prove to me and to himself…
OLD TRUCKERS NEVER DIE… THEY JUST KEEP ON TRUCKIN’
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT TUESDAY!! 

SUNDAY UPDATE…

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Finally able to get back to my space. WOW.. what a
terrible time I have had trying. I gave up three times
yesterday. Not a happy camper for sure. Sad
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I recently taped a show on ABC which involved
the Chef Jamie Oliver from England. He is on a
real quest to make food served in schools more
healthy. It took me days to get time to see this
show but I really wanted to. It is called
FOOD REVOLUTION ..look for it!!Light bulbStar
The amount of work and hoops he had
to jump through, both with the administration
and the staff and even the federal government
and their guidelines would make you dizzy. Sick
Boy was I shocked at
how little the children of the schools knew. They
had NO CONCEPT of what any kind of vegetable
was. We are talking kids who are at least 4 and 5
years old. Did any of the children know what they
were eating? Did any of them know how to use a
knife and fork? All the schools provided was SPOONS.
Shocking..Surprised it sure was for me. Some education
begins at home and that means that home life
for these children does NOT consist of any kind of
learning about basic use of table utensils. Kids
only care about what tastes good and what is
fast and simple to eat. I am sure their eyes were
openend and maybe.. if this show begins to catch
on the whole nation could jump on the band wagon.
When I went to school.. (blah blah blahWink).. white milk
only..you got a whole bottle to yourself. No flavors involved.
I did chores at home and boy we KNEW what a simple
thing like corn was and potatoes and even tomatoes.
We snapped beans and helped make jam and jelly
and can peaches. Today it is all the simple canned
foods mostly and most of us are living in the hurry
up generation.  Time for change I truly believe it.
We have children now who are at high risk for
all kinds of problem illnesses.. diabetes, and more.
I bet if you watch just one show you will be sold on
the idea of making a change. There are many petitions
floating about the internet wanting people to sign up
and have some change come to their schools too.
This next week he tackles the HIGH SCHOOL kids.
The kids who have already learned they can eat
junk and get away with it. I predict real chaos.
Just my opinion anyway.. on what I thought of the show.
StarStarStarStarStar Funny it takes a guy from ENGLAND to
come to the USA to make changes for the better for
U.S kids.  Thinking
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Cool and damp here today.. making a pot of soup and
maybe make some banana bread later. Next week
promises to be glorious here with 70 degrees in the
forecast.. OH HAPPY DAY.. I am putting my snowblower
away.. Smile
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY!!
 
 

SUNDAY UPDATE..

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I recently taped a show on ABC which involved the Chef Jamie Oliver from England. He is on a real quest to make food served in schools more healthy. It took me days to get time to see this show but I really wanted to. It is called FOOD REVOLUTION ..look for it!! The amount of work and hoops he had to jump through, both with the administration and the staff and even the federal government and their guidelines would make you dizzy. Boy was I shocked at how little the children of the schools knew. They had NO CONCEPT of what any kind of vegetable was. We are talking kids who are at least 4 and 5 years old. Did any of the children know what they were eating? Did any of them know how to use a knife and fork? All the schools provided was SPOONS. Shocking.. it sure was for me. Some education begins at home and that means that home life for these children does NOT consist of any kind of learning about basic use of table utensils. Kids only care about what tastes good and what is fast and simple to eat. I am sure their eyes were openend and maybe.. if this show begins to catch on the whole nation could jump on the band wagon. When I went to school.. (blah blah blah).. white milk only..you got a whole bottle to yourself. No flavors involved. I did chores at home and boy we KNEW what a simple thing like corn was and potatoes and even tomatoes. We snapped beans and helped make jam and jelly and can peaches. Today it is all the simple canned foods mostly and most of us are living in the hurry up generation. Time for change I truly believe it. We have children now who are at high risk for all kinds of problem illnesses.. diabetes, and more. I bet if you watch just one show you will be sold on the idea of making a change. There are many petitions floating about the internet wanting people to sign up and have some change come to their schools too. This next week he tackles the HIGH SCHOOL kids. The kids who have already learned they can eat junk and get away with it. I predict real chaos. Just my opinion anyway.. on what I thought of the show. Funny it takes a guy from ENGLAND to come to the USA to make changes for the better for U.S kids. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Cool and damp here today.. making a pot of soup and maybe make some banana bread later. Next week promises to be glorious here with 70 degrees in the forecast.. OH HAPPY DAY.. I am putting my snowblower away.. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY!! e I have had trying. I gave up three times yesterday. Not a happy camper for sure. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ I recently taped a show on ABC which involved the Chef Jamie Oliver from England. He is on a real quest to make food served in schools more healthy. It took me days to get time to see this show but I really wanted to. It is called FOOD REVOLUTION ..look for it!! The amount of work and hoops he had to jump through, both with the administration and the staff and even the federal government and their guidelines would make you dizzy. Boy was I shocked at how little the children of the schools knew. They had NO CONCEPT of what any kind of vegetable was. We are talking kids who are at least 4 and 5 years old. Did any of the children know what they were eating? Did any of them know how to use a knife and fork? All the schools provided was SPOONS. Shocking.. it sure was for me. Some education begins at home and that means that home life for these children does NOT consist of any kind of learning about basic use of table utensils. Kids only care about what tastes good and what is fast and simple to eat. I am sure their eyes were openend and maybe.. if this show begins to catch on the whole nation could jump on the band wagon. When I went to school.. (blah blah blah).. white milk only..you got a whole bottle to yourself. No flavors involved. I did chores at home and boy we KNEW what a simple thing like corn was and potatoes and even tomatoes. We snapped beans and helped make jam and jelly and can peaches. Today it is all the simple canned foods mostly and most of us are living in the hurry up generation. Time for change I truly believe it. We have children now who are at high risk for all kinds of problem illnesses.. diabetes, and more. I bet if you watch just one show you will be sold on the idea of making a change. There are many petitions floating about the internet wanting people to sign up and have some change come to their schools too. This next week he tackles the HIGH SCHOOL kids. The kids who have already learned they can eat junk and get away with it. I predict real chaos. Just my opinion anyway.. on what I thought of the show. Funny it takes a guy from ENGLAND to come to the USA to make changes for the better for U.S kids. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ Cool and damp here today.. making a pot of soup and maybe make some banana bread later. Next week promises to be glorious here with 70 degrees in the forecast.. OH HAPPY DAY.. I am putting my snowblower away.. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY!!

WHO ARE YOU??

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WHO ARE YOU??
That is the latest phrase around here. Not from MOM but from
me! So many therapists and nurses calling and making appointments
that you have no idea who is coming next. I simply requested
they send the same ones each week so that we won’t get so
confused. SO far only one is the same, the rest are alternated
and we have seen at least 8 different people here at home.
That alone is enough to really make any 83 year old with some
dementia issues mind spin.
I know they are busy and I know they can not always make
their schedules because of OUR schedule.. but sheesh..
give us a break! Sounds like a good  rant ehh??.. well it really is just
frustrating.Eye-rolling
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It’s sunny here and cold this morning.. we did have some
frost in some areas too. I am glad it is just spring weather
cool and then warmer in the daytime. Just have to get used
to dressing and wearing different coats now too.
GAS went crazy here .. 2.89 in our town and 2.79 in the
next town over. This keeps up we will see very high prices
this summer too.  Visited Wa@#$$T yesterday and noticed
that their fruit prices are still kinda high here. Mom wanted
grapes but at nearly 2.00 a lb we left them in the store. Surprised
Haven’t been shopping too many places lately.. sticking to
the routine and making sure we use up what we can so
that the winter stock gets used and not out of date.
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I have been so busy here I had to look to see what

day it was on my clock here on the computer.
Days have been filled with appointments and
therapy and visiting nurses. WHATEVER made me
think that things could calm down when Mom
got home?? Eye-rolling
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Yesterday on the way to pick up Mom from treatment
we saw a large group of wild turkey’s. Several males
were really STRUTTING their stuff. I tried to take the
picture, but going 70 blurred the heck out of it. Sad
Cindy is right.. this is the time of year that all the wildlife
is really active. It has been a long hard winter on many of
them here. Weathermen state that by this time next week
we will be looking at high 60’s and near 70!! That is going
to help a lot with all that nesting work.
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Speaking of work.. the therapist who came by and will
again today tell mom that with another week or so
she will again be “cut loose” from them and on her
own. Able to deal with her walker and do a whole
lot on her own. The only reason they are saying it is
because we got her the kind that has the SEAT in it.
Walk awhile and SIT!!  She actually likes it! Looking forward
to having it outside so she can sit in the sun and still
be able to get around. Great invention!! Yesterday we
took her into Meijers for her first trip to a store in
about 6 months! WOW talk about a shock.. she had
NO IDEA that prices were so high now. They did have
some nice specials so we were lucky to take advantage
to those. . SmileWELL not much more from here..
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!!