Saturday, April 4, 2015


One of the benefits of Chad working for himself is he sometimes has the freedom to stop by for a visit during the day.  Around 11 a.m. was one of those visits.  I cherish this time with my oldest son. And as always, it ends with a hug and a I love you.  Both Chad and Todd always hug me before they leave.
It's funny that April was always attached at the hip and our bond is very close, but she never hugs us good bye.  She's a little more reserved now like her Grandma Dodie.  But we know she loves us very much and shows it in numerous ways.
My afternoon consisted of taking Dad to the nursing home to see Mom.  It's so much easier now that she is in a brand new facility and more care given.
The evening visitors were Nathan and Liz.  I think I'm pretty boring, but they come and visit us one night a week.  Lizzy is my little side-kick now that April is grown.

The rest of the week continued with afternoon visits to see Mom.  Dad and I usually take a drive on the way home and on back roads we haven't been on in years.

Took Mom to the doctor for an x-ray.  Mom was so certain she was going to get to go home that day.  I didn't see how it was possible as she's not suppose to put any weight on her left foot for another two weeks.
I am definitely not as strong as I used to be.  The aide loaded Mom into the car and then a very nice man unloaded her at the doctor's office.  I don't know what I would have done without them.
The x-ray showed the bones are healing great and the doctor said she could come home in a couple weeks.  She is so thrilled.
I worry about what it will be like when she comes home.  She has been falling a lot the past year and now with this setback I'm not sure how well she'll be able to walk.  I just hope she doesn't continue to fall.

Although I feel stressed at times and it breaks my day up every day, I am thankful for this time spent with Mom and Dad.  For those that know my Dad, he tells stories of his life (over and over again) he still comes up with some new ones now and then.  People say I don't know how lucky I am to still have my parents.  I do know and I very much appreciate them.  I'm grateful for loving parents.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Weekend Update;

Dad and I moved Mom to a new facility today.  With not much to move, I don't know why it exhausts you.  Maybe emotions.
Dwayne has been sick and home a few days.  For those of you who know Dwayne, it's very rare he ever takes a day off.  He went back to work today and was worn out when he got home so he went straight to bed.  (with no supper-not good for him)
A quick trip to the bank and to MFA to buy feed.  Then on up to pick up Dad to go see Mom.
Dwayne asked me when he got home where I wanted to eat out at.  I said Gordoz.  (a little expensive, but not too high)  He said he didn't want to go there we should go to Sput's.  Which is a good place to eat, I just felt like something different.  So why did he ask me?  lol
We went to see Mom and she was glad to see Dwayne.  Since he has been sick off and on for the whole month of March, she hadn't got to see him.
We then went to Sput's.  Saw a few people we knew and the food was good.
Since Sunday is Dwayne's only day off work, I stayed home from church to spend time with him.  We went to Vichy to feed and then drove a few back roads.  Things change fast when you haven't been down a road in awhile
April had bought a Little Tyke's picnic table and a swing for Cash.  They were delivered to our house as they have a PO Box and no one is at home to sign for them.  In the evening, we took the stuff over.  April had fixed supper of chicken breasts and side dishes; very good.  As you can see from the following pictures, we had a good time.  There is a lot of pictures but wanted to capture the joy and love we have for Cash.  (no different than other grandparents, it's just our first one after all these years)  I have no idea why Cash thought it was so funny to grab my nose but he would laugh hysterically.

I am grateful for life and family.