Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I have had this wreath kit for ages and just never got around to making it.

Finally, I sat down the other night and put it all together for mom's door. It's not quite as I would have wanted it to be, but that goes with the territory when you make something, isn't it?

And yes, we did get our showers today, but now the sun is back out. It's still on the slightly cool side which is fine by me! Our pretty valley is in the background here.

And the side of the mountain they had to dig through to get this road made. Ooooof!

Some more photos of sweet houses in town. I just went ahead and collaged them together or else I'll forget to post any of them at all.

I haven't posted on Bella lately, so here she is bathing. I'm sure she would be mortified if she knew I had posted a pic of her in such an unlady-like position. tehe.

No new news on mom regarding her staying where she is. I have a call into the admissions lady but have not heard a word. Today was her last day of therapy. She's been in a mood the past two days. Her swelling is back in her feet so I'm sure it's just because she's not feeling up to snuff. But, the past two days, she has also been "cheeking" her food, looks like a chipmunk, but more than usual. I've had to sit there and tell her to chew it and swallow before letting her stuff more in. Today she even choked. Then she got really angry with me when I wouldn't let her eat any more. I think she thought it was the nurse's aid poking her in the cheek because she turned and tried to say something with the angriest voice and face. She was surprised to see me there instead. I had to let her have a little of that anger right back. I think it surprised all three of us. lol. I don't know if she had another mini stroke and is unable to feel that side of her face now or what. I just don't know what she understands and doesn't at this point. I did notice her smile is a little lopsided in the pictures lately. Anyway, we keep chugging along.



Mrs. Staggs said...

Your wreath is really bright and cheerful to look at. I bet it's brightening up the mood for lots of folks who see it on your mom's door.

Hugs to you, dear Rosemary.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a pretty wreath, Rosa... I love the colors. It looks so 'springee'!!!

Sorry your Mom is struggling. I know it hurts you to see her that way. My brother goes through times when he can't swallow either. He has not had a stroke--but for some reason, his brain can't tell him how to swallow. Sad!

I know you are worried about her... Sometimes things in life are just bigger than we are. Sometimes we just need to let go and let GOD....


Snap said...

Sorry to hear your Mom is having a hard time. I know it is difficult for all of you. The wreath looks so bright and happy on her door.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's problems regarding homes...

Nice greenery!



Jeanie said...

I think the wreath is lovely and I'm glad you had the chance to do something fun and creative! Love the B pic -- she's such a sweetie!

Hope you hear more soon on your mom's situation -- that's a tough one.



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