Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Slim Pickins

There's really not a whole lot going on around here these days. The dianthus is sprouting from its seeds which is always fun to watch. It's actually a little on the cool side in the mornings, but by the time I come home from mom's, the sweater has to come off!

There are so many adorable houses on my way to and from mom's. This is just one I shot today while waiting at a traffic light. Isn't it wonderful?

Mom was in good spirits today. They have given me a date of April 29, a mere 8 days away, for her rehab stint to be over. It utterly amazes me. I asked the physical therapist today how she was doing. She said "about the same." When I pressed her, she said "Oh she was walking on her own this morning, I didn't even have to hold on to her." Deary me. That is NOT what she was doing yesterday, so she is making progress. I don't now about these people. Forgive me, but sometimes I just think they want her out just to get the next paying customer in. Sigh. Anyway, I'm working on finding a place for her either where she is now (which is totally up in the air) or a nice place I found on Friday (and they won't return my phone calls). How frustrating does all this have to be? (Sorry mom, I didn't mean to cover your eye up with my hair! Definitely in need of a cut (and color!). Forgot to make that appointment again today. Oy. But, is she not the cutest ever???)

Her cranberry juice came frozen today and I fell in love with the color and texture. (I've always been kind weird noticing stuff like that.)

I normally come home, get my second cup of coffee of the day and sit on the back deck, watch the birds and wait for the kid to get home. At which time, he normally sneaks up from behind me and scares the wits out of me--that is, if I had any wits left. Oh the wrens are just too cute.

Tonight I pulled some frozen "kid sauce" out of the freezer and cooked some meatballs and sausage to go with it. I, on the other hand, had my usual salad and treated myself to some spicy chicken soup I had found the other day. Belly full but me hungry. (Not really, but I felt like singing some Bob Marley anyway.)

As I said, slim pickins around here. That's about all I have for today. I'll leave you with a pic of Frankie smiling. I swear, this is a smile and not a growl. We were dancing last night, which is one of his favorite things, it seems. Go figure.



The Creek Cats said...

Glad to hear your mom is improving. Sending positive vibes her way!

Queenly Things said...

Look at that svelte lady and her mama. Girl - you are on to something!!!

Linda said...

How cute that dog is. I hope you find a good place for your Mom.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'm so happy to hear that your Mom is making progress! That house is dreamlike! A hilarious shot of Frankie ;-P...



Beth said...

That is a wonderful shot of Mom. I sure hope you find a very good place for her soon. You are really looking great(not that you didn't before). Oh,,that Frankster is a cutie!

Jeanie said...

You're sure that's a smile?! I love hearing that your mom is making progress -- walking on her own is a big deal.

I remember the frustration of finding the right spot for my dad. I don't know why it has to be so hard! I hope the nice spot calls you back and that you can get things locked in. It's always a bit mental relief.

Meanwhile, that frozen cranberry juice looks so good, I think I'm going to go home and do that!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Friend, I'm home!!!! Sorry to hear about the situation with your Mom.. GREED is what this country is into!!!! Drives me crazy!!!! She obviously is making progress... Hope you can find another great place for her. So Sad!!!

We are glad to be home.. It was a wonderful trip --just getting to see my son and family. BUT--the weather was horrible. Oh Well!!!!

I'm going to check through some of your older blog posts.

John Ivey said...

It's good to know that mom is not allowed to just sit in a wheelchair all day. I think that was one of dad's problems was that they allowed him to become sedentary. But then he was already have a hard time walking when he got there.

Frankie looks like he's losing weight. And I must admit that's an odd smile he has, but I'm glad he's smiling

PEA said...

I absolutely LOVE that picture of you and your mom, you both look gorgeous:-) Good to hear that she's making progress but I would be a bit apprehensive as well because the nurses seem to be making it sound like she's progressing by leaps and bounds...I mean, how can someone walk on their own when the day before they couldn't? I'm afraid it's like you said, they just rush people out of there for the next one to come in.

Now you've got me thirsty for a frozen cranberry juice! It does look good! lol

Awwww look at that smile on Frankie's face....unless he was really growling at you to put the darn camera away??? hehe

Happy Earth Day my friend. xoxo

jet1960 said...

Great pic of you and your Mom! Good luck with the nursing homes. From the little time that Dad and Mom were in them, I could see that there were those that really cared about the patients and those for whom it was just a job and possibly one they didn't like very well. It was a reminder to me as a healthcare professional(though I'm a lab tech and not a nurse) to take the extra time to show the patients that I care about them, which I've always tried to do, but when you are on the other side of the fence it brings it home to you.

Saucy said...

That frozen juice is an awfully pretty colour! I'd have photographed it too!



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