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I typed a very long message to you yesterday and managed to lose it. By then I was just too tired to do it over again. Thank you so much for the websites. I haven't had any time to look at them as yet but I did write them down to check out when I can. Amazingly my mother in-law likes the nursing home better than the assisted living facility. When she was at the assisted facililty she never participated in anything. I'd ask why she didn't go to Bingo or something and she would say that she didn't like Bingo. She always complained about the food too. The first week at the nursing home we went to visit her and guess where she was? Playing Bingo. The next day she got a manicure and her nails polished with a fancy design. A few days later we came only to find that she was just returning from a bus trip around the city followed by a stop at a frozen custard stand. She's having a great time and says the food is much better here too. This month my sis-in-law will be going with her and the other residents to Shakey's pizza and my husband and I are going with on a trip to Polish fest. Who knew she would do so well? I think it's because at the other place she was in her room with the door shut and it gave her too much time to think. Now she has a roommate and an open door with people coming in all the time to look after her. She is so much happier. We are all very pleased.
Yes, the Keshena pow-wow is very beautiful. I remember it being downhill among many trees. I may be going to Keshena next week. A friend of ours is going to Antigo to visit his brother and if I want he'll drop me by my folks. I still haven't decided yet. My parents can be tough to be around. They have been married for about 48 years and believe me with all the fighting they do it's truly amazing. My mother can get on your nerves. She is constantly asking questions about what is your business. If you buy something she wants to know how much you paid for it. If she is at your house and you get mail she wants to know who from. If you are in the bathroom too long she wants to know what's taking you so long. I think you get the idea. If I go we'll leave on Thursday afternoon and return on Sunday. That can be a long 3 nights and two days. I may go though if she says it's okay to come up. I don't like leaving my hubby and my dog that long but my mom will be 80 this year and my step-dad will be 78 and I don't like passing up an opportunity since you never know how long someone will be with you.
I'm glad you had a nice time at the wedding. Sounds like a beautiful place for a wedding. Too bad it was so windy.
Have you done any planting yet? My garden has been in for a few weeks now. My beans and peas are all coming up nicely. We've had some rain lately which is really helping. Everything is so green right now. Today it is a mix of rain, storms, and sun. We are going to have rain on and off for the next four days. It is going to be in the 80's and muggy. I don't tolerate heat very well and I really hate humidity. We are having a neighborhood rummage sale tomorrow and I don't look forward to sitting outside when it's 86 degrees and humid. It's definitely going to be a long day.
Are you finished with "Aztec Autumn" yet? I'm still reading "The Poysen Garden". Haven't had much time for reading lately. I hope I'll get some reading done during the slow times at the rummage tomorrow. If I finish it I'll put it in the sale. Hopefully, I'll get around to renting "The Tudors" one day. I wish there was more time in the day.
The nursing home does have care conferences. In fact, we have a meeting next Tuesday morning to discuss her plan of care. I did check out the state survey and they weren't too bad. My husband works at a nursing home as a maintenance man so he knew all about that.
Well, I better get moving. I have things that need pricing for tomorrows sale. Have a great weekend.
Hi Janese, I was thinking I would drop a line, and voila!, there you were this morning. So happy mom-in-law happy in nursing home. What you say is true, she is much less isolated in the nursing home. There are some good nursing homes out there. And, when you go to visit you are not tired out from trying to meet all the patient needs by yourself.
My parents are long gone, I have one sister in law left, on my husbands side, and of the older generation I have one cousin older than I am and my brother and his wife of course. So I am rapidly approaching me, myself, and I.
The Heritage Book is fun. A cousin from downstate stopped last weekend and we went through old photos. He was able to identify one picture that I did not recognize for what it was. A picture of the "haycar". My uncle had rigged up a Model T(? I think was the model) with a second steering wheel on the passenger side which operated a wood tined fork lift that picked up the hay raked into rows in the field and we (kids in the backseat) would bouce across the hayfield dusty and hot and screaming with laughter at the fun ride.
Still reading Aztec Autumn. About half done with it. Continues to peak my interest in it. The names don't come too easy tho, don't bother trying to pronouce them (or wonder how do you say that?)
If you decide to visit your parents, have a good trip. Have a good sale. We are promised thunderstorms today and tomorrow.
Right now I have to get dressed, go outside and put a halt to the ants that have decided to invade the house. Spring has officially arrived. Looked down at my bedroom floor yesterday afternoon and I have loads of petite ants at the edge of the carpet. I was wondering when they would show up. They did. I may fix the bed for tomato plants today, I have planted two tomatoes and two cucumber plants, plus some flower seeds. My grapevines survived the winter and are putting out leaves. I have very small plots, so one or two of each is enough, just like to see them grow.
Have a good day. Until next time Erla