Saturday, January 31, 2015

Friday news

We did the usual YMCA and coffee this morning, and then went to play duplicate. The scores haven’t been posted, but I think we did pretty well.

It was windy and chilly today, but with bright sunshine. They using that four-letter word starting with “s” for Sunday night. No accumulation predicted for the valley areas, and certainly nothing like the amounts that have covered New England, but it still always panics folks around here.
Update:   I talked to Margaret tonight. She said Bobby had had a good day, and was resting comfortably. He’s been having some welcome visitors and has enjoyed talking with them. Also his brother has been here from Texas to spend time with him. He’s been able to walk short distances in the house using a walker. She was most pleased about having found a sitter, well recommended and well experienced. The sitter spent some time there today, and will start on Monday. Margaret will be able to go back to work - at least part time. They’re settling in to a routine, and we can all hope this will work for a while.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Miscellany on Kate's birthday

I finished Alison’s sweater last night, and got it blocked this afternoon. I’m looking forward to seeing it dry and really finished. I’m working on a hat out of the same yarn.
Good news for granddaughters! Sarah has a job. Now she just has the South Carolina bar exam coming up in February.
Margaret says that after a rough night, Bobby had a good day, talking with visitors, etc.
Best of all, it’s Kate’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday sunshine

Swim, coffee, massage.
Who needs more? Maybe a nap?
Catfish for supper.
Margaret said Bobby had several visitors today, and was more alert and enjoying the company. Also that she's learning more about being a caregiver. I think she's been very pleased with the hospice folks. I've told her that she needs to be sure to take some time for herself and get enough rest.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Thanks for all the kind words, thoughts, and prayers you have sent. All are greatly appreciated.
Bobby came home from the hospital Monday night. We had gone to the house that morning to clear space and to be there when Hospice delivered the bed and other equipment. We spent the night and stayed until midday today. Some of his family came to the house this afternoon. Margaret is coping well with all that needs to be done. We’re just trying to do as much as we can to support her, without getting in the way. I’m sure we’ll be going there frequently to help when we can.
It’s been chilly here - it IS January, after all. But I’m SO glad we’re not getting the terrible storms they’re getting in New England and other parts of the country (and world). Be safe, wherever you are.

Monday, January 26, 2015


Bobby is home, and
Hospice is here for set-up.
Things should be calmer.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Please think good thoughts for
Bobby, Margaret, the boys.
Now with Hospice care.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sunday Stealing

Easy A-Z Meme

Stolen from: FYeah Surveys

A. What are your favorite smells? New rain, bread baking

B. Can you go a whole day without caffeine? I probably could, but I wouldn’t like the withdrawal headache that ensues.

C. Who knows more about you than anyone else? John

D. What song did you last listen to? I had the “light classical” channel on Music Choice.

E. Do you wear socks to bed? No

F. Can you change a car tire? At one time I could. Now I belong to the Auto Club.

G. If you could choose one color to wear for a whole year, what color would you choose? It would probably be blue or black or purple.

H. Do you cook often? Almost every day - at least one meal.

I. What’s your least favorite season? Summer

J. Can you sew? Yes, but I don’t any more. I made all the girls’ clothes when they were little, plus my own and all of John’s sport shirts (before the days of knit shirts).

K. What is your favorite fruit? Tough question - I don’t have a favorite, I love almost all of them. Fresh and local, preferably.

L. Are you health conscious? Probably not as much as I should be

M. Do you think you’re very conscious of the feelings of others or more self oriented? I hope a good balance of both.

N. Do you curse a lot? More than I used to.

O. Do you remember lyrics easily? No

P. Can you roll your tongue? Yes

Q. Is there a certain food you often crave for no reason? Not usually, but I do on rare occasions.

R. What was the last book you purchased? Being Mortal by Atul Gawande - an excellent book

S. Where was your last vacation? A river trip on the Queen of the Mississippi, up the Missippi River from St. Louis to St. Paul.

T. Last movie you watched? Did you enjoy it? The DVD of Saving Mr. Banks. We liked it a lot.

U. Think of your oldest friend. If you met them now do you think you would still become friends? We’re such kindred spirits, I’m sure we would.

V. Paris, London and New York… which one would you live in, which would you visit for a day, which would you visit for a fortnight? I could visit NYC for a day (probably wouldn’t want more); I’d like to visit Paris for a couple of weeks; and I guess I could live in London. Since I don’t really like big cities, I probably wouldn’t like to live in any of them.

W. Do you usually sleep with your closet door open or closed? The closet door is always closed unless I’m actually getting something out of it. It’s not a phobia or anything.

X. Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how did it happen? HA!HA!. I slipped off one step and broke all three bones in my ankle (pins in that one) (1983). I fell going up a step to my front porch in 2012 and shattered my upper arm (three surgeries, pins & plate, partial repair, and total reverse replacement of shoulder).

Y. How do you like your eggs? Any way but raw.

Z. What was your last argument about and who with? I don’t argue much - it just doesn’t accomplish anything.