Friday, September 30, 2016

Wedding Weekend!

Off to the wedding.
Sue/Randy to pick me up.
Andy /Erica!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Surprise Thursday

The fire alarm went off at 4:30 this morning - Everybody hates the middle-of-the-night fire drills, but I do understand their necessity.  I got back to sleep some in the chair after that, then got up about 7, had breakfast and got dressed.  Then back to the chair with the paper.  I "dozed" off again about 8 and slept until 11:30!!!!  So much for Silver Sneakers or anything else for the morning.  Wow!  I've never done that before.

I checked with the surgeon again this morning about timing.  The nurse said the "usual" was to be in the hospital for 3 days and then about 2 weeks in rehab - all this depending on how the patient progresses, etc. Jean is set up to come stay for the duration.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday Miscellany

  • My surgery is set.
  • The knee replacement will be 20 October.
  • Jean will come down to stay here and tend to me.
  • We'll make more plans this weekend when we're all together at Andy & Erica's wedding.
  • Today was a lovely fall day.
  • I got a great view of the space station sailing over tonight.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Long hot summer! Too
many days over 90*. Just
81* today.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Travel opportunities

After the debate tonight, you may be considering travel opportunities.  Here are some suggestions:

Here are some possible travel opportunities  .....

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. 

I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. 

I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I probably should have made several trips there, along with my friends, family and fellow workers. 

I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore. 

I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. 

I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. 

Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older. 

One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get! 

I may have been in Continent, and I don't remember what country I was in. It's an age thing.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The "Doing Questions Like It's 2003" Meme

Tell us about your pets. If you don’t have one, share why you don’t. I don't have one and don't want one.  I don't want to have to take of anything except myself right now.
Name three things that are close to you. Phone, TV remote, laptop.
How was the weather for your summer? Awful.  Record setting over 100 days of temperatures over 90*, almost drought conditions.
What was the last film you saw? Did you like it? I saw The King and I  in a local theater.  Just as good this time, and great to see it on a big screen.
Tell us about the last trip that you took. A lovely boat trip along the coast of Maine, with Ann & Al.
Where do you buy groceries? Why? At Walmart.  Because I hate to shop for groceries (or anything else) and I can get almost anything I need there - so only have to go to one store.
Tell us something that you did today. Or will do if you haven’t had your morning coffee yet. Laundry
Have you pulled an all-nighter? I'm sure I have, but it's been so long ago, I don't remember why.
Can you taste the difference between Pepsi & Coke? I rarely drink any soft drink, and no, I can't tell the difference.
Tell us about your siblings. How many and what do they do? I had one older sister, who died 20 years ago.  She was a psychiatric social worker.
What’s the oldest thing that you own? I have some very old family photographs, and right now, that's the oldest thing I can think of.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Good and bad on Saturday

It was a gorgeous morning here - cool-ish, with low humidity.  I got the whole paper read on the deck.  Plus I slept until nearly 8 this morning - amazing for me!!  I did very little today - watched a lot of the NCIS marathon.  I have a tendency to sit on my whatever all day and just knit, read, or be on the computer.  I'm trying to get into the habit of getting up at least every hour and taking a short walk.  While we've got this lovely weather, I'm going outside  to walk on the walkway behind the building.  I hope I'll stick with it - I know I need to do it.

I've been here at The Terrace just a week under one year.  And the decline in food quality, permanent staff/service/etc. is distressing.  Granted, there's been a lot of turnover in management (new owners, new management company, new director, new marketing, etc.) and it takes time for things to settle out.  And although I don't use it, I've heard tales about the turnover and decline in the nursing staff.  Since this is primarily an assisted living facility, that's even more distressing.  My next-door neighbors added on to their apartment at their own expense (not recoverable) and are even thinking about moving.  Some residents are calling an ombudsman. Those of us in independent living have the option of getting out-and-about, but most of the other folks aren't able to do that. Plus I'm already paying for three meals a day, but am eating out or at home more and more often. It'll be interesting to see if my monthly fee goes up at the end of my year. I like my apartment and the people here, and I don't want to move.  But at least I know I have that option.