Friday, March 8, 2013

Good Morning Company Girls! I'm awake relatively early this morning so I thought it'd be a good opportunity to do a post!

Things have been quiet this week....which has been lovely....not to say that things haven't been happening.......

Today is hubby's last official day at home, recovering from his surgery he had in the middle of January.....when I looked ahead at that point I thought...wow, two months is a very long time...it'll seem like forever! .....and here it is, almost two months, shy a week and it seems like it's just flown by!

This past few weeks , when hubby has been up to it and my schedule has permitted, we've been trying to do a few things just for us to do....to get out on our own...last week we visited with old friends who just moved back to the area....it was a lovely day to catch up on news of family and friends.....another thing we did was visit an English tea shop in a little town that borders the bigger one that we live beside.....it was really nice....hubby had the soup of the day and I had one of their famous scones with clotted cream and jam....delicious...I'd never had clotted cream before and I really don't want to google it and find out what it really is...it would spoil the memory I'm sure!

Yesterday, was a rainy/snowy day here...we did have plans to go to a small town we love to visit , down Niagara way, but we decided to change that jaunt til tomorrow when the weather is suppose to be beautiful! So, instead we went on a window shopping time to Costco and Ikea.....sometimes it's nice to just go and see what's out there! I also got son Ben his birthday gift for Monday! Good grief...he'll be 22 years old! Time does fly, .....as I said to hubby yesterday...that means that Ben started coming around our home and family close to twenty years ago...talk about time flying!

Ben and Maya have plans to go away this weekend with the youth from the church on a retreat.....it sounds like the weather will be quite lovely for it. Hubby and I decided to take advantage of the fact that we'd only have one kid in the house, so hubby asked eldest daughter if she could have her sister for the weekend.....she said Yes! Thank you Leslie! We are really looking forward to the time on our own.....the last six months have been brutal what with hubby being diagnosed with Crohn's disease, me falling and breaking my wrist, hubby having two hospital stays...one in October and the other in November....Emma having a horrible miscarriage in December.....then Maya being hospitalized on Christmas Day for three weeks with a breakdown, then three days after she was released then hubby had his bowel resection to remove the diseased parts caused by the Crohn's!......yes, as I said...brutal and exhausting...but The Lord brought us thru it and we are grateful....

This week, my sister left for her semi-annual jaunt to Florida....it seems that every time she leaves something happens to do with our mom....sister is the primary caretaker of our mom...she does a great job...my brother and I help as we can but sister and hubby are retired so they have a little more available time.....when she leaves then the everyday tasks fall to brother and I.....before she left, she called with the news that the retirement home, where mom lives is under quarantine! They have the Norwalk virus.....nasty virus that hits people quite severely in hospital or elderly establishments.....so, that meant that brother and I couldn't visit and check on her all week.....unfortunately when I called there yesterday, the nurse said that my mom also came down with it that morning....so...this is worse....we can't even help her...fortunately the staff there are really good and our taking good care of her....12 out of the 40 residents have it.....and they said the quarantine won't be lifted til five days after the last outbreak.....so.....at this rate , sister will be back from her trip before we get into see mom!

So, next week should be interesting...hubby returns to work, youngest daughter is at home for March Break....it may be a very long week..... :-(

So, hope you all have a wonderful weekend....hubby and I hope to enjoy the quiet....we can't afford to go away anywhere but the house should be empty of kids and that's a rarity....so, the quiet will hopefully be quite lovely!



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4 comments:

Les said...

Oh no! Grandma! :-(

Les said...

Oh no! Grandma! :-(

Les said...

Oh no! Grandma! :-(

joyceandnorm said...

Sorry to hear that you can't be with your mom while she is not well. I'm sure they are doing their best to take care of everyone at the home.