Thursday, October 4, 2018

Craziness and cancelled trips


Well I broke my cycle of blogging once a week and missed last week to post.  I’ve been super crazy busy at work. I’m training all day again every day for the next few weeks.  Lots going on still with Nanny.  When we moved her into the rehab/assisted living, we knew it wasn’t her final spot. She did so good with her rehab – she has to exercise and on strict diet and is better that I’ve seen her in a few years. A nursing home is right next door to the facility and we were supposed to move her there this weekend.  Unfortunately she fell this morning getting out of bed and reaching for her walker. The walker wasn’t locked and down she went. Fortunately she was exactly where she should be- they quickly helped her and immediately rushed her to get xrays. Nothing is broke- Thank God!! So, now she’ll be staying at the rehab center a little longer.  Lots of red tape too, we have to get her switched from Medicare to Medicaid to pay for the nursing home of our choice.  In meantime, I’ve been driving to east Texas every single weekend which is 4.5 hours round trip. My truck is getting the miles on but what do you do? I will do anything to help Nanny and to spend time with my mom. 

I HAVE been decorating a lot for Holliween , getting ready for my party on October 20.  That makes me happy!

Originally, this weekend was suppose d to be a fun getaway weekend to New Orleans with a couple that are good friends of ours, Thomas and Tammy. Thomas has never been to New Orleans and we booked flights and hotel  around the first of the year. We had been talking about doing this for a few years so we finally made plans.  Then a few weeks ago, Thomas ended up having surgery on his shoulder. He had been having some pains and there was no alternative.  So the trip of course is cancelled.  Todd and I are taking advantage of our vacation day and going to the State Fair of  Texas.  We used to go every year but we didn’t the last 2 years, so I’m excited to eat a Fletchers corn dog and something fried like oreo or snickers.  
Have a great weekend and i'll hopefully have a recap of our day of fun tomorrow for yall next week.
Say a prayer for Nanny too please.
Oh and what is this?  I bought it from Goodwill because it looks vintage and I love it anyways but not sure what its original purpose is for. I'm thinking maybe long matches or straws? It has holes in the back like ventilation.


10 comments:

  1. Hi, Holli!

    That was quite a scare with Nanny! Falls are a constant hazard for older folks. You are so right. If such a thing had to happen, it was a blessing it happened at the rehab ALF where she was able to get immediate help instead of someplace where she was alone. It is also a blessing that she didn't break a bone. I'm sorry you are dealing with red tape and long drives in your truck. I hope you can find just the right nursing home for Nanny. On the plus side, you are seeing more of your mother and, apart from the spill, Nanny is doing better.

    I'm happy to know you are finding some pleasure in decorating for Halloween. Best laid plans often go awry. I'm sorry you guys needed to cancel your trip to New Orleans. I hope you enjoy the Texas State Fair. Back home where I come from it was rainy and chilly for the second half of the York Interstate Fair and attendance suffered.

    Mrs. Shady and I both studied that pink plastic cherry thingy and we can't figure out what it is. It looks like something that would hang on a wall in the kitchen but that's as far as we got. :) Let us know if you find out what it is. Maybe that is all it is intended to be - "a pink plastic cherry thingy." :)

    Have a nice Friday and a safe and happy weekend, dear friend Holli!

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    1. I think we may just have to go with Pink plastic cherry thingy!!! LOL
      we had a great time at fair- will try to post soon.
      have a great week my sweet friend

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  2. Sorry to hear about you Nanny falling again. That happens a lot in nursing homes. It just has to do with their fierce independence and not wanting to ask for help! Hopefully you will get her settled soon!

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    1. She actually fell again yesterday- again Praise God she didn't break anything. She's sore and bruised but OK.
      Such a hard time to witness this.

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  3. Realizing the different responsiblities our jobs ahve, I would go squirrel nut zipper crazy to have to train as much as you do. And as the economy improves, our recent crop of trainees, well... let me put it this way. Eric is a second shift cutter I tried to train. I told his second shift partner today, "The Lord is working on me being merciful. I have prayed today for Eric often..."

    Hope Nan's feeling better soon. Love her all you can.

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    1. I actually love the training part of my job. Its my favorite- the behind the scenes gathering data is where its not fun.
      I do try to love on Nanny and my mom as much as I can. Have a great day Chris!

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  4. Hope your Nanny is on the mend. Bummer about your trip that is a fun city.

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    1. Hey Mike!!!! So good to hear from you. Nanny is doing Ok but its hard to see her be so frail. We're definitely going to reschedule and try again for NOLA next year!!

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  5. So sorry to hear about your Nanny falling. Wishing her a quick recovery. Sorry your trip was cancelled. Hope the Fair was fun! That's different, not sure what it is but long matches would definitely work.

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    1. Thanks Debby, we are so lucky that she didn't break anything. She fell again yesterday and she's only bruised and sore.
      The fair was fun which you probably saw on FB. I need to post soon here. Have a great day

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