Friday, February 25, 2011

A New Day!!

The wind is blowing here something crazy today!!
48 miles an hour gusts!!
BUT, it has blown out some cobwebs...
I need to make a change.

I have to quit letting everyone else pull my strings and do what I need to do!

Or else I will be no good to anyone!!

I have to start eating better, (no this will not turn into a weight loss blog)

I have to start exercising again,

I have to get back to creating...(i have let that slip, with everything else on my plate)

I have to enjoy everything again, and not feel like

I am rushing around like a chicken with my head cut off!

Any suggestions? What do you do for fun?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Sorry! I have just been sleeping for the last few days!!
My Great Uncle is all tucked into a great retirement home
in VA now that he is very happy with.
We went up on Wednesday and got everything set with the help
from some wonderful people in VA!
Got home very late and crashed!
Went about my regular business on Thursday
and then Friday woke up with a stomach bug!
I do not wish that on ANYONE!
Poor Kyle was rubbing my back saying...
"It's okay Mommy, you'll feel better soon!"
Now I am all better and just tired!
Lots of paperwork and telephone calls are in my future now! So I am off to bed now and will see you all soon!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Ohh la la! What are you wearing for Valentine's Day?
Hope whatever it is, it's fun!

Still here!

Yup! I am still here!
Thanks for all the comments!
It has been a long two weeks and we are not through yet!
We now have the unhappy task of moving my Uncle from the respite
facility where he is, to a long term facility that will be better for him in the long run. His back is now 100% but the muscles need to get back to snuff. He has told us that he no longer wishes to live alone, and is ready to move into a facility.We would love for it to be an assisted living spot, but we are afraid his mental stability has begun to go.
We will have to go up at least one time this week and I am sure
many times over the next few months until everything is settled.
He has lived in the same area for over 60 years
so we do not want to move him closer to us,
even though it would be easier.
He has so many friends where he is, it would just not be fair.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Back for a minute!

Wow! What a week!
We got my Great Uncle into a rehab facility, finally on Saturday!
He was pretty bad off, even though he kept telling us all he was fine!
We did not know how bad it was until a friend of his called us!

Due to a lack of mobility from a broken disk in his back, he was not eating or drinking much at all, since he couldn't move quickly to go to the restroom!! So he was really going downhill! Plus then add in malnutrition and yipes!

We got lots of stuff done on Thursday, Dr visits, lawyer visits, bank name it we did it! Then on Friday, things got so bad we headed to the ER for 6 LONG hours! Everything is fine now, and I head back tomorrow, for the day, for his procedure!

My recommendation to anyone with elderly family members,

1.Get a power of attorney in place now,both medical and financial,

in the event of emergency from stroke, or fall or whatever.

2.Get your name on HPAA paperwork so you can find out

any health information for your relative!

Talk the hard talk- will...i.e. do they want life saving measures
2.where is their regular will
3.funeral arraignments information-5800.00 a month is a lot of money
and that is one of the cheaper places we have found!

All of these things may make you uncomfortable,

but you need to find out now before it is too late!

Thanks for all your well wishes!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Quick Post!

Have to be away for a few days!!
My Great Uncle has had a medical issue that has progressed
beyond his ability to cope (he is in his late 80's),
so my Mom and I have to head to VA to get some things in order!
I'll be back as soon as I can!!