This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Monday, May 17, 2010

A little of this, a little of that...

On my way to get my hair done this morning, my doctor called and informed me I tested negative on the MRSA swab.  HOO-RAY!!

Our Reverse Mortgage Specialist called shortly after I got home and reported our home appraisal came in $10,000 more than what we had hoped for. Thank you all so very much for all your positive thoughts and prayers.

He needed me to provide some additional paperwork.  I loaded up Izzy in the car and took it over to him.

Unfortunately, the nurse I had spoken with on Sunday about leaving a note for Dad's doctor to check him for pneumonia, did not ask the doctor.  When I called, after not hearing from her, I was told by the other charge nurse, no such note was on Dad's chart.  She explained the other nurse had left for the day.  She apologized and promised she would make sure a note and phone call would be made to Dad's doctor.

I did not connect with Dad today either...he was sleeping or eating the two times I called.  Both phone calls, I was assured Dad was doing very well.  Dad's spirit constantly amazes me.  For me, he has always been a man of calm strength.

Today was over cast and very windy.  This year has had the strongest winds. in the close to five years, living here.  The winds howled, causing Izzy to growl and investigate the various noises from the winds through the house....

By 5:30pm  I could not keep my eyes open and laid down on the couch for a quick "cat nap".  I awoke at 9pm.  My dear husband had already cooked dinner for us, keeping my dinner warm in the microwave.  What a lucky woman I am.

As I was eating my delicious dinner, the charge nurse I spoke with at 5pm, told me she had called the other nurse and again, wanted to assure me, the doctor would be called tomorrow. 

I know we can never catch up on sleep we lose....but I feel so much better than I did a week ago...

Tomorrow my girlfriend and I have a lunch date and will do a little shopping.  I'm looking forward to it...

Can you believe Evan's dancing tonight on Dancing with the Stars!!!???  WOW!!!

4 comments:

Mari said...

Lots of good news today! Glad you got some extra sleep too - you needed it after your week!

That corgi :) said...

glad that you were negative for MRSA and that the appraisal came in so good! I bet those were both great news!!

betty

Betty said...

You deserve a great day with your friend! Happy shopping!

gayle said...

I am so glad your news is good!!!