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...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Poor Dad Was Clipped A Little Too Close...And A Movie Review...

The Podiatrist came today and did Dad's nails.  The nursing home called me to let me know the Podiatrist had trimmed one nail too short and cut his toe!  The wound care nurse was concerned due to his circulation issues.  She left word with his Physician to look at the toe and assured me they would monitor his recovery.  She said Dad was upset and very uncomfortable. 

Dad will probably not want the Podiatrist to cut his toenails in the future.  Now I see why Dad was not more anxious to get them done.  A few other red flags have occurred that gave me pause with this guy, I think I will call the Administrator on Monday and see if there is another Podiatrist they can use...


My daughter and I enjoyed our "date" today.  We each sent pictures via our cell phones of one another being excited.  She told me she would keep my picture as her wallpaper of her phone...

Her movie started an hour earlier than mine, but we spoke afterward.  She had to eat, because she was so hungry.  When I was eating, she was home and ready to take a nap.

We both had weird reactions to the movie.  Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat Pray Love in more plentiful times.  I think my reaction was in part, due to our current economic times when so many are struggling financially.  It seemed abundantly self indulgent and extravagant.  I wasn't moved. Maybe it was Julia Roberts. I remember seeing an interview with the author on Oprah, and I liked Liz Gilbert...I don't know, it lost my interest, kind of like the book.  I stopped reading a good way into India.

She wanted balance, but it seemed her balance meant finding a man she could feel balanced with. I think when we each find someone with the right chemistry, physical, emotional and spiritual compatibilities, we feel like we have found nirvana.  Although there were some meaningful and good deeds done, I had a difficult time staying awake.  It fell flat for me, and I would say wait for the rental...

7 comments:

Theres just life said...

You are the second person I have heard of that said these. The other lady a young mother said she just couldn't get interested in the India part of the book.
She also thought Julia Roberts just didn't pull of the movie quite right.
As to your dad I would defiantly try to get someone else. That guy doesn't seem interested in doing a careful job.

Jeanie said...

I haven't seen the movie, but I share the feelings about the book.

Mari said...

A friend at work was reading that book and she said the same thing.
Hope that toes heals up quickly, that really can hurt!

That corgi :) said...

thanks for the review, Donna. I think I will definitely wait for the rental. that is a shame about your dad and his toes. You would think the podiatrist should know better dealing with the elderly and potential circulation problems. I agree with you to check into the availability of another podiatrist

betty

gayle said...

I had no intrest in reading the book or the movie but I wish that you had enjoyed it more!

I agree you should get someone else to cut your dad's toes!!

Chatty Crone said...

I have heard reactions both ways. I did read the book and finish it - not sure what the lesson was from it. I still plan to see the movie.

Oh gosh - that is not good about his toe - you need to complain.

Sandie

Chatty Crone said...

I don't know if you got my last comment so I will do another one quickly.

I read the book - but not sure I got the message or any message from it. I do want to see the movie though.

And I would complain about your dad's toe! That can be serious to an older person.

sandie