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...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Updates On Dad, Celebrating and Company...

I called this morning to talk with Dad...again, but he was in Rehab doing his exercises.  I spoke with the nurse and she told me Dad's doctor does not want to diagnose Dad as diabetic.  He plans on doing another Hemoglobin A1C in May.  He does not want them to monitor his blood with the finger pricks, nor does he want them to change his diet...

I have been trying to contact the Director of Nursing, but she has been "unavailable"...so I have left messages.  She and I had discussed I would be in town in May (for Mother's Day and my sister's birthday) so I would like to attend Dad's next Care Conference IN PERSON instead of over the phone.  So we have scheduled it for May 9th at 9:30am.  I will email Dad's doctor and let him know, so hopefully, we can co-ordinate appropriately...

The nurse suggested I call back just before 1pm when they put him down for a nap...so I will try again later on...


Yesterday, my hubby and I celebrated the day we met eleven years ago.  I had placed a singles ad and he  answered my ad.  After talking several times, we met in person at an Italian restaurant after work.  We sat and talked for three hours on April 12, 2000.  By August we wanted to be exclusive and the following April, at the same restaurant, we celebrated our engagement.  We married, October 14, 2001.

We went to Carrabas Italian restaurant last night and enjoyed a romantic dinner...Since we had some "free play" at one of the local casinos, we went to play our $7 each.  I put in $20, my limit to play, in addition to the $7 free play, and cashed out an hour later with $50.  I could not believe I was ready to go home at 9:30pm, but my honey was very understanding...


We had planned to take Izzy with us for a road trip to Tucson, Arizona to visit friends...but with all the projects and chaos lately, knowing we have company every weekend until mid May when my husband's cousin and his wife may come for a visit...we decided to stay home and pace ourselves...

My youngest daughter Jodee, baby Jacob and her boyfriend Jeff are coming Easter weekend, then my sister and girlfriend arrive the next weekend for our annual Scrappin' and Creative weekend...then the first week in May, I go to California for a week.  I come home on the 10th and his cousin should arrive somewhere around the 13th or 15th... then we have his 6 year old grand daughter's birthday on the 21st and 13 year old grand son's birthday the end of May...

8 comments:

Mari said...

It does sound like you are and will! be pretty busy. Congrats on the anniversary of your meeting. You've done great!
I think your Dr has common sense which can be hard to find in Dr's. Glad to hear he is just waiting and checking again.

Jenny said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! Hope all goes well on your care conference. I know how tough it can be. My prayers to you and your family.

Jeanie said...

It still sounds like you are very busy, but it all sounds like good busy. Congratulations to both of you on the anniversary.

janis said...

how you & the Hubby met is so sweet♥

Linda O'Connell said...

Sounds like we have similar gambling limits :). Those care plan meetings are a joke. Nobody knows what the other person is doing, but they sure tell you what you want to hear. I hope they
allow your dad to continue with the food he likes.

Pat said...

First off, Happy Anniversary! I like that restaurant!

Wow - you really ARE busy in the coming weeks! It was probably a good idea to stay home and relax!

Hope all goes well with the Care Conference. Glad you will be there IN PERSON!

That corgi :) said...

I think that is wonderful Donna that you might be able to be at your dad's next care conference; I think that will help so much to get some answers to questions and be able to actually be there in person rather than over the phone. I also think it is good that the doctor wants to wait and do another test in May rather than subject your dad to the finger sticks; I think that is wise indeed.

How sweet with going out to celebrate with your hubby!! It is neat that he answered your ad and the rest is history as they say!!

betty

Cmom said...

Happy "belated" Anniversary! Your schedule sounds like mine. Never a moment.