Green Thumbs and Silver Sticks

Archive for January, 2012

Another Month…

Where did January go? Here’s a quick round-up:

Dad – Still not settled anywhere but has had multiple trips to the hospital. His mental state has declined and he is now a “problem child”. This limits which places might consider accepting him. We’re visiting him when we can but he’s farther West from his house, and visiting hours are very limited. Visits are not a happy time.

SIL – She’s still hanging in and is surprisingly “sharp”, considering all of the pain medications she is on. She’s stubborn (in this case, it’s a good thing) and my brother is with her almost 16 hours a day keeping her company, helping to feed and turn her. I’m pretty sure he’s keeping her going, since the hospice care doesn’t seem as wonderful as the place my Mom had been. The hospital she is in is much farther East on the Island so a trip to visit her isn’t the same trip that we can see my Dad.

Today is the one month anniversary of their wedding!

Wes – He’s great and thanks you for asking.

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Dad’s house – Doing the best we can, seeing as it’s only me and Tom (with an occasional hand from a friend) trying to clear a whole house. As near as I can figure, it takes at least a week to do a room – the basement is a whole different ballgame. Taking into account that we can’t stay in the house and I don’t drive at night, that means only about 6 hours a day for working there (when I’m there by myself). Hotel bills are gonna be huge and we can’t really spend more than a day or two at a time, because of Tom’s work, chiropractor and doctor appointments. The lawyer’s office keeps asking if we’ve put it on the market yet. That kills me.

Garden – I have catalogs but still no room in our garage for seed-starting. Anything that I may want from Dad’s is living in my garage.

Knitting – I’m still knitting and, right now I’m working with some friends on a Super Secret Knitting Project. (OOOH! Cryptic!)

That’s about all. I don’t spend a lot of time on my computer but I’m always doing stuff on my phone. Twitter, G+, Instagram, texting,Email. I’d love to hear from people other than thru the blog…since I’m really slacking in that department. I don’t Facebook.

Here’s my take – and I’m stealing the quote from someone else so I’m probably messing it up:

“I want the message, just not the medium.”

I think about my blog a lot but there’s really nothing new going on. Like I said last time, I’ll try to be better about posting but…gah…

2011 Blog In Review

Thank you, to all of my readers and those that leave comments. I’ll try to do better, this year!

Here are some interesting stats…at least to me. ;-)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,100 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

He Put A Ring On It

Last week, Tom & I took a quick hop to Long Island.

Pat has been my sister-in-law life for 24 years. Before she was moved into Hospice, she was asked what she wished for.

Her answer? “To be married!”

My brother and the hospital’s “angels” made it happen.

See the veil? Pat was so happy!

Slipping on the ring

Happy Couple & "Angel" Denise

Happy Couple and a Cheesecake (at her request)

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Even the sky was happy, that day.

 

 

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