Monday, August 7, 2017

It's Never a Good Sign ...

... when I don't blog for more than a week.

My dad has been complaining of back pain. He's also been having a lot of trouble with mobility. So, we made arrangements for him to move into the assisted living section of the retirement community where my parents live.
Yarn bombing downtown Madison! I love this.
But before we could get him moved, he ended up in the emergency room. Turns out the poor guy has a compression fracture in one of his vertebrae. He'll need a stay in rehab before moving into his new digs.
I've been embroidering a lot of ocean stuff lately. 
In between that, I've put in quite a few hours getting ready for school, and we are trying to make some progress in decluttering our house so we can put it on the market int he spring. We don't want to move far, just to downsize.

There simply aren't enough hours in the day, are there?

16 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear of your father's failing health. Being a family caregiver is stressful. I hope his stay in the rehabilitation center goes well.

    Love the fish embroidery - it looks great on denim.

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  2. what a bummer for your dad....always best though when there is a diagnosis and a plan. hoping for the best....for both of you.
    that downsizing thing....best thing we ever did (we did it 20 years ago!!!! and have never had a minute's regret---although many of our friends still think we're nuts!)

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  3. I'm so sorry your dad is feeling poorly. I hope that he'll be feeling better (and out of pain) soon.

    Yes . . . some days there are not enough hours and yet other days are far too long. LOL

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  4. Oh, dear....taking care of aging parents is no fun. Thank goodness for Medicare and Medicaid. And you're also moving?
    You've sure got a lot going on. Take care!

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  5. Hope all will be well for your Dad. Your fish is beautiful!

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  6. Wow, that is a lot going on! I hope your dad will get the rest and healing he needs! The embroidery is fantastic! And moving is hard; give yourself lots of time to prepare for all the work!

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  7. Oh wow, I'm sorry to hear that your dad is not doing well. But I'm glad they know what the problem is, and hope he'll be doing better soon.

    Your embroidery is lovely. I wish I knew how to embroider, I always like seeing what others have done.

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  8. Oh, dear - that is sad news about your dad. I am glad they figured out the problem and hopefully he is on the mend soon and pain free! And, your embroidery!! LOVE!!

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  9. Sorry to hear about your Dad's issues. Glad he has a diagnosis though so that now healing can begin. Your fish embroidery is GORGEOUS.

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  10. Oh Deb. YOu have had enough of a year. I;ll pray for you to have a quiet rest of the summer. Your embroidery is beautiful always

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  11. Love the embroidery. Good to have something to work on while doing the elder care thing. Hope everything resolves well for their transition into Assisted Living.

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  12. sorry to hear about your dad, I hope the rehab (and pain pills) helps him out. Seems like there is always some kind of stress in life.

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  13. Oh no, your poor dad. I hope rehab goes well. If it's any consolation, my mom is doing much better in her "enhanced" assisted living than she did at home. A tough transition, but a good one. Hang in there!

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  14. Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Back pain is, well, painful! Hope rehab gets him back on his feet again quickly.

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  15. Sometimes I think I want assisted living RIGHT NOW even though I am far from needing it. The idea of someone else doing all the cooking and cleaning is verrrry attractive. Best wishes to your dad, and THAT EMBROIDERED FISH IS FABULOUS!

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  16. You are right, the days go by way too fast, especially in the summer. I've been a very bad blogger as a result. Your embroidery is amazing! Hope your dad is on the mend.

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