A Look At Our Week
We made big plans to enjoy our last “home day” together for awhile last Sunday. We went out on the town and of course ended up at our favorite grocery store. We are so easily entertained these days. It’s the Lowe’s Foods in Boone, N.C. that has a bar in the grocery store. This trip we lucked out and even scored a buggy with a cup holder! Their healthy food selection is pretty awesome too, so we both usually leave there happy.
Monday afternoon I was off to Mom’s. We had a family dinner planned to celebrate her 74th birthday. My guy had choir rehearsal so he had to stay home and missed out on dinner and cake. We celebrated Mom on Monday and then had a family movie night on Tuesday night to watch A Star is Born. Mom and my niece had not seen the movie yet. Time with the family is always fun and memorable.
Wednesday morning we were off to the hospital for yet another foot surgery for mom. They are fusing the bones in her ankle again, this time adding in some bone grafting and a rod through her ankle. Hopefully this will help with her stability and ease the pain she has been dealing with. She stayed in the hospital Wednesday night and was ready to be released bright and early Thursday morning.
She has done really well with her recovery so far. An improvement from her last surgeries. We’re almost a little nervous to say so far, so good. Things seem to change so quickly with these things. We have had some issues with her breathing and her oxygen level dropping below where it should be. Breathing treatments seem to be keeping that under control for now.
We have spent our time binge watching Andy Griffith, Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy, playing Phase 10 and crafting!
My guy is coming to visit today! I can’t wait to see him! Mom’s excited too, apparently he’s more exciting and entertaining than I am! I am not sure how long I will be here, still giving it time and hoping that mom continues doing well. Our next scheduled trip is March 8th to band camp.
Busy Hands & Minds
My crocheting skills are improving by the stitch! Sunday night after our grocery store excursion, I was determined to finish the hat I had been working on, and had taken apart many times. I did it! The hat was complete in time to wear it to mom’s. By no means is it perfect, and trust me, Mom picked up on my mistakes right away upon inspection! But it’s a hat, it’s wearable and I made it! Someone was a little jealous that he didn’t have a hat!
I’ve continued making hats throughout the week. I have made my guy one and my niece asked for one as well. I am now going back to my original pattern that I never could get and trying it out again. It is easier to understand now. I have also learned that lighting is very important, especially with my eyesight. A poncho is next on my to make list.
What’s for Dinner?
Saturday night we had Chinese for dinner. Sweet n sour chicken. It was a super easy frozen meal, but was very good!
One of my lunches this week at Mom’s was egg sandwiches made with fresh farm eggs from my Aunt Marie’s farm. It was delicious!
House Hunting News
This is how we house hunt when we are 170 miles apart!
There was an Open House on a house we have considered looking at today and my guy checked it out. This house does not “check out boxes” in what we are really looking for in a house, but there is a possibility that the house we are currently renting may not be available much longer. We are keeping our eyes open for something else that might work as a temporary home. He Facetimed me today while he was checking things out.
My guy just arrived so I must go! Have a great week! XOXO