How lovely to hear from my sweet daughter on our blog again. Such wonderful thoughts, Thank you, Jen Wren.
All in all, this hasn't been such a trying day. I DID find a dollar bill in the washing machine when I was doing laundry. Whoo Hoo! Things are looking up. Do you suppose if I look hard enough, I can find about a million more in there? :)
I spent most of the day in my office. I was getting lots of phone calls. Must be popular today. I had to finish my First Quarter Report for the company, prepare my Workmans Comp. Annual Audit which is Thursday, then crunch some figures for Dad's situation. I also did a lot of work on the computer. Anyway, the day just flew by. I have a list of stuff I need to do tomorrow. Sure hope the sun comes out. It makes being out and about much nicer.
Dad called me three times today. At 11:30 AM he was chipper and talkative. He told me what he had for breakfast and said he had been eating at a table with some other men. (Still won't talk to the ladies - remember, they are too OLD for him). He talked a lot about what his plans are when he gets to leave The Club. He wants to get out and mow his yard even if it is too short to cut yet. All in all, he was pretty good. When it was nearly noon, I mentioned something about it almost being time to eat lunch. Well, by golly, he agreed with me and said he hadn't realized that it was about that time. Just then, someone came to his door and told him lunch was ready, and he seemed eager to hang up and go join the other guys.
Early evening he called me. The "Sundowner Syndrome" was hitting him. He said he had had just macaroni and cheese and half a glass of chocolate milk. ???? I know they serve well balanced meals, so there must be more to that than we know. He was very anxious about getting back to the farm to burn rubbish, and work on his tractors and mow the yard. I was also told since his "two weeks"(?) was almost up for staying there, if we didn't get him out of there, he would call the sheriff. I could really tell a difference in his personality in just those few hours between noon and five-ish. Later when I was fixing supper, he called and asked if I was at The Club. He had been dozing in his recliner, and he thought that I had called out his name. When I told him I was home, he said he was going to call sis-in-law Jill and see if she had been there calling out for him.
Yes, folks, these are the days of our lives. Each day seems to bring it's own little interesting twist. - something unexpected. I have seen how things seem to be heating up for a lot of people lately, so don't think that I am feeling that this is all about my family. There are some real doozies of situations that others are going through and I should thank my lucky stars that things seem to be going so smoothly concerning so many aspects of my life. These darn golden years are a lot of work, if you ask me, but what else is new?
GOD BLESS YOU ALL