Holiday Island, AR

16 Nov

My mom is home.  She arrived around 6 last night.  My sister Jolene and Bob took on the task of moving her back, getting home health set up, lowereing beds, etc.  We arrived about 4:15.  She was sitting in the living room and told us about her busy day.  Social work nurse came by and her physical therapist.  She will continue some home health things for awhile.  Mainly to help be able to do those things we don’t even think twice about, like putting on shoes and socks, learning how to bend over in a new way, and all of those types of things.  She said everyone was sooo happy to see her back and I don’t think it will take her long to get reacclimated.  We are all very happy for her and proud she has recovered so well. 

It was about an 8 hour drive from Paducah.  All fairly scenic, curvy roads. We did stop in Mountain Home at a quilt store.  One of Denny’s previous customers used to own it and they would come to Topeka to buy their motorcycles.  She has since sold it to someone else and it was a very nice store.  Purchased something called Quilt notecards.  Kind of a fun projects where you quilt a scene and then attach it to a postcard and mail it.  I like that idea. Most of my  starting out projects will be on the small side for now.

We made a hard decision today.  We will not be heading to Arizona now.  Too many stars are out of alignment for the time being.  Not that we won’t maybe go at a later time, but not in December. I dread making the phone call to tell them I won’t be able to work at the pro shop, I know they have been shorthanded and have counted on me coming, but maybe it will give someone else a chance to work.  First thing I’m going to do Monday is get some physical therapy set up for my feet.  Also going to get my stomach straigtened out, so all is not terrible and hopefully we’ll get to Naco down the road.  It’s such a 2nd home and so many friends down there, it was hard to make the decision.

That’s it for today.  Tomorrow we are taking Mom to Berryville to get a new recliner for her that has electric buttons and will be easier for her to get in and out of.  Then we should be able to head for home.

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3 Responses to “Holiday Island, AR”

  1. Erin 11/16/2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Happy to hear that your mom is home. She sounds like such a remarkable woman! Sounds like you get a lot of your strength from her. I’m sorry that your stomach is acting up and that you have had to make the decision to put off Arizona for awhile. I hope that you get there sooner, rather than later….although it will be nice to see you both.

  2. Judy Knoll 11/16/2012 at 10:33 pm #

    So glad about your mom, so sad about your delay in going to Arizona. On the bright side (from a totally selfish point of view), their loss is our gain. If you’re looking at those recliners that raise up to help you get out, they are really slick – we got one for my mom and it made a big difference.

  3. ruth 11/17/2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Glad to hear your mom is doing so well. What a strong woman….God bless her.

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