Just another unedited, sloppy installment of the random thoughts rolling around in my head today…
My dad has successfully transitioned to a skilled care facility and is definitely getting back to normal. He has been receiving dialysis, PT and OT services and is becoming more alert and communicative. He still has times of tiredness but he looks and sounds much better. He’s also feeling better about the food he is getting. Although they won’t give him a hot dog with mustard and onions, they have given him oreos and ice cream which has made his day.
This has been a good week for getting the garden cleaned up. Everyone has been doing some work in the evenings and my hubby is glad to see the mulch pile in the middle of his grass slowly disappearing. Almost all of the established garden beds have been weeded and we have done some work to clear out the overgrown orchard and meadow areas. There is still too much to get done this summer but we are getting closer to our desired look. If we can just keep plugging away, we might get everything done before we are too old to enjoy it!
18 days till school starts – hard to believe the summer is close to winding down. Haven’t received our supply list yet – hope we get it soon before all the good sales are over. Need to get the boy new pants – his old ones are either too short or have too many holes. I’m not sure about shirts and socks, need to check out his closet. Also needs some shoes.
Also looks like I’ll be looking for a job. We need more money coming in if we are going to meet our goals. I’m not sure what kind of job I can get after being out of the workforce for almost twenty years. My degree is no longer current and actually I don’t think I would want to teach anymore. It would be nice to have a school related job so I don’t have to worry about the boy when he isn’t in school. He’s getting old enough to spend some time on his own but not eight or more hours a day. I’m not looking forward to this but it’s time to pitch in and help out in a different way.
The neighborhood church bazaar/festival begins today. That means cars parking everywhere, trash left everywhere and noise. Hopefully the boy has finally realized the futility of trying to win at the games so there won’t be any meltdowns as there have been in the past. I do like to check out the book sale, the flea market, the bake sale and the Chinese auction as I have found some good buys there over the years.
For now it’s time to head back to work. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you have a great day!