My week was good. I surprised my mom/mema on Monday and went to visit in the late afternoon. She was so happy to see me. This is my first visit in the afternoon so it was interesting to see a different staff on duty. My mom was in good spirits all week and mostly alert. She has been having pretty good days. She did tell me that her legs are bothering her (pain and weakness) so I let the nurses know we need to have the therapy staff check her out again. There are three types of therapy and I did not realize that her approvals were getting ready to expire. Since we see a depletion in her abilities they can evaluate her for additional therapy. My mom is considered high functioning most of the time. She knows what is going on much of the time and even gave me the sad news of a couple of deaths that happened since I was there in April.
I attended a family council meeting the other night. It was my first meeting and apparently the first time any family members have showed up in over a year. There were five different families from different parts of the facility represented. It was well run and we got to meet the new Executive Director. She seemed to really care about staffing and wants to make it a much more efficient facility. She listened to the family concerns - there were not many. There are several changes coming for the safety and care of the patients - it will take a little bit of time for the families to get used to some of the precautions. I was on my best behavior - not quiet - just behaved.
I had a dilemma over a week ago that I forgot to write about last week. Thought I would write about it today to give you something to think about. I went to Costco for gas early in the morning. I am always safe meaning that I look around before exiting my car and locking the door as I go to the pumps. I used my card to activate the pumps and the person on the other side of the pumps said to me - I forgot my card can I use yours to get started? The man looked harmless enough, but my mind immediately jumped to scams and identity theft. I told the man that I was not comfortable, but there was an attendant a few rows over that could help him. He sort of hesitated and I pointed out the attendant, who was walking toward our area. The attendant helped the man and I drove away. After I left I thought to myself - was I right in what I did and how I acted? Was I over-reacting? What type of personal info could he have gotten from my card? It's too late now to change what I did, but just wondering what you would have done? Something to ponder as you go about your day.
Congratulations to my friends Margaret and Sherman who married yesterday. I saw pictures on FB and she looked beautiful.
Congratulations to my parents - they will be married 58 years tomorrow! I love them so much. Fifty eight years with someone in marriage is not something I can imagine. My parents had their shares of trials and tribulations, but stayed together and made it work. My family is going out today (including mema) to a nice seafood restaurant for dinner. In good weather we are attempting to take mema out a little bit to give her a change of scenery.
Happy birthday to my friend Diane! Hope you had a great day.
I am going to leave it here today - need to head out to church with papa. I hope you have a wonderful week. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
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