I suppose Step #1 in our search for a place for mother was the decision to even BEGIN this process!
First of all, we had to come to terms with not having her in one of our homes.
That's not an easy decision and didn't happen overnight.
Since Mother has Aphasia, we thought she would be unable to live anywhere other than with one of us. While she can't speak clearly names of people and dates and such, she does communicate well!
She has ALWAYS been a great communicator!
Today as she was visiting with Ruth Ann and Sherry and me, we all three could understand every word she said. When I told her, she got excited and then tried to tell us something about the past and - there went the clear speech! I think when she gets excited or nervous she ceases to speak clearly.
We did the last few things we needed to do before the application for Medicaid was complete!
The forms were all filled out and signatures were signed!
Time to put it in the mail!!!!
We paused for a word of prayer as we slipped it in the slot asking for God's will to be done and show us the next step we need to take.
Sherry knows me well and took some good pictures with which to remember this day.
I was so grateful for Ruth Ann and Sherry being with us today!
They helped turn a stressful situation into a fun day of celebration!!
Luann was telling me just yesterday about the
Since we were in the neighborhood, we thought we would check it out!!
We all ordered something different and it was ALL good!!!
Deanie had soup and salad with a delicious vinaigrette dressing!
Mine was the Shepherd's Salad!
Since we were belatedly celebrating both Sherry and Ruth Ann's birthday - I ordered two desserts for us to share - and brought part of BOTH of them home!!
As soon as we ordered our food, I also ordered an apricot pie to take home.
The waitress said they didn't make them and when I mentioned my sister had sent me a Facebook link that said they WERE baking them again, she hustled right over to the bakery counter and boxed up the very last one of the day for ME!!! Win! WIN!!!
We left Deanie's with a happy heart that things are going to work out all the way around!
Ruth Ann and I love shopping in Fort Worth and Sherry had never - wait for it - been to a TRADER JOE'S before!!!! So that's where we went! Just as we were getting back to the car, Summer called to tell me sever storms were imminent. We didn't have time to make it home so we did the only sensible thing we could think of! We made a run for Hobby Lobby and were drenched by the time we got in there!!! However, we happily strolled up and down every single aisle while the storm played itself out. THEN - since it was 5:00 traffic - we popped ourselves into a comfy booth at The CottonPatch and ordered appetizers and hot coffee for me, hot tea for Ruth Ann and sweet iced tea for Sherry and continued to visit while everyone else drove home.
I picked RA and Sherry up at 10:00 this morning and dropped them off at 7:00 this evening!
A good and profitable day!
It hadn't stormed much here in Irving but rained just enough to give everything a drink!
This one iris stood out as I pulled into the driveway. My niece, Leah, gave me iris bulbs years ago and here I thought I would never see a flower from them!
Louis Dean and I sat on the deck and caught up with each other's day!
I know most of what he did as I can see the mud tracks from his shoes on the carpet and rug!
He also bought some groceries as did I.
I bought lettuce - so did he!
I bought tomatoes - so did he!
I bought wine - so did he!
We must think alike!
I am sitting in the sewing room writing my journal entry for the night surrounded by piles of cushions LD brought in out of the rain. I could hear a rustling around and finally got up to see what was making noise.
My possum was back for a visit!!!
You never know when you are going to get a little excitement!!!
Now I am going to find a yard stick and escort him OUT before I shut up the house for the night!
I hope he is the only one in here.......