I've never done this before I've picked a word for this year and it is
I chose it because it seems like this year may be the year I need it most. My my mother is 93 years old and dementia has a good hold on her. My sister's and I are really struggling with what to do. My three sisters have been keeping up with her needs quite successfully now for the past 5 years or so. One of my sister's has moved in for 5 days a week and the other two take over on the weekends. They are all burning out and I feel badly for them. I always have tremendous guilt for not being closer to home (I live 250 miles away) but when I do visit I pitch in as best I can.
Mom knows who we all are, she knows her home and has a routine but she truly isn't competent any longer. It's really hard to watch someone going through this. I've seen a noticeable change in her in the past year. We've tried to keep her from having to live in assisted living but sometimes things aren't always in our control and I don't know how much longer this can go on the way it is. My family and I can use your prayers for "strength" to endure and make the right decisions.
I stopped in at Pier 1 Imports and their Christmas stuff is 75% off!
I scored on a couple of items.
This made me super happy. It was $59.95 originally and I paid $14.98! I invested a lot in the tartan plaid this past Christmas so I decided to go ahead and add this to my inventory!
Both the items I bought are no longer available on line but I'm sure there must be something left at other stores too!
While putting the living room put back together I looked out and realized the turkeys were visiting! I've seen them many times but it's always a surprise especially when you are used to seeing small songbirds at the feeders. They parade around in large groups stopping traffic as they cross the road.
They were out back poking around looking for bird seed that may have fallen to the ground.
Fresh air and the sun's benefits!
Freshly fallen snow and the sun sure can be pretty!
A local tv station has a doctor on once a week to talk about random health issues. In one interview he said that for people who suffer with "SAD" (season affect disorder) just going outside for at lest 10 minutes a day and increasing your activity can greatly improve your mindset. I know that breathing in fresh outdoor air sure makes me feel better!
Well I guess that's all for now!
Wishing you a great weekend!