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dyk Abigail came home with a chapter book -- Puppy Power.
dyk she's already 24 pages into it and told me it's okay to read it (meaning she's not scared of the long passages) because, "it's totally entertaining!"
DYK this has been an interesting week.
DYK both of my parents (in mid-80's age range) were in the hospital. Today my dad was discharged to Rehab, and my mom is going to skilled nursing tomorrow.
DYK Monday afternoon, my dad decided to use his chainsaw to cut a tree down. He had a little accident. He is very lucky to be alive, and to still have his foot and leg.
DYK he even walked to the house to call 911 because my mom (who has full blown dementia) couldn't make the call for him.
DYK so while at the hospital, my sister noticed how much pain my mom was in, and had her checked out. She had two spinal compression fractures, and got an injection today to help with it.
DYK thank God my sister lives 2 hours away and has a flexible job, and can go down there to help with them. I offeed to go, but she said she needed need me to come yet.
DYK this could go either way for my parents. My dad was so independent; I truly hope he can come back home. He was my mom's caregiver. She'll be okay if she has to stay in the nursing home. Dad won't be okay with it, though.
dyk we do the christmas ball instead of stockings for the adults
dyk it's literally a BALL Of wrapped presents, and we use newspaper and LOTS of masking tape
dyk then we sit in a circle and roll dice (1 or 6) around the circle counterclockwise and we rip the ball apart when it's our turn (person to your left has ball, ripping it apart, you roll and when you roll one or six you get to snag the ball and the dice go to the next person)
dyk whatever you pull off the ball is yours to keep
dyk we put GOOD stuff in the ball like make up, lipsticks, gift cards, movies, bath and body works, CDs, etc
dyk we were gone 10 days so we have lots of times to make memories!!