Sunday, November 1, 2009

From Summer to Winter in 12 hours


Yesterday, it was 80 degrees and humid, felt like a steam room!

Today, it's 45 degrees and POURING rain! I've gone from frying to freezing!

My sister-in-law's house is right under the approach flight line for Langley Air Force Base...I've threatened to call and ask them if they could suspend their flights. See, I've got a headache and I'm cold, and I'm trying to take a nap, and their jets keep waking me up,

Mike hid my phone.

I talked to my mom this morning. The detailed note I left for the horses and their feeding was greatly appreciated. However, I forgot to note which dog ate out of which bowl, and where in the kitchen. Mom fed the puppies and got them all confused! Oh well... They'll survive.

Mom told me that my gramma fell again. She moved to town a year ago after my grampa died. Two weeks later, she missed the bottom step and fell, breaking he hip. Two months later, 13 days after getting out of rehab, she fell and broke the other hip. Three months after that, she fell again and broke her femur (did I spell that wrong?) on the first hip, just below the leg pin. So yesterday, she tried to get herself up and fell, hitting her face on the coffee table. Nothing broken this time, just a big old goose egg and black eye. The problem is that they tell her "You can't do that". Well, YES! She can too! They should instead tell her that she is not supposed to do that or she shouldn't do that, or "you told us that you wanted help" *sigh* And of course, she keeps asking for my grampa, forgetting that he died.

I also learned that my great-aunt had a massive stroke. Mom wasn't clear on prognosis, but it didn't sound good.

I just want to go home to my two cats, three dogs, and 8 horses - plus one more new arrival that came while I was gone. He's just a boarder for the winter, but I would have preferred that he wasn't delivered until after I got home so I could make sure there weren't going to be any problems. From what I hear though, Millie is IN LOOOVE! SO...Bullwinkle has a buddy to play with, assuming he can get Millie to leave Frankie alone...


mrscravitz said...

Well You missed some nice weather in this neck of the woods! It has been gorgeous! The wind blew yesterday, but today....IT WAS SPRING TIME! It is getting cold now though. Hubby and I even went for a bike ride this afternoon. It was T shirt weather, and I soaked it up, because I know that winter is just around the corner. Seems that when you set the clocks back, it somehow gets real cold all of a sudden!

I am so very sorry to hear about your grama. What luck! I hope she gets better quickly.

I can't wait to see your new addition.

Anonymous said...

Oh Karen - I feel for you! It's not fun to be cold when not expecting it.

Sorry to hear about your Gramma - it's hard when elderly "think" they can do something and the body doesn't respond. It seems hard for us as we want to help but there is nothing one can do. I wish you all the best with her care!

Hang in there - you will be home soon and you will get lots of love from your furbabies! Well...maybe give the cats a day to get over it - LOL :D

k.park - Lk wales, FL

OneDandyHorse said...

Sorry about granma, we are having the same issues, but with granpa. He is always falling over, choking to near death, etc. It's really heartbreaking to hear when they fall or get hurt, but they don't seem to want to listen either...

I've been sick with a cold all of last week and it wasn't pretty! Weather is getting super cold here... we are in Canada... so... but it was pretty nice and warmer on Saturday, not T-shirt weather, but light jacket!

Can't wait to see pics of the newbie!