KOLACHES, EGGS, YELLOW COTTONWOODS AND THE TALL BOY
Tall boy is here working, mowing and mulching leaves, blowing leaves off the deck and just generally being very industrious. He’s finished with football and basketball, his favorite sport, doesn’t start for a couple of weeks. He’s happy for the break from practice.
Dane was really sick last night, but it finally passed. More spasms and whatever grabbed him about 11:00 p.m. He said the nurse did everything she could think of to make him more comfortable, including putting warm compresses on his abdomen. He was better this morning and moving around.
He did well in therapy, the same as yesterday. He stands and takes a couple baby steps forward and backward. He just needs to do this over and over until he builds up his leg and arm muscles again. He springs upright in the sit/stand lift. This is such an improvement over what he was doing last winter when it took at least four people to get him out of bed. He said today he couldn’t get out of bed by himself yet, but he was getting close.
Dane wants a phone as he says he feels detached from the world. It’s only recently that he’s been interested in contacting his friends. Many have called and that has sure helped, but they have had to initiate most of the conversation. Now, he may have something to say. It’s time to do that for him as Mackenzie especially wants to call him. We’ve just used Dane’s cell phone, which I carry around with me, and that’s all he’s needed up until now. We’re moving on. It’s a positive step forward.
The costumes at the home were fun and interesting. I should have gone as a “dancing princess” or something (heh). All the residents seem to enjoy the Halloween festivities. Dane said I could come back this evening as he’s going to be passing out candy in the lobby to Wilson kids. The residents were all looking forward to it. They had a choice of doing it in their rooms or in the lobby.
Coming home I stopped by the Mattas’s as I just had a feeling they were pulling fresh kolaches out of the oven. They were. The kitchen was full and the aroma was tantalizing. I bought a dozen for Tall Boy and family and two “poppy seeds” for me to eat on the way home. I also got 6 dozen large beautiful eggs, some to share with family. They are the best! It’s nice stopping there to visit with them. Their dog looks like Ringo.
The cottonwood trees are full of color and so beautiful, especially on the river banks. They won’t last much longer so I’m enjoying them while I can.
I’ll get a final count tomorrow for October, but it looks like it will be about 75,000 hits to my website and blog. And, I thank you very much.