Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekend Edition - Number 2


It's Friday evening and..........
Hubby and  I are in our recliners, he's listening to the local high school football game on the radio with a headset and watching the World Series on TV.  I guess you would call that multi-tasking. ~smile~  Yours truly decided to do a blog entry.  Now, can you really think of a more exciting Friday evening?  Hey, we really are enjoying it, it's what "older" folks do sometimes. ~did I really just say that~

I'm thinking..........
that fall may have officially arrived, but I have thought that before in the past couple of weeks.  It was very chilly today and I'm noticing that the trees in our area have taken on a gorgeous array of gold, yellow and green.  Surely I'm not mistaken this time!

My Dad is..........
doing okay.  His pain is not as under control as it was a couple of weeks ago but it isn't as bad as it was before they added this new medication to the daily mix.  We had hoped that it would work forever and he would not have to deal with pain on top of everything else he is dealing with.  I am currently looking for him a lift chair.  He tried one yesterday but it was not "the one."  But, I think I found one today that just might be comfortable as well as functional.  We'll be trying it out soon and hopefully it will work.  It's not so much the lift but the fact that he could raise and lower his feet himself without having to call for assistance.  His legs and feet hurt so badly and sometimes just a change in their position will help to alleviate the pain.

A caregiver ................
is one of the hardest jobs on this earth with some of the greatest rewards.  I have to remind myself sometimes of those rewards because I grow so weary with all that I have on my plate some days.  Just like my Daddy said to me last evening, "it's not suppose to be this way."  My exact thoughts but as we know, we do not get to chose these situations and thank the Lord, He gives us the grace and strength to get through them. 




 Tomorrow I'm going to.............
build a big pot of beef stew.  Yep! I can hardly wait.  I bought a small Eye Round Roast today and will cut it up into small chunks for the meat.  I  cannot stand the "so called" stew meat you buy in the store, so I always cut up my own.  It will not be anything but lean meat and once I add the seasonings, onions, carrots and potatoes, it will be perfect!  And, a pan of cornbread will be the "icing on the cake."  Hubby will come in from the woods (tomorrow is the first day of deer season) and he'll be plum excited to sit down to a big bowl of it.  

I'm wondering............
if I'll even stop missing my precious Mother.  It will 3 years on Dec. 1st since her death and she would not believe all that has taken place in those 3 short years.  A lot of it would break her heart in two if she knew about it and some might bring a smile to her face.  I've had so many times that I wanted to sit down and talk with her, tell her my troubles and hear her calming voice.  Just nothing like a Momma!

Blessings for a wonderful weekend! 
 
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

8 comments:

  1. Nothing like a Mom - you can say that again. Enjoy your weekend. We are suppose to get some snow.

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  2. Awe, sorry that your dad is still in pain. It's so hard to take care of those we love. I cared for my grandmother just before she went home to be with the Lord. Awe, and how you must miss your mama. Hugs to you!

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  3. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend! Your beef stew and cornbread sounds like the perfect thing for a fall weekend!

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  4. I can soo identify with the life of a care giver right now with my parents. It does become an overwhelming at times job, and just plain old hard. But God is faithful your right, and I know He will see us through. Your stew sounds WONDERFUL....I can almost smell it. I am sorry you are missing your mother. Your right, sometimes there is just no one quite as comforting. Have a wonderful week-end! HUGS

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  5. Praying your dads pain gets under control again. Enjoy your stew.
    ((HUGS))

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear that your dad is still in pain ... I was hoping that the meds would help.

    I'm going to make a stew ... maybe tomorrow or Monday for sure. Your mention of cornbread has reminded me that cornbread would be perfect with the stew, so I'll make a pan of cornbread, too!

    I was with my sister yesterday, and one of the things we talked about was how much we missed our mom. We might get "used" to not having our moms with us, but we never get over missing them.

    Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  7. You are taking such good care of your Daddy. I am sure your mom is looking down on you with a big smile. I know she must be proud of the woman she raised you to be.

    Beef stew sounds so yummy! Central Florida can't decide what season it is yet. We've had some nice days and then we have still had some days in the upper 80's.

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  8. I had to laugh at the multitasking your husband is doing. Being a caregiver isn't fun, especially when you see your loved one change before your eyes. But one day you will look back with thankfulness knowing you were there for him. And your dad sounds like a wonderful man. I know the feeling of missing your mom. My Mom has been gone now six years. I also miss our talks but when I look at many situations in life, I'm glad the Lord took her when he did. She would have worried about my challenges and I wouldn't want that to be. I love the picture in my mind of you and your hubby during the weekend. Greg and I are probably the same age range too so I know. :)

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments on Heart Choices.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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