Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Sad Day

Hello my blogging friends.  I haven't been very good with keeping up with my blog. My days remain long and busy as I run errands for my parents and elderly aunt.

 My Mom is 91 and has end stage Alzheimer's. Mom has been home for the past 3 years with round the clock care as my Dad wanted, but a week ago we called hospice, as Mom wasn't taking her medications, eating and drinking very little. Friday, Dad and our family made the painful decision to place my mother in a nursing home in Plymouth. The facility is lovely on well landscaped grounds and you can see the ocean from many of the rooms. We couldn't ask for a better place for my mother. The food is wonderful, everything is spic and span clean, and all of the staff are awesome.
As the ambulance was leaving the yard to take my Mom to Plymouth, my Dad told me that it was the worst day of his life. My Dad built their house and they have lived in it since 1955. I was 7 when we moved in. Last weekend my parents celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. My 95 year old father's health is fragile at this time.

The past week was more hectic than usual and to make matters worse, I broke off the porcelain on my bridge. Went to the dentist to see if they could fix it...of course not. The dentist had to remove the old bridge, put a temporary one on, and I left the office $900.00 poorer. When the new bridge is finished in about 3 weeks, I will have to pay the remainder. I hope insurance will cover a portion of the $3,000.00 bill.

. I've had no time for art, sewing or much of anything else, but when I have to run errands in Plymouth if the weather is good I take a few minutes for what I call therapy and go to the beach for a quick walk and to take photos of the osprey that are nesting. It is a chance for me to clear my head and take a mini break.

Recently the osprey chicks have hatched. I don't know if there are more than 3, but so far that is all I have seen.

3 osprey chicks

Plymouth, MA oprey nest close to the beach

Some Clematis that are blooming in my yard
double clematis

open double clematis

3 different clematis

That's it for now. Elaine