don't judge me & don't be hatin'
cuz sometimes there are times when moments blend together and before you know it it's dinner time and nothing has been planned. it's those times i grab a packaged pizza from the deep freeze, doll it up (extra cheese, veg, seasonings) and shove it into the oven till it's crispy (love the crunch!) then devour it. well, part of it. 1/5th of it to be honest. thankful for a husband who doesn't mind an occasional packaged meal! and thankful it doesn't happen on a regular basis but sure is a nice convenience option.
my father arrived in sacramento last saturday night, after delays and transfers and everything in between. exhausted, both he and one of my sisters (sandy - who assisted him in this 3k mile journey), medical transport picked him up at the airport curb and followed us to the skilled nursing facility. sandy is power of attorney.. as such she saw that the admittance process was as streamlined as possible. she's extremely organized. upon arrival dad was greeted, introduced to his room, his personal needs were cared for, then into his gown and into bed. within minutes he was asleep. poor guy was absolutely beat. through the night i guess he attempted to get out of bed .. so a CNA sat at his bedside. all night. ensuring his safety. we were immediately pleased with the care at this facility. he has stated often how friendly
and nice the staff is to him. soooo thankful!
i've been spending time with him every day. like a mother hen who's in reality a daughter .. wanting to make sure everything is as it should be and that the care he receives is excellent, respectful, professional, and with love. it is. i'm pleased. have been offering a *daily dose of dad* via text messages along with captions and pictures to my 431 sisters.
dad is settling in well his first week as a california boy. he's meeting other residents, joining in for bingo twice a day, meals in the dining room, and loving the food. he's officially a member of the clean plate club. food is very important to him .. he's a fantastic chef (hm. was..actually..as he can no longer cook) but in the past few years especially his ability to assemble a meal, much less walk (which no longer is possible), was becoming more and more challenging. so having someone prepare and serve his meals is a blessing for sure! i bring him fresh fruit all cut up which he loves. he closes his eyes as he eats. cute.
he has a cell phone now and teaching him how to use it is a new lesson in making things amazingly simple. if you know me well you know that i'm not exactly techy by nature. ahem. so this is stretching me as well. thankfully though he has one of those jitterbug flip phones with the humongous numbers and bright screen. sandy set up the phone and it's up to me to teach him how to use it. teaching an old world 87 year old man how to use a technological marvel is nothing short of a miracle. so please pray i'll be able to teach and he'll be able to learn. it's the only way for him to gain contact with his family, as he doesn't have a room landline. and you know what? i'm kinda liking that jitterbug phone thingymabob. wink.
a sweetie-pie bloggy friend and (most of) her family is coming to NorCal for a visit soon. and they're staying with the hubs and i! ♥ will share more at a later date and with her approval. so excited to finally meet her face to face and get to know her children.
tonight the hubs and i are bringing dad a ham sandwich to go along with his split pea soup. the menu called for egg salad and he's not having any of that no thank you very much. so a ham sammie it is. then he has plans in the realm of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune .. every night. he and his roomie watch together.
need to skidaddle. i have a dog to walk, a bed to make, laundry to dry (and take to dad tonight), a trailer to check out for a friend, an early afternoon nap (woke at 3:15am), some necessary organization tasks, then visiting dad after the hubs gets home from work. full day.
hoping your day is everything wonderful..
and then some. blessings.........