Sunday, January 2, 2011

The best laid plans...

I have been told that plans were made to be changed and I guess that must be an accurate assumption. Mr. O had Friday, Dec. 31st off and we had planned a day out together. Breakfast at a local restaurant, a little shopping, lunch out, a drive down to check on our cottage and maybe a quick visit with friends.  We have been quite house bound with looking after Rose. Truth be told we have only been out once together in 9 weeks.

 Well we had a quick breakfast at home but we did indeed spend the day out...we spent 8 hours at the hospital emergency department  with the elder Mrs. O. ( having lunch from the hospital cafeteria) It would seem she has pneumonia. We have opted to bring her home to care for her; at 96 change is very hard to take and we felt we could care for her better here at home...one on one treatment is usually much better for the patient.(not so sure about the caregivers though)

All was not lost though...between propping up and covering said patient and accompanying her to the Xray dept., feeding her supper and running to the cafeteria for lunch I did manage to do a bit of knitting. I made not one BUT two scarves while waiting for a diagnosis.



We have had a few sunny days here and it has caused the snowy overhang at our front door to be cause for wonder...each morning I wonder just how much lower it can droop before actually falling...






The suspense came to an end yesterday with a forecast of fog, mild temps and freezing rain. 



Mr O had to go up on the roof to do some shovelling. With the amount of snow we had on the roof and freezing rain forecasted it would have made too much weight for the roof; so that brought an end to the snowy overhang at our front door. Sure made for a lot of shovelling once it all came down!

Our backyard guests continue to entertain us while feasting at the four feeders we have made available to them.







I leave you with this...I am not sure how I forgot to mention one of the gifts we received from our oldest grand daughter. She is fourteen and did a self portrait for art class. This is the photo she used as inspiration.



This photo was taken the day she was discharged from Sick Kid's Hosp. in Halifax.  She is about 6 months old and is being held by her big brother Keith.

This is the pencil sketch she gave us...


Keep in mind she is only 14. Bravo Savannah! Thank you so much!


















4 comments:

HollyM said...

What are the birds just before the woodpecker? I think the pencil sketch is quite lovely. What a beautiful gift.
I hope your mother in law is doing better.

Heather said...

Life does give us twists at time. A challenge that you have met admirably. Funny how little things can really irk us when they get in the way, but that we get our priorities straight when a family member is ill.

The pictures are all lovely. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Sharyning said...

Beautiful photos, Wendy! I have to ask: exactly what is the snow hanging from?? It looks like it's suspended in air...
I've only seen snow once, in Tasmania, so I don't know much about it :)

bArb said...

wow....we haven't talked this week. You have had a very busy time of it.You sound like you had the same kind of New Years eve that Rob did...he had Kendra in and out of the hosoital for three or four days. she is back home now and tamm is out there with her...you sure will be ready for a little week-end retreat or get-a-way...wish i was loser and could help you. and I oh so love those scarves.......very nice!

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