Posted : 2/26/2016 3:39:35 PM
Glenda, it sounds like your managing okay with your cast and that the healing is well underway. At least you're not having to wear a cast when it's super hot and humid or when you want to be doing some gardening.
Ginger, I'm glad you're feeling well. And how nice of your town to celebrate your recovery with the opening of a fantastic bakery!! :-) Growing up in New England where there were bakeries in every neighborhood, I was desperate for delicious baked goods when we moved here. The only place you could get such things were in the "bakery" departments of the chain grocery stores. NOT the same quality! We finally got a couple independent bakeries, including one about 1.5 miles from our house, and while they don't reach the level of my favorite Italian bakeries in CT, they at least offer fresh, tasty breakfast pastries and some desserts. Sounds like your town, Ginger, was desperate for such things, too. It's awesome when a new local shop like that is met with success right away. Hopefully they don't get overwhelmed.
Doug, your trip to the SW sounded nice. Lots of people here have second homes in AZ. Our winters are mild, but bleak, so they head towards the sun. We know one couple who decided to buy a second home in AZ when they retired, but after 3 years they sold it because it was just too hot. They break up the winter with a week or two visit down there now.
Kate, I'm sorry you had the mess of a fallen tree and roofing damage/replacement. But, at least your car was okay! High winds are so scary -- we've got gigantic fir trees in neighboring yards, and I get very nervous when we get wind storms.
Thanks for all the well-wishes for the situation with my MIL. You're right, Glenda, she did decide to avoid doing what she could to ensure her quality of life. It's not just welcoming feeling miserable -- it's more that she genuinely thinks she deserves to have everyone cater to her, even if she never leaves her bed. She has said nearly that very thing a few times in the past year or two.. It's not like she worked super hard her whole life -- she was a pampered stay-at-home Mom who made her kids do a lot of the cooking and cleaning. She's always had an inflated sense of entitlement for some reason. And once she developed dementia, changing her attitude was impossible. At any rate, we've started asking around for nursing home info. We'll at least get on a waiting list, even if she stays put for a little while yet.
We've had sunny weather with temps in the high-60's this week. It's been amazing. Ruby has been happy to find sunny spots on the patio when DH goes home for lunch!