Posted : 2/15/2017 8:36:22 PM
Kate, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's lengthy hospital stay. I'm glad she recovered, and I hope the change in liquid types prevents a recurrence. My MIL has had a very nasty cough for nearly 2 weeks, and we were sure she'd develop pneumonia since she doesn't get out of bed at all anymore (even bathroom trips with assistance are becoming
less frequent). Somehow she has managed to avoid it so far. I hope your Moms are both good, Glenda and Ginger. I thought I saw something in another thread about some issues with them.
I'm also glad your snowbank "interaction" wasn't too severe, Kate. Driving in the snow is no fun the older I get. And it's worse here since they don't clear the roads much. My poor Mom has about 22 inches on the ground, and she was housebound for 4 days. Her senior living complex is good about clearing the parking lots and such, but at her age, she avoids driving on iffy roads unless she really has to.
We've been getting a ton of rain -- nearly an inch today. It makes our walks with Ruby very unpleasant, even with our raincoats! We did have a beautiful sunny day on Monday, and I noticed several crocus blooms in my neighbors yard on our walk that day. As gloomy as our winters can be (and this year we've had far more snow, ice, and rain than is typical), we do have early springs, so that's always a plus. We'll see some pink buds on the early plum trees by the end of the month. Yay!