Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Different Christmas–2010

Indeed it was a different Christmas, as it turned out that my father’s decision to stay at Bickford and not visit our house on Christmas was made moot. Christmas Eve morning I got a call from my sister that Dad … Continue reading

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Coco stays!

My husband and I completed a lot of getting ready for Christmas today, including chili, sweet potato casserole, and some wirework gifts I wasn’t sure that I would get finished in time. Using his strong arm, my husband hammered his … Continue reading

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Day off

I was going to go to Bickford after I volunteered 5 hrs. at the hospital today, but it was crazy busy, and last night I worked from 4 p.m to 11 p.m. baking, wrapping and finishing laundry so I had … Continue reading

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Now THAT’S gratitude

Yesterday, Dad asked for some wrapping paper. He wanted to cover a cardboard box on which he was displaying a poinsettia. My sister and I were headed out to shop after waffles, so when we got to Meijer’s, we looked … Continue reading

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Waffles again

I thought we were past the point of taking Mom and Dad out to eat, but both are still eager to go for WAFFLES! Today I planned to leave the house at 7:30, pick up Mom and Coco, drop the … Continue reading

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Christmas decorations and death wishes.

I’m taking a break from digging through Christmas boxes and tubs in the basement and putting up and out the decorations for Christmas. It’s always a little hard getting started on this job, but not nearly as difficult to get … Continue reading

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Heart tug

Visiting my parents has settled down a lot since late Oct./early Nov. Mostly everything is fine–though the smell in Mom’s room continues to be discouraging–and I stay, and read about puppies with Mom, and chat with Dad about birds and … Continue reading

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Ordinary day

Yesterday my husband and I traveled across the state to hear our oldest son’s Christmas concert in a chorale of about 50 singers. The concert was excellent, and our dear daughter-in-law provided a buffet meal afterward–a nice day. As we … Continue reading

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Intersection of Bickford and My Life–Kathy

I was at Bickford yesterday for a record 4 1/2 hours. Had I gone into a coma? Lost the ability to walk? No, I was “selling” jewelry. How, you may ask, did you end up trying to sell in an … Continue reading

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