Good Saturday Morning, Dear Porchies,
Time for a new Porch. I don't know why but when I come here early, the functions on the board don't seem to work or work soooo slowly. I wonder whether the server is doing tasks during the night. It's frustrating. I can't get it to edit the subject of the old Porch so I can close it out. GRRRR! Not much going on. Based on the lack of posts, I'd say all our Porchies are in the same situation. Hope everydobby is OK.
Sun, I've been taking notes from when my Mom got older and from others to try to avoid making my own kids miserable. My Mom wouldn't use the sidewalks and her balance was bad. The grass we have down here isn't soft and makes the ground uneven. I'd see her cutting across the grass almost falling. She was so stubborn and was taking chances that might have ended up with her breaking her hip. On the one hand, she never wanted to go to a nursing facility but she didn't protect herself from falling. My kids know I do everything, just like you do, to try to remain independent. Even when I just visit them, I try not to be a pain. My friends and I discuss this all the time and we are all trying to remain independent.
Claudia's Mom is in the nicest facility in town in terms of the amenities but the care is no better. They hire the same low paid aides who aren't always kind to her Mom. I don't think it's too bad when they live in the independent parts of those places but the full-scale nursing units are awful. Claudia goes to help her Mom eat lunch almost every day. As I mentioned, I'm going to try to enjoy every day that I'm free regardless of how I feel and I'm gonna enjoy living alone and give thanks for all I have. Hope you enjoyed the girls. Also hope you can give the rocks away. I'm just so glad you will be safe from a dangerous gas line.
Gonna get going. Hope we have more visitors to the Porch than we've had for a couple of days. Star, Spring and Duckie, please at least let us know y'all are OK.