Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, what day is it?
Good Hump Day Morning, Dear Porchies,
Time for a new Porch. Please go back to read the last posts on Porch 1203.
Willow, I was also frustrated with my Mom. She had bad balance and would walk on the grass here instead of the sidewalks. We have spiky grass blades and the ground underneath is uneven. I would see her out there weaving back and forth about ready to tumble and my heart would stop in my throat. I talked and talked to her and finally, I painted a picture of a broken hip which might put her in a wheelchair. I told her lots of people in their 90's never recover from broken hips. That seemed to have done it. She agreed to go the physical therapy for balance and use the walks. I have promised my kids I won't take risks like that. Don't know why elderly people get so stubborn. They want to be independent and not have anyone tell them what to do but then they take risks that threaten their independence. I never dictated to Mom. I told her how much I loved her and how scared it made me to think she might hurt herself. I wish she were still here.
I'm laughing about Tucson decor because Southwestern decor was also a trend back in the 90's I think. Lot of faux steers' heads hanging on people's walls. Because of our location and beaches, nautical decor will likely never go out of style but a lot of people overdo it, especially if their condos are only their winter homes. I have shells and other beachy decor but it's not the main pieces; it's just a couple of touches in each room. I have two rooms with wreaths made of shells and they are really beautiful. I could change things out in a flash if I get tired of them. I have a friend with FMS who moved to AZ because the dry heat helps her pain. Dry climes are not good for my breathing. My asthma cleared up when I moved here. Some come here and get asthma. Go figure! Your garden sounds wonderful. I'm so glad you get to plant so many nice things. Can't recognize your plant. Perhaps Barry can help.
I've got nothing new to talk about. Am waiting to see about going to Publix. New cases of the virus are skyrocketing and yet, people go out without masks. A bunch of young women went to a bar and now there is a cluster outbreak among them. In other countries where people have worn masks, the infection rates are dropping but not here. In some states, like ours, new infections are spiking. Experts are warning people but it's falling on deaf ears. I think about WWII when the whole country united to defeat a common enemy. They made sacrifices and were tough. I don't recognize us now. We can't even agree to wear masks and keep short distances so that we can all be safer. It saddens me.