My daughter tested positive, again, on Sunday. We still have two more days to go before the cut off day for her to get a ride home with her friend.
Today, I decorated the Christmas tree. I still have to get the tree topper from the bin in the garage and put it up. I had to do the tree in stages because I needed to take breaks! My back hurts when I stand for a long time. After I decorated the tree, I vacuumed the family room, again. It is an artificial tree, but, it drops its needles like a real tree would, and Dancer Kitty tries to eat the needles and then, throws up!
In between decorating the tree, I did a few other things, including the dishes that had piled up in the sink, and crocheted while I watched the evening news.
Neighbor T called in the morning and she said she had fallen three times, in the morning, and asked me to pray for her. I told her that I do pray for her when I say my daily prayers, but, asked her if she'd like me to say a prayer for her right then and there. She said, "Yes, please, if you would be so kind", so, I said a prayer for her over the phone. I hope it helped her.
Later, I called friend R to check on her and spoke with aunt C, too.
Brunch had been the second slice of bread that neighbor S had given me, with some butter and cheese. For dinner, I cooked some rice, broccoli, and reheated a package of shrimp curry I had taken out of the freezer. There are leftovers for tomorrow.
Still later in the night, I video chatted with my daughter and ordered some groceries to be picked up tomorrow. Chicken is on sale for $.99/lb. this week and I want to take advantage of that. Butter (store brand) was on sale for $3.99/lb. with a digital coupon ($4.99/lb. without the digital coupon) and I stocked up on that. I had been hoping that butter would go on sale for a lower price in time for holiday baking, but, apparently, $3.99 is the new sale price! If my daughter comes home, I will need to put in another order to pick up half and half for her. I have some other items to add to that order to qualify for the free pick up.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Free home testing kits for Covid
- Being able to offer the comfort of a prayer to neighbor T
- Being able to order groceries online
- Phone calls, emails, and video chats with family and friends
- Being able to order gifts online
Sunday's joyful activity was listening to Christmas carols and decorating the tree.
Plans for Monday include picking up the groceries and the usual Monday housekeeping tasks.
How was your Sunday? What are your plans for Monday?
I'm sure your prayer helped T, and I hope she can get to the bottom of why she is falling so much. Does Dancer bother ornaments on the tree?ReplyDelete
I do hope so, June. T says she's finding it difficult to get up from her bed, or her chair, or to walk to the bathroom even with her walker. I guess her balance is off or she's very unsteady on her feet. I told her that she should call one of the care givers at the facility to help her, but, she says she doesn't want to be a bother. I guess it's hard to give up ones independence.Delete
So far, Dancer has not been interested in the tree ornaments, only the "pine needles" that he's trying to eat!
Doesn't Dancer looked very relaxed & not a care about Christmas (col). I do hope you daughter is able to get to you for Christmas. I know some people shed the virus for a long period of time. :(ReplyDelete
He does look very relaxed, doesn't he?Delete
Thank you, Mary-Lou. Her doctor had told her that she would be considered non-contagious after 10 days (which is today), not to even bother testing, but, my daughter is being super careful not to put me at risk. I don't want her to be stressed about me coming down with the virus, so, we'll see if she tests negative today and tomorrow. If she doesn't, then, she won't be home for Christmas and we'll look forward to another visit some time in the New Year.
That's concerning news from T. Three falls must have shaken her up and it's lovely that you were able to offer her some comfort by praying for her. I hope she'll be okay.ReplyDelete
A lot can change in two days so I'm still feeling optimistic that your daughter will be able to come home for Christmas, and it sounds like your home will be lovely and Christmassy to welcome her. That's my Christmas Wish for the two of you. xx
Aw, Eileen, your Christmas Wish for us made me tear up! Thank you!Delete
Yes, I'm worried for T. I told her she should call on one of the care givers to help her (apparently, she fell trying to get up from her bed, trying to get up from her chair, and trying to go to the bathroom, even when using her walker), but, she said she didn't want to be a bother!
Dancer looks so comfortable I almost want to join him!!ReplyDelete
Decorating the tree is a lot of work and I haven't started yet. DH needs to cut it down now that I have brushed most of the snow off it. I suspect it is not big enough or thick enough for all of the ornaments so I may be scaling back. I hope you daughter is progressing well. DH has had a nasty cold for a few days but no fever or aches and he hasn't tested. We both slept late this morning which did us good and I spent the morning puttering at various chores. DH is now glued to the final Jan 6 hearing.
He does look comfortable, doesn't he?Delete
I think I, too, need to scale back on the decorating! But, this year, I will probably go all out!
Oh, I hope your DH recovers from his cold. Glad you were both able to sleep in and rest. :)
I'm keeping everything crossed that your daughter will make it home in time for Christmas. Thinking of you both. XReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Jules. :)Delete
I do hope your daughter tests negative soon! But if she needs to postpone the visit, then hopefully it won't be too long. Dancer looks like he's sleeping off all the supervising he has to do!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Celie. Dancer says he's exhausted from all the work he has been doing! :DDelete
I continue to be hopeful that your daughter is able to come home for Christmas. My fingers are crossed for her and for you.ReplyDelete
Oh gosh, poor T. I am sure your prayers for her comfort her during your phone call. You are a kind person helping her like you did.
Dancer has the life, doesn't he? lol
Thank you, Debra; my daughter is still testing positive as of this morning. It's most likely that she will wait until she tests negative and then, fly home, whenever she is able to do so.Delete
I'm worried about T; this is a difficult time for her anyway as her husband died just before Christmas, a few years ago.
Dancer will tell you he has a rough life, because he doesn't get as much tuna as he'd like! :D
So sorry to hear about daughter. I will keep my fingers crossed for her. How is she feeling? Love the Dancer photo. He just looks so relaxed lolReplyDelete
Thank you, Sharon. She is feeling better than she did, earlier, but, still tested positive, today. Dancer knows how to sleep! :DDelete