Dress of the week November 28th

Good afternoon Ladies ! I hope you are doing well on this Sunday . We are coming to the end of a 4 day weekend after celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday. I got a little time to sit down and write my post !

As  I left  you last  week  we  were   getting  ready to see   the orthopedic  doctor in  relation  to our  sons   fractured   leg  from the  previous  Tuesday.  We  both  went to the  appointment  on  Tuesday  morning  and  they took  a  look  at  the  leg.  They cut off the   splint  (soft cast)  and checked  things out.  Then  the  doctor  figured  he   needed  a    hard   cast  .  So  he  was  able  to  pick out  the  color  and  went  with  red.  It  was  interesting   watching the   technician  putting it on .  The  mesh  wraps  around  easily  and  then  it  hardens  pretty fast.  We  set up  a  new  appointment  for  December  7th.   we  were also able   to get  a  wheelchair   that day.   We use  it  when  needed around  the  house.  But it  is  so nice to have  when  we   leave!   He  is  getting    better  at  getting  around  himself ,  and  will go  back to  school Tuesday. 

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On Wednesday  evening   we  started  getting   things  ready  for  the  arrival of  our   guests  on Thursday.   We  got  the   extra  tables  and   chairs  set up  and  had  a  nice  evening  just  the  6  of us.   On  thanksgiving  morning  My  Mother and  father in law   arrived   first  with  their   side  dish , then a  little  later  my  brothers-in -law  and  their  families   showed  up .  In all  there  were   18  of us   and  we   had  a  lovely  family   day of  food   drink   and  laughter. We  had   5 people  stay over  in total( Mom  and  Dad -in- law  and  Brother in law   his  wife  and  baby son)     The  baby’s Mom unfortunately  woke  up  with earache  and  after   getting   checked   had  an internal  and   external   ear infection.   In the  afternoon we  made  a   bunch of  cookies ,  a  black Friday tradition! 

On  Saturday   we  had   breakfast  at  a  new   restaurant  in the  morning ,  and  did a    bunch of   work  around  the   house   and   got   some  inflatables  and   Christmas  lights  installed. 

 

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This  morning   we   went to  church  for  the  first  Sunday  of  Advent ,  a  time to prepare  us  for  the    birth  of Jesus . 

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Have a   nice  week  ahead,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week November 20th !

Good morning Ladies ! I started that first previous sentence on Saturday morning and that is as far as I got ! It is now Monday. last Saturday (13th) I had just watched the funeral online of my Uncle who passed to eternal life. I was able to compose myself and after that got busy with a bunch of chores and also we worked on the basement where we are building a new bedroom and bathroom for our daughter. it is at the framing stage and now needs plumbing electrical and heat /cool added . In the evening we had friends come over and had a nice evening with them. On Sunday after church there was a pancake breakfast and that is a popular event . In the afternoon I printed up a photo of my Uncle who passed , put it in a frame and put it on the remembrance table at our church as November is the month of the holy souls where we pray for those departed from this life and those in purgatory who need our prayers.

Monday  and   Tuesday  started off  normal   then  at  9.30 am I got a   call from  the   school  that   our  youngest  had  a  playground  accident  and  had   swelling  on his  leg. I left  work and    went to  pick him up ,  he  was in a  wheelchair in a  bit of  discomfort.  The   nurse  and  I  got  him loaded up  and  I  took him to  Childrens  hospital in St. Paul.  We  waited   a  while, He  was  feeling  ok after  a  while  with his  leg up in  a  chair.  We   then got   x rays   done  and  the  diagnosis  when  we  seen the   doctor  was  that it  was  a  shinbone   fracture. So they  commenced  to  putting a  splint in which is a  heavy  duty  bandage   put  together in  4  parts. We  wheeled  him to the  car  and  got  ready for  our new  life  experience!  He  did  really well. I had   enquired about  temporary  wheelchairs  for   our  son  but  they  did  not  know about any. 

 

We  got  him  home  and there was a  lot of  carrying   needed, he is  too young  for   crutches. He  had a  tough time  falling  asleep the  first   night  even  with the  medication  he  was  taking.   he  did  drop off  though. The  next  day I was   busy with him  , and  also calling  our primary  doctor, insurance  company and  anyone  else  we  could to  find a   chair  for  him. It was a   bit of a  runaround  and  we  eventually had to order a   chair online  , it  has  not  shipped  as  yet. He  has   spent  his  days sitting on our  new  couch with  footrest , and  generally  giving us orders!  He  needs  help to  use   the  bathroom,  but is  a trooper.  Saturday was  a  day of   keeping  busy, getting  ready for  thanksgiving and  minding our patient. He is  going to see the  specialist  tomorrow so we  will see  what  that entails going   forward.  

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Have  a  beautiful  week  ahead  and  a lovely  thanksgiving  if you are  celebrating, Terri xo. 

 

 

Dress of the week November 13th .

Good   morning  Ladies, I  come  to  you this   morning  with a  hole in  my   heart .  On Tuesday of  this  week   I got  a  call  from   my  sister  that   my dear  uncle  Peter   had   passed  away into  eternal life. He   was  diagnosed   with  dementia  earlier  in the  year   and  then  from  July   started  going  downhill  quickly . He  was  staying at  home  until  6  weeks  ago  and  then  had to   go into a   nursing  home.  It  was   tough  on the   family, his   wife  and   3   kids , as  towards   the  end  he  did  not  know  them.  At  the  weekend they gave  him Morphine  and   he  was  administered the  last  rites  as  is   custom in  our   Church to   prepare  us  for  the  afterlife  with God.  He  was  a  man of  deep  faith, an  inspiration to all who  knew   him .  He   would   do  anything   for  you  if  you were in  need . He  was  a  great handyman  and   could  do  anything in the  home   from  plumbing  to  electrical  carpentry. He  also loved   working on cars.  May he   rest in peace , in the  presence of God.   

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last  Sunday  was  a   relaxing   day .  After  working  pretty  hard on  Saturday  we  all took it  easy. Our   son had a  friend  stay over  after   celebrating  his   birthday  the  night  before  by  going   bowling.  They  were awake  late   but its ok once in  a  while !   We  watched some   football  also.   Monday  was  back to  routine .  Tuesday  towards the  end of the  work day I got the  sad   news of my Uncle passing.  I  had to   go to  a  dental  appointment   at  6pm  that evening  still. My  dental  hygenist  Claudia  was   very  compassionate  on  hearing  my sad  news.  We  had  a  good   chat  as   she  did  her   work(  well you can  guess she  did most of the  talking  and  it  was  lovely hearing  her  stories  about  loved ones  she lost)    On  Wednesday our   youngest  got  new  glasses  as   his  prescription  changed , for the  better   I am  happy to say.   He  has  cool   blue  and  yellow  frames!   The  kids  also had  church class  that  night. 

Thursday night I was able to relax and reflect on things. Sometimes the tears would flow out of nowhere when I would think about my Uncle. I am an emotional person at the best of times, shedding tears at a sad movie so you can imagine me when a loved one passes! Friday morning we got our first snow ! It started to form on the grass and roofs but as the day went on it dissappeared. Last night we went out to eat at a local restaurant. This morning I was able to watch the funeral on live stream as I was not able to attend. It was a beautiful Mass of sending to eternal life.

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Have a   beautiful  week  ahead,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the Week November 6th !

Good  morning  Ladies  and  happy  November to you ! The  year  is   going  by so  fast   and  now  that   halloween has  passed   the   next   big one  for  me  is  Christmas !  But  I am looking  forward  to Thanksgiving  coming as  we  are  hosting it this  year in our  new   home.  The  weather  has  been  beautiful  for   early  November   in Minnesota .  The  more   fall i  can  get   the   better ! 

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  Last  Saturday  we  went to an  Orchard to  meet  extended   family (18 0f us !)   for  annual photos.  Ever  since  they were  young,  my Mother-in-law  has   been  getting  pictures of  all the   Grandkids on this one   bench in the   orchard.  This  year   we  arrived  and  the   bench  is  gone  !!    They  did  some   rearranging  there  but   we   found  another   pretty  spot  to  take   the   pics  and  it  all  went  well.  The  apple  picking  was  finished for the   season but  you could  go  into their  shop  for  some  and  other   treats.  It  was  not  a  cold  day  but  as  soon as  I  got into the  shop  I  knew i needed a   hot  apple   cider !  It did  not   dissapoint  and   was   so  good.   After   the  orchard  we    went  to  a   kid   friendly   winery  about    10   minutes  away.   It  had  outdoor   seating  and  the  day  was  nice  to sit  out in.  They also  had a   mobile  brick oven Pizza    truck  on site  to tide us over   before  dinner.   The  kids   were   able to play  board  games  or   run in the    big  field   attached   and  we  were  able to keep an eye on them. There  were  soft   drinks  for the  kids ,  and  most  adults  sampled  their   wines   which  were   good  to sit  and   chat   with.   We   went  to a   nice   new   restaurant  a  few   miles  away  for   dinner   . They  had   pull  tabs   there  where u  need  to  match  3   symbols. My   Sister-in -law won $100 !  We  discussed     Thanksgiving  plans  and  then  parted to go our  seperate ways  after a  nice   day. 

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  Sunday  was  a  nice   quiet  day . We  did   not  do  anything  too  strenuous!   Then it  was   back to  work  and   school  for  us  all   for  another  week.   On Friday   our  oldest son  turned 12!!   I still cannot  believe it !  We  went out to  a     new   restaurant  for  dinner.     On  Saturday  morning (Yesterday)we  took  delivery  of  a   new   couch !  We  splurged  a  bit .   Then   we  went  and  got  some  lumber  for our  basement  project !  We   are  making  a   bedroom  and  bathroom   down there  to ad d  more  space and  give our  daughter  her  bedroom.   We also  did  yardwork  cleaning  up leaves.   Then in the  evening       there  was    bowling  for our son  along  with friends  to  celebrate  his   birthday.   Quite  a  day !! 

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Have a   beautiful week  ahead,  Terri xo.