i still remain grateful to our dear Chrislyn, for staying by her side until my Dad was located on the golf course. she and little Holland followed the ambulance to the hospital. i am also grateful to Jason, who left work early to care for Holland, so Chrislyn could stay at the hospital,until Mr D and i made it home.
the past six months have presented some unexpected challenges and concerns.
Mom continues to recover from her fall last September.
in April, she will have surgery to remove the plate from her left wrist.
she has almost made a full recovery from the stroke that she
suffered on Thanksgiving day. Dad has done a remarkable
job as her caregiver. lot's of time has been spent on the road to her
rehabilitation. he has been teaching her how to cook and bake
once again. since his retirement, he has always kept the house
and the laundry. Mom has always done the cooking and the baking.
simple tasks have become a challenge, as attention deficit has
` been the main post stroke symptom.
i have begun to realize that she may not be able to drive again.
last night, i popped in for a quick visit to find her quilting and making
deviled eggs. Dad stays by her side in the kitchen to ensure that the burners
are turned off, and the refrigerator door is closed tightly.
Mom and Dad gifted us their time share. it's a lovely mountain retreat.
the vacation home comes with all the amenities, but i plan to take
my Le Creuset oven and my hand mixer. i love to cook and bake when
i am at Whistler. we buy the basics and meats here. at the Whistler Village
market, we seek Canada's international flavor to add to our meals.
Mr D has been working lot's of overtime, so we can indulge
in a dinner out and a couple night caps at the Fairmont for blueberry tea
and our favorite chocolate fondue dessert.
Jay and his best friend, (since grade school), Ty will be joining us for a few days.