Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday

Yesterday marked three weeks of recovery from total knee surgery.  Yesterday was also the day that I was discharged from home health and physical therapy visits.  I'll be starting physical therapy appointments at a local Kaiser facility and hopefully will be driving my car in the not-to-distant future.  As for heading out in Floribunda, that may take a while.

Being here at my daughter's house for this time is proving to be a wonderful reintroduction to the worlds of, not only my own kids, but those of my grandchildren as well.  I cannot impress on you how fast time flies regarding this grandmother and her grandchildren.  And, the feeling has become so prominent with the recent marriage proposal and engagement of Landon and Quinn. 

Then there's Addison who's living in Colorado Springs, where she's a 4th grade teacher fulfilling her Teach For America 2-year contract.  Her interest in public education is turning towards educational policy; her plan now is to pursue a master's degree in that field of study.  Addy's coming 'home' for the summer; during her stay here she'll be in an intern program in Sacramento, working and learning with the California State government in lobbying for advancements in California public education policy.

Holland has returned from her study period in Germany and will be entering Cal State Sacramento in the Fall 2014.  Her "before college" ambition is to become a public school counselor.  We'll see if that ambition changes as she experiences university life.

The triplets (Spencer, Avery and Tate) will be graduating from 8th grade next month; they'll all be matriculating in Oakridge High School in El Dorado Hills.  Last, but certainly not least, my son, Jeff's twins, Malia and Samantha, will also be graduating from 8th grade and entering high school in the Fall up in northern California.  I'm planning on moving my RV up to their house as soon as I can manage it - to spend some quality time with that part of my family.

I'm feeling a little nostalgic - they're not little kids any more.  Each has his/her individual personality, intelligence and energy; I feel confidant they'll all do well in whatever they decide is their life's ambition.

Spencer and Mom/Mimi on Easter Sunday - the day before surgery and a few days before Spencer 
returned "home" to Brussels, Belgium
Mimi and Avery on Mother's Day

And, finally, another antic of Bailey with the fractured pelvis - she climbed up on the arm of the Lazy Boy to gain access to Eleanor's food on my bedside table!

That's all for today!

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    1. Hi Brenda:
      We need to get together - the ball's in your court 'cause you're still in the workforce!

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    2. I sent a message last week...I'm off the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Are you going to be around? We can work something out hopefully. I know you mentioned going to your son's place.

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    3. Hi Brenda:
      Yes, the Tuesday after Memorial Day (5/27) sounds great. I'll be heading to my son's house in Cottonwood, near Redding, sometime in June; I'll still be here on the 27th. We might find a place in between, like Vacaville or ? where we could meet.

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    4. I will come to you. I'll send a message via FB email with my contact info

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  2. What great pictures, Mary-Pat! glad you're on the mend and glad you remind me of how precious this time is with my little g'babies ... ;)

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    1. Hi Carolyn:
      Yes, I thought of you as I was writing it. It goes by like a flash.

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  3. I'm so glad you're recovering "on schedule." Wonderful photos!

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    1. I'm actually ahead of the schedule I'd planned for myself. Yippee!

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  4. Excellent pictures, nice to see that you are healing quickly and soon be on the road again.
    Enjoy your time there.

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  5. So glad to see you're healing rapidly. We were so happy with Kaiser's PT program - they were very committed to getting Bill fully mobile. Soon those grandkids will be pushing to keep up with you!!

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    1. Thanks Jodee - would love to touch base with your husband regarding exercises, etc!

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  6. Are you going to be up for a visit anytime soon? --Dave and Marcia (Skruffy and Bubba will stay home though at my sister's....they have too many squirrels to chase)

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  7. Let's make a date. I'm surely up for a visit with you two.

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  8. I have to say you are a beautiful lady with a lovely smile! Good joy with your physical therapy, keep up the good work and you will be out traversing the country again very soon!

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