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Late Summer Weekend

 

plums, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

Labor Day weekend, marks the end of Summer in Maine. Where did it go? So quickly? Close to fading memory…. Soon Autumn will be upon us. In the meantime I will take the time to enjoy the long weekend and wish my younger brother a Happy 46th Birthday. Happy Day little brother Mark! 🙂

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sweetcheeks!, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

Wow, when I look back on my blog posts for the last 6 weeks they have been few and far between to say the least. So busy providing care for my mom who suffered a stroke in September. I was supposed to go to my Ol’ Kentucky home two weeks ago, but never made it and had to reschedule my trip til later this month. Halloween came and went this past weekend with a visit with Amy and Emma, my niece and great niece. I had the opportunity to share in Emma’s Halloween adventures including Trick or Treating around my mom’s neighborhood. My mom is slowly recovering but is suffering from depression as a result of her stroke. She has made significant progress with home-based physical and occupational therapy as well as speech therapy. She still has lapses in her cognition and swallowing capabilities, but these are improving as well. A slow taxing process me both of us. She wants to be able to continue to live alone and independently and I am hoping for this as well. I will my readers updated! Ciao for now!!  🙂

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scaredy cat, originally uploaded by The Rambling Rountrees.

The photo tells it all…have a safe and Happy Frightful Friday..watch out for all ghosts, ghouls, spooks, goblins, and other unsavory characters tonight in your neighborhoods! Booooooooooooo

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I’m happy to report that Deb is home from the hospital and on the road to recovery.  Although she’s still experiencing some pain, she seems to be getting along better each day. 

Over the next couple of weeks, she’s restricted to an all liquid diet; tonight she had tomato soup.  The two weeks leading up to her surgery were also limited to liquid.  During those two weeks she lost a total of 19 pounds.  Over these next two weeks, there’s no telling how much she’ll melt away. 

I appreciate everyone keeping Deb in your thoughts these last few days.  I just wanted to take a moment to update her progress report.  In another week or so, I expect that she’ll be updating this blog and I’ll once again sit back and enjoy her musings.

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The Surgery Is Done!

Today’s post is being written by me, Deb’s husband, because Deb is recuperating in the hospital from her laparoscopic stomach surgery.  I’ve just spoken with her and, although she’s in some pain, she seems somewhat stronger than earlier today.  Based on what I’ve been told, the operation went well. 

She asked if I would let everyone that reads her blog know that the procedure went well and that she’ll be spending the next couple of weeks recovering, at home.  I don’t know who regularly reads this blog but you are all important enough to Deb that she asked me to report to you on her progress. 

She will be back as soon as she’s able and she’ll be writing about all the things that are important to her. 

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I can’t forget this!

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A Happy Thanksgiving to all today. This photo was taken last fall while visiting a local Shaker Village. I wonder if is this bird is still around today? Perhaps a Presidential pardon? No turkey for me today….just waiting for the stores to open at 4am tomorrow for Holiday shopping. On Saturday I am off to Kentucky for a week. I’ll be blogging from my other home. 🙂

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