Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Little Sunshine

Okay, for the moment I'm over that bit of drama from a couple days ago. I think the past year just caught up with me a bit, but it's onward and upward from this point.

The physical therapist stopped by today and made Mom do all her leg exercises plus walk around the hallway (I ratted Mom out, telling the PT that she had been slacking off since the PT's last visit). The home care nurse who also stopped by notice edema in Mom's ankles and recommended she get a recliner to make sure her legs were elevated high enough to allow the edema to recede. The little foot stool Mom uses now with her rocking chair is only about six inches tall so it's not getting the job done. So we hit the La*Boy store and picked out a nice chair to be delivered Thursday. After that, Denny and I dragged Mom to one of our favorite local fast food places, so she got more exercise in one day than she has in the past three months so right now at 7PM she's in bed, out for the night or at least until 2AM when she'll be up having a screwdriver. Ah well, one step at a time.

And me? I assuaged my feelings by ordering a new Panasonic Lumix DHC-FZ28S because my old Lumix DHC-FZ7 suddenly and totally died the day after we arrived in Ohio. To send it off for repair would have cost a minimum of $161.00 with the possibility of it costing much more to repair depending on what was actually wrong with it, so I bit the bullet and went for a new one. With an extended warranty, which means simply that nothing will EVER go wrong with this camera. Denny got a new Casio Atomic Solar Powered watch (love the solar power and how convenient for time zone crossing travelers to have the atomic clock capability) since he's been putting up with Mom AND me this week. And that's saying a LOT!

Shopping certainly soothes the savage beast in me. *grin*

3 comments:

goooooood girl said...

your blog is very nice......

simplycol.com said...

I am so happy for you... this new camera sounds wonderful.. a great range, from wide angle to long zoom. You are going to have sooo much fun! I am busting to see the pictures. :-)

SkippyMom said...

Is my mom living with you? Are you sure? Although along with the COPD, she is more of a "rum & coke" kind of gal'....I feel for you...really I do. And Pooldad,my husband, sends Denny a Hey! because he knows what it's like too :D....

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