Friday, January 28, 2011

A Day Off

I did a bit on my tie project yesterday. I'm not sure if I like it yet. I'll fiddle with it a bit more and then carry on. My new Ott lamp is very helpful! I am so grateful for the comment from that post, warning about the hazard of fire if the magnifying glass is catching the sun's rays. I would have never thought of that! So I'm very careful during the day - leaving the magnifier positioned safely.

Today was a nice day off. Hubby has sensed my stress over my Dad's impending nursing home admittance, and he want to get me out of the house. So he took the day off and got my mind of things. We visited the brand new library in our area; it opened just before Christmas and we'd not been yet. It is absoluely beautiful, set into a wooded area with a hiking trail just outside the door. There are beautiful areas within to sit and read. And WiFi everywhere. We came home with a three movies to watch together and a few books for me. I know I'll be spending more time there.

Then I asked hubby to drive me by a nearby nursing home so I could see exactly where it is. We ended up going in and getting a tour. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a clean and happy place. We came away with a bit of hope and a bit less worry. It will still be difficult to break the news to Dad, but I'm hoping he will make the best of it. I'll be taking him to the doctor next week to get his assessment before moving forward.

We then went for a nice lunch at a local Greek restaurant and then home again, both of us curling up in bed with the dogs for a nap. Hubby then went to the driving range while I relaxed with a couple of magazines and mindless TV.

What a nice day - just what I needed to get me back on track. We are looking forward to a wonderful weekend - no plans and nice weather - the best kind. I will probably do a bit of sewing, and maybe I'll even begin the huge task of cleaning my studio; it's quite a mess.


Sandy said...

So glad you took a day to yourself.I had to break the news to my Mom when she went into the nursing home so I know what you are feeling. Be strong and take many deep breaths.

Dora, the Quilter said...

It does, indeed, sound like a very lovely day. I'm so happy you were able to enjoy such a day! We all need something like that from time to time!