Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dad and Doughnuts

Last night I basted several fussy cut pieces on my Februrary Lollypop Tree block. I'm loving my new applique command center!
I missed quilt guild yesterday - I took my Dad to the doctor. The doctor agreed Dad is ready for a nursing home. He helped me break the news to him. Dad took it better than I'd expected. At first he said he'd like a chance to try to take care of himself, but when I told him that he wasn't able to do all the laundry or clean the bathroom when he makes a mess, he realized I was right.

Then he asked if my mother and I would be moving in with him - funny since I live in my own house with hubby. I told him no, but we would visit him often. Then he wanted to know where he would sleep. I told him he'd have his own bed, along with a recliner, and a television. He seemed satisfied. Then he said he wanted a doughnut. So I took him to Krispy Kreme and bought him a dozen hot fresh glazed before I took him home.

Once at their apartment he settled in with a couple of doughnuts while Mom and I chatted. She was relieved he took the news well, and relieved she didn't have to be the one to tell him. Today she and I are going to visit a few nursing homes to select the best one for him. Now that we've made the decision, we are anxious for him to get moved as soon as possible.
I'm hoping that by the end of today, we'll have made a decision on one, or at least narrowed it down.

I almost forgot to tell you - this blog was named as one of the top 50 quilt blogs- click on the badge on the right side to view the others - you might find a new-to-you quilting blog! I feel so honored!

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Wow! On the news of Dad - what a tough time for you, but glad it went well and I hope it continues to go so well. And congrats on your blog kudos! Gorgeous applique work, too - just pops right out at me happily!