Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Slow progress

It's been a long week. I had more parental issues to deal with. My 58 year old mother is now in a rest home. She's not happy about that, it was a last resort after her stubbornness and poor decision making on her part. Mostly due to effects of her stroke 5 years ago. Dad is waiting to be placed in long term care with Dementia. He's only almost 64. Which leaves the house to deal with. If anything I would like to pass on to you all. Discuss plans with your parents, doesn't matter their age. Make sure they have a will drawn up and a power of attorney appointed to make financial and health decisions, especially if they ever get deemed incompetent for whatever reason. Laws maybe different in other countries, but it is very important it's taken care of so you don't have so much red tape to deal with should the time come.

Moving on.... Daisy square blanket progress. One more row of squares to go. It more baby blanket size. And border of course. 

On the weekend, honey and I went to a local Funfest and got to see a few rock tribute bands. One of them being a tribute band for Kiss called Destroyer.  

And the Carnival is in town. 

And we have a big fireworks show every year for Canada Day and the 4th of July for the Americans on the river.

Have a good week everyone!


Stel said...

Blanket is looking very nice.
Ai, strongs with the parents. This month, ten year ago, I left my father in a hospital en got an a plane to my sister - he died the next day. These issues are so, so difficult to deal with, and something I wil remember when my kids get to adulthood.

Wool Diaries said...

Lovely blanket and I LOVE fireworks!

Kate said...

God bless you, dear, through your trying time. Taking care of your parents is never easy.
Your blanket is beautiful :-)
I'm glad your family had a nice weekend.

Anonymous said...

sorry about your parents, there seems to be a role reversal when parents get older and the kids in effect become a parent. such a difficult situation.
loving your one a day
gorgeous photos.

Unknown said...

I am the full time caretaker to my mum, who is 81 and has end stage lung disease and moderate dementia... We have arrangements for her to live at home, with my family..till whenever..

Lots of drama,conflict,and oh my stubborness..you describe your mom = my mom...my heart goes out...

My, I have a cousin in a Kiss Tribute band in Canada..must find out the name..Happy Canada Day..

Mary (a displaced Canadian)

Barbina said...

Your blanket is soo lovely, I love colours surrounded by white at the moment.
I wish you and your parents all the best! It is very hard to deal with such things.

Carissa said...

Sorry to hear about the rough time with your parents. That's never easy. You week-end sounds like my kind of weekend! Lovely! Speaking of lovely, beautiful blanket!

laydilyke said...

Thank you all for the kind words.