Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Walpurgisnacht

Copyright: Miiicha, license: iStockphoto

 It's been an interesting few days.  We finally got the insurance paperwork finished, that was a nightmare of faxing proportions.  As soon as his job faxes their paper to the lady, she will approve him immediately.

The nurse case manager is scheduling a discharge planning meeting this week and said she will push for me to be his paid caregiver.  Cross your paws it works out. 

I didn't get quite what I had hoped for my birthday, but I did get the next best thing.  Discharge planning in the works.  D is walking 10 or 15 steps down the hall and can just about transfer himself from bed to chair via the walker.  He's now threatening to wheel himself home if they don't hurry things along.  

This morning I baked my cake and made scalloped potatoes and ham to take up for dinner.  I've been making my own cake since I big enough to get up to the stove and light the oven with a farmer's match and not singe my eyebrows off. How many of you remember those old gas stoves that the oven needed to be lit with a farmer's match? 

Because my friend is out of town, a residents wife picked me up and gave me a bottle of hand lotion for my birthday.  I told everyone I turned 90 today.  They all said I was well preserved for my age.  It's all the pickles I eat.  LOL   Saying I'm 90 is better than reversing my age and saying I'm 54 lest someone actually believe it.  How happy I was when my friend called this evening to pick me up, she had came home early.  It''s been 73 days today, and except for the 5 that she was traveling to San Diego she's been right there for me every day.  I really missed her.  

Like I said in a previous post, I stopped celebrating my birthday awhile back.  Instead, I celebrate Walpurgisnacht. If you'll excuse me, my familiars and I are headed out on my beat up old broom to see if we can find a bonfire or two to dance around.  


CraftyCripple said...

I am so happy your friend is back and how lovely to get a gift from someone who was helping you out too. It seems like you have found some wonderful people through all this trauma.

I hope your birthday was as good as it could possibly be and you enjoyed your birthday supper. I didn't get a cake but I did get curry which I enjoyed tremendously. We have a huge Indian population in my town. I think it's about a third of the population, so we have GREAT Indian food here. We are so lucky - NOM!!!!!

Rudee said...

Happy Walpurgisnacht!

Things are finally looking up for you! After the winter and spring, you certainly both deserve this gift.

Heather said...

Happy Birthday, and I'm glad you got some of what you wanted!!! Here's hoping that soon D will be home, and you'll be his caregiver. I bet poor Bootsie will be beside herself to have him home! You too!

melbatoast68 said...

I hope you had a wonderful Walpurgisnacht! I'm so glad to hear that D is on the move. I know he's probably frustrated, but we all have to start with baby steps and they are usually the ones that make us the happiest because they are a start. Take care of you!

Julie said...

Belated birthday wishes to you xxx

I so hope that all moves along quickly for you and D is soon home with his beloved family.