Saturday, August 20, 2005

Weekend Update

Well some good news - I found a Day Care program that will take my mother in. It is in the neighborhood and she starts on Monday. It is a temporary solution till her Medicaid is approved and I can get her into a nursing home. She is totally unable to care for herself anymore and needs constant supervision. I can't stress enough to everyone to plan for the future, start now - set up a care network, join your local senior center and AARP, get Long Term Care insurance - Don't wait till you need help to start thinking about these things.

Enough of this - on to knitting content. I received a pkge from my secret pal last week - here is what was in it:

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And here is a sock I started about a year ago: Image hosted by I don't know why I never seem to finish socks. These are really pretty and the yarn - cascade fixation - is really soft and stretchy, I am sure I would love wearing them - if I can ever get myself to finish them!


Deneen said...

I am so happy you found a day care for your mother. I have been thinking of you a lot. Hopefully, she will be approved very soon for the nursing home. I know it's hard for you, but completely understandable for your mother's safety.

FaeryCrafty said...

I'm glad you found Day Care for your mom and I hope you find a good affordable nursing home. This is a hard decision but you are doing what is best for your mom :)

Anonymous said...

Colette, I'm so glad you like the beads. Your necklace is lovely!

I'm a relatively new knitter, but I don't think I'll ever tackle socks; they always look complicated.

I'm glad something positive is happening for you mother. It's a tough situation, and I've been thinking of you and will continue to do so. I hope you have a nice weekend!

Your Secret Pal

Micky said...

Glad to hear there is some good news for you mother.
That sock is really pretty.

DAWN said...

Good luck with your mom. I know it must be somewhat of a relief to know she will have supervision.
Pretty beads.

amanda said...

yay for finding your mom a place!

i wasn't sure about the fixation but after knitting a pair of ankle socks with it, i've binged and bought more. so soft!

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