Mike is working on getting the steps and porch finished before the 7th of October...Look he is even looking at directions...I never knew men did this..It must not have helped cuz next time I looked out our dear friend Joe was their. But it got all finished and has been wonderful...see Mom went in the Hospital on the 7th of October for her hip surgery and this needed done before she got home...and it was.
Also this month we have been going back and forth to Strongesville area on Saturdays for a couple reasons. One is a great friend of our, his parents bring the their children fruit every Saturday...now I'm not talking an apple, banana and a pear.. I'm talking the freshiest sweetest fruit there is. Like 5 pds grapes and 2 huge bundles of bananas, pineapple, pears, oranges, cantaloup..strawberries...on and on and I love baby pickling cucumbers...she adds that also..So they have included us in and we head up there and get our fruit..We so love this family...wonderful people everyone of them. I'll get to the other reason is one second.
All so this month I have been able to get out the last couple weekends to take pictures of the spectacular color of the season. I so love fall and taking drives to look and snap pictures of it all.
This month was also my birthday, It was a couple days after we got my mom home from the hospital. My Aunt bless her heart came over the day of my birthday and looked after my mom while my precious cousin took me to lunch and we shopped a little then headed back. When I got back my aunt had made me a jello poke cake that I have been wanting and surprised me with it. Before we left Kelly gave me the most beautifully wrapped presents...It was such a blessing from the both of them...I thank you both so very much.
Of course that night I was still stuffed from lunch, so Mike Autumn and I went to Red Robin for dinner I was hungry for their chicken sandwich...when we got home the family had gotten me a cake from the Cake Lady..Oh my Do I Have To EAT Another Piece Of Cake!!!! YUMMY For my Birthday Mike got me a Pandora Bracelet and Charms for it. I love it and have wanted one for a while now.
Some more of my picture taking, this is our Pin Oak tree in the back yard.
A photo shoot of our dogs and Autumn in the back yard. My three girls..
This is a day we looked forward to..October 27th the day after mom had here post op visit from the Dr. all has gone terrific with mom and her surgery..Look at her not even 3 weeks since hip surgery and this is her first day out..I dropped her over to spend time with her sister for a little bit, while Kelly and I went to lunch and get some things I needed for our up coming trip to Cabo. Kelly even shared with me her Bath and Body store on her side of town....get this You Do Not Have To go In The MALL!!! Love it...I so don't like the Mall and avoid it and it's price's at all cost. Then I picked mom up and she got to see the leaves and all the fall colors on our ride to and from home. The Dr. gave her all is good she can start putting full weight on her leg and go from walker to cain.. Tomorrow is her last day of therapy...Woo Whoo. except we have had a wonderful Physical Therapist that we have grown to really like, her name is Edna. She is truly a sweetheart..We will miss her.
I spent the first night with mom after surgery, she had some complications with her pain meds. The morphine they gave her she could only take 1/4 th of the dose in her Iv. Then a nurse came in and shot it in fast and low down the line so her heart started pounding and raising fast she got real hot and nausea...So at that point I was Yep I'm staying not leaving..So we had a nice first night together then I was there pretty much from morning till night helping her out, for 5 days...It has been one of the best things I have been able to do. First of all I will not let a family member of mine spend the night in the hospital after surgery alone.. It helps them so much to have a person there. No waiting on nurses when needing one, I can get her drink Put ice fix bed get ice pack brush hair bath her.. when cold add extra blanket when hot take off..hahah. in pain get the nurse, hold her hand and talk with her. I wouldn't have missed this for nothing. After coming home..I got to take care of her..But its the little things I learned..my Mom loves to look pretty and have her hair fixed...she likes her skin nice and soft with lotion on her..Autumn painted her finger nails for here one day and mom just loved her pretty tropical pink polish she had on...it made her feel good and pretty. I was with her during her fear of stepping up the steps to come home...also when she had to face learning to step down the stairs,, she was so scared and cried after doing it...but felt so good she did it. My mom is not a sit and do nothing type of woman, she gets moving in the morning and goes and so does her mind...So having to sit around was not easy for her...and I told her she has that positive outlook on getting better and doing it herself.. that along with many prayers is why she has done awesome through this...I have also had to step out of my comfort zone..every day I have to give her a shot...now that is not easy..the first 5 days or so I felt faint..but was strong for her.. we laughed and teased about it...But between you and me thank God she will be done with those in 8 more days... I love you Mom.
So back to our second reason we head to Strongsville every Saturday.. Beside spending time together and getting fruit..our good friends are building a new home. So we get to see what was done one week to the next.
Their back yard goes to a pie shape...and this is 1/2 the back yard from the middle down..They have it looking like a park setting..
Here is the back part of their home and I didn't even get the whole home in the picture..Yes this is going to be a Big one...We are so very excited for them...Next time I'm there the rest of the second floor and the roof will be on..we will miss going this coming Saturday..For very good reason I"ll post on later.