Friday, October 17, 2008

Vacation here we come!


Just a quick post as we are leaving tomorrow for Florida for our family vacation. We have a lovely direct flight which makes us very happy. Just don't like hanging around airports for long layovers. A friend of mine told me yesterday that she has a nine hour layover in NY on her way to Africa on Sunday! Yikes! Nine hours! Just give me a rope and let me end it all! I suggested that they go into the city and walk around but they all have carry on baggage and there aren't any lockers in the airport any more due to the possibility of a ter*rorist putting bombs in one.


Funsize and I have to move the ponies up to the stable this afternoon. Waaaaaaa! I don't like this one bit, but go through it every year. I miss looking out there and seeing them grazing in the pasture and coming over to the fence for a carrot or apple when I go out. T has a hard time with it every year too. She doesn't understand why the town won't let us keep them here all year long. I don't either but we are contracted with the city for just a certain amount of days per year as we are part of a development even though we are on the very back and have 400 acres of land. Go figure!




Mom continues to improve even though she doesn't think she is. She gets discouraged and wants to come home but has a way to go before she can walk independently. Her roommate that we all like so well is being moved to a permanent facility so we feel badly about that. They get along so well and have fun chatting and complaining about the food, which is really rather good actually. But, it's not from home and nothing tastes as good as home.




My sisters are coming to town to take care of things while I am gone. Everyone has pitched in over these last few weeks and it has really helped. It is very emotionally draining to have a loved one where they don't want to be and wanting to come home but can't. We are having a meeting to day with the staff to go over things and discuss ways that could help Mom be more content.




Well I've got tons to do so better get at it. See you all next week!


20 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I am so glad that you guys are going to be able to make the trip AND have the flight be nonstop. Yahoo!

I am sorry to hear that your mom's roommate will have to be moved. I am sure neither are happy about that.

Have you ever thought of annexing yourself from the development? I think I would figure out a way to get around the rules.

Have a wonderful and safe trip. We'll look forward to the photos. xox

Donna said...

Have a wonderful time, and be safe!

hippo chick said...

How about not being able to keep the horses all year! I'm glad your mom is coming along. I hope she'll be home soon.

Have a great vacation! I LOVE nonstop flights. Last winter we had a nonstop to Las Vegas. They've discontinued that flight and now we have to go through Washington (much better than Kennedy) for Thanksgiving.

~hippo hugs~
Pam

Dawn said...

You're leaving and we're going home - direct flights are wonderful.

I'm playing catch-up while DC and his brother are at a very wet high school football homecoming game and SIL is getting unpacked from our trip.

Have a wonderful time!

Train Wreck said...

Oh good for you! Take lots of pictures and have a fun and safe trip!

Callie said...

Oh, I would have a fit! You have 400 acres of land and keep your animals on there year round? That's ridiculous!! Anyway, Have a great family vacation!

Pattie said...

I look forward to hearing about your trip when you return. I hope you had a fabulous time!

Linda said...

Hope you have a great one!

Susie said...

This week got away from me and you're already off to see Mickey and friends! Give them a big hug for me!
Sorry to hear about your Mom losing her roommate. Perhaps she'll be leaving their soon too. I'll say a special prayer for her.
Enjoy every moment of your trip!
love you!
xoxo

Patti said...

have a great vacation!

palmtreefanatic said...

have a great time and stay safe!

Callie said...

Ooh, I meant "can't keep" !

Mississippi Songbird said...

Have a wonderful vacation! Bunches of hugs....

CrackerJacks said...

Have fun! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! Be safe.

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Brenda said...

Girl I would have traded places with you and came and took care of the farm. Im so glad you got a vacation. It is funny how we want cool and you want Florida hehe.

hookedonstring said...

Have fun!

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm not big on layovers either. Glad you were able to get a direct flight. I hope you have a great vacation.

Tammy said...

Oh, have a wonderful time!!! :D Can't wait to hear all about your vacation!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

I hope you have a great vacation...can't wait to hear all about it!

Nancy said...

Love the shoe graphic!!! Just so doggone cute!!!

Happy to hear that your mom is improving! I know how they don't like it anywhere but home. I feel sorry for the older folks like that, but then our day is coming......

Hope you are having a grand time!!!

(((((( HUGS ))))))