Sunday, September 27, 2009

The good, the bad, the ugly

That is how this week has been.  Dad was bad this week.  Mad at the world, ready to just die, made his nurses – and his family – miserable.  His dementia has accelerated after the hospital stay and he was just so confused.  He also has macular degeneration in one eye and it really took a bad turn and he cannot see.  I am going to need to see if the doctor will see him but I doubt that anything can be done now. The disease is just devastating.

Ugly?  Hmmm, depend I guess on your perspective.  The weather turned cold.  Myself, I love the cooler weather.  But some felt it was ugly.  Today it was in the 90s again.  Monday is supposed to be in the 70s.  I heard someone complaining about the changes but if you live in the Texas Panhandle, you know it changes daily especially in the fall.

The good.  Dad was much better at the end of the week.  The pastors at his church came and talked to him, a friend talked to him, the nurses talked to him.  It really helped him and he was a different man.  More back to Dad.  Oh, he is still not happy and depressed but he at least is not throwing things and being just down right mean.  Much happier really.

This weekend was nice.  The fair was in town but we did not go this year.  But Travis and Stephanie did and spent the night on Friday after going.  Saturday we got up, went to see Dad, then met Kathleen and Mike and boys at the Amarillo Zoo.  They were having a birthday party for the lions.  Four years!  The Big Texan Steakhouse and owner Bobby Lee donated three 72 oz. steaks for the three lions.  They put them in “cakes” made from boxes so the lions could find them.  It took them less than a minute to find them and not much longer to get in the box and swallow – yes, I think they swallowed them whole.  BURP!  It was a nice outing.

09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 01 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 03 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 05 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 07

09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 09 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 16

09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 13 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 14

Had some awesome clouds move in this week and some really cold weather.  I think it was 38 degrees one morning.  But we are back to very warm today.  Hot in fact.  The forecast is for cooling down then going up all week. 

09-21-09 clouds 01 09-21-09 clouds 04 09-21-09 clouds 09  09-21-09 clouds 08

09-21-09 clouds 11

Oh, anyone else out there watch some of the new shows this week?  I really liked “The Good Wife” and am looking forward to the season of it.  I kind of watched a couple more but did not find one that just grabbed me like that one.  But I will check them out again. 

Next weekend Zachary has two soccer games and two football games so it should be a photographic challenge. 

And any of you hot air balloon fans, the Fiesta opens in Albuquerque next weekend for two weeks.  If you don’t have reservations, too bad.  Well, you might find something but it will be pricey.  I am leading up to our own Pirates of the Canyon the weekend of October 30, 31, and November 1.  Check it out.  This year I am going to Palo Duro Canyon, in the canyon, and taking pictures.  Bet you just can’t wait to be bombarded with more pictures of hot air balloons.

That is all I have this week.  Have a great week.

2 Click here to comment!:

Screwed Up Texan said...

Wow! 38 F?! That is cold...although after a weekend of temps back in the 80s and 90s I am ready for colder weather!

makeyesup said...

Awesome photos, you do make things pop and be so very realistic. Feels like I am right there with you. Sorry about your Dad, dementia is so sad when you watch the ones you love and can't help them or even let them know you are there.

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment! They are so much fun to read!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

The good, the bad, the ugly

That is how this week has been.  Dad was bad this week.  Mad at the world, ready to just die, made his nurses – and his family – miserable.  His dementia has accelerated after the hospital stay and he was just so confused.  He also has macular degeneration in one eye and it really took a bad turn and he cannot see.  I am going to need to see if the doctor will see him but I doubt that anything can be done now. The disease is just devastating.

Ugly?  Hmmm, depend I guess on your perspective.  The weather turned cold.  Myself, I love the cooler weather.  But some felt it was ugly.  Today it was in the 90s again.  Monday is supposed to be in the 70s.  I heard someone complaining about the changes but if you live in the Texas Panhandle, you know it changes daily especially in the fall.

The good.  Dad was much better at the end of the week.  The pastors at his church came and talked to him, a friend talked to him, the nurses talked to him.  It really helped him and he was a different man.  More back to Dad.  Oh, he is still not happy and depressed but he at least is not throwing things and being just down right mean.  Much happier really.

This weekend was nice.  The fair was in town but we did not go this year.  But Travis and Stephanie did and spent the night on Friday after going.  Saturday we got up, went to see Dad, then met Kathleen and Mike and boys at the Amarillo Zoo.  They were having a birthday party for the lions.  Four years!  The Big Texan Steakhouse and owner Bobby Lee donated three 72 oz. steaks for the three lions.  They put them in “cakes” made from boxes so the lions could find them.  It took them less than a minute to find them and not much longer to get in the box and swallow – yes, I think they swallowed them whole.  BURP!  It was a nice outing.

09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 01 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 03 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 05 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 07

09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 09 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 16

09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 13 09-26-09 Zoo Lions birthdays 14

Had some awesome clouds move in this week and some really cold weather.  I think it was 38 degrees one morning.  But we are back to very warm today.  Hot in fact.  The forecast is for cooling down then going up all week. 

09-21-09 clouds 01 09-21-09 clouds 04 09-21-09 clouds 09  09-21-09 clouds 08

09-21-09 clouds 11

Oh, anyone else out there watch some of the new shows this week?  I really liked “The Good Wife” and am looking forward to the season of it.  I kind of watched a couple more but did not find one that just grabbed me like that one.  But I will check them out again. 

Next weekend Zachary has two soccer games and two football games so it should be a photographic challenge. 

And any of you hot air balloon fans, the Fiesta opens in Albuquerque next weekend for two weeks.  If you don’t have reservations, too bad.  Well, you might find something but it will be pricey.  I am leading up to our own Pirates of the Canyon the weekend of October 30, 31, and November 1.  Check it out.  This year I am going to Palo Duro Canyon, in the canyon, and taking pictures.  Bet you just can’t wait to be bombarded with more pictures of hot air balloons.

That is all I have this week.  Have a great week.

2 comments:

Screwed Up Texan said...

Wow! 38 F?! That is cold...although after a weekend of temps back in the 80s and 90s I am ready for colder weather!

makeyesup said...

Awesome photos, you do make things pop and be so very realistic. Feels like I am right there with you. Sorry about your Dad, dementia is so sad when you watch the ones you love and can't help them or even let them know you are there.

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment! They are so much fun to read!