Saturday, May 23, 2015

Day 64


Yesterday was a long day, the first of the he-is-ready-to-go, vigil stage, so as part of "the watch" you lose all sense of time or sense for self-care. But in the morning when he was still sleeping in the bedroom, I sat with my coffee and looked through the church register book from 1982. I remember looking in this book when I was young and being proud of my family and my lineage. Starting with Lawrence Dargin from Ireland, to my Great Grandpa Richard Dargin,  to my Grandpa David Dargin and then Dad, who was given the names of his grandfathers before him- Larry Richard, and who was trusted with responsibility of taking care of the Dargin land. It is hard to see him struggling now when he has been such a strong independent always outdoors fixing something Dad, but I try to let him know he did a good job and we all love him.

Also our friend Laura stopped by with a plate of her Magic Bars and they are REALLY GOOD.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Day 63


Mostly I am just sitting quietly with Dad and to have something other than phone & book at hand I started to crochet panels for a low, square, seat cushion type pillow for him to sit on. During a wakeful moment he sat at the table with me and watched my progress for a few rows, shaking his head, saying he could never do anything much with his hands due to a broken finger in childhood that never healed straight. I told him well he sure did a lot despite that.

Later that night while Dad had a few bites of Schwan's Fudge Ripple ice cream I had a Chocolate & Mint cone.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Day 62

Been a while since I've been here in May to see Peonies in bloom!

We went outside for some air & stretch the legs. There is a lone calico kitty living in the doghouse.

Shadow jumped up in Dad's lap while Aunt Ida was visiting. 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Day 61


I had a leisurely stroll through the Atlanta airport yesterday and this piece of wartime history displayed in the underground walkway caught my eye, "Wear old clothes with new dignity.  Don't buy here!" Wouldn't it be funny to wear that placard in front of WalMart?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Day 60


Milo brought home another great reading progress report. Met goal in 3 sections and above goal in one. Yay!

Had another low stress / outdoors fun Scouts meeting.

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