Thursday, December 27, 2012
This year held a lot of angst and also good times. I'm looking forward to next year but I'm also very pleased with how 2012 is turning out. My MIL is doing very well! 2 months ago she could barely stand up. Now she can get out of her chair and walk to the bathroom and back! She can more easily get out of her chair now than she could in recent months. I attribute it to the 5 days of physical therapy she gets at the nursing home. We will be most likely moving her home with us mid-january. She came home with us for Christmas day and after the family left, she and I took a nap. I woke up when I heard her get up and walk to the bathroom, something she could not have done a few months ago! My only concern is how to keep up the physical therapy when she comes home. I know we can get in home help but not everyday so it is something to think about.
My oldest son finally landed a good job after a year and a half of barely making it. He was hired by a new restaurant that opened right near his home before Christmas. The place is doing so well, they have given him a raise and put him on salary. His wife has an interview with a university to be assistant site manager on a local AF base. WE feel good about her chances of getting the job as she did the same job for a different university for several years. So those are two good things.
My other son is still unemployed but his unemployment has been approved and they are just waiting for the company he worked for to either negate it or let it go through. It is a big national company so we don't think they will stop it. In addition, he starts university classes in January to become a teacher. He is excited about it.
We go to Disneyworld on Jan 10, every year for the marathon. And meet our younger son and his family there. So we have a vacation to look forward to and we will move MIL in with us after we get back.
I have a bit of work to do today and then off to lunch with a friend!