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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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EBURGITE 12/30/2012 11:08AM

    yay for positive things. wishing a wonderful year.

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SEWINGMAMACDS 12/28/2012 12:18PM

    Sounds like things are starting to look up. Great news about your MIL and your son's job!
Have a great time at DisneyWorld

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CELLOPLAYER1 12/27/2012 3:57PM

    Great news about your MIL and all the job prospects fotr your family.
Enjoy your vacation!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 12/27/2012 2:17PM

    Great news about MIL. It is true what they say, use it or lose it!

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SABLENESS 12/27/2012 9:22AM

    Your mother-in-law can do what mine did. She kept the sheets of exercises from the PT and did them daily, starting with the ones in bed. Even if everything hurt, she knew it would keep her on her feet and in her home. She was able to stay in her own home, in spite of having shattered a knee, shattered a wrist, and broken both hips at different times. She had other physical issues, too. Most folks in her condition would have given up and been bedridden in a nursing home. Her efforts and determination, with some help from family, made it possible for her to be in her own house until the last two weeks of her 93 years.

Wishing your family success with the job situations.

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KASEYCOFF 12/27/2012 9:03AM

    Depending what kind of physical therapy they had set up for your mother-in-law - what if you exercise with her? That is, if they had leg-lifts, bending and stretching type exercises, chair exercises, etc., could you get a copy of their program and do them along with her? It would help ensure she keeps up with them at least five days a week, plus it would give you a mild workout as well.

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LKWQUILTER 12/27/2012 8:30AM

    Really good news Carol. Have fun at Disney!

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TRYINGHARD54 12/27/2012 8:28AM

    sounds like things are looking up... thank God!

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