At hubby's rehab we took a walk around the building. We saw a humming bird gathering food from jewel weed plants. Inside afterwards, I mentioned that to a couple of staff. One took out her camera ans showed us a hummingbird nest! It was lined in deer fur (hair?) . Imagine how small the eggs would have been!
We also saw elderberries. I said oh the "elder' berries grow next to the old folks home. Tee hee! as a kid we had these berries and I never thought twice about the name!
On the way out, I gave Vitalicious chocolate muffin tops to a few staff. Very healthy and (almost) low calorie.
So visiting his rehab isn't so bad. I go almost daily.
Great memories came back to me because of your blog. I was about 10 when I found a hummingbird nest in our abandoned chicken coop. It was great fun watching the progress. Fast forward, I too loved going to Assisted Living to visit my mom. I knew she was getting the care she needed that I could not provide. 1361 days ago
I love hummingbirds! They buzz like bees and are so beautiful! I have been trying to get a feeder to stay on my deck, but keep having bad luck with cheapness... maybe the next one I try will actually work without falling apart!
I'm so glad your husband is progressing! 1369 days ago
We were on vacation in May and visited a national park in Arizona where we saw a marvelous film on humming birds --excellant film. Followed that up by actually watching a lot of hummingbirds eating at the feeders--but they couldn't see us---fasinating. 1369 days ago
I think having him in rehab is good for both of you. He has the constant care he needs from a variety of people, instead of having you do everything. You get to have some time to focus on you and the things you need to do at home. All while you get to visit him every day and enjoy each other's company. 1370 days ago
Making the best of things when a loved one is involved is so important. Your positive attitude will get you both thru this as painless as possible. Your husband is lucky to have such a caring wife! 1370 days ago