Wednesday, June 28, 2017

HAPPENINGS IN FLORIDA

My sister had a party on Saturday afternoon for our dad. We celebrated his 94th birthday with their children and great grandchildren. 

My dad's birthday was the next day June 25th. We took him out for a prime rib dinner and he enjoyed both celebrations! 

I've taken my dad to church the last two Sunday's. He really enjoyed that. My brother in law took him the Sunday before I arrived and that was the first time he had been to church since January 20th when he fell and broke his hip. 

I took him for pancakes at McDonald's after church and also picked him up his favorite chicken sandwich on Monday after we took a drive to see the water. He also enjoyed picking up some things at the dollar store! It is a bit tiring for me but I am managing pretty well so far. 

My dad is doing pretty well at living alone. He is making his meals, doing his laundry and getting dressed on his own. My niece comes in to clean his house and gives him a shower twice a week. He is mainly using a metal walker and improving all the time. 

This guy bugged me while I was taking groceries out of the car. 

He won't leave us alone! Apparently people must be feeding him. He is not super tall, he is balancing on the bush. He could hear us talking on the porch. 

I've been watching a lot of movies with my dad. We try to watch one each night. He enjoys that when I am here. I normally bring the current Academy Award nominated movies from earlier in the year and then several others that I think he will enjoy. 

We haven't been doing too many things. I am feeling well rested. I leave to go home on Saturday late in the day. I have an MRI on Monday morning and have a few more doctor's appointments to work out before the knee surgery is scheduled. 

Yesterday we took a ride to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa because that is one of his most favorite things to do. He hasn't been there since last summer when I visited. He played on his first $5. bill the entire time we were there and left $11. up! I wasn't so lucky.....

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