Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday Tidbits

Off to bring lunch to Dad in a couple of hours. I made a fish chowder last night and had it 'setting' overnight.

My Dad, who is 94 years old, is doing quite well lately. He is becoming less mobile by the day and has a 'walker' to help him get around the house and for those 'not too frequent' outings. But all in all, he is doing fine.

                 Ron and Dad
I was talking to an acquaintance yesterday whose career has been working with the elderly for the past 25 years. She is a 'goldmine' of information and resources should my family ever require advice for my father's care.

Met up with a standard Poodle yesterday at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax. He was a great looking dog and towered over Sophie. They got along really well. Whenever she meets up with another Doodle or Poodle, something 'clicks' in both of them. And away they go!

They know exactly how to play together. They bound around in a similar fashion as if they are speaking the same language! So much fun to watch.

Watched Oprah yesterday. It was the reunion of the cast of The Color Purple. Whoopi Goldberg came out first. I like her. She doesn't 'beat around the bush'. She is a very talented woman. And was a central character in this ground-breaking film. 

As can be seen in the following photo and the first one, the last of the leaves in the garden are starting to fall. This Japanese Maple, called Bloodgood, for the first time has kept it's leaves well into November. It has been a sight to be seen and a great source of a few colourful photos.

Believe it or not, we found a rose in bloom today. It is far from perfect but must have been determined to survive. It is a New Dawn climbing rose. The weather has been mild for here....the last few days have been between 10 and 17 degrees celsius. I guess that would be around 50 to 55 F. I think. 

Just a 'shout out' to two of my fellow bloggers who are having surgery this week. Sharon from Life With Jack and Jill.......good luck with your eye surgeries this coming week. We are thinkin' about you! And Jojo at My Random Insanities who is having thyroid surgery......all the best Jojo!

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