Sunday, October 16, 2022

AVR Weekly News ~ 464th Edition

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by 
Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer. 
~ Recap the past week ~ 
~ Show what's upcoming ~ 
~ Share news ~ 
~ Display book hauls ~

  • Sunday ~ Meme ~ AVR Weekly News ~ 463rd Edition
  • Tuesday ~ Blitz & GiveawayThe Akseli by Dianne Duvall
  • Thursday ~ Tour ~ 5 Reasons to Love Simone ~ The Akseli by Dianne Duvall
  • Friday ~ ReviewThe Akseli by Dianne Duvall
  • Saturday ~ Tour ReviewThe Legend of Black Jack by A.R. Witham
  • Monday ~ Spotlight ~ The Frost Fair by Natasha Hastings
  • Friday ~ Friday Featured Spotlight ~ TWR Blog Tour: Where David Threw Stones 
  • Sunday ~ Meme ~ AVR Weekly News ~ 465th Edition

Hello and Happy Sunday!
(post written on Saturday)
Sunrise on the farm

Leaves are changing color.

Made mom get some fresh air and watch Anna carve her pumpkin 
on the 2nd to last nice day (Tuesday) before the chill moved in.

On the Home Front: 
  • Sunday - Traveled to Ohio.
  • Monday - Toured an assisted living facilty with my brother. Wow. We want to know when we can move in. It's so nice! Apparently most places have 1 full-time activity director and this place has 3. We got there at lunch time and it smelled delicious! I swear, it's like a cruise ship without the ocean. lol
  • Tuesday - Grocery shopping.
  • Wednesday - Took mom to tour the assisted living facility. She did really well with what I call her Hot Wheels (a rolling walker).
  • Thursday - Oncologist appt. Dr is pleased with how she looks and her attitude compared to last week.
  • Friday - Fetch, carry, fix food, more food, dishes, etc. Mom had a really good day.
  • Saturday - Mom had a bad morning, but was better by afternoon. Bro, niece, nephew, and niece-in-law painted the shop and machine shed. 
  • Today -  Hoping to start moving furniture into mom's room at the assisted living. Sis-in-law is taking her (if she's up to it) to look at a mattress for her bed. She needs a twin since her own bed is a double, plus it's too high for her in her weakened condition. Bro and fam are going to finish painting the shop. There's not much left.
Mom's week: Busy, busy, busy. Between fixing food, dispensing meds, appointments, and touring the assisted living facility, it's been very busy this week. She's been fussing over what furniture to take and making lists. The place is super nice and while she's sad to be leaving her home since 1969, she's excited too. And if she gets stronger she can always come back home. She figures she'll winter there then she doesn't have to deal with the snow here at the farm. LOL

Touching Nature: Half the week was nice then it rained hard and chillier weather moved in. Fairly typical Ohio weather. There's a wintry mix in the forecast for Tues? I think it's time to head home to NC.

Book News: Listened to an audiobook while traveling. Almost finished it. Also started and finished The Akseli and wrote the review. However, I still have 11 reviews to write.

Don't Touch That Dial!: Watching a lot of the game network and Leave It to Beaver.

At the Flicks: Not yet.

Cyberspace Playground: Still Wordle and Zen Match


Carol's Nuggets of Wisdom: Save, save, save your money. Because (if needed) you do not want to go to a shitty/bare bones assisted living facility.

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.

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  1. Your mom looks warm all wrapped up outdoors. Glad she has a nice assisted living facility.

  2. I love your blog, its so bright and cheery! Love the pictures, especially the sunrise. Hope you have a great week!

  3. Well my daughter would say soup is magic. It's one of her favorite things. I'm glad the assisted living was so nice and that she can get in so soon. I like the photos!

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

  4. I'm glad your mom had some good days this week and that her bad morning didn't seem to last long. I love your photos. They're all fun and cheerful! I hope moving your mom into the assister living. I hope you have a great week!

    My Sunday Post

  5. I'm glad your mom is excited about her new adventure. How much does a NOT shitty/barebones Assisted Living place cost? I'll definitely need to live in one some day as I have no kids to look after me. Ha ha.