I have my dictation software up and running today--with some help from Dad. I am not quite sure what we just did to make it work, but since it is working, I will go ahead and post a quick blog update.
Since today is Tuesday, I began the morning at the Rocky Mountain Stroke Center for my PT class. it's is a group class, with five or six of us plus the center's physical therapist and an intern. Mom and I were running a little late this morning so I missed the first few minutes of warm-up. but once we got going, I worked hard until my legs felt like rubber bands.
when PT was over, Mom and I went up the street to have lunch at Chipotle.We took a quick detour to see the new location of one of our very favorite antique stores. then we went back to the stroke center for the very first craft class group. One of the interns is leading a craft group every Tuesday for the next few weeks.
We made candle jars by gluing fall leaves onto glass jars. The jars are still wet so they won't come home with me until next week. I did take a picture and post it on Facebook earlier this afternoon.
I met some new people at the group. It was nice to already know at least one other woman from the arts group I attend on Monday mornings.
The Rocky Mountain Stroke Center has been a good place for me. The center offers different kinds of therapies, as well as support groups. I have not attended any of the support groups but meeting people in the art group and in the PT class has been helpful. We have time to chat and get to know each other. We talk about all kinds of things, and it has been good to be able to ask questions about how other people manage life after stroke. I have heard tips on how to manage an airline flight and things like how to put in contact lenses with only one hand
I did get two new pairs of glasses as well as a pair of prescription sunglasses within the last few weeks. I had not been to the eye doctor for five years and my prescription had changed quite a bit. The optometrist said that I should be able to wear contacts again. I think I will stick with my new glasses for now and maybe try contacts in a year or so
The rest of this week will be pretty routine. I have counseling tomorrow morning in Colorado Springs. Hi, Diane! I will see you tomorrow morning!:)
Wednesdays are the day that Dad and I hang out together. He drives me to and from the Springs and we stop for lunch somewhere on the way home, usually some out-of-the-way place that has burgers and onion rings. it has become a day we both enjoy. We talk in the car and listen to old rock 'n roll; the weather on Wednesdays has been warm enough the past month or so for us to put the top down on his Corvette. I don't think it is supposed to be very warm tomorrow, so we may need to bundle up and turn on the heat or just take mom's car.
on Thursday, Mom and I have Bible study. On Friday, Mom and Dad are getting away for the night so my sister is coming to spend the night with me. We plan to watch movies.
This morning we did find out that we will get to dogsit for Maddie, t the dog we have dogsat for in the past. Her owner has a busy weekend so she will stay with us from Friday morning until Sunday afternoon instead of having to stay home alone. I am thrilled! I am hoping for a Christmas puppy this year. My fingers are crossed that we will find the perfect dog for us.
Next week will be a typical week with the addition of a couple ofdoctor appointments and at night spent in Winter Park before my dad's birthday. we are going out to dinner on Saturday and going to see a Christian Youth Theater performance of Peter Pan. it will be fun!
I hope to blog at least once a week in the future, andas I said last time, I do post every-day comings and goings and pictures on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for the friendly requests I have received since I last posted here.
it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. We have plans to eat Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant with my dad's best friend and his wife. After dinner out, me will come home and have pie here.
Tonight we are headed to Costco for a gourmet dinner.;) We will come home to watch TV or a movie before we fall asleep early now that it is dark so much earlier than it was last week
as always, thank you for your prayers and comments. I enjoy hearing from you and keeping up with what is going on in your lives.