Messages between safrida and psom

By psom on Aug 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Glad you like it. And good for you, go out and have some fun, you deserve it!

By safrida on Aug 5, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Card is ossum! Yes, Swiss Chalet is a nation-wide chicken chain that boasts rotisserie chicken and their own secret recipe sauce. The sauce is an "acquired taste" thing. You either love it or hate it. There's no in between. Off to see Guardians of the Galaxy tonight with friends.

By psom on Aug 5, 2014 at 7:55 AM

By psom on Aug 4, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Oh, that 's great!!!! Swiss Chalet chicken, huh? I'm guessing that's a restaurant. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to issue the membership cards....And I know we all miss the Tabsworth boys!!!!

By safrida on Aug 4, 2014 at 3:37 PM

Dad's much better and allowed to drive again. This has made Mom Happy because she gets more visitors in the course of the week. And.... Swiss Chalet chicken. She loves Swiss Chalet chicken to the point of obsession and to the point where I can't stand the stuff anymore. I'm good. With Dad a little more self-sufficient I'm able to get more "me" time and will be moving home after the 20th. I love and miss my apartment. How you doing down there? Floods, fires and droughts--hoo boy!

By psom on Aug 4, 2014 at 11:23 AM

How are you and how's the family?

By psom on Jul 24, 2014 at 7:55 AM

I think so too, just don't know where I'll find the time to make them...........

By safrida on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:06 PM

I think the fan cards are a nice idea for Punkin and Missy's supporters over the years. Fans like to be acknowledged once in a while.

By psom on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Well, hopefully good sense will prevail until the incisions are healed enough to reduce the daily necessity.....Hope you're hanging in there. Icguy34 and I are thinking about issuing membership cards for Punkin's Pals. If you get a minute, go to my db and read what he says about it and let me know what you think, please.

By safrida on Jul 23, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The PSW herself solved the crisis this morning by coming after her 9:00 cancelled, then deciding to do some schedule shuffling on her own. It's still a ridiculous situation, especially when Dad's got instructions to shower daily to keep his incisions clean. Off to take him for his second morning walk!

By psom on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Ouch, perfectly convenient for whom???? I think my mom's used to come around 2:30 pm, but she didn't bathe, just meds and check up, although there was one that would overnight once in a while so I could get out and be with Rick.........

By safrida on Jul 22, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Sigh. Taking a mo before I have to take the casserole out of the oven. Dad's doing much better. He's walking a lot more, feeling a little more like himself and has only had two moments of pain in the last three weeks. So... good. We're having a fight with the care-giver service which is supposed to come and help with his showering. Not only are they only coming out twice a week, they announced today that Dad's permanent Wednesday appt. is now 11:30. Because that's a perfectly convenient time. Idiots. So I've been on the phone politely telling people that they're insane in the brain if they think that is an appropriate time for someone to have a shower, and to send someone else. I mean, yes, we don't have to pay a dime for Dad's surgery, so really, we should STFU, but when they promise that you can return to your home with help in order to keep you from clogging up a hospital bed... Well, put your money where your politician's mouths are. Anyhoo, hoping I'll be here a little more now that Dad's feeling better. If a little smelly.

By psom on Jul 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Ohai, how's everybody?

By safrida on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:14 PM

He's slowly improving. He's been home a week now and managing to do a little more walking, but he's still pretty tired... which is normal after anesthetic. He's trying not to be too much work for me. I'm going up to spend some Mom time tomorrow afternoon. Hope to be on Cheez a little more after a couple of weeks when Dad's a little more self-sufficient. Miss you, too!!

By psom on Jul 15, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Glad to see he's doing okay. Nice to hear from you, have missed you!

By safrida on Jul 11, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Hey. ON briefly. Dadwatch is going mostly well. He's home and happier, but he i shaving trouble with his blood levels. He's on warfarin and has to be tested frequently so it's meant earlier mornings than either of us anticipated. But he's able to walk, is enjoying the "heart healthy" diet I'm serving and the swelling is starting to go down in his feet and legs. It was like looking at that scene in Big Trouble in Little China where Thunder starts swelling up before he explodes. We have to put compression stockings on him and THAT is an epic challenge. Especially since for three days, Dad was wearing the ones that he wore home from the hospital, which were a size too small. I have had less trouble getting into old girdles. But I have a bit of me time tonight. After I take him for his last walk of the night. Hope to see more of you soon!

By psom on Jul 9, 2014 at 4:30 PM

How's dadwatch coming along?

By safrida on Jun 27, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Someone told my sister after the fact that it's common for people to spiral into depression after heart surgery. One of her co-worker's sweet-as-pie mother threw her breakfast tray across the room at the nurse, apparently. But he's slowly progressing, and I'm mentally preparing for dealing with attitude when I get him home. I have a party this Sunday for a friend, so long as we don't have to go pick up Dad, and I'm planning on spending a mindless evening in front of the television, so...I'm good!

By psom on Jun 27, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Guys can be that way sometimes when they're under the weather. Glad to hear that all's going fairly well. You just be sure to take care of yourself too!

By safrida on Jun 26, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Oh, I'm fine, Mom's fine and Dad has been Captain Crankypants up in Toronto. I called his nurse this morning and she said he was being a little difficult, but nothing she couldn't handle. (His roommate was an utter asshole according to both my uncle and my sis.) I think he was expecting to finish the surgery and go kite sailing and horseback riding the next day. Not quite. He's tired, sore, and they're still tinkering with the temporary pacemaker. So, it's going to be an uphill battle, but he's got the best care available and he'll be coming back to the loving nursing skills of the supply teacher three VPs had on speed dial for difficult classes. I see that there's a scandal at camp.

By psom on Jun 26, 2014 at 4:16 PM

Hi, How's everybody????

By psom on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Well, bless your heart for taking such good care of your folks! Glad to hear it went well. Give yourself a big hug for me...

By safrida on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Hey, darling one! What's new here is that Dad had his heart surgery yesterday. The operation was successful and he's down in Toronto for the next few days recovering before he goes home. When he does, I move in for at least a month until he is okay to be on his own again.

By psom on Jun 25, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Hey there you, what's new?

By psom on Jun 25, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Hey there you, what' new?

By psom on Jun 6, 2014 at 8:01 AM

Thanks for the update. They did show amazing restraint in capturing as opposed to shooting. Don't work too hard and have a good weekend as well!

By safrida on Jun 6, 2014 at 4:39 AM

They caught the shooter. Just around midnight they found where he was hiding and he surrendered. Gotta credit the RCMP officers for not going with their guts and turning the bastard into a bloody sponge. Called for work today, so I'll see you on Monday!! Have an awesome weekend.

By safrida on Jun 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

It's hard to say if dude is being helped or not. It is a large and wooded area surrounding the neighbourhoods where the searches are underway. Frankly, I'd rather be locked down in my home than in a school or workplace. It's still no picnic for the people who are affected. We do not have a Target in Ptbo and even if we did.... Store brand? For Mom? You Jest!! Surely, you jest!! Funny thing: Target opted out of taking over the Zeller's store here (the company that went bankrupt and sold its spaces to Target) but Walmart purchased it as a smaller, local store. Now, Target in general is tanking in Canada.

By psom on Jun 5, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Too true and worst of all Hedda will probably take him back the next time he's in town! Ah, heating pad makes more sense now! I hope no one is actively helping him, that could go on for days, all those poor folks locked in wondering what will happen next! Do you have Target stores in your area? They have a store brand that is comparable to Olay and less expensive....perhaps a little switcheroo next time she runs out.

By safrida on Jun 5, 2014 at 4:21 PM

I'm sure Hedda will pop up again. And if Agent double elebenty is supposed to be the "james Bond" type.... he's got a girl-cat in every port, right? I'm embracing the chilly day because it means that I can put a heating pad on the trubble zone without sweating to death. And as for Moncton, well, they're looking but they have a feeling he's being tipped off by social media (E.g. "Bunch of cops here outside my house... OMG" or a few who are actively telling him where to go to avoid capture) Hopefully tomorrow brings better news.