Sunday, February 16, 2014

Meet the King

 A lot has happened this past week, my hubby was crowned the 2014 King at the nursing home. It was a shock to us both. I had gone to look at a new room with him. He wanted my approval. As we were walking back toward his old room, they took him into the activity room. They had been telling him all day that  he had to go to the party and he kept telling them he wasn't . He was really surprised. It was fun and he gets to wear his crown whenever he wants for this year. 
    We did move him to a new room and he has a new roommate.  A quiet gentleman who just wants someone in the room with him. They talk if they want and  its just a better situation all the way around. I know he is  much happier. They both sleep at night and don't get unruly with the nursing staff. I have seen him smile more in the last two days then I have seen for quite a while. His room is on the south side of the building which makes it warmer for him. He can watch out the window and see who comes and goes which is really nice. A better view if you ask me.
    My youngest grandson is working on his ice skating badge for scouts. He isn't brave enough yet to turn lose and skate without holding on to something. I am glad that he wants to try whether he does anything else or not. It is something they can have fun doing. His mom skated and her last competition was the National Collegiate competition. It was the only one that I didn't get to go to, but we couldn't afford to fly and to far to drive. 



     His mom and dad  were getting ready to race their cars at the pinewood derby. They had to race each other. They both laughed about it, but it was where the adults could race cars. They didn't have to follow the rules like the boys do. 

    Basketball has come to an end today excepting  the tournament at the end of the week. I can watch and then stop by the nursing home to see  hubby on my way home which should work pretty good. They lost today, but it was fun to watch.

    I am glad my hubby is moved. I can rest a little easier because he is already sleeping better. He is making up for all of the sleeping that he has missed. Well I hope you all have a wonderful week, mine will be busy with getting taxes figured. a trip to the city for a doctor appointment, staying with the two oldest grandsons, just to name a few. Take care and stay warm and safe. 

13 comments:

Kim said...

I'm glad "The King's" new roommate is working out. My Mom's roommate is a bit of an issue. Luckily she is out of the room most of the time. She is a "Repeater" and gets on a loop and goes for hours. I feel so sad for my Mom but there are no other rooms.

Quinn said...

Does this mean you are now The Queen? :)
Good news on the new room...it's so important to have a restful place!
Have a great day, Your Majesty :)

jenann said...

Hail to the King! Hope you are working on your curtsey? Or do you get regal status by association?
Glad to hear he's happy and enjoying life more, it makes it easier for you emotionally, I'm sure.
Bless the grandson too - my DH is 72 and still needs something to hold onto on the ice - usually me. But, if it helps your boy to know, he also took his feet off the bottom of the swimming pool for the first time last year and can now swim properly, 500 meters last week. It's all a matter of experience and confidence which comes eventually at any age. Keep telling my mother she's to have a skate board for her 92nd this year...
I'm curtseying deeply to Your Majesty,
Jenni

Vickie said...

How fun! Even better to have a peaceful, happy new room and roommate for your husband. So glad.

Gert said...

How sweet! Love the King! I'm sure he felt like a King, when he was crowned as such...lol So glad he got to move to a better room, with a much compatible roommate! Enjoy your week!

Blessings,
Gert

Cindy said...

I love hearing good news and am so happy about your husband and his new room and roommate! I absolutely love the picture of your "King" -- warms my heart!

Debby said...

Congratulations to the King. You should be proud. Well, you should be the Queen for all that you do. So glad he is happier in his new room. Sounds like the new roomie is a better match.
Basketball here is over as well. Oh my what will we do on Saturdays.
So good to hear that you are enjoying this winter.

Louise Michie said...

So glad to hear that your husband has now moved to a better room. I am sure he will now make more progress in all areas.
The ice skating frame surprised me. We have had temporary ice rinks here in the Territory but people just put on the skates and go. No help is offered, no anything. Imagine little indigenous kids who do not even have regular meals or showers suddenly ice skating!! Hopefully your grandson has the core strength to succeed at this sport.

111 LaLa Lane said...

Well Shirley, your hubby looks absolutely dashing in his crown. It's so good to hear that he is happier in his new room and that he is sleeping well. Take care!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

What a most handsome king! Woo hoo! Congratulations and all hail the king! This is so fun. :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your husband looks very happy and handsome with his newly won crown! Congrats to him. I'm happy for you that he has gotten moved and is enjoying the new room. I know this must ease your mind so much. Take care, Shirley, and have a good week!

Mereknits said...

Shirley, so glad your husband is happier and made King, wow! Hugs to you,
Meredith

CatieAn said...

What a handsome king! I bet you are so much more relaxed about him being in a new room and having a new view and nicer roommate. I am so happy for you both. Isn't it fun hanging with the grandkids?