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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Bit Of Good News

August 15, 2012

Good morning.  It's rather gray outside and looking a bit like rain is on the way.  Well, I suppose the lawns and gardens could use a good drink.  My little guy Pogo is curled up next to me hoping for more hugs.  What a smush bug he has become! 

I got an email with a copy of the annual state survey (done by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health)  of the pediatric facility where my daughter Laura lives.   For the eighth year in a row, the facility has been deficiency free and continues to receive a five-star rating.  This puts Seven Hills Pediatric Center in the top 4% of the nation's skilled nursing facilities. 

This is fabulous news, but I already knew that the staff and care at this facility is excellent.  If you must place your special youngster in a nursing facility, this is the place to check out.  My Laura has lived at Seven Hills for more than thirty years, and the care she has received has always been top notch. 

Oh wow, I just took a short break to take Pogo out for a sprinkle before the rains came, and got quite a surprise.  It's pouring!  Poor little Pogo is not crazy about doing his potty business in the rain.  And to be honest, I'm not crazy about it either.  If only he would consider using the wee wee pads.  Life could be so much easier!

At the moment, it's getting much darker outside so I guess we're in for some thunder and lightning too.  Hopefully,  this will let up later this morning so that I can go out and get a couple of errands done. 

Last night I made a layout and QP for the "Paint The Barn challenge at Moo Two, using their color palette.  Here's my layout and the QP with a download link.  I hope you can use it.

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I thought I would also share the original photo that I used for last week's Friday Photo Art.  I took this photo very early one morning last week at work.  The sky was still dark blue, with huge rays of corally red.  It was such a pretty picture that I just had to photograph it.

Well, it's getting quite noisy outside.  I haven't seen any lightning yet, but the thunder is very loud.  I guess that's my cue to get off the computer for a while.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.


Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

gorgeous photo and thanks for the QP, my great nieces got a new kitty that will look cute in this one! Have a marvelous day, we had storms and rain all night too, much needed! Hugs!

Nani said...

Edna, the layout and quick page are adorable!

We've been getting some storms hit and miss and an all night rain Monday night.

If it's anything like it was for us to get Kaline to use her scratching post, show pogo the wee-wee pads every now and then and leave it he can see it. One day out of the blue he'll use them and look at you like "what? I've always known what it's for."

Did the doc tell you to start taking vitamins again? I'm going to ask about just doing a multi ad my vitamin D. They have multivitamins in gummies! Every time you say "spider bite," I do a ceiling check! :)

Hugs, Nani

smiekeltje said...

So reassuring to know that your Laura is in good hands.
Oh Pogo will use out of the blue the pads one day, but he is fooling around I guess LOL.
Did you try that cat litter, it may be a solution.?
We're in for some real warm to hot days here, so I better do some things in the morning when it's still rather cool.
Have a great day

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 3 post on Aug. 16, 2012. Thanks again.

The Queen Jester said...

I love the sky photo - such beautiful colors. I didn't realize you had a daughter in a facilty. How you remain such an upbeat positive person with all that life has thrown you I don't know, but I sure admire your spunk.