Friday, November 13, 2015

Another Week Over

Here we are at the end of another blogging week. It was a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I volunteered a few hours with my latest hospice client; an elderly man with early stage dementia who is an absolute joy to be with. He's got a quirky sense of humour and a whole lot of personality. He's also blessed with an amazing family that takes great care of him. We can only hope to be in such good hands if we're ever in his position.



Did I ever show you how the stairs in our home turned out? The ones that we ripped the carpet off; a carpet that had been there since the beginning of time? Here's how they looked when they were ready to be painted:



Here's how they look now:



Earlier this week I did some baking as I listened to music on my tablet; a gift the most amazing man in the world got me for our anniversary in June.

Can anyone guess what is ready to go in the oven?


That's right. It's apple crisp. And it's all gone. Even the crumbs. These things don't last long around here.

And that's a wrap, my friends. How has your week been?

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!

36 comments:

  1. I did guess it was apple crisp; it looked delicious!! I do like what you did with the stairs; came out great :) How neat with your work with hospice and the client you currently are working with; he sounds like a gem :)

    I had a good week; bit stressful dealing with some house issues but eventually things will settle down :)

    Happy weekend!

    betty

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    1. I hope they do settle down, Betty. Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Debra. A quick (and inexpensive) fix and away we go...

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  3. Wow your stairs look amazing. I love that carpet runner.

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    1. The best part is that it didn't cost much to make this (much-needed) improvement.

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  4. Mmmmm.....apple crisp! Yummy! Your stair makeover turned out great.

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    1. Apple crisp is especially welcome this time of year!

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  5. You did a completely awesome job on those stairs! They look great! Apple crisp lasts just about as long at my house too!

    I like the quote from Ghandi. People may think it's admirable when we do good things for others, but actually we probably bless ourselves as much or more than we do others when we are kind. Giving and serving bring a special type of happiness and fulfilment that cannot be found in any type of self-gratification. Glad your hospice client is a joy to be with; I'm sure he enjoys your personality and sense of humor!

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Bethany. Every time I leave a client's home, I thank them. I feel like they're giving me something that I can never get anywhere else. And a strong reminder to count my blessings. People are dealing with far worse things and yet they are happy. Thanks for your kind words!

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  6. Your stairs look very good, and I love the colour in those wall prints ... perfect.

    You can make some very yummy things with apples.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. This is the time of year where I love cooking with apples. And the house smells soooo good!

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  7. Your apple crisp looks delicious! Too bad we wait till we move to make things so nice!

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    1. It really is too bad! We'll enjoy these changes until the house sells!

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  8. In this [post you've got three things to make you happy. Apple crisp? One of my favorites.

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    1. Yes, three things that make me happy, especially the apple crisp! A favourite around here.

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  9. Your stairs look fabulous! Is there any part of you that is liking the changes in your remodel so much that you don't want to move? That is how I felt when I staged my condo. It looked so nice!

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    1. If the house was smaller, the mortgage was lower and the expenses were less...then yes. Otherwise, no! I'm eager to move :)

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  10. Love the stairs, they look killer good as does the dessert. YUM.

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    1. Thanks, Wonder Woman. I hope you're having a killer good weekend :)

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  11. The stairs look great, Happy weekend to you.

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    1. Thanks, KB, for stopping by. And a happy rest of the weekend to you!

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  12. I would love to volunteer with hospice patients. Any suggestions on how to go about getting in. I don't want to push a cart or anything like that. I want to interact with the people.

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    1. A good place to start is searching to see if you have a local hospice organization. And not to worry about pushing carts or stuff like that; hospice volunteers interact with people. That's why I joined. It can be emotional but I find it easy to handle. I like spending time with these people.

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  13. PS. And good for you for volunteering time with your hospice client.

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  14. Apple crisp? Is that like apple crackers?
    Anyway the stairs look lovely. And I haven't painted anything for several years, hahaha.

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    1. It's baked apples that are topped with a sweet, crispy crust. Very delicious.

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  15. Enjoyed watching the photos in the house! :)

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  16. Oh THAT apple crisp looks good, Martha! Nice job on the stairs!!

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    1. Thanks, Jim! They are a huge improvement from what they looked like.

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