Tuesday, June 23, 2009

One day late Wrap-up

I meant to do an entry yesterday, but kept getting busy. This weekend was crazy. Most of you probably already know that my Grandpa took a nasty fall and ended up in the hospital. It looked very bleak for a few days but he showed a slight improvement yesterday, so that must be a good sign! He was having a hard time eating so, instead of telling any of us, he just stopped eating. This was most likely one of the contributing factors as to why he lost his balance, fell and then was too weak to get to a phone for help right away. Luckily, my Dad called to check in, and when he didn't answer after several calls, sent his wife over [she had to break a window to get in!] and found him. Anyway, since he has a hard time swallowing, I made him some homemade soup and mashed potatoes, thinking those would be easy for him to eat until he re-gained some strength. He has 24 hour nursing care right now, and they said he LOVES what I made him. [I'll post the yummy soup recipe later.] I plan to go over to his home tomorrow to visit him. I love him so much, and he is my only grandparent left...and I'm just not ready to say good-bye yet, so we all keep telling him he simply HAS to get better.

In other news, I've lost 19 pounds since May 1st!! I am really excited about it, but I know I have to start working out to avoid the dreaded "weight loss plateau" I always hit [and then usually give up]. My goal is to lose 30 more pounds by Sept. 25. We will see... ;)

Ryan is out of town. Again. I bet you are all as sick of hearing this as I am of telling you. This has been a bit trying to our relationship recently. When he is gone Monday through Friday and we have separate stuff planned on the weekends, it leaves us both feeling a bit...neglected. So, we have vowed that after this weekend, we will bring back "date night" every Saturday night. No matter what, as long as he is traveling...which looks like it will be until at least August.

I hope everyone has a great week! xoxo


Mariah said...

I'm glad your grandpa is showing signs of improvement!

Congrats on the weight loss, Rachel!

Carie said...

Congrats on losing the weight! That is amazing!

I am praying for your Grandpa.