Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas party at Magnolia.

What a sweet evening to spend with my hubby. The food was great, 
the music fantastic (as Elbert said, 'they are doing great') and Marie and I were very happy that Elbert was alert and having the time of his life. 
Elbert and I even danced to Hogie Carmichael's 'Stardust'. Now, you young folks aren't gonna know who Hogie was but that's ok. He wrote some really great dance music in his time.
A trip to the dr. earlier in the afternoon was good news. The medication for the blood clot (and swelling) is working. Doc says he'll check Elbert again 'after the weather gets warmer... maybe springtime,' he says.

You just can't have it much better than that. As the evening wore on I'd look at Elbert and just want to slip him out the door and bring him home. Then, I'd remember that doing such a thing would not be the best idea I've ever had. However, I will have the memories of last night and the Magnolia Manor Christmas party with me forever.

6 comments:

Linda J. said...

What a wonderful evening! I'm so glad it went well for you all. This is the first Christmas in many years we have not had family in a nursing home to decorate their rooms or visit.

And yes, Elbert is in a safe, comfortable place receiving the around-the-clock care he needs!

judi said...

What wonderful news! Glad the dr appt went well. You look so happy in each others arms on the dance floor.

Dolores said...

Oh Latane, I'm crying such happy tears for you!
Looking at Elbert in the pictures, one would never think anything wrong.......He looks wonderful, and the two of you together..... oh how sweet!

I'm so happy for the good doctor visit....and your special evening together!

Hugs,
Dolores

Mildred said...

Hi Latane, I noticed your name on Patsy's blog and wanted to stop in and say hello. I used to visit you from Nalley Valley blog. I have been catching up and am very happy that you had a good visit with Elbert. I remember that music and how sweet that you two got to dance. I am thankful the meds are working and that Elbert is in a place where he seems content and safe. Blessings to you and your entire family.

The Tile Lady said...

It was wonderful, Mom! I loved how happy Dad was, and how alert. He enjoyed the music and the food so much, and I enjoyed seeing the two of you dancing! It was all so VERY special, and I will remember it fondly for a long time to come! I am so glad I went. Love you both so much!

Maddy said...

Certainly an evening to remember and cherish.