Sunday morning started off with warm selections on the menu. Getting up when you want to, and eating when you want to, must be one of the best improvements of 2012.
After breakfast Leona Ubbelohde visited with many of staff and residents spreading her cheery well wishes. The Church service from Grace Lutheran Church was broadcast at 8:30 on the radio and on TV at 10:30. That is another nice addition in 2012. The Packer/Viking football game at 3:30 turned out to be a surprise for Packer Fans. Maybe hell is starting to freeze over? There is always next week when they play each other again. We’ll see.
Monday was cold outside but the Rex Classes at 1 and 6 kept everyone comfortable. The Morning devotion and reading class were well attended too! In the afternoon the New Year Bingo Party began as residents sported New Year’s Eve hats, Lays, noise whistler things that twirled and hissed. Veda and Adrianna King helped the residents. Every time someone got a bingo the noise erupted. The Champaign and sparkling Grape juice filled the stem wear with a bit of the bubbly. Pickled herring, cheese, and crackers were served as we toasted. One toast by a resident was made to our Administrator Jill whose effort and hard work have made a new facility a reality. Residents toasted each other as 2012 came to a close.
Not many residents were awake to ring in the New Year. 2013, Twenty Thirteen, Two Thousand Thirteen, no matter how you say it, it is a new year. It’s going to be a great year with all kinds of wonderful new adventures. One of our most wonderful adventures will be when we move into our new facility in August. We will be updating everyone on the project.
Wednesday Church service was led by Pastor Walck and Deloris Huber was the pianist. In the afternoon a Resident Council meeting was held in the north dining room.
On Thursday morning, the priest from St. Joseph Parishes of Elk Mound and Rock Falls had Mass for our Catholic Residents. Other resident had devotions, reading group and exercise. The story was about hiding Christmas presents from children. Under the bed was deemed the worst place, since children always looked there. In the afternoon the movie “Twelve Dogs of Christmas” was shown. Popcorn and beverage was served as the residents enjoyed the movie.
On Friday morning Loretta led Rosary for our Catholic Residents. The Gospel Sing at 10:00 was led by Glen and Julie. Deloris played the piano and like every Friday, Veda was here to help with the programs. It Was Dime Bingo in the afternoon that kept residents busy.
On Saturday residents went to REX Classes and played Hollywood. The New Year was off to a good start and it is only going to get better with our New building rising up like a Star in our community. That is all for now here in the land of Colfax where the men are strong and the women are good looking!