News for the week of January 1st to the 7th:
New Year’s Day found warmer weather, and several families and friends coming to visit. Among the visitors was our devoted Sunday guest, Leona who shares her wonderful stories with us.
With the holidays over, we began the week by un-decorating the Big Yellow House. The residents were glad to lend a hand and made quick work of putting away the many decorations. After the work was done, we spent an hour playing Wheel of Fortune. The residents enjoy trying to guess the phrases put on the board. Later in the day we enjoyed our favorite adult cocktail while watching the Badgers play in the Cotton Bowl. Everyone cheered them on to victory!
Tuesday morning found the ladies enjoying a game of volleyball in the East Dining Room, while the men gathered in the East Lounge for a video called Tractor Tales. Tuesday afternoon found our Bingo enthusiasts in the Square. All went away with bags full of treats. Cathy, Michelle and Eileen always keep the game running smoothly.
Wednesday morning we gathered in the Square for our weekly church service with Pastor Walck. We appreciate him taking the time to come and share with us. Not only does he come for services, he spends many hours putting together our schedule of visiting pastors for the year. Rich Schroetter entertained us in the afternoon. We enjoy listening to his wonderful voice and his beautiful guitar playing.
Thursday morning found a group of ladies in the Square where they were taught how to tie a fleece quilt. Many ladies have not seen this done, and enjoyed seeing the final product. It was decided that we would like to tie some more. We will probably make them to sell at our craft sale in the fall. Our Catholics gathered in the East Dining Room to celebrate mass with Father Joe. The afternoon was spent watching the antiques of Ma and Pa Kettle as we watched the movie, Old MacDonald’s Farm. After the movie residents enjoyed their favorite adult cocktail.
Rosary and Gospel Sing a Long started our Friday. The afternoon, found many playing Dime Bingo in the Square. It is always a great way to end the week.
Some activities we are looking forward to for next week are watching one of our favorite westerns, McLintock starring John Wayne, and enjoying the music of Honey and Me.
Here is this week’s recipe from our nursing home cookbook published in 1996. Harvard Beets: 2 cans diced beets (drained), ½ cup sugar, 2 TBS. cornstarch, 1/3 cup vinegar, 1/3 cup water, ½ stick margarine, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper. Directions: In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Add water and vinegar. Place on medium heat. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add margarine, salt, pepper and beets. Gently mix and serve hot. *You may add more sugar if desired. This recipe submitted by Area Nursing Home.
Until next week,
Barb Stobb, Activity Director