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Oct. 30-Nov. 5th, 2021
Hey folks, only 7 more Fridays until Christmas! Are you an early celebrator, a “wait-until-the-week-of” kind of person or somewhere in between? To share with y’all, I have been playing Christmas music in my car since Monday.
This week has been another whirlwind of activity for our residents. Monday we made tissue paper flowers to celebrate Dia de la Muertes, Day of the Dead. Originally, I had sugar skulls on our activity calendar, but I couldn’t find the right skulls for the project. When I mentioned this to the residents, they thought I was looking for ACTUAL skulls. I told them that was a lot of digging for one person. (ba doomp boomp)
On Tuesday, we had Trinity Lutheran Church and Pastor Brad here for service. Pastor Brad is fabulous with our residents. In the afternoon, we played trivia for quarters and chocolates. It started as a small gathering and quickly grew! We had so much fun that I ended up giving out $10 in quarters and half of my chocolate stash!
Wednesdays are beauty shop days and BINGO afternoons. Again, another amazing turnout of residents from all communities here on campus. It was awesome to see some new faces, though the regular players were not impressed when the newcomers started winning. I enjoyed the friendly banter and competition created. Wednesday we also welcomed the Ladies Auxiliary who utilized our kitchens for their bake sale items. I volunteered to be quality control on the goods; everything was fabulous.
Thursday was a relaxing day. I did nails, gave massages, and visited with some of our residents that were not able to come out for activities.
To end the week, the residents had their Resident Council Meeting with Madame President Beverlye Thompson presiding so executively. Besides discussing the important issues that affect them here, the council also votes on a Resident Luncheon meal. They decided on minute steaks with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable soup and bread pudding for dessert. Yum!
I hope you were able to grab some of the delicious wares that the Ladies Auxiliary made. Some of our residents and staff were able to enjoy the turnovers and lefse.
Remember to thank a veteran this coming Thursday, Veteran’s Day. And, please say a little blessing for our staff as well. I am sure they feel like they have been in the trenches lately.
Have a great week, everyone.