Friday, February 29, 2008

A Little Sunshine

The sun has been shining on our last few days off, so we have enjoyed a few rounds of golf. I love getting out in the sun and in nature--even highly manicured nature--and see anything and everything God created.



Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Weekend Project

Had an idea rumbling around in my brain the last couple of days. Usually they don't turn out even close to what I see in my mind's eye. This time, I think it actually came out better. I finished up the polymer clay last night, but needed to make a run to Michael's for the right beads today. I found the great charms there. They were in one pack and the lower one says, "Bloom where you're planted." This one is for my sister, Melanie. Not only does she love gardening and flowers, she has a lot of stress going on right now. So, this is for her to remember to enjoy the moment.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Can you imagine...

This adorable little girl is actually getting married!




Okay, so this was taken more than 20 years ago and she is all grown up. Still, I can't believe she is going to take the plunge into the sea of matrimony. I keep thinking she is too young, yet she will be 3 years older than I was when I said "I do." Apparently, my dad was right and I was way too young...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

No Place to Grow Old

You may have noticed the article on the front page of the Oregonian’s sunrise edition. It shares the plight of families trying to find placement for their loved ones on Medicaid. Many care facilities are struggling to remain in the black with the low reimbursement rates and more are canceling their contract. This leaves those clients with few choices of where to go.

There is currently a bill in the Oregon legislature which will cause some restructure of the human services department and increase Medicaid rates for community based care by about $261.00 per month. I encourage you to contact your senator and representative to vote in favor of SB 1061. This bill will enable many Adult Care Homes to remain solvent while caring for their Medicaid clients.
Juanita Funkhouser chats with client Bernice Tyler, 91, as her husband Carrol, listens in, at the adult foster care home she co-owns with her husband Jeff in Tigard. A growing number of assisted living centers and adult foster homes are turning away Medicaid patients because they say the state does not pay enough for their care.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Time with a Friend

This morning I visited with a friend that I don't see much anymore. We met at Angel Nails where we used to go after work for manicures. Today I had the Deluxe Pedicure with extra foot massage, a mosturizing foot mask and a hot towel wrap. Now my feet feel great! Between that and the gossip, I had a ball!