Randy S. working on his canvas painting with Sandy B.

Greetings from "The Home" front …

I missed a terribly important birthday last week - my sincere apologies to SCOOBY our beloved therapy dog!  Scooby turned 11 years old on March 8th. (That's 65 in human years and eligible for Medicare!)  I may have missed her birthday but the residents and staff certainly didn't - Scooby received several treats and birthday hugs from many of them.

We started Monday with a Food Committee meeting and news currents in the morning and then played cards and board games in the afternoon.  There was bingo in the evening.   Nancy was back for rhythm band on Tuesday afternoon.  We also had Sit & Be Fit in the morning.  I haven't said much about Sit & Be Fit but it is a wonderful and EASY set of simple exercises that really make a difference in how you feel.  You can find examples on the internet and I highly recommend this program.  A special thank you to Reagan McGillis who provided lovely harp music Wednesday afternoon.  The chapel was filled with residents who enjoyed this beautiful sounding instrument.  Pastor Dianne was here for Bible study on Thursday morning and in the afternoon we did Pretty Nails and played 5 square.  After church on Friday we celebrate with a St Patrick's Day Party.  There will be special music by Lane Linseth - a very talented young man - and of course, yummy treats.  Pam is here this weekend both on Saturday and Sunday - she will be playing St Patricks Day Bingo on Saturday.  There is also Kaffee Hus from 2-3:30 in the dining room.  Our Saturday movie matinee is an interesting documentary on the Titanic. 

Pam is providing a special Arm Chair Vacation on Sunday at 2 p.m. - you don't want to miss it.   She will be doing a power point presentation of her adventures as a volunteer at the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis.  Pam and two other LMH staff members (Vicky Johnson and Kori Fenske) were chosen from thousands of applicants to help with the festivities leading up to the Super Bowl.  What a fantastic opportunity - please feel free to come and hear about this once in a lifetime event.  Everyone is invited.

Next week we start out with News currents on Monday morning and Kitchen Cappers in the afternoon.  Not sure yet what our residents cooks will be making but am sure it will be good.  There is Sit & Be Fit on Tuesday along with Rhythm Band in the afternoon.   Mary and her gang of quilters will be here on Wednesday to have the residents working on another fun project.  Later on WATCH OUT we are having bunny races!!!  Elaine will be reading on Thursday morning and then there is pretty nails and bunco in the afternoon.  Friday brings church and "real" bingo with the American Legion and VWF in the afternoon.

We have a few resident birthdays next week -  Chrissy Molfino on March 18th, Harris Woell on March 19th, and Becky Brooks on March 21.  Only two staff birthdays - Skylar Straight on March 19th and Kayla Whetzel on the 21st.  Happy Birthday to all of you and enjoy your special day!

Our sincere sympathy to the friends and family of Phyllis Lundeby who passed away March 6th.  Phyllis enjoyed visiting with family, friends and staff. I know I always enjoyed a brief visit with Phyllis every morning when delivering coffee.  She was always so upbeat.  Phyllis also enjoyed listening to talking books and music.  Rest in Peace Phyllis - you will be missed by many.

Until next time … a thought for the week … Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out …