Nan Mustard's Recovery

This blog is a record of Erin (Nan) Mustard's recovery.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

A really nice day

Dear Family and Friends,

It is bed time now but this has been a very good day. Nan woke me this morning to prepare to pick up Keanna. We had a wonderful time at Sabbath School and Keanna did a very good job of being involved. Even the teacher commented on how much Keanna participated.
Then back home with Keanna. On the way home she spotted parachutes and said that when she was older, much older she would do that.
When I got home Nan was downstairs in her chair. We had toast and an orange. A few minutes later Nikki called to offer a pizza from Strawhat, it was great, very tasty. Then Nikki and Keanna went to a birthday party and Nan and I napped a bit. Later we went out onto the back deck to enjoy the warm weather. While we were out there Nan had me add some new dirt to the pots, make sure the sprinklers were working, popped some new tomato plants and flowers in the ground, threw away some old plants. Nan directed the entire process and seemed to enjoy the cool breezes. She moved from chair to chair as I worked on different pots and we discovered she cannot get up by herself from the lounge chair, too low. Too much gravity to overcome.
When we came inside we left the doors open to outside and Nan directed me to start heating up water. Then she came into the kitchen and turned out outstanding noodles and chicken, asparagas that was heavenly. Her food was excellent. We ate and then she settled in her chair. Unfortunately soon after eating her tummy started acting up and has been really a problem all eavening. She took her pills and they stayed down but barely.
So once again the day has been up and downhill like usual. For the most part Nan has felt good and had a good day. She is recovering from last evening when she expended lots of energy.

Sabbath presents such a different enviroment than the rest of the week, it is time to be together, to relax and enjoy family, to even enjoy cool breezes on the back deck.

Thank you for your love and support.


tim and nan


  • At 3:52 AM, Anonymous roger and carol said…

    Good Morning~
    Another good report this a.m. Aren't you glad God sprinkles good days among the trying? You both needed the quite time together.

    Our warm weather has disappeared for the time being. It's a very cool 29 degrees here with hope of warming up to mid 40's. Yesterday it didn't get over 40. The daffodils and Bradford pears are blooming and it is beautiful out. Last week was in the 70's! That's March in NC. The orchards must be in bloom there also. I love spring!

    I'm off to Wal-Mart before the Sunday crowds take over. That's the best place around for groceries.

    Love and prayers ~ Carol

  • At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Bob & Carrol said…

    Hi Tim & Nan,

    We are back form Our Short visit to Carrol's Sisters in Chico. No traffic problems as there were on the way up there Friday afternoon.

    Good to read that You had a good Sabbath & B. Day for Nicki, aren't the little ones a hoot when it comes to a B. Day? dosen't seem to matter Who it is they have a great time.

    We will attend a Funeral at 11:30 this Morning. Long time Friend of nearly 50 years,(Violet Lehman) She was 83 Years Old I think, Fine Lady.

    100th B. Day Party for another Dear Friend (Sadie Jaugh)at 2:00 at the Church so We have a full day. Carrol is rested up and should do both events fine.

    Monday 8:30 is Clinic time in Stockton. We are Praying for good Lab work Numbers. Sure hate to think about having to start that Chemo Stuff again and Good Numbers will let Her stay off for another 2 months. Dr. will see Her at 10:30 and let Us know how things are on the Lab Report.

    We along with You long for the Day when all of this Illness & Pain will be gone forever, What a Day that will be !!

    Much Love & Prayers ,

    Bob & Carrol.

  • At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    How many times do I have to tell you. No comments about your wife and gravitational increases. This will not increase your happiness or your life span. One of these days Nan is going to be out of sorts when you make these foolish comments and not remember the last nice thing you did. Then POW! Your done. So be careful about what you say.

    There will soon be a perfect day with no down side. I have been praying about this and you will not have to wait till heaven to experience God's perfect day. You know the one without a cloud. It is on its way. Be looking for it so you don't miss any of it when it gets here.

    So you are quite the gardener now. A little dirt here a little there and lots of discussion about pot. Sounds like one of those magazines at the check out in the grocery store.

    So pleased to hear that your Sabbath went mostly well. Your perfect day is coming.



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