Well, actually, I'm not, but I have about two days worth of STUFF to fit into one day, so I'm going to try to do a few quick paragraphs to keep you all in the loop.
Elegante Mother is doing well physically, but she's still having memory problems. She will be on anti-seizure meds through September, and then we will see if her memory clears. She knows she is forgetting things, and having difficulty with sentences. It's tough to watch her struggle, so I pray that things will ease for her when she no longer has to take the medication.
EM has misplaced a hearing aid. I've had to order a replacement. The remote for one of the digital picture frames is missing. I wonder if she's got a little stash going somewhere for electronic things. I might just hand her the mobile telephone and see if she can stash that, too! Reminds me of magpies...
My family is springing me for three days. I'm going to central Indiana to spend some time with my sis and her family, and to see her oldest daughter march in her first college football halftime program. I'm excited. In a way, my niece is following in my footsteps. She is going to major in education. I wonder if her music will be a vocation or an avocation. No matter what she choses, I've enjoyed seeing the results of her efforts.
I get to spend a day communing with my sewing machine on Friday while Sis is at work, and I plan to make a salad for dinner, so she won't have to come home and cook. I have NO IDEA what she plans to do on Saturday. We may weed, or sit and talk, or mall crawl. Perhaps there will be a late summer festival to see. No matter what she chooses, I'll be happy.
Sunday morning, I'm going to have to leave that Indiana Idyll and drive back to Illinois, EM's 23rd grandchild is going to be Christened, and since we share a name, I'd really like to be there for the Christening. While I'm away My-Sister-The-Nurse is going to take care of Elegante Mother. Dear Husband hopes to take the two of them to the Kane County Cougar's game on Friday night, so that EM can see the fireworks. We'll see how things work out.
I found a great blog that I want to follow (when I have time. Yeah...riiiiiiiiight...time). It's all about one man's efforts to learn what kind of carbon footprint he has. The blog is 365 Days of Trash. He is saving EVERYTHING...in his basement. Go visit, and read some of his back posts. He has some wonderful common sense EASY things to do to save on trash.
Edward Scissorhands, our cat, is coping with kidney failure. He's a tough old bird, though. I knew there was a problem as early as Christmas last year, and the vet confirmed my guess in February. He's still with us, bringing his prey to the front door for lunch. (UCK!!) He sits with me at night, and sleeps a little more now. I'm glad for the extra days we've had, and that he got to enjoy one more summer.
My keyboard died! I thought it was worse. I thought the computer was going, but my stepson figured out the problem, and we switched the keyboard with a spare. I have to go keyboard shopping next week. I didn't realize how different the two keyboards are. I'm having a terrible time trying to fit my fingers into this narrower space.
I hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend. May you celebrate with family and friends,and enjoy the last hurrah of summer!