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Jul 8, 2017 03:29PM
Hi, checking in!
Quiet here....everyone having a 4th of July letdown?
I finished my course on June 29th. I did grades Friday...couldn't focus so was up until 4am. I slept until 1pm last Saturday.
This past week was nice....had lunch at my favorite spot on the water, and dinner outside on Main Street in town another day. We saw fireworks
My granddaughter Caroline (6) came to visit with her dad (my DD is divorced and his family lives near me). We went to the ocean for awhile then shopping in our little town at her favorite shop. She got a cute hat and a toy. She was supposed to sleep over but she really missed her mom and did not want to stay.
So much going on....a new boyfriend moved in with my DD (serious, engaged now) and he has a daughter and 2 dogs now...so Caroline was homesick and probably a little jealous that the "step" sister was home with her mom. So I let it go...no sleep over but I actually was tired.
Last night we went to see James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at Jones Beach Theater on the bay. We were only 6 rows from the stage, and it was so much fun. At the very end of the show, it started raining on us and nobody cared...everybody stayed. We were drenched. And they just kept singing (stage was enclosed).
I had a cardiologist appointment...next week I have blood work, PCP physical, and dental molds for August oral surgery. I also scheduled a cardiac stress test and echo. I need a Sloan appt. and mammo. I only get to see the NP now in "survivorship". It does not interest me but they told me I cannot get a mammo appt. if I do not see her. Grrrrrrr.
We are traveling to Cape Cod next week end. It is a "free" trip for us - business. I do not want to go!!! DH is at conferences all week and we share a car....our hotel is not walking distance to anything. The beaches are pretty but I have a beach right here that is not as crowded. One incentive is it is near my DD in MA so I may go visit with them for one of the days. DH wants me to go.
OK then...two days after we get back from Cape Cod I booked another trip to visit my friends who used to live in Colorado. They moved to northern Montana and it is twice as long to get there and more costly. But her DH has rare leukemia and had subsequent bladder cancer. He had so many blood transfusions to sustain his life that now he has too much hemoglobin and they have to remove it...or else it will become toxic for him. I do not know how much longer he will live. We cannot visit during the fall...too long a trip. Winter is too risky to travel north. I truly hope he lives for many years but each year he gets weaker and has more challenges. We have to go. It will be good to see them.
Josie, I hope you come back on and re-create your long post! (I hate when I lose my post)
Fran, I do hope the eyes are stabilizing. I had temporary eye damage from looking into a UV light at close range. It caused bright white flashes in the corner at night; and multiplied floaters; and big spidery strings. It did all calm down but when it happened it was darn scary. My next eye exam showed no evidence of damage. I am sorry to hear your doctor is out for 3 months. I hope you get all your needs met and that the replacement doc is just as good.
Diane, wow....you are stronger than I am. We struggled with the girlfriend issues here for awhile. Once my kid is serious or they move in together, we usually let go and accept the rooming in. My DH had big problems with it though. When my DD had my first grandchild, she was single. We took in Kyle while she went to college in NYC. One week end she did not come home until 5am. My Dh literally threw her out of the house, as we were caring for her son. After a few months with a despicable guy, she humbly came home and no more of that. We ended up raising Kyle through college. DD married a very wealthy man and we paid for college. Very very complex issues. I am a pushover and DH is a drill Sergeant. I am very very glad those days are in the past. All kids and Kyle are on their own have jobs and do not ask for anything much anymore.
Good luck with the new arrangements. It seems your son is taking responsibility and seeing the advantages of having his own place. It was good of him to acknowledge his taking advantage of your home.
Time to think about dinner and a few needs from the store.
I hope your week end is good and weather cooperating.
Courage is not choosing to be brave; it is standing firm in the face of adversity when choice is limited.
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