Yesterday was one more frantic day in a line of frantic days that we experienced as we get accustomed to Jim’s new job. I was thinking that maybe I’d never have time for the computer again.
Silly me. I pretty much kept today free because it is my birthday, and the nice blank space in my appointment book was quite in evidence even yesterday. It’s a good thing too, I need a lot of free time because last night my mother had a heart attack and is in the hospital. So it’s a good thing that I have the day free so I can go visit her.
Odd sort of birthday, too. I have heard from every person in my family today, because we are busy discussing the situation and supporting each other. But so far, no greetings of the day. And I don’t feel particularly celebratory.
It never rains but it pours, to use a very over-used phrase. I mean, my dad was just in the hospital last Friday, Saturday and Sunday to have a brand new pacemaker installed, which seems to be making him feel much more peppy. The parents stopped by yesterday afternoon and his color was much better and he was claiming great health and within literally less than an hour my mother was in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.
I talked to her this morning and she sounds great. Her main concern is that she has irises that need to be planted and she is chafing at the bit to be released so she can go do that.
The stroll garden is rolling on into its summer phase, the echinacea are starting to bloom. This is how the rain garden looks today.
Well, I have to get ready to go up to Osage Beach where Mom is, and there is a big thunderstorm headed this way so I’ll post this now. When we have storms in the area our internet connection gets really intermittent. Despite what the phone company says, I think that when there is a lot of rain on the ground it affects their switching equipment.
Anyway, you all have a fine day, and stay healthy, hear?