Oh my goodness it was hot out there this evening. Oh my goodness. DGS's ballgame was at 6:00 pm, and I swear, my pants were just sticking to me after 30 minutes. I mean, I felt like I was sitting in a tub of water. * sheesh * (I was wearing jeans.) Back to the linen/cotton pants next time. I may wear the same pair for the rest of the season. It's only 4 more nights, anyway!
Dnephew out in California has been complaining about the heat there -- over 100 degrees in Los Angeles recently -- but someone told him, "Dry heat doesn't count." LOL -- I know -- I've heard Rose and some others of y'all talk about that, too -- that dry heat is just like being in an oven. Where ours is more like a sauna. I don't think either one is much to be desired. Why can't it be spring and fall all the time?
I need to take a chill-pill or something. Situation with dmom, planning/preparing for the surgery has me sorta on edge... and then reading MO post has me on edge... and I'm just... edgy
No ta-da's for this day either, EXCEPT
* errands -- bank, dh's lunch
* went to Next Town w/ds & dgrands -- ds/dh singing at ass't living center where dmom will be going
* got paper from tech there for dmom's family doctor to fill out -- care plan
* talked w/foot doctor's office twice today, nurse & scheduling, they will be sending pre-surgery directions to dmom
-- Before the 23rd, she will have to get chest x-ray & possibly some lab work,
-- pre-register w/surgery center
-- go to ass't living place and sign paperwork, etc
* went to ballgame & local drive-in w/dh, ds, and dgrands
* made hotel resv for August trip w/ds & family
* drove back to ds's house to take dgs's tablet, left in car
So yeah -- nothing at all was touched in this house today, but I can see where I've been busy. I also talked to daunt & duncle today. Daunt wants to come to one of dgs's t-ball games and was checking times, and duncle & his wife had surprised dgrands with a dvd in the mail -- The Wizard of Oz
. So we called so they could tell him thank you. Both daunts and duncle agree that dmom is doing the right thing with the surgery, but I still feel awfully queasy about it.
))), I can imagine this is so difficult -- making decision to sell your dmom's house... (((BIG HUGS)))...
Along with the stress involved with the car issues... you have definitely earned your screaming pillow! (((More hugs)))
I'm going to follow Harriet's
always wise example and go read for a while, too.
I am reading The Best Cook in the World
, by Rick Bragg. He is an Alabama author, so the Southern perspective is strong. This is a memoir of his grandmother and mother's cooking, and each chapter has a recipe, but much more interesting are the stories that accompany each recipe. The recipes are those of old-time mountain people cooking before and during the Depression, and on after that (his mother is still living), and some of the recipes are certainly not going to be any use to me or anyone I know -- roasted pig's feet is NOT something I plan to experiment with -- but the stories he shares are amazing and certainly make me appreciate the difficulties that my paternal grandparents/great-grandparents must have experienced, being poor during the Depression.
It is so much here work I am not going to miss this place ad much as I thought I would.
This made me think of my theory on pregnancy -- we get to be pregnant for nine months, so that we don't dread childbirth near as much as we thought we would when we first learned we were pregnant.
OTOH -- this also makes me think as I sometimes have in recent months/years, since ddad died -- Oh. My. Goodness. Cleaning out my dmom's house will take my dbro and me FOREVER. Y'all CANNOT imagine. Very little has been touched since ddad died, so his shop is still all piled up with junk... the garage... my old playhouse... her office... the utility room... two storage units... It is INSANE.
))) Good luck with the internet and cable services. I have a friend who just experienced cancelling his AT&T service and he ended up paying them almost $1000 just to get rid of them! That is who we use, and after hearing his story, we said, we're stuck for life, aren't we? I really have no complaint about them at this point, but it is ridiculous how they lock people into contracts like this, and I suspect they are not the only ones.
Waving to ALL