Hello dear friends, welcome to coffee.
If we were really having coffee today I would tell you that I’m seriously thinking of investing in a canoe. For when my entire neighborhood floods from all the friggin’ rain. If I get a canoe I can still go grocery shopping and stuff, it’s called planning ahead. But I really shouldn’t be making light of all the rain and water everywhere after what happened in Genoa last week, several deaths due to flooding, mostly moms and children. Moms trying to get their children from school. Insane.
I would also tell you that despite my silence on the subject I’m still slowly but surely going ahead with my de-cluttering project (i.e. one and only new year’s resolution). I finally did my biannual seasonal closet rearrange for winter this weekend and have two more huge trash bags of clothes, one to give away and one to sell. And that’s just my stuff, I still have to do the kids and husband. They recently opened a huge used resale shop near my house (totally new concept here!) so I finally have somewhere to sell all my stuff as there’s no such thing as yard or garage sales here.
I would tell you that I’m very excited that my Mom’s arriving today for a couple of days. The kids can’t wait to see her, and I’m anxious to iron out details of our Houston trip in person and get my tickets. Or at least to book them as we have to wait for the Husband’s doctors to give him final approval to travel. He’s discussing it with them on Friday and I’m keeping everything crossable crossed. He’s having some GVHD (graft versus host disease) problems, which is good on one hand because it means his immune system is working and will take care of any remaining cancer cells floating around – we hope - on the other hand it needs to be kept under control (they can’t let it get out of hand cause he could end up with permanent damage) and it’s making him a little uncomfortable. It’s hit his lungs and his eyes mainly for now, so he’s got diminished lung capacity, which basically means that he can go about his daily activities but if he exerts himself even just a little he gets short of breath. So no running in his near future. His eyes are a bit of a pain because he has no tears, zero, nada, this is incredibly annoying cause his eyes are extremely irritated and his vision is slowly going down. So he got glasses both to see better and to protect his eyes from the elements (like air), thankfully he looks good in glasses so he’s not too upset. Also, his hair’s starting to grow again so he’ll soon be back to his old handsome, albeit way skinnier, self.
Wow, what a veritable mish mash of news today… well, that’s what you get with coffee sometimes, I’m just scattered lately, it’s the rain’s fault!
Now go on over and visit our hostess Amy and fawn over her kiddos!