Monday, May 25, 2009

I also am alive

Time fun when you're having flies.

Oh lordy, what all has happened since my last post? Risa started a job. We bounced back and forth from the Twin Cities a bunch. I went to the Mayo for a CT scan which showed continuous improvement on the lymphoma front and was graduated to quarterly visits instead of monthly. We drove two cars to Madison to pick up my daughter and her ungodly amount of shit. The station wagon looked like a pregnant Conestoga wagon with her futon frame, futon mattress, and a bicycle strapped to the top. Needless to say, mileage suffered on the way back. I scheduled my nasal reaming (this Wednesday) and managed to piggy-back a little lower body snip-snip into the mix as well. I plan on being a total baby latter this week. We have worked hard to get the deck fixed up with furniture, plants and bird feeders. Now if it would only warm up. That big, glorious body of water in front of us makes us pay for our spring pleasures.

We had a sieta de mayo party that was well attended and that I can't remember much of. My son, daughter, and I went to the memorial service of a dear friend and old neighbor who passed away due to acute leukemia. This brought back many memories for us as we struggled to find the right words of comfort for the surviving family who had lost their mom and wife. Turns out, there are no right words.

Now we are all in one house again, albeit a new one and are working on finding the harmonic dynamic of being a family under different conditions. My daughter is struggling with finding her place in a "new/old" town where she doesn't have any real friends yet. She has a job of sorts working the pool at a golf clubhouse, but that really hasn't started up yet, so she is spending a lot of time wondering what to do. She misses all of her old posse who are 150 miles south of here.

My son is looking at his last two weeks of school and IS NOT EFFECTIVELY LOOKING FOR A JOB - the little weasel. He apparently sees his role as driving around visiting with his friends and hanging out. Where he is getting his gas money is a mystery. He must be mugging old ladies.

The household has expanded its population of four-legged creatures as well. We now have two dogs and a cat so all in all, things have gotten more lively.

I am also setting up my stained glass studio again. I have been dragging my crated up glass around for thirty years now and I figure it's time to do something with it again. I have a potential job waiting if I can ever get hold of the client to select the type of glass he wants. I'll let you know more on that later.

Today is memorial day and we are going up to my brother's place for a BBQ. The weather has been beautiful (if cool by the lake) over the past four days, but today it is clouding over with sprinkles forecast for the afternoon. I wouldn't mind some rain actually. It's been very dry so far this month.

So that's life around here. I have been thinking guiltily about posting, but there always is some piece of work waiting for me. Maybe as I will be forced into inactivity for a period of time later this week, I will have more time to post. Till then -- TTFN


Blogger Kristie said...

That's wonderful news on the lymphoma! I'm so glad to hear it.

Hope your surgery goes well. Stock up on bags of frozen peas now while you're still ambulatory. You'll thank me later. ;o)

And very cool about the stained glass studio.

12:22 AM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger lime said...

there may be no right words but i think the empathetic presence of a family who knows the same experience must have spoken volumes.

ah the jobless teens more concerned with social lives, i know it all too well.

glad to hear you got a good report from the doc. also hoping the nasal reaming and lower torso snippage goes without a hitch.

8:09 AM, May 27, 2009  

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