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Today my boss got a call that her mother is not expected to live much longer. She has been in hospice care for quite some time now. She has had a variety of health issues for the past few years but was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in March and has been declining since then. So tomorrow morning my boss and her daughter (who also works at my office) are flying back to Michigan to be with family and hopefully to make it and see her before she passes. I feel really sad for them as they are both having a really hard time. That also puts us 2 more down at work. Today there was lots of meetings and panic because all the sudden people realize I'm really having a baby quite soon and won't be around to do all these things i normally do, and they don't know how they are going to cover everything. I don't know how they are either, really, but it is what it is. They are praying I don't have the baby for the next two weeks, as that is how long they plan to be out of town.

My son was excited to go to church tonight so I took him and we ate dinner there. After he went to his class, I went ahead and came back home. I logged on from home and did about an hour of work and then was able to putter around and put away a few things here. I'm really trying not to over do things right now. I've felt somewhat crampy this afternoon, so trying to take it easy and drink plenty of water. I'm glad I didn't stay at church.

It is already after 10 so I'm going to bed.


Tomorrow morning we go back to the doctor and have another ultrasound done, along with the regular monthly check. I guess this ultrasound is more detailed and they measure bones and look hard at all the organs. That should be neat. 

My husband is planning to talk to his parents  tomorrow about the length of their stay in December.  I had been thinking it odd that he wasn't more stressed out about it, but tonight he is feeling it.  He is running through different ways that he thinks it might go.  I don't really care how it goes...they can take it or leave it...but all the same I know it will be a stressful conversation until it is settled, so I'll be very glad when it is.  We will offer to have them stay as house guests for a week up to 8ish days and then if they ask to stay longer he is going to tell them they cannot stay in the house but that he could help them find an air bnb and they could come over some days, with the understanding that it might not be every day or all day because we have other family also and need time just for our own family to settle.  Neither of us think they will extend because they won't want to pay for it, and particularly with no promise they can come every day.

We both do feel bad about it and hope it doesn't cause a problem,  but we also are both settled on what is best for our family and what would be too much stress, etc. 


It is 7-11 day here and lots of people are talking about getting their free Slurpees.  I've never had one...are they any good?

Hardwood floors

Does anyone here have hardwood floors? If so, what do you use to mop them with?


This turned in to a movie watching kind of weekend. That rarely happens.

First: Kong. I mentioned this in my last post.

Second: Mission Impossible Rogue Nation. That was with Tom Cruise. I've never seen any of the other mission impossible movies, but this seemed to just drag on forever. I played around on my phone for most of it.

Third: Planet of the Apes.  This one my husband mostly watched. I took a 30 minute nap during this one and really couldn't say if it is good or not.


This morning we met up with a group from our Sunday class and handed out water and Popsicles in the park, along with an invitation to the Greg Laurie Harvest America event that is coming to Phoenix in a couple weeks.  It was fun.  We met some nice people and also got to visit with each other, which is hard to find time to do sometimes.

I got a Chicago dog from Sonic today. I had never had one before. I think either I did it wrong,  or they are overrated.  The pickle kept falling out when I bit it, and the bun got all soggy at the end. Weird.  Not my favorite way to eat a hotdog,  to be sure.

I wore glasses instead of contacts today so that I could take a nap at some point. I take naps with my contacts in, but I don't believe it's good for my eyes, so I planned ahead today. Wouldn't you know, I don't feel all that tired. Hah


Today has been a long day! We left our house at 4 and drove the 4 hours up to my parents old house. Helped them scrub and clean and scrub more and clean more so they can get the place listed and hopefully sell it. They've been renting it out for the last several years but since they've recently purchased another house and my mom has a good job again, it makes sense to sell it since they won't be likely to move back there.  It's a little sad because the place suited them so well and they were really happy there, but it is just too much for them to keep up, and they have had horrible tenants who have left it trashed each time.  It's hard to get quality tenants because the house is out in the middle of nowhere in the woods and so the fancy rich people who go up there to rent usually rent in town. Anyway the place is awesome and if there were jobs and no custody situation for me, I'd love to have it.  It is way too rural for my husband to enjoy, so it's just as well.  Anyway it was pretty gross but we got tons of stuff cleaned up for them. Then we drove the four hours back and I've had time to take a shower and hopefully I'll be asleep in half an hour!

The other good news I had that I forgot to post is that I got my thyroid labs back on Friday and all the numbers are in the normal range!   Yay!!!!!  I cannot even begin to explain what a relief that was!

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  We went to church this morning  (as usual) and then had a relaxing day at home.  The song selection this morning was excellent and I even teared up,  which is rare for me.

At home we relaxed and did a lot of little nothings,  which I feel like we really need to do more sometimes. Two of us took a short nap, we watched part of a movie on TV, I made a new recipe for 4 cheese baked Penne (it was ok but not spectacular ), did some laundry, walked the dog,  read some book, etc.

My husband recently gave me an oil diffuser. I used it for the first time today. The guys wanted to have orange oil in it so that's what we had. It smelled really good and I read that it is good for calm energy. It has a light changing thing that you can use if you want to so we turned that on and had it on while we played War with cards.

We watched one episode of Hell's Kitchen tonight.  My son got super into it. He and I really like to watch cooking shows. My husband tolerates them on our behalf once in awhile. The show had a lot of bad words. They were bleeped out but you could still tell, so that was a bummer since the kiddo was watching. Is every episode that way?  If so, we will move on to something else.


Tomorrow is a bake auction at church. It is something we do every year because it helps the kids raise money to go to a camp during the summer. This is the first year my son is old enough to go, which also means he will help at the auction.  I asked him what he wanted me to make for it. He chose blueberry crunch bars. It's basically a Blueberry crunch made a little more firm so it cuts instead of needing to be scooped into a bowl.  Those are in the oven now. 

I woke up with a sore throat. I hope it goes away soon.

Husband was getting in my car last night and somehow twisted his knee funny. Some time ago he did the same thing to the other knee and it was a couple of months before it stopped hurting him, so he is assuming it is the same thing on this knee and is sad about that. I don't know if it is the same or not...hopefully not. Hopefully this will feel better in a day or two.

Have more to post but have to do it later..
Off to continue housework now. Story of my life


I've been keeping up with picking weeds in the rocks in our yard,  but today they have really turned on me. The weeds growing now are different than the ones from a few weeks ago.  These are fighting back with thousands of stickers jabbing me from the stalk when I pick them.  I didn't even notice until I had grabbed a handful. Ouch.  Now I have to figure out a better way to get the little jerks.