It’s been a long week, with cold weather, and lots of rain. I’ve been shut in the entire time, and, as a result, I have lots of fragments floating around in my head. I’ll be linking them up with Mrs. 4-4-4-4 at Half-PastKissinTime.
The week started off with a ‘bang’, when Ed,and many of his fellow co-workers, learned they’ll be getting a reduction in pay, beginning next week. On the bright side, some said “At least we still have our jobs.” This is true, at least for now.
One fellow co-worker had been off work for several days, caring for her ailing mother, then fighting a case of stomach flu, herself, only to return to work and discover her salary was being reduced. Talk about a run of bad luck!
Our youngest grandchild, Evan, was sick last weekend, and throughout the first part of the week. Without going into great details, let’s just say, he was requiring LOTS of diaper changes due to an upset tummy. He’s better now, thank goodness! Unfortunately, Evan’s dad is now sick with a cold and sore throat. Ed and I had planned a visit, this weekend, but I guess we’ll have to post-pone. It’s been three weeks since we’ve seen this family, and this Mimi is missing them a lot!
I’ve posted here, a couple of times, about the local guy who escaped from jail, back in January, and has been on the run ever since. He’s been spotted in Texas, Alabama, and, now, back here, in Georgia. (I can’t begin to tell you how many vehicles this guy has stolen, among other things!) On Tuesday night, our little town was ‘a buzz’ with another manhunt, after the man was spotted in town. The manhunt made the local news, but wasn’t successful.
Recently, some somebody thought it would be amusing to start a Facebook page, in support of this fugitive! Strange, but true. The page has caused quite a stir, and, once again, the story made the local news. We’re living in some strange times, when people begin to root for the bad guy! There’s even been some talk about printing t-shirts. That’s just wrong on so many levels.
Does anyone remember the saga of the cats living at my MIL’s house? Well, ‘Trouble’ is still staying there, all alone, but ‘Jo Jo’ found his way to our house. The third cat, known by our grandson as, ‘Stranger Cat’ is now living at our oldest son’s house. Ed continues to go and feed ‘Trouble’ and ‘Stranger Cat’ daily, believe it or not. He tried hard to tame ‘Stranger Cat’, without any success. I suspect she’ll be delivering kittens in time for Easter, since she’s now ‘expecting’, thanks to a stray, red tom cat!
My heart is heavy, today, for a cousin and her family. My cousin’s spouse has been fighting a three-year battle for his life, and the battle is nearly over. They’re an older couple, one of the rare ones who married and stayed married for the long haul. Fifty-plus years. Where you saw one, you saw the other, and one name was rarely spoken without the other. I know my cousin will be lost without her ‘other half’.
Last, but not least, I just have to share a piece of our oldest granddaughter’s school work. She’s a home-schooled first grader, and we are so proud of how much she has learned, this year! Madison, recently, began learning creative writing, and she seems to have a real talent for it. She’s, also, mastered the lost art of cursive writing, and I’m so happy about this! Madison’s assignment was to write a story about Abraham Lincoln, and here is what she wrote, from things she’d learned in class:
Many public schools no longer teach cursive writing, and I find this unacceptable! My heart sank, this week, when I saw a high schooler, on the news, printing his essay for the SAT…
On that note, I’ll just say, Have a great weekend 🙂