What a week it’s been! It’s been the most ‘normal’ week we’ve had in two weeks, but, still, it’s been far from a normal week. It’s been one of those weeks when it’s just plain hard to keep calm!
For instance, on Monday, I received a phone call telling me that our daughter-in-law, Jennifer, was in the hospital because she was having labor pains while at work! For two days, amidst the back and forth phone calls, tracking Jennifer’s progress, I stayed busy writing thank you notes concerning Ed’s mom’s funeral. I’m happy to report, the thank you notes are finished, and Jennifer is home from the hospital. Life goes on, and God is good.
Jennifer spent two days and nights in the hospital, where she received medication to stop her contractions. She also received steroid shots to help the baby’s lungs develop. Jennifer was released on Wednesday afternoon, but will remain under the frequent, watchful eye of her doctor. Hopefully, baby Evan will stay put for a little while longer. Jennifer has just under seven weeks to go until her due date, but I don’t expect her to go that long. However, every day that baby Evan stays put, will make it easier for him at birth. According to the sonograms, he weighs in at 4 1/2 pounds right now.
On Monday I rode with Ed to take care of some of his mom’s business. He had to go out-of-town to see about stopping her VA checks, since she recently passed away. Tuesday was followed by more out-of-town business. So many ‘loose ends’ to tie up, following a death, and we’re just getting started! Sigh. Ed and I keep telling ourselves, “One day at a time…”
On Tuesday I, also, went to visit our youngest grandson, Chase, at his house. For some strange reason, Chase has begun to associate me with being separated from his mother, which he dislikes very much! The sight of me brings him to tears! I’m determined to over come this stigma by visiting with him at his house–at times when I’m not needed to babysit!
After three days of cloudiness, mixed with a little rain, the sun is shining here this morning. It’s very cool outside, a typical fall morning, which I’m glad to see. I already have my fall decorations out, soon I’ll be getting ready to shift into Halloween mode. My grandchildren enjoy those decorations!
Speaking of grandchildren, Caden, our oldest grandson, who’s four, is still adjusting to pre-K. He’s been finding the separation from his mom a little difficult, but he’s working on it, and doing better. Granddaughter, Madison, who is almost seven, is doing well with first grade home-schooling. I’m amazed at how much she has learned in just six weeks! She writes beautifully, in cursive, and has memorized many math facts, as well as an entire (long chapter) passage from the Bible! She reads very well, too. Oh, to have the mind of a six-year-old again!
Today I’m going to town to run a few errands, stop by the cemetery, then come home and try to catch up on a little housework. I’m running so far behind, I’ll never catch up! There just aren’t enough hours in a day… I keep telling myself, “One day at a time, Kathy. One day at a time…”
Have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks to Mrs. 4444 for hosting ‘Friday Fragments’ over at halfpastkissintime.com