Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Lazy Day

Today has been one of those lazy days. A day where you watch kid’s tv. I haven’t watched Sesame Street in forever but the emphasis seems to be more on Elmo than the others. Elmo gets almost 20 minutes of his own. Now we are dressed and ready to head to the library, park and to see JJ’s grandparents.

We had a chance to take some photos of the mommy cat and kittens. So it is shaping up to be an interesting lazy day.

Yesterday evening I took my mother-in-law (MIL) her mother’s day present. She loved it. She took me outside to talk about her doctor’s appointment. I asked her if she was okay. Years ago, the doctors’ were worried about her health. At the time, my hubby and his siblings were young. She said she prayed to God to let her see her children get older and be able to care for themselves. Now that they are older, she said, she can go in peace. MIL has such a zen attitude about this. Honestly, I would be freaking out. But this is how she is how she is 24/7. Nothing seems to ruffle her feathers. Plus, my father-in-law has told her that he will respect her wishes.

The cancer has spread too much for surgery. And chemo and radiation may only add a few months. So she plans to just live her life. Aunt Lera is doing well. She is paralyzed on her right side and the stroke affected her speak a little. She is looking forward to moving back down here. She realizes it is for the best because she is really no longer able to care for herself. It would her and her siblings a chance to spend more time together.

Still haven’t heard anything about the job but apparently I am the buzz of Chesterfield County. People are calling the editor about my stories, which leads to more stuff to write about. It’s a win-win.
That’s all for now. It’s park time!!!!

Daily Dose

1. Mommy and me time

2. Kitties


  1. Glad to hear your writing is getting the attention it deserves! Hopefully you get more and more assignments!

    I'm always in awe of people who have such a zen attitude about things. Your mother-in-law seems to have a very strong, serene spirit. I think it will be easier on all of you (if that's possible) because she is so intent on just going about her life and being at peace. I hope you can continue to stay strong through the family health issues and the job search!! You're doing great :)

  2. Glad you're work is getting attention; progress is just that - and it's nearly always a good thing!


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