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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another Busy Week

It seems I'm always thinking about posting something new when things just divert my attention. What can I say...focus is not one of my strengths.

The week started out with two wildfires which were within our view. Thanks to the amazing efforts of firefighters from across California, both were finally contained mid-week and now we are just holding our breaths hoping the hot, dry weather we are having will not stir up any embers causing a restart.

Then yesterday I took Mom to the doctor's for what I thought would be just a normal uneventful checkup. Wrong! It turns out she's having some cardiac issues which required us to hike on over to the Cardiology Department for an EKG. Thankfully the problems are not life-threatening and so they have adjusted her medication in hopes it will help return things to an acceptable level. Days like this remind me that, at 87 years old, every day we have with Mom is a gift and we need to enjoy them while we can.

Hopefully, the rest of the week and weekend will be less stressful and allow me some time to get my thoughts together for a little blogging and a little commenting. Stay tuned.


Renee said...

I'm so glad that the firefighters were able to keep the fires from your door and that your Mom will be okay. I'm sure a huge relief on both counts.

Linda said...

I was thinking about you the other day when the fires were on the news and hoping that you were okay. Glad to hear that you are!

rosemary said...

We get the Calif. TV stations and have heard from our kids that the fires were really horrible. Glad your mom only needed a med adjustment. the TV out of the box?

Lynn said...

I'm grateful that you are able to take mom to her doctor appts., and am sorry that I was unable to be there with you : (

Patti said...

Glad to hear that you are OK. I was thinking of you and Lynn and Ina.

I'm also glad that your mother is doing OK - I am going through some stuff with my mother, who is 84

the moose buyer said...

obvously I am very grateful that mom is ok. I have gotten just a little used to her the past 65 years, 3 months and 17 days.

I kept watch on the fires but figured that as long as it was in Porter Ranch you guys were ok, except for the horrible smoke. I was also grateful for the fire fighters and we hope to feed them again at the Moose Thanksgiving like we did last year.