Saturday, November 16, 2013
So far this Fall has been rumbling along in a good rhythm...two sets of white twin lambs. I enlisted my friends at work to come up with names this time. Hansel and Gretel, Sandie and Andy and now I have a colorful ewe lamb out of Patches...half brown, half white, star on the head, a sock and a bolero jacket...bouncy and curious.
Mom is coming up on her 90th birthday and my sister is to arrive from Germany in a couple of days. I am excited and hopeful that the visit will be good. I have not seen her in two years though we talk often. She and my Mom are very similar in temperament so they tend to clash. Hoping they will do better this time. I will be working my usual schedule so they will have time alone together some days. They both like to shop and it is that time of year so maybe that will help.
I bought a new truck which will give me a new level of security. My eldest brother was a gem to go with me. He was able to discuss specifics of engines and features which I was blissfully ignorant of. Getting in and out is a gymnastic exercise as I am 5'2 and the wheels are 22 inch. Mom is buying me a running board for Christmas. At present I do have a step stool but usually just pull myself up. Mom uses the step stool...lol.
Speaking of Mom...she didn't pass her vision test for her drivers license...heartbreaking to see her struggle. I was so thankful to find it was an easy fix. One of the ophthalmologists that I had worked with in the past was able to correct that with Yag laser treatment in one sitting. The membrane which remains after a cataract is removed often times will get cloudy. Puncturing it with laser allows light in which clears the visual field. Mom was ecstatic...and so was I. She passed her eye test and has her drivers license for day and night again.