Thursday, April 10, 2014
So far, the word on my father in law is that he did NOT have a stroke. I'm going with this being good news since I've had two grandparents who had them - one resulting in death within a couple of days, the other went on to live for years with additional "mini-strokes" and varying degrees of recovery, none of which were anything close to full. However, the 2 doctors on his case seem to have very different opinions on things. Hopefully we will kow more today. My husband though, is having some trouble seeing his dad, who was always sharp as a tack, struggling.
We got some really good news with regards to my oldest. Anyone following our saga knows that we've been dealing with more red tape than I thought could exist in the world of medical coverage and medication. As of yesterday, one of his 3 meds has been approved and covered. Still 2 more to go, but it's a start.
We saw my middle son's play over the weekend and he did well. He looks good - healthy, happy. His finals are May 8th-13th and then we get him back for a few months.
The youngest got his baseball uniform this week. He's stoked. He's on the Cubs. Last night, I caught him watching the Cubs-Pirates game on tv.
And the audit at work... We passed and that was good, but there was an issue that could've been a finding. There was some chaos with that, not from the auditor, but from me. He saw it as an annomolly. I hope it was, but upon further research, I see it as starting to be an ongoing problem. I'm a year away from my next audit, but mark me words, this problem will be addressed before then.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Change can be good or bad. It is inevitable. The only thing that stays the same is change? Might be misquoting that.
My husband is at the hospital with his dad. Not sure what the issue is exactly, but my husband, who is not prone to being overly dramatic, says he isn't good. My husband is in his late 50's so his parents aren't exactly young.
I'm not even sure what it is I'm saying really other than our family being in the midsts of transitions. Kids becoming adults, kid getting ready to start his "new" school in the fall, parents needing more care.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
I don't have a lot of excess income. In fact, there have been more occasions than I care to recount that groceries were done on a charge card out of necessity. This means I can't throw a lot of money out to causes I believe are important, so I have to go about other ways of helping. For me, doing walk-a-thons work well. I have 2 standards - one for a local agency that helps people and families impacted by Autism (a cause near and dear to me because of my oldest) and food allergies (also near and dear to me because of my youngest as well as me). Unfortunately, these are usually back to back which means people get hit with requests for donations for both things at the same time.
I started looking at other causes I could do at other times of year. I found one that assists homeless children with help for school. They give them supplies (like back-packs), tutors, and other support to help these kids in school achieve in spite of being homeless. I put a message on Facebook about it and mentioned that anyone who wanted to join me could. If we got at least 10 of us, we could get a team and it actually would drop the cost of registering by $5/person.
Short version is people jumped on the bandwagon and signed up. We got 11 people include the kid and me. Except now that I've registered our team, I'm getting people debating if they should participate or not. The very people who were gung-ho about. Oh well. It will be what it will be. And hopefully I'll know what that is before the walk on the 26th (registrations fees due the 8th, so maybe that would be a better time to know).
Monday, March 31, 2014
Okay, that is a smidge of an exaggeration. You have to understand that this was a rather shy kid. He had friends and actually made them easily, but it was work for him. So when he signed up for drama club in high school, initially only to play a bit part (guitar player), it was a shock when he ended up playing 3 roles. In the senior class play, he was the male lead. And not, in college, he's on a poster. My husband, the kid, and I will be heading out to see him Saturday in this play.
He's the one on the left by the way.
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