Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Over Already?

This is going to be a catch-up post as I blinked and a month was gone out of my life.

The Mom-in-Law left out this morning for her driving trek back to the mid-west. She arrived exactly a month ago and time just flew so fast. I tried to convince her to stay just a little while longer, but she has obligations back home she needs to take care of. We get a little selfish when we have her because there's so much time between visits. The two of us meshed into living together with no problems. My goal and aim was for her to have a true vacation where she could relax and enjoy being with her son and grankids (and me too, of course). Besides getting sick a good solid week, I'm pretty sure she accomplished her mission. I hate to see her leave because it leaves a hole here in our home. A hole that takes a while to close back up because we miss her. I will forever be grateful she was here for The Man's surgery. With her backup, I was able to take even better care of him. I'm pretty sure when she would make him a sandwich or get him something to drink....he felt even better being taken care of by his Mom. All I know is she will be missed. A lot. Safe travels home, Mrs. M.!!!

The Man had his follow-up appointment yesterday. The love of a good woman is seeing that man to a full recovery. I have been on top of the instructions that were given to me at the hospital. I got an argument here and there, but we all know he was high as a kite at the hospital and therefore, has no clue if I was telling the truth or not. As a result? He pretty much listened to me. (You gotta love good legal drugs.) He's doing so well, he was given driving privileges and you know I handed those keys back over for the drive home. I am not about driving down in the Jacksonville area. Those people are crazy! Add in the fact that I'm driving the equivalent of a small bus. Oh yeah. I'll do it if I have to, but I won't like it. The Man will be heading back to work the first of next week while I prepare for another Compass session. Golf will still have to wait a month for him. I believe that was the first question he asked the doctor. From the Doc.'s reaction? He's used to golf having high priority.

Pardon me a moment whilst I do a small happy dance. The girls start back to school in 16 days and The Boy starts back in 19 more days. Miss Hope has started picking up school supplies in preparation. Clothes have been bought along and along. I almost started to piss and moan about how hot it was here and how it never seems to cool off but for one six week time period around January. Now? I realize I can buy shorts and tshirts and really get my money's worth out of them. How can I argue with that?

Time to get cranked up again. Lu and her girls are coming to see us this weekend. I haven't had any true girl time with her in forever so I'm really looking forward to it. Makenna and the twins will be inseparable with lots of giggles thrown in. Monday will find me working on our upcoming Compass session. It's busy work for two weeks leading up to and the week of, but I believe it is so worth it in the end.

Right now, though? I'm going to take me a little time and go visit some other homes in this great land of ours and do some blog reading and commenting. I got a nice big cup of coffee, The Man is dozing in the recliner, and The Boy has his new favorite show on. Be warned. I'll be snooping around to see if you got any chocolate!


I am Boymom said...

Sorry, I'm all out of chocolate! I am so glad The Man is recovering quickly. And how nice that you had his mom to help. Even nicer is the fact that you actually get along well with her. My mother in law is...well, she's different. My husband calls her a fruit loop. She's kind of like a Bi-polar Edith Bunker. My kids go to a school on an extended calendar, they start school in like 9 days!! I'm not ready with supplies and clothes yet! Guess what I'll be doing on payday?

Pikes Pickles said...

The aluminum foil wrapped square in the garage freezer marked " HADDOCK" is not an emergency pan of brownies.I swear to it.

Also,if you were to move aside the carrots in the refridge - you would not find the 3 candy bars that I bought last week because they were buy two get one free.

I'd love to see you anyway.

Jill AKA busymom said...

My mil rocks...really she lived with us for 3 years...I didn't have to cook for 3 years...she likes to and I don't....its the perfect relationship!

I already have one back in school, two in practices for fall football AND by July 31st they will all be back in school...its worth the $$$$ I have to pay in school supplies for them all to be legally busy!

Chocolate...well you see I am on a diet...Britt took my bag of M&M's yesterday and gave me two servings in a ziploc bag...then gave the rest to one of my teachers to administer to me as needed. But the jokes on them she forgot to hide them!

Monogram Queen said...

Awwww it's great that you love your MIL so much that you truly hate to see her leave. Not all can say that. I have a great MIL too!
Hope the hubs is on the mend and laughing at the kids going back to school joy!