Our Spring has been wonderful so far. It's been warm and the trees and flowering bushes are beautiful. No snow to kill off buds! (Whoa, it's still early so I hope Mother Nature didn't hear that!)
Monday, April 17, 2017
I love Easter and yesterday was such a nice day to celebrate. After Church we gathered with a few of the kids and only 2 Grands but it was still fun. Jack and Evelyn got back from Alabama and Florida on Saturday so they were able to come over for food and fun but their kiddos had Easter with the other side of the family and couldn't make it. Phil and his girls were here and Jordan too, but I fell short of my picture taking so here are just a few pics of the day. Hope everyone had a blessed Easter!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
As we start the move into the next weekend I feel like I've been on a treadmill going nowhere fast! Our trips to Cleveland are at a standstill for a few weeks. Easter is fast approaching and work is an up and down roller coaster. Yesterday I had already logged 12,000 steps before I even hit the exit elevator! I was on call the weekend but thankfully it was quiet. But here's how the past weekend started out:
Thursday, April 6, 2017
It's been a week (tomorrow) since Jack's eye surgery. He's had to keep his head facing down for a week. I was often reminding him to "keep your head down" and today after his post-op check he can now "keep his chin up"! Many times after retina surgery and the gas bubble they put in the eye, you have to keep the head down for at least 2 weeks. He's healing really well and got the OK to eliminate some of the drops and he only has to keep his head down when he sleeps. He still can't drive and is dependent on me to get him to the office (yes, he continued to work...crazy guy!) I'm getting better at the drive to Cleveland. I grew up in the Chicago area and learned how to drive on freeways but after living in the country for 40 yrs I'm slightly rusty. I didn't get us killed or dented so all's good. I forgot about rush hour traffic. Seriously, I have to be at work by 7 am so why isn't everyone already at work by at least 8 am? Stop and go is painful. Last week I said to Jack as we were leaving the Clinic, "Let's get out of this city and back to civilization!" Then there's the weather. We went to the Cleveland Clinic 3 times last week and each day it rained and that made the drive even more exciting. Today it was predicted to rain of course but, "Surprise!"...no rain this morning, just bright, almost blinding, sunlight. I was a happy girl! The doctor was very pleased with his work and the fact Jack was being a good patient. I'm pleased to not have to do as many drops in his eye. I think more ran down his face than in his eye but I'm getting much better. So hopefully he'll be 100% soon and Spring will arrive and stay. It was warmish this week and yesterday I even mowed the grass! However, as I let ol' Chubbs out tonight, the snow flakes were falling. Yep, we might get 1-4 inches of the white stuff. The weather people aren't sure what's going to happen. Monday it's suppose to be 75. Holy cow. We'll get through this crazy Spring weather by telling ourselves..."Just keep your chin up! It will be warm soon!"