Sorry to have ignored you all again. I have been struggling with my brain,..trying to make it concentrate and stay on a single thought for longer then a minute.
I find myself yearning to be outside to enjoy the summer weather that has finally arrived here in the Midwest.
I have now fully given in to my desires and have put the "Gone Fishing" sign on my desk. I admit to being weak, I give in!
Another pleasant distraction this past week, besides the sunshine, was that my daughter Julie was able to come down and visit with us for a few days. She quit her job at the pet store that she has been working at for the past five years and she starts her new job at Trader Joe's on Monday.
Personally, I love Trader Joe's....the pet shop was good ..but Trader Joe's is great. We don't have any stores down here in the center of the state, but we did when we lived in Dayton. I'm a big fan and I will be visiting my daughter more often it for sure!!
Hopefully there is another good job out there for Kevin , he now has a car payment to deal with. After he was rear ended, but before he was laid off, he went and purchased a car from my brother's car store in Dayton, Ohio.
The week after he returned home with his new car he was laid off. Tisk!
There is a silver lining though, while Julie was down here visiting, Kevin gave her his old Camry. and she was so happy and thrilled and thanked her brother many times over. As it turns out, the car will be a great help to her now that her shifts at work will change with the new job. Being the newby on the team, she will be working the late shift several times a week now, and won't get home until after midnight.
Hopefully her Grandma Mary (who was the original owner of the Camry) is smiling down from heaven and will still be riding shotgun along side Julie as she did with Kevin.
After having a lot of fun this week with Julie, Jim and I are off to Ohio on Monday to visit my Mom. She has been sick with phenomena again and I need to talk to her care specialists at her assisted living home.
In person meetings seem to work so much better then the annoying relative (could that be me....?) that calls and interrupts their day..!
It will be good for me to see for myself what my Mother is dealing with and then be able to separate the facts from the fiction.
After we return home from O-hi-o, the very next day we are driving up to Chicago for my checkup and blood work with my Doctors at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Not exactly a vacation,... but a needed maintenance for sure.
So I'll think of it as a SPA day,..(OK I'm stretching that a bit, I won't be getting a pedi or a mani this time , darn!)
I love these Doctors that care for me and feel so fortunate to have found just the right team to look after my health. I think that's the key, these doctors are just a good fit for me. Again I have to thank my good friend Kay for pointing out that caring doctors do exist and that I needed to get my butt off the coach and find one, which I promptly did!
I will miss you all next week and will be back blogging soon. Please have a great week and I will be looking forward to reading all of your posts when I return.
Happy Birthday to my son Kevin, who makes me smile at least once a day, and
Happy Father's Day to my husband Jim ,who is the love of my life... and to all the many Father's out in Blogville that I read routinly... these cartoons are for you and your wonderful wives ! Hope they make you smile ....like they did me!