We’re back home. Not from a fun vacation but a trip to the ER and a three day stay at the hospital. Not a place you’d want to visit or even stay over night! The nurses are great but no matter how often you hear, “Is there anything I can get for you?” It still doesn’t feel like a five star hotel–no matter that it will cost more than one! And the food! Oh my I was so glad I wasn’t the one required to eat that cup of cooked spinach without any seasoning. It’s a shame, spinach can be good just not when it comes out of can. And is oatmeal supposed to be gray?
My husband was a trouper though he ate what he was supposed to–even the mac and cheese which he dislikes. Anything that might make him get released sooner he was willing to do. Turns out all that snoring I complain about is probably the cause of more than a zillion nights of me sleeping on the couch. He stops breathing and makes his heart rate go ziggy. So in our future is a night at a sleep study. Until then I will be happy to hear him snore next to me.
What a fun night! Our little friend K. came to play in the pool. I had forgotten how much fun it can be once they’re water safe. It seems like when my kids were small I was always the ever watchful mom afraid one of them wouldn’t surface so pool time wasn’t relaxing. Tonight I got to play ‘robbers and person’ and ‘teenager’ and ‘chase’ I wanted to scream I don’t want to get out along with her when it was time to go. It was good to feel like a kid again. It didn’t hurt that the water was warm either!
So I’ve revamped my blog and I like the way it looks but… I can’t get my images to click to a link to read more about them! I’ve only managed to find a way to get the image covers on the page. So if you want to read more maybe even decide you can’t live without them? My home page address is www.dianabrandmeyer.com. Later I’ll try and add direct links to order. By the time I figure it out I’m sure I’ll be classified as a danger to myself. 🙂 HTML is my friend, right?
Last night we went to my mom’s for dinner and fireworks. She lives in the country and has an awesome place to have a fireworks display. My kids took full advantage of the grandparent’s place. They brought along fountains and Roman candles. There were a lot of oohs and ahs said and even the bullfrog voiced his approval. We also had sparklers. Love those things! I always get burned but the desire for bright colored sparks out ways the momentary twinges on my arms.
Graduation. This is Josh. He graduated May 21. He’ll be leaving in August for Concordia River Forest to begin as a freshman in Presem/Business. In eight years he’ll be a pastor.
Ed and I bought a house to rehab and sell. We’re hoping to make enough to pay tuition! Instead of writing I’ve been stripping paint and tearing out carpet.
But…I have to get back to work. I’m thinking of stretching my 30 days into three months. 🙂 I think it will still take 30 actual days to do the work. I guess my goal is to have the first draft finished by September 1. That will give me time to work on the house and get Josh off to school.