Filling in some details from last night and just life in general.
Talked with my family–well, those that were present (Dad, stepmom, brother, and his gf) about my flowers. Audra (stepmom) suggested trying garlic sticks–I guess just sticking them in the ground? I will try anything at this point. We will still put lavender in, but exploring extra options won’t hurt. I’m glad my hydrangea is okay, but I don’t want to lose sleep over my beautiful roses when the bush goes in!
Discussion involved my grandmother, who at 92 unsurprisingly isn’t doing so hot. She was in the hospital with breathing problems and heart issues, then got covid. The doctors dont think the odds are high that she can return home. She’ll need assisted living care, or whatever that’s called nowadays. She can take care of her basic needs, thank goodness, but her memory is getting worse and she’s in just terrible physical shape. So even if they allowed her back home, it wouldn’t be for long. She’d need medical staff nearby sooner rather than later.
Please pray for my dad and also my aunt and uncle as they try to finally get her to realize she needs this level of care. She would have greatly benefited from some sort of retirement community where she didn’t have the burden of the house really since my grandfather passed shortly after Jocelyn was born 12 years ago, but she wouldn’t hear of it. Some elderly people just either turn a blind eye to their loss of independence, or are just stubborn. I pray I never give my kids a hard time–but quite frankly, I really think Jesus will return for us way before I get that old!!
We also hung out with my FIL after church yesterday (went to my dad’s in the evening). I made cupcakes Saturday night and took them to their house for pre dessert before the dessert at my dad’s. Pauletta made lunch. My stepsister in law, Jen, came over too. Great time with them, as always!
As for my mom, I’m not sure when she will come around and ask to see us, but we can’t rush them. They likely wouldn’t come here if we asked them over, even if we told them they could wear masks or whatever–which I really wouldn’t care about. We won’t wear them, though, here or their house–anywhere. That might be part of the issue. Either way, covid or not, we’ve lived here for 11 years and they’ve been here maybe twice. *shrug* My mom likes things her way, and it’s not an issue to go there. I just want to spend time with them.
Anyway. School is done for Alex! Jo is about 50% finished with her last math book. She should cross the finish line by the end of the week. Then summer (and gymnastics class, come July!) can truly commence.
We are planning on heading to Knoebels in the next few weeks for a day. Happy to visit there again. I guess, from what I gather, they aren’t too Nazi-ish if folks remain outdoors. I’ll take it. I can pass on fudge, after all. I have put on a tiny bit of weight in the past twoish or so years… But it’s not super noticable. Have more gray in my hair, too. Yay!! 👵😋
That about covers all my bases. I eke out a poem once in a while, which you can read over in my recent posts. Life is good, God is the giver of it all, and I am immensely blessed. 🙏💜 Praying all of my readers are equally joyful! Till next time!
🎥 Edit: We started watching Anne With An E on Netflix at my FILs each Sunday. Its so great for the kids to be exposed to literature (Anne of Green Gables)–even if it’s in cinematic form!! (We coax them to read for money, rather than chores. Sometimes it works.) The girl who plays Anne is a delight to watch, and Jen said yesterday Anne reminds her of me 😋😂😂😂 I see it.