May 28, 2008 | Comments Off
My apologies for the silence lately. It’s been a CRAZY month, which has left little time for blogging—or much of anything else. At the end of April, we visited our son and DIL in southern CA to celebrate his 24th birthday and our 29th anniversary – same day. Poor planning, as my OB reminded me when I arrived in labor. But we love celebrating with him, so off we went. We also helped with the Biola Media Conference in early May. We started helping with that while he was a film student there, and have continued after his graduation, just because we like the people and the conference.
We were home a week, which seemed like mostly doing laundry, opening mail, and packing, and off we went for a week in Chicago and South Bend. The purpose of the trip was to attend the law school graduation of a young man who’s like family to us. We enjoyed a couple of days in Chicago before heading to Notre Dame. We loved Chicago, much to our surprise. It’s a beautiful and very clean city. However, it was cold in both locales and we froze the whole week.
Just before we left for Chicago, my mom fell and sprained her ankle badly. She’s 87, so that threw her out of commission. Fortunately, my brother was able to take a week’s vacation and care for her. He was able to set up all of the home care people, with just a little coaching. Handling medical issues is usually my job. I stayed in touch by phone a couple of times per day and things went fine. We got home on Wednesday evening and I had class on Saturday. All day…
I thought I’d need to leave Sunday to go to Mom’s, but Mike went back Thursday and stayed through the weekend. So we leave tomorrow for the rest of the week. Again, it seems like it’s been a week of laundry, opening mail, and packing.
So bear with me. I’ll be back soon. Meanwhile, feel free to comment or ask questions.