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Monday, June 3, 2013

An Update

  • I've been listening to a lot of old school music.  And by old school I mean from when I was in college.  Classic J. Lo, Destiny's Child, Usher, Smashing Pumpkins, some good ole slow jams, etc.  But I've almost been listening to JT's new album non-stop. NON-STOP. Like I can't stop listening to it.  When I went to the record store I bought Macklemore's The Heist, JT's 20/20 Experience and Patty's new album, American Kid.  The clerk looks at me and in the least non-judgmental way as you can says, "You have eclectic taste." Yes, I am one of the few people who still buys CDs.  However my criteria for CD purchasing is strictly measured against the road trip threshold. I don't have an AUX adapter in my car so all CDs I buy must fit perfectly into the image of sunroof down, bass bouncing, and sing along capability.  

  • Mom had her third surgery today since her fall.  Drs. seem to think this time she's really on the mend.  The drugs they have her on are helping with the pain but also making her super loopy.  She's hallucinating, seeing people, having conversations with people who don't exist, doesn't have a short term memory, and even just being awake is difficult. I know that's why she doesn't like taking them. So that's interesting to watch and care for. In the mean time we have contractors coming in to remodel the downstairs to make it more handicap accessible/less dangerous. We'll then have a stair lift installed.  This has made it clear that that time has arrived.  I'm up at the care center most nights which just reminds me how much I hate commuting in Seattle. And how much I don't want to get old and die in a hospital/care facility.  I'm doing what I can, Dad's real tired and a man a little patience so our health care system is really testing him. I think we're all just tired. So apologies to everyone who encounters the consequences of that.  We really do appreciate all that everyone one is doing. 

  • I saw the Great Gatsby.  I loathed it. I tried to like it, I just couldn't. I try not to think about it because it just makes me sad. 

  • I'm on a flower kick.  I just disperse a couple bouquet all around the apartment and it perks the place right up.  

  • One of my favorites came to town.  We don't get to hang out very often but when we do it's such a treat, and not just because there is usually ice cream involved.  He gets it, I get it.  And it's nice to talk to people who just get it.  So much goodness in this pic. 

  • Countdown to 3 weeks on the coasts of southern Italy.  It really is happening......YIPEE! All the accommodations are set and as far as I'm concerned, that's all that needs to happen.
That's the update.  
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