It has been a week of settling in and catching up. I've had plenty on my mind, and yet nothing to say.
We were supposed to visit my mother this week, Wednesday and Thursday, having just returned from our trip, but we couldn't face the three and a half hour drive down the freeway and then back the next day, in the rain, so we cancelled. My mother was not happy, and for the first time ever, laid a guilt trip on me! I know she's scared of the upcoming move, but when she said "Don't forget about me," all I could respond with was "That's not likely." We will be going down to Molalla, OR, where she lives, on May 11th, to prepare for her move to assisted living May 14th. My mind is constantly mulling over what we need to do to be ready. My older sister is with her today.
Then there was son Jake to worry about. He had the stent removed from his ruptured kidney on Monday, and was cleared to play soccer. He played for about 30 minutes Tuesday evening, and on Wednesday he was in pain again. The Docs are non-commital, but I think he's going to need to have that malfunctioning kidney removed. It has about 7% function, apparently just enough to cause trouble.
Other thoughts during the week:
Donald Trump is a jackass and a media whore.
The wedding was lovely, but almost anti-climactic. The wedding gown beautiful, but old-fashioned. The flowers dull, no color. But I'm glad that the happy couple are off to a good start.
Around here, we THINK there is a weather change occurring. We HOPE that we can start gardening for real. We worked outside yesterday afternoon, and this morning we went to a very big plant sale and came home with lots of plants. I'm going to go out and plant a few here in a bit. And then we'll get ready to leave for a Sounders match at Qwest field tonight. Woohoo!
Tomorrow we're taking off for an overnight on Whidbey Island. The weather is supposed to be wonderful tomorrow. We'll tidy up the garden there, walk on the beach and enjoy the sunset. Monday we'll drive up island and over to the Skagit Valley to see what's left of the Tulip Festival. While the official festival is over, there should still be plenty of color, since, because it has been so cold, it is really just mid-season for tulips.
And now that sunlight in the back yard is calling me.