So, it’s gonna be a Tampa Bay vs. Philly Flyers playoff game … hmmm. Should I be a turncoat and root for the Dolts or be a hometown girl/wife and root for the Flyers? One one hand, I detest Marty St. Louis. On the other, it will be a wonderfully competitive week in this household.
Gosh. What to do, what to do?
I think I will stand behind MSL and the TBDolts just this once – purely for Devil’s Advocacy reasons (mind you). Yes, purely for scientific research. Yeah, and not to bug my husband either. In fact, that never entered my mind! Shame on you for even thinking that! (smacks your hand)
Tomorrow is a visit with a doctor for Lauren (GOL) so I am taking off work. I think they bring me along more for comic relief than anything else. Last time we took bets on a) when we would get called from the waiting room for our appointment (Mary won) and b) once in the examining room, when the doctor would arrive (Mary won again! I think she’s cheating). Then we watch Steve drive various and sundry circuitous paths to and from the hospital whilst Mary and I write notes to each other in the back seat (“We’re lost, you know” was one of the printable ones). Ah yes. All the ways you can have fun while spending a day at the hospital. Alas, I have a feeling by summer’s end we will have more than our share of ways to amuse ourselves and others.
GOL’s prom is Friday (and she’s going to look beee-U-tee-ful!) and then her graduation party is Saturday in Baltimore. It will be a nice chance to see some relatives and stuff and to give Lauren some due for graduating with a 4.20 GPA. Nice work, girly!
Sunday is Mother’s Day but I am hopeful my own mother will cut me some slack and let Saturday’s visit count. Otherwise, it’s up to B’more on Saturday, then home and then up to B’more on Sunday, then home. Lots of driving.
Don’t know what next week will bring what with L’s chemo starting at some point. She will need your thoughts, prayers and healing energy more than ever, Snarkyfriends since I hear chemo isn’t hella fun.
I’m with her (and Mary and family) for the duration so either I will be writing here alot or I won’t be writing at all. I tend to go to extremes on stuff like this. My journal either has 700000 entries in the space of 2 days or nothing for months.
Sometimes, things defy words. (I cannot believe I even typed that sentence but it’s true.) Some things just are and for me, it’s hard to wrap my head (and pen) around them. Those are the things that are inside me very, very deeply that I find hard to put feelings into words. In fact, my journals over the years speak more to me about what is left out than what is there, strangely enough.
Oh! Congrats go out to our good pals Kim and Sal who are now the proud parents of (almost) 3 year old Stacy and her 8 year old sister, Alita. Kim started the adoption search about a year ago and they’ve jumped through all the hoops and were rewarded with the most darling child in Stacy. They’ve not yet met Alita but they will this weekend. Once she finishes school, she will go to live with them permanently. I am so very happy for them. I wish you could have seen Kim’s face when she looked at Stacy. It was pure joy. And yes, I admit that I am a tad envious. (So is Duty). Don’t know where that leaves us on the kid side. I think we will just stay the course, you know? Got lots on our plate as it is and so many who are willing to allow us to shower them with our love so that seems to suit me fine.
Wish us luck tomorrow!