I'm sipping coffee this morning and looking out at the rain falling on Beaver Lake. It's lovely. Today is one of those dark, stormy mornings that just begs you to sleep in.
There's not much rest for the weary around here though. My dad is getting 3 different intravenous medications which he takes at SEVEN times throughout the course of the day. That means lots of clock-watching and alarm-setting for me. I've become quite the pro at hooking his meds and tubing up, and I've been wondering if I should apply for nursing school when I return to Colorado. I think I would like the science part of it all, but I'm not a big fan of guts and blood. Not to mention math. So...on second thought...maybe I'll just stick to being a stay-at-home-mom.
Speaking of being a mom...
I miss my kids. A lot.
They're in South Arkansas with their grandparents this week. We'll reunite on Friday just in time to drive back to Colorado and meet up with their dad for our family vacation in Durango. They're having a lot of fun--despite one vomiting episode (on Mimi's brand new carpet) and their swimming plans getting rained out.
I miss John a lot too. He and Jack-the-beagle are home in CO keeping each other company. And yeah, I miss the ole beagle too.
I feel like our family is so splintered right now. I'm thankful it's temporary.
On tap for today is a visit to the oncologist. I've been to that clinic with my dad a few times now and honestly, it is THE most depressing place on earth. It's hard to see so many sick people come in and out.
Anyway, I'm hanging in there. I know that it's important and good that I'm here.
Thanks so much for all of your sweet responses and prayers on my last post. I'm feeling your prayers!