Vacation Day: Yep, I flew the coop yesterday! We decided to take a trip down to see our grandies. I told my daughter we’d take little guy to lunch, and she could get a breather. When we arrived, the whole place was filled with workmen. My SIL was directing a crew, and my daughter and the two little guys were at the top of the drive. It seems they were starting to have some landscaping done – a lot, actually. So their place is really pulled apart. We went inside and cuddled with the little guys. Then when we mentioned we were taken the bigger one to lunch, he said, “No, stay home.” He did have another ear infection, and he had lost some sleep, but this was a surprise. Trying to think like a two-year old is futile, but I think he may have remembered the previous week when we spirited him away and the Mommy and Daddy disappeared. So, we didn’t push the issue, and just had a nice visit. We couldn’t stay too long because my “big boys” were coming for dinner. So the day off was actually quite busy!
A Little Info: I’m very fortunate in that I never get UTIs as many women, and MSers do. [knock wood] My mother, however, gets them all the time. Her doctor is trying all kinds of treatments and preventatives, but I keep asking if the CNAs are doing all they can to keep her clean?! Of course I never get an honest answer – they just circle the wagons…
One of the things they’re doing is giving her cranberry pills every day. Well, I just heard that if a person has, or is prone to, kidney stones, that cranberries aren’t good. (They’re used to acidify the urine and keep it from being too alkaline and easier to attract bacteria.) Well, what I read was that lemonade is a better choice! Then I read that chickens which aren’t organic or free rein may carry traces of antibiotics which inhibit the drugs used for UTIs. I’m printing out the info and taking it to her doctor. If you’re interested, check here and here
A Miracle Grow: My husband continued to water his weeds, and lo and behold, he finally got some blooms. He’s muttering that they’re probably wild flowers, but who cares, as long as they’re colorful! Maybe, in another month, those selected gardens will look nice!
Craziness on the Roads: I usually read a book in the car so I won’t have to see the madness on the roads. However, yesterday, my husband was talking to me so I sat up and listened. Well, what a mistake that was. We travel on a lot of freeways when visiting my daughter, and there are maniacs out there! One small truck with a trailer moved from the right to the left lane right in front of us on a ramp. Every other car seemed to be speeding (my husband isn’t a slow driver and they were passing him – on the right.) A motorcycle decided to zip around traffic in between cars. So many accidents waiting to happen. I’m glad I stopped driving – and I don’t care if that makes me sound like an old fogey!
Prayers and good thoughts: I know some of you read Gail’s blog at Know Your Its. Her mother passed away this morning, so stop by and offer your thoughts and wishes.
That’s all I have for now. I’m working on a post for tomorrow that hopefully will be more interesting.