Friday, August 22, 2008

Another Update

I know I haven't been blogging with any regularity lately, but I'm hoping that will soon change with the end of summer. To wit, here is another update...

On July 26, it was the tenth anniversary of my mother's death. It was difficult for me. It's very hard for me to believe that it's been ten whole years. She would have been 64 now. It's hard for me to imagine her in her 50's. I miss her more than words can express.

The summer has been hard on me health-wise. The weather has been very flip-floppy: horribly hot for several days, then rainy and cool. This is actually worse than just hot all the time, because my body goes through a sort of "backlash" when the weather changes so much and I end up sicker as a result. It's been a boring summer, full of bed rest and nonsense. I'll be glad when fall is upon us.

I've had a few emails asking me about how my father is doing. Well, he's doing as well as can be expected. He had his gallbladder out a few weeks ago, so here's hoping that will help with the pain levels he's experiencing. Otherwise, he's much the same: very sick.

A big piece of news this summer: my in-laws bought us a car. This was completely unexpected, and very much appreciated. I'm loving the XM radio more than I thought I would. It's our first non-Oldsmobile car in years and years.

I get my first mammogram when the summer is over. It makes me nervous. My mother was so young when she came down with breast cancer, that it just makes me...well, nervous. I know it needs to be done and I will be doing it...I just hope they offer me a Valium or two.

This is where I wrap it up for today. I hope to blog some more on Sunday, addressing something I saw on "Judge Judy" that has my blood boiling. I feel another rant coming on...

Until then,