You guyyyyssssss! I’m so tiiiiiiirrrrrred! Here I sit, literally 14 minutes before I usually have my post scheduled to go ‘live’, and I’m staring at a blank screen. Well, OK, it’s not so blank now, because there are 38 now 40 words on the screen. OK, 46. Heh.

Another week of ‘go, go, go!!’ underway, juggling lots of balls in the air.

Bet you didn’t know I juggle, do you?

Shut up, I didn’t say ‘jiggle’. Pfffffft!

OK, so where were we? Oh yeah – this week has lots of driving involved, what with appointments for each and every one of us on different days of the week. Princess Nagger has a doctor’s appointment tomorrow that takes an hour and 20 minutes (one way) to get to, then the hubby has oral surgery scheduled for Wednesday morning – that appointment will take an hour (one way) to get to, and who knows how long I’ll be cooling my heels in the waiting room since he needs a designated driver to drive him home afterwards, since he’ll be in La La Land from the drugs they’ll be giving him.

You know, this could be really fun!!

And Thursday it’s my turn for an appointment that’s an hour-and-twenty-minute drive (one way) plus I’ll be stopping in to see my dad before my appointment since it’s in the same general neighborhood.

Yesterday was grocery shopping day, and Princess Nagger decided she wanted to tag along – I love having her company any time, but she ends up distracting me, and the whole semi-monthly shopping trip ends up taking longer – like 4 hours instead of just 2 or 3. But she’s worth it! 

Which means Friday is the only day there’s absolutely nothing on the schedule, aside from dropping Little Dude off at school and picking him up again. Except the hubby is taking Wednesday, Thursday and Friday off, because of his oral surgery. I know, I know!

It’s that whole proverbial synopsis that the “Man Cold” falls under. When I had oral surgery last year-ish (wait, maybe it was the year before last…whatever!) I was back to doing everything I do by that afternoon. Us moms don’t get to have sick days and “I’m not going to do anything” days because we might have some residual pain – we just power through it. 

And that’s all I’m going to say on that subject.

Meanwhile, my dad is making progress – he met with the Neurologist Monday (today if you’re reading this Monday evening, yesterday if you’re reading this on Tuesday) who said it does indeed look like the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. Which is totally understandable, because his dad (my grandpa) had it at the end, as well as his grandfather (my great-grandfather), which means we’re dooooooomed!! with that hole hereditary thing. 

Once he gets sprung from the rehab/recuperation place, the neurologist wants to do the official Alzheimer’s test to confirm, and to undoubtedly see what ‘level’ he’s at so a plan of action can be made. We won’t have an ETA on getting him out of that place until he meets with the orthopedic doctor on Thursday to take a look at his shoulder and see what his progress has been with the physical therapy.

He’s been doing well with PT, apparently the PT person is super nice and very helpful, so he likes her. That always helps!

I’m sorry, I’m doing a post with no pictures and no funnies! Next week I’ll do better, I promise. Wait, at least one:

It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!

The question or prompt for this week is:

“It’s Angel Girl’s birthday today. What advice would you go back and give your 10 year old self?”

First of all, Happy Birthday, Angel Girl!! 

Hmmm…OK, advice I would give my 10 year old self… I know! A list would be appropriate:

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. And almost everything is small in the grand scheme of things.
  2. Forget about being the best at something. Try to experience lots of different things instead and share your stories with others.
  3. Read widely. Through reading you will become a better writer, and writing will open a world of opportunities you can’t even imagine are possible right now.
  4. Value your education. Don’t waste time in class, do your homework, try harder, and most of all, never ever give up on your dreams.
  5. Fight your introversion to make friends. Although not all of them will stick around, your true friends will stand by you during the hard times and share in lots of the good times too.
  6. Learn to love yourself. You are a good person. You may not have a lot of friends or be really good at something, but you have plenty of time to shape the person you want to be. Love yourself throughout the journey. No regrets!

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  1. Here’s hoping your dad continues to make good progress. Wow! You have a busy week, and a long drive to the doctor! Are you pretty far out of town, or going farther to get better care. That’s what we have to do sometimes, depending on the purpose. Plenty of regular doctors around here, plus some specialists, but if you need treatment for cancer, that’d be an hour trek into the city. I loved your advice for your ten year old self. I was also going to say, don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff, but I don’t think my ten year old self would have agreed. LOL

  2. All mothers have to juggle and have extra arms and spare minutes in the day that no one else gets. My youngest may be 19 now, but i remember those days.

    Praying your husband and father both recover fast from their respective current difficulties!

    Also, excellent advice for Angel Girl.

  3. Busy week for me too. But mostly writing so I cannot really complain… and yet when I think about it, I had Brownies, Sparks, church meeting about Easter program, shopping for birthday, shopping for Easter, shopping for groceries…. so like how am I still going? ha.
    Sorry, I didn’t mean to holla, but that is basically my nerves the entire movie because boys are stupid and they kept slipping quietly into the water and then grabbing our legs. I may have accidentally sorta peed a bit of one of them. ha.
    Good advice. Thankfully she likes to read and is currently working her way through my old Nancy Drew library. Hopefully she will start Anne of Green Gables next – I’m so excited honestly!!! But my fave is that one about being the best because seriously she gets so upset if she does not perfect anything on the first try. oye.

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