Once again it has been a month since I posted. I thought that I would be able to stay on top of things, but I really need to get better at this blogging thing again!
Let's see if I can update you on the last month.
The last time I posted I said that Autumn Fest and the Car Show was that weekend. We did go down to that - I even volunteered to work the Door Prize table. That wasn't hard at all and I was near the entertainment stage and was able to listen to some great "oldies" music.
There were not as many cars here this year as last but there were some pretty ones.
One of my favorites.
(There was a 65 Mustang that I just loved, as that was
my favorite car growing up, but for some reason, I don't have
a picture of it.)
I think a good time was had by all who attended.
The following week we had a surprise - we had the girls for three days.
Melissa had to attend a conference/training in Tallahassee so
she brought the girls up and we were able to keep them.
It was fun and exhausting at the same time.
We had not kept all the toys we had when we were down south
so it was a little more challenging keeping them entertained.
However, we did enjoy it.
I spent a lot of time on the phone trying to get all of Mom's records up here, but that was finally accomplished and she had an appointment within the week. She saw both the oncologist and the surgeon (two different doctors) and the surgeon wants to get the films from down south before any final decision was made.
The next week I drove down to Lake Placid to keep the girls again, as Melissa had to go to a different conference/training down in Miami for four days.
I left on Tuesday and came home on Friday - the girls were sick a couple of days and Justin (dad) picked the girls up from school on Friday and kept them on Saturday before Melissa got home. Lorelai had a hard time - between strep throat and a stomach bug (which had her throwing up a lot) she did not have fun with Nana. I was glad that she was feeling better when I talked to Melissa on Sunday.
Monday of this week I took Mom back down to Gainesville for her pre-op stuff - blood work, X-rays, and EKG. Her surgery is scheduled for Friday morning. We have to be there by 7 AM and since we live about two hours away she and I are going down Thursday night and spending the night. She has to shower the night before and the morning of surgery with a special soap and she didn't want to have to be up by 4:30 in the morning to get all that done and I really didn't want to drive two hours in the dark with all the deer that we have around here. Anyway, we think it will be better if we just spend the night there and then go to the hospital from the hotel.
Tuesday we went into town and did a little shopping - Dan and I are going to have to go back - didn't have everything on our list - but I think Mom got everything she needed. Dan and I are going down to her house later today to put a few things up for her and then we'll see what else we need to do.
Tomorrow Dan and I both have blood work here in the village and then have doctor's appointments next week. Not sure how mom's recovery will be but it will be a learning curve for all of us.
Tonight we are going over to a friend's house for hot dogs and a fire in the fire pit. Should be fun
I think that has caught you up on everything that has gone on in the last month - oh- one more thing! We finally got the paperwork from the contractor Monday and delivered it to the bank yesterday! I really don't think anything will happen around here until after the first of the year what with the holidays, but at least we are one step closer!
Before I sign off for today - I have some pictures of the girls on their very first day of "school" that I have not shared. So, I'll leave you with a couple of those.
Lorelai in her class
My sweet little one.
(Not too sure of all this - but all's good now!)
That's it - talk to you soon!