Not much going on around here.
John and Maizey stop in every day. Yesterday, it was so nice and warm that we sat out on the front porch. Most all of the 15" of snow we got last Wednesday is gone, just in time for..................
5.4" predicted to start tonight, into tomorrow. YAY.
Oh--who cares? Not me. Whatever!
Sunday I watched a couple of Basketball games. My Michigan State Spartans are on fire! The people in the know say, they are going to win it all. I've heard that before, so I'm not too excited yet. Wait until the Final Four and if they are still in it--then I can get geeked!
Tomorrow is Pearl's birthday. I created and made her a really pretty birthday card and got it in the mail so it will be delivered to her mail box (30 feet away) tomorrow. Hey--we all like to get cards in the mail. I wish I could get her a spring bouquet, but I'm down to $6.00 until the 3rd, when my SS hits my checking account.
Pearl has completed 80 years of life!! 80 years! That sounds so old and yet---I am only 3.5 years away from that age myself. ARGGH!
Karen had an appointment in this area this afternoon, so she stopped in for a hour's visit. How wonderful. I got to quiz her about each of her kids doing's. Hard to know what's going on when the grand kids are older.
My oldest, Helene, once wanted to be a nun, is now living, in sin, with the Jewish man and their dog, Rupert. Helene attended a Catholic run college, which turned her into quite a Liberal. Karen explained why. Strange and weird.
Susanna, is in Portland with her newish guy, Brian. Every day, Susanna walks her cat, "Ponderosa", on a leash in and around the streets. The cat thinks he is a dog and sort of "barks" at the door when he wants to go for a walk. Animals are allowed in many restaurants in that area, so in they go and the cat sits on a chair and shares their meal. Strange and weird.
Marcus, hasn't dated in three years. It seems he was "in love" with a girl, but she was dating another guy, so Marcus waited. She has told him for 3 years that she wasn't interested in Marcus, but would date him off and on, sending him mixed messages. She finally told him, she'd never be interested. He then took time off work to go back into the Monastery for a retreat to see if perhaps (again) he might want to be a Priest. Decided he didn't. His younger brother set him up on New Year's Eve with a girl who was interested in Marcus, remembered him from high school, and she and Marcus having been dating ever since. Strange and weird.
Younger brother, Stephen, isn't dating anyone (for a change), a Senior at Michigan State, is in the IZZONE (the student cheering section) and at their last home basketball game yesterday, they honored the IZZONE Seniors and he went out to center court, got down and kissed the block "S". Stephen will start medical school in the fall. His great ambition? To be an ER doctor. Strange and weird.
And then there's Karen's youngest, Madeleine. Maddie is also not dating, thank goodness, and is in college taking classes in nursing and working nights, with her Elderly Lady client. She is going to perform in a ballet of "Punchinella" On March 21st. Jennifer will be in Michigan at the time and is coming to the performance and Pammie asked for the day off so she can attend too. I will get to be with all my daughter's and most of Karen's kids will also be there. Maddie is planning on going back to Guatemala, this coming winter, before she starts full time nursing school.
Madeleine, who goes to a community college, has already been studying muscles and bones cutting into cadavers. Her older brother, in his last year of pre-med, at a Big Ten college, has NEVER observed cadaver work. Strange and weird.
Karen also told me that my son Mark's oncologist wants Mark to start chemo-therapy. I thought Mark was already getting that. Apparently, the hormone depleting therapy he has been on has shrunk the tumors to a sufficient size that now, "they" figure the chemo would take them down even better. The doctor told Mark they could give him many years of good quality of life. So far, none of us know if Mark is going to decide to do it, as his girlfriend is very non-communicative and he refuses to talk to or see anyone.
When she and Mark got the news, she texted Jennifer, way out in New Jersey and got Jen so upset she phoned Karen who then phoned Mark's mate, Cindy, who told her.
My whole famdamily is like this about health issues!!! (Including me.) Don't think about it. Don't tell anyone about up-coming tests or surgeries until they are over. Don't tell anyone bad news. Deny it all and maybe it will go away. Strange and weird.