Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

1. Penguins! Tonight they start the hockey season at Consol Energy Center playing the NJ Devils. SP will be at the game with Googer. They will be a tiny dot of red in a sea of black & gold. Let's Go Pens!

2. Pirates! Excited for the game later today.

3. Steelers! Thank goodness they are off this week.

4. This past week I read And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Loved this book. It made me cry. I think his other two books made me teary, too (The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns). It's beautifully written, and at times beautifully bittersweet, beautifully sad, beautifully heart wrenching. I couldn't put the book down. No spoilers, but it's about love, betrayal, survival, and decisions that can reverberate across families, across time, and across countries.

5. I keep getting lost in thought today. I keep finding myself staring out the window. I'm worried. I'm miles away from my parents and my dad is in the hospital. I don't want to write too much about it, but he went to the ER yesterday and was admitted. He & mom are waiting for the doctor to decide how to treat the problem.

6. So of course I worry about my mom as well. I know she's strong. She's gotten me through 2 hip surgeries and 2 femur surgeries. She's gotten my brother & his wife through a few issues. She helped take care of my paternal grandma and grandpa and my maternal grandma as they aged and needed help. But like everyone, she's getting older, and with age comes health issues. She's got her own to deal with right now, nothing major, but it's proving slow to heal. So I worry about my mommy being alone in the NV house and my daddy being in the hospital. Yes, I am in my 40's and I'm worried about mommy & daddy, not mom & dad. I feel like a helpless little girl today. All I can do is sit next to the phone. And stare out the window.

7. And I'm worried about my hubby, who is having a flare up of one of his many health issues. I know he's hurting when he starts looking for my giant Costco bottle of ibuprofen, which he started doing a few days ago. I can tell by his demeanor and by the way he's walking and holding the sore area that it's not good. I know (hope) that starting the medicine again will (should) help, and he's waiting for a call back from the doctor, but it's one of those health issues for which there is no cure, just management. And hopes and prayers that it can be managed and not worsen.

8. On a happy health note, I am now spending all night in our bed, no more moving to the recliner in the middle of the night, and even better, the past couple of days I've not flopped from side to side every 1-2 hours. It was pretty exciting the first time I slept on the same side for 5 hours straight.

9. Hopefully we will make it to see The Rubber Duck this weekend. Rubber Ducky is joy and happiness and giggling, and I sure could use some! I love seeing all the photos of the duck. I really do giggle and smile like a little kid when I see the photos.

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