Good morning everybody!
Sarah update: I wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who left such sweet comments to me about my grandma in my last post. That really wasn’t my intention in that post, but you guys are all amazing and so supportive. Thank you
Grandma is coming home on Monday to start hospice care, which basically means that she’s coming home in a hospital bed, and she’ll have no IV, no more hospital trips, etc. Just meds to manage any pain or discomfort that she has. When we met with the palliative care doctor last week, he said given her condition it could be weeks, maybe months. Honestly it looks like weeks, because she can’t really keep any food down. We’ve known this was coming – she was diagnosed with the pancreatic cancer in July. It definitely sucks, and there’s a whole lot of family-drama involved with it that I’m not going to go into right now. I’m just trying to focus more on Grandma now, & worry about the family drama stuff later.
So, most of this week was spent with me going to the hospital with mom to meet with the hospice care people and stuff. The weather was gorgeous earlier this week, we had some 80-degree days (in March!!), so I got outside when I could. Unfortunately it’s all rainy out now, and it’s supposed to be in the 40′s the next couple days, but it looks like winter is definitely gone here. Considering that my city has been known to get snow in April, it’s kind of a miracle that we had such a short, easy winter.
Other than the hospital trips, I didn’t really do much this week. The honeyman’s car has been giving us some trouble this week, so there’s been a lot of running around to take care of that. Plus I still need some stuff on my car fixed (not major stuff, but still), and my mom had to get a new windshield on her car this week. NOT a good time for us, car-wise. I had one shift at LB, I did some laundry, and whenever I could I hung out with the honeyman. We’ve caught up on season 8 of The Office on Hulu. I have to say, I’m surprised how much I’m still enjoying it without Steve Carrell. I thought it would suck, but it doesn’t.
Bookish update: I spent about a day and a half this week going through all of my books, and I’m not even halfway done yet. Shelf by shelf, I’ve been removing the books to wipe down the shelf, setting aside books I don’t want anymore, scanning all of the books I’m still keeping to the Book Catalogue app on my phone, double-checking to make sure they’re also all in the Microsoft Works book log I keep on the computer, and then re-shelving them according to “read” and “haven’t read yet”, and size, of course. It’s a lengthy process (especially when I have to create a book in the book app, because it’s so old and doesn’t have an ISBN), but it’s also nice to have something to focus intently on, and it reminds me why I have so many books I haven’t read yet. It makes me want to just sit there on the floor, surrounded by books, and read them ALL.
I finished A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy this week, which was good. Last night at the mall the honeyman bought me the next book, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I’m re-reading The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) right now. I figured re-reading one of my favorite books would be a good comfort read while I’m dealing with all this grandma stuff. I’ll probably read The Restaurant at the End of the Universe along with it, I seem to be able to read one chunky novel and one short novel together okay.
So, that’s about all the updating I have. Hope everyone has a good week!