Sunday, April 1, 2012

A New Chapter

Manda, Ben, and Kitten flew to Seattle yesterday from Houston. It was a five hour flight that and put them two more time zones away from us. The cat, with the help of a little valium, did fine. They are in a corporate apartment right near the Space Needle, for up to 45 days. They went from the 80's of Houston to the 40's of Seattle!

We took Ralph's mom out to lunch to the Olive Garden. Every time I see her, she seems littler and more frail. She enjoyed the lunch, and took home enough food for at least one more meal. 

Finally, this Thursday I get the first synvisc injection in my knee. I have high hopes for good results. Ed's Dad got the injections and felt immediate relief. Others can take up to 5 weeks to feel the difference, and it doesn't work at all for some people. 

Heather started day shift this week, and is delighted with it. She no longer has to worry constantly whether she'll get a nap before going into work. 

Cliffie is becoming quite the house cat. She's sitting on the computer desk as I write this, looking cute. She has a bad habit of racing thru the house meowing at the top of her voice at 5 a.m. We're not used to such an energetic cat, since for years we've had old cats. 

I'm reading a library book called Deader Homes and Gardens by Joan Hess. It's the latest in a series, but the first one I've read. I'm enjoying it, so I'll probably start requesting the books from the beginning of the series. 

Next week is Easter Sunday! Heather is working- none of the hospitals consider Easter to be a holiday, so if it's your weekend, you work, at straight time. We'll be having dinner at Mike and Donna's. They like to host on the holidays, since they have a whole crew who wander in and out all day. It's nice having Ralph retired, so we don't have to worry about him having to work. 

And so it goes!

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