I am giving up! No, not permanently, but for a day or two!
Richard had ankle fusion surgery on 6/25 and came home from the hospital on 6/27 in a cast and with instructions for no weight bearing for 6 weeks. He's been terrific. I couldn't ask for anyone better to take care of. But...I do need to take care of him.
Our DD from Virginia and her dog surprised us with an unexpected visit on 6/29 and will be here until this Thursday. Totally unplanned on our part. She wanted it to be a surprise. Doesn't she know we're old and don't do surprises well anymore?
In fairness, she visited friends in Kansas City for a few days and has been sleeping at her brother's house since she got back because...another son and his wife, also from Virginia, had picked this same time to come so they could visit a new granddaughter (our great-grand) and they are staying with us in the one spare room.
Saturday night our two grandsons spent the night (no trouble to have them...just one more thing). Sunday morning we had a family gathering for brunch (10 adults, 2 grandsons and the baby). Again...not a huge deal and the kids helped put things together.
Coming and going, text messages, phone calls, refrigerator doors opening and closing, snack foods sitting around everywhere, birthday cake and ice cream...oh, yes...I forgot to mention yesterday was Richard's birthday!!!Last evening we celebrated with the cake/ice cream. When we're alone we don't celebrate except with cards. We have gone from one meal to the next trying to figure out who will be here, if anyone, and what we're having...leftovers, order in, grilling???
There is hope! Yesterday Richard saw the doctor. They took the old cast off, removed the stitches from the incisions and put on the new one. He opted for neon orange this time. He looks like a highway safety cone.
But, bottom line is they were satisfied with the way the incisions looked and told him to come back in 4 weeks, but still no weight bearing. That was really good news.
Tomorrow DS and DIL will be leaving and stopping to see my Mom and Sis on the way. Thursday DD and doggie will be leaving. Grandsons and their parents will be out of town for 5 days beginning tomorrow, too. Thursday evening, life will return to "normal" for these 2 old people who raised four kids and had four teenagers at one time, but have come to enjoy being empty nesters. Isn't that crazy? I'm so grateful that we still have 3 of them and 2 with spouses with us, not to mention these darling grands and greats, but I'm sure our DS in heaven is looking down right now and scratching his head a bit and wondering what all the fuss is about. Life used to always be like this, didn't it??!!
So, for now, I'm throwing in the towel and planning to get good sleep for a couple of nights. I've just had too many things going on to concentrate on anything else. Even when they "help" it becomes more work!! LOL!!!
I just need a few hours of breathing space and then I'll be good to go again!! See you soon!! Hugs and love to all!!