After a weekend of family and sunshine, it's time to get back to normal... sort of. My mom and grandparents were here to visit over the long weekend. Having Mom and grandma Dee here was great because that let me off the hook for cooking for a crowd all weekend.
Just try and keep my mom and grandma out of the kitchen. Not going to happen.
Of course I helped out a little, but they did the bulk of the cooking and kitchen cleanup. That gave me a chance to sit back, drink some coffee and enjoy the company of my dear grandparents that we see but 2 or 3 times a year.
Speaking of grandparents, mine rock. Sometimes I wonder where I get my tiny frame and no filter mouth, then I hear my grandmother chime in on some rather inappropriate dinner conversation and a smile appears on my face. Last Friday when they arrived, we were still planting the garden and we all decided to take a break and have some lunch. As all nine of us were piled around my kitchen island, we started talking about unfortunate last names. As the guys and I were running through the classics (Dickmann, Asse, etc.) Grandma pipes up and says "I used to know this family by the name of..." then she whispers in my ear "F-u-c-k-s, but it was pronounced Fukes." Of course my kitchen erupted in laughter... Gotta love Grandma!
leaving for Birthday lunch with Uncle B
Mae goes back to school today. She hasn't been in 2 weeks and I plan to ease her in with just mornings for now at least until the PICC is out. The PICC line is going well and we haven't missed a dose of the antibiotic yet, even the 1Am infusion (right now) isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Gives me a chance to blog in quiet at least. Mae lost another tooth yesterday morning, but she at least washed her hands before pulling it out this time. Her ankle is feeling much better and she's getting around fine again but it's still a tad red and warm to the touch yet. She goes back to the doctor tomorrow for a dressing change on the PICC, some blood work and she'll also have the stitches in her ankle removed. The one noticeable difference I have seen in her since we've been home besides her energy level, is her appetite. I'm not sure if it's the medication she's on or if her body is trying to gain back the couple of pounds she lost while in the hospital, either way, it's nice to see her eating well again. The other morning for breakfast, we had to cut her off at 4 pieces of french toast, several pieces of bacon and a pile of fresh fruit!
This was a gift basket Mae received from my cousins K&P. When their little boy (R) was born (almost 3 months premature) last year, they spent a lot of time on the inside of a hospital so they sent this sweet gift to Mae complete with the little tiara clip for her hair to cheer her up. Thanks K&P! I also want to thank everyone who helped us out in the last 2 weeks, sent cards and brought over meals and treats. It means the world to us to have such great friends and family in our lives.