I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I last blogged. Things have been just crazy busy here at Chez Nana … my head starts spinning when I try to think about it.
Our weekend was fairly slow and quiet … I was able to get in a good bit of quilting both days. But once we hit Monday, things accelerated at break-neck speed. Monday evening was the final summer “regular season” swim meet … and once again, we had rain. Thankfully the rain came late enough in the meet that they could put the meet in the books. No make up meet – whew! And it’s a good thing because the conference championships are today.
Tuesday DD, the 4 Ts and I had a fabulous day together. We hit up the Build a Bear store to make minions before we head out to the “movie-ater” to see the Minion Movie (“movie-ater” was how T#3 used to say “movie theater”). T#1 decided that he wasn’t too old yet for a minion and chose Stuart; T#2 chose Kevin, and T#3 chose Bob. T#4 couldn’t be bothered with minions and chose an Elsa bear (to keep her Anna bear company). The Ts loved the movie … I found several parts to be laugh-out-loud funny and a few parts that could have easily found their way to the editing room floor. I did love the soundtrack for the movie and will confess that I was singing along to Got to Get You Back in My Life at the end (softly … and off key no doubt).
That evening, DD found out that her former step mom was readmitted to the hospital … they weren’t (and so far still aren’t) sure whether it was methotrexate toxicity or PCP, a pneumonia caused by a common fungus. Right now they’re leaning toward PCP but will find out more once they get the results of the bronchoscopy done Thursday morning. Thankfully much of the treatment is the same, and they’ve also started her on the antifungal that should treat PCP. DD spent most of Wednesday and all of Thursday with her at the hospital, which meant that Nana had plenty of T-time.
Wednesday we helped my dad with his monthly shopping excursion. DD found friends who could take the 3 bigs to swim practice and watch them afterwards until I got back from my dad’s so we took #4 along with us. She did a fine job of entertaining my dad when we got back to his house, but her early morning get-up for practice meant that she was getting awfully tired not long after lunch … we left earlier than originally planned because a tired T#4 means either one who gets a little too squirrelly or a little too cranky, and we didn’t want to wear out our welcome.
Thursday I took the swimmers to their final practice of the summer … T#4 and I went on a secret mission – to see if any of her siblings made it in the local paper (published once/week). And sure enough, T#3 made the paper (forgive the poor quality, it’s a picture of the paper taken with my iPhone). His brother is almost always in the paper, so it was nice to see him get some props. Hopefully his sister will have a better summer swim (as in no broken arm) next year and will make the paper, too.After we got back to the pool, we went for a brief walk while waiting for practice to end. We saw this delicate hydrangea bloom on our walk … #4 was so disappointed that she couldn’t pick the flower.#1 went to a friend’s house after practice for a pool party – I guess he didn’t get quite enough time in the pool this week. #2 brought a friend home after practice … they spent most of their time in the family room in the basement, doing whatever 11-12 year old girls do. ha! #3 and #4 kept Nana entertained by having her join their Minecraft game. The things we grandmas do for our grands. ha!
Friday was a quiet, relaxing day … sort of. I went back to my eye doctor’s office to get the corrected lenses put in my new glasses … it’s amazing how much better I see now. I spent the afternoon getting caught back up on things around the house … laundry, dusting, sweeping. A squishy package was delivered – Christmas in July! I’m always on the lookout for plaids (I’d like to make a plaid quilt one of these days when I can get enough plaids).But there was still a little time to get reacquainted with my needle and thread. Remember my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden? I picked it back up and worked on the final full block. I wasn’t able to get it finished since I spent my evening with T#4 who had a sleepover here at Nana’s.
Today will be an especially hot, muggy day spent watching our swimmers compete … all three qualified for the conference championships, and even though her times are all down a little (thanks to the broken arm – first a cast and then a splint), T#2 is “swimming up” - with the 13-14 y.o. girls - for 2 of her events. The top 6 swimmers for each event at the championship will qualify for the “All Star” competition in two weeks … T#1 and T#2 both qualified last summer, but thanks to that broken arm, I suspect that T#2 won’t qualify this summer.
I suspect that we’ll be spending tomorrow getting cooled off and getting in some much-needed R&R (IOW, time with my needle and thread).
I hope that whatever you have planned for today includes a little something that brings you joy ... have a great day!