In my Looking Back at 2016 post (no, that’s not a typo, I meant 2016) I made one of my goals for 2017 to attempt a personal blog post every month. Well, that sure didn’t happen. In my Looking Back at 2017 post I said I would try that one again for 2018. So here I am, revitalizing my Random Ramblings posts. Fingers crossed I can find the time to do this at least once a month.
We’ve had an interesting year so far. Here are some of the highlights from last month and this month so far…
My amazing sister-in-law, Kristina, has decided to throw her hat in the ring and run for Michigan State Senate for district 9. How exciting and, honestly, kind of crazy! She is step-mom to my brothers oldest daughter who is 9. On top of that, she has a 2 year old son and 9 month old daughter with my brother. She’s super active at my older niece’s school with PTO and Girl Scouts. She’s a U.S. Army veteran and even served time in Afghanistan. I’m very proud of her for taking this on. If anyone will fight for what she believes is right it’s Kristina.
Although my brother and his family literally live around the corner from me, I’ll now move closer to home on my update. My mother-in-law, who has been living with us since July due to illness, has moved out. She lived Up North, as we Michiganders say when she got sick. I honestly don’t remember how much I’ve said about this situation in past posts, but probably not much. The long and short of it is that she had lived Up North in her childhood home since the mid-90’s. Over the last few years she has pretty much transferred all of her doctors to down by us though. She lives in a tourist town and they can’t handle her ailments as well. After living with us for 6 months she was recuperated enough to live on her own again, but down here by us. She can no longer drive and I go to all of her doctor appointments with her anyway. So it’s been a huge transition for her and, really, for all of us in this household. She’s only a few miles away so it’s easy enough for me to take her grocery shopping and such.
My own mom, who also lives only a few miles from me, had a health scare recently. Fortunately, she was NOT having a heart attack as we initially thought. I took her in late morning one day and stayed there all day with her before they admitted her to be on the safe side. She was discharged the next day with a diagnosis of mild pancreatitis. She had a doctor appointment already scheduled for a few days after discharge. I also go with her to her regular appointments (not all of them like I do with the MIL as it’s not needed) but couldn’t go due to having a fever. But her PCP isn’t convinced it was her pancreas so she’s going to run additional tests. The good news is, it seems like it was something gastric and not cardiac, whatever it was.
Have you all been watching the Olympics? I’m still trying to decide if I’m going to do a separate post like I did back in 2014. I guess it’s a good thing I hadn’t been back on the blogging horse during the 2016 summer games because I’m even more of a fanatic when it comes to swimming and gymnastics than I am about curling and snowboarding.
Really, I feel like this is quite the boring rambling post, but I didn’t want to keep it short and slowly dip my feet back into this pool of my blogging. Plus, honestly, a lot of my time for the last month has been taken up with my mother-in-law’s move and numerous doctor appointments and procedures for both moms. Not super fun stuff. I promise to be more interesting next time! It will inspire to get my butt in gear instead of sitting around giving in to the winter blahs.