Most of you know my first experience with a blog of any type was at a place called Blogging Baby and that one of their writers who has since become my dear online friend, Jen Creer, set up this blog and gave it its name.
That Christmas meme that I talked about putting on here and never did? It's on Jen's blog Jen-o-rama (and several others) if you'd like to take a crack at it.
Jen emailed me last night to ask if it was okay to write a post on that blog (Blogging Baby) about me. I said yes, of course, and she did. It was beautiful and there's a link to it at the bottom of the post before this one. (Sunday. At least there was - it seems to be gone. Here it is - more for me so I can go back and read it without digging through archives.)
So many people have come over here or left a comment on Blogging Baby since then to offer their love, prayers, and support. I've tried to get back to most of them personally either by email or in their own comment boxes. It was a good way to spend part of my morning.
A few didn't have a URL or an email address. I tried to keep track. If I missed someone, I apologize. So - to Joe, Keri, Ginny, Lisa, Emily, Messed Up Mama (your comment link didn't work), LB, and Lex, thank you for the kindess you've shown to someone you've never met. As I told Jen, it means so much to all of us even as I was reading through tears.
To everyone else who came over and to my other visitors, the same. I know many of you have told me not to worry about replying but as long as I'm able, I like feeling the connection.
I'll try to get back with an update over the weekend and maybe even chat about something else for a change. I'm waiting for confirmation from Hospice; all the usual red tape was magically erased by social workers from heaven.
I saw Carol briefly today and have spoken with her twice on the phone. With the meds, she has a very small window of feeling like herself before the pain medication kicks in. We have short, good conversations which she may not remember but I will. She talked to Elcie as well, mostly about her pet rat which Elcie is babysitting faithfully. We'll put the other girls on the phone tomorrow and after she's moved we'll talk about a visit.
Meantime, the Santa parade is tomorrow afternoon and I plan to take the girls. My Tuesday coffee date friend has invited me for coffee tomorrow (yes I know it's Saturday) and I plan to go if I can. Tim and I had lunch yesterday after we went to the hospital and then went microwave shopping. My new one is smaller but plenty large enough for what I do. I don't do a lot of cooking in it but the girls use it for popcorn, quesadillas, Ramen noodles, and it does a wonderful job on veggies. I turn off my electric coffee maker and use the microwave to heat coffee.
And now it's time to figure out something simple for dinner. I'm thinking scrambled eggs and maybe some Brown & Serve sausage. Oh wait, that's breakfast. Breakfast is good.
Take care everyone. There aren't words to express how I feel about all of you.