Thank god it’s Friday! I am first going to apologize right now for still not returned all of your emails and comments. I honestly don’t know if I ever will be able too. So I am going to thank you all right now! I read all of the them and pass along the ones to my grandparents and parents. I kind of need another me to help with the administration stuff with the blog – ha. I am having a hard time keeping up. Yesterday, I sat in on a meeting with my parents and the Hospice coordinator at the Nursing Home and the Hospice meeting sent me back 35 years. It was more of a informative meeting, they just wanted us to have the program details in case we needed it down the road for my gram. I sat there and was like, “how did I get here? How did I go from being a little girl in my grandparents house (which was everyday as a kid) to listening to this lady talk about end of care for my strong, beautiful, weed pulling maniac grandmother (her gardens were always weed free!) ?”
My gram starts radiation next week and while she doesn’t need Hospice now, we are trying to prepare for the inevitable. They are going to zap her with radiation in 3 places (her hip/leg and lungs) over the course of the next 15 days and our hope is, it will relieve the pain. It’s not going to cure it but hopefully it will stop the tumor from squeezing her esophagus and relax the leg a bit to help the pain.
My grandmother’s sisters flew in yesterday to visit with her and she was so excited to see them. My gram grew up in Stowe Vermont and it’s about 4 hours from our house. My gram is the oldest at 85 years old and left Stowe with my grandfather when she was 17 years old. They moved to Massachusetts and long story short, they never left Mass. If you are ever in Stowe, VT, my aunt Allene (on the left), owns Mansfield Dairy and they deliver milk all over the state! They are one of the oldest dairy farms that is still operating. She still has a cute old school dairy store so be sure to stop in and say I sent you!
My grandfather found the conversations amongst the sisters pretty boring and literally slept through most of them. -ha
Isn’t he something? Have a great weekend and if you are preparing for back to school, be sure to head over to the kids section of (affiliate link) Nordstrom, some fabulous new kids items were just replenished and it’s not often you can get clothes at Nordstrom over 30% off! They have tons of other items on sale too, so if you love Nordstrom but not their prices, now is the time to buy! Be sure to also check out our Christmas in July post (stuff is still on sale)!