July 28, 2009


I actually have a couple deadlines this week, so no time for a coherent post. Quick notes/thoughts:

-Jrex comes home on Thursday for a couple weeks. No change in FIL, he's still not responsive, but the family is waiting a couple more weeks before making any big decisions. Mom K is calmer and even starting to talk about what to do after Dad dies. Since visitors don't affect Dad anymore, they've been allowing people to come by. Jrex has been surprised how many people have wanted to pay their respects, not just for Mom's sake, but for Dad's. Apparently there's a 15-year old girl in the church who really loves him and it's mutual. She came by with a teddy bear and balloons. A pharmacist Dad's known for years stopped by and had tears in his eyes. Jrex has been amazed and touched by how deeply the people in the church care for both Mom and Dad. The pastor and his wife have visited every single day.

-Family reunion was in Milwaulkee this past weekend. I didn't get to go, but I did call one of my aunts, who then passed the phone to three of my other aunts who were in the car with her. Made me miss them even more.

-Today is my birthday and I thought I'd be really depressed without Jrex. I am sad, but he sent a card that arrived last night. Aunt Bird and OTRmama also sent cards. So, this morning I did a birthday breakfast before work and opened my cards. I felt very loved. I'm supposed to go out with coworkers today for drinks (we're all swamped though, so I don't think it will actually happen). Then, tonight, Smart Girl is taking me out to a fondue place. She's bringing wine and we'll have a great time. I've wanted to do fondue since we moved here, but Jrex isn't into it, so not having him here is working out fine! (ha--believe that and I'll sell you a bridge in NYC.)


mplscuz said...

happy birthday...we missed you. Next reunion will be in CA.
Glad that Jrex is able to witness the impact FIL has on others.

Snickollet said...

Happy birthday! Sorry Jrex is not there, sorry Dad K is status quo.

Thinking of you.

Aunt gemstone said...

Happy birthday! It was good to talk to you, Uncle Doc missed you also.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday
am still in Milwaukee, praying this day will be good. enjoy fondue! love, aunt reh

Asianmommy said...

Happy Bday to you! Have a great time.

Inkling said...

I hope you have a good birthday, even without JRex. And I hope you'll get to have a special celebration at some point when you both are able to be together and do something happy.

You guys are still in my prayers.

Happy Birthday!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!

You guys are all still in my thoughts and prayers.

Lil Sis said...

Happy belated, hope you had a nice evening with your friend and fondue...still keeping you and family in my thoughts and prayers.