Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I'll be home by 6:00 pm tomorrow night (PST) YEA!!! I'm ready! It's been a long week.

Some updates from home:

Dad says Millie has gone from being in love to being somewhat of a bully. I'll assess the "kids" when I get home and make sure it's not causing a HUGE problem. Millie CAN be a turd, so if it's a problem, I'll switch her out with Honey in the Money. Honey is very sweet and kind to the babies!

Dad also said that he went in to feed Beau and left the gate open. Normally, I just pull it to the closed position andd Beau is food-motivated enough to ignore it and follow me into the stall. Apparently Dad left it WIDE open and little Mr. Beau went on a walkabout. Naturally, he didn't go far, just wandered around and checked things out. Dad put a hand on his neck and said "Come on" and Beau followed him back to his stall. Dad really likes the sweet guy!

Gramma suffered no more than a beaut of a shiner over her left eye. Apparently, Mom had bought her some new shoes for "going out" and since Gramma had them on, well, it was time to go! So she got up and promptly fell. She forgot she needs help. The solution is to NOT put the outside shoes on her unless and until she actually IS leaving!

My great-aunt suffered a massive stroke from which she will not recover. She has been moved to hospice until her body gives out and she is called home. She might survive long enough for me to get home and say goodbye, but that is iffy at this point. Thank you for all your prayers and kind words. I truly appreciate it.

Mike's mother has terminal lung cancer. She is in pretty good shape right now, all things considered. I am really happy that Mike got to spend so much time with him mom, since the next trip east will probably be for her funeral. We are going to try to get him a trip back for a week or so in three months, but that is a great big MAYBE.

I will do my best to post in the next few days, along with photos of the new kid.


Sally said...

You've got a lot going on. Home is where the heart is!

Caroline said...

Yowsa! that is alot at once.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these challenging times.

~Kort said...

Karen, I just love your guts!!! If I can help at all, let me know. Prayers are headed your way! xoxo

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