It’s time for the Week In Review and I’m freaking out. My mind is more on the coming week than the past week, but I can adjust. I have at least a week’s worth of things to do and I only have two days to do it in…I can do this. If I keep telling myself this it will happen, right?!
Week in Review is hostessed by the lovely Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets. Be sure to check out the other linkers when you’re finished here!
Where to begin…I’ll start with the most important thing.
I mentioned on Friday that Ralph had a heart catheterization on Tuesday. I think we were both more anxious about the whole thing than we wanted to let each other know. When he was in the recovery area and the doctor came in, reviewed the procedure with us and said that everything was Ok, we looked at each other and confessed. We were both frightened and worried. I kissed him on the forehead, he promptly fell asleep for an hour and a half and I sat down to read. Everything was as it should be. I really can’t say enough good things about his team of doctors and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, NJ. He was there for his first procedure in 1997 and things have changed but only for the better. Everything was great back then, but things have only improved. They work like a well oiled machine there. A very good experience.
Ok, so I’m behind in spite of all my lists and planning. Well, I’m not that far behind but Ralph is. He has a good reason but he insists on packing for himself and doesn’t like me to help. Then of course there’s the issue of things that are lost that must be found. Prior to every trip there’s something important that’s lost and can’t be found. I should start a week prior and be sure that I know where these things are. It’s always the same things. I’m working hard to be patient. I should be able to finish up most of what I need to do today (Sunday) and be ready to help Ralph as best I can. We pick up the car Monday morning and then I can start packing. I wish I could be packing a mini-van, but I’ll be packing a mid-size. Our car is always chock full of stuff on one of these trips. At least we never have to worry about picking up hitch-hikers!
Ralph’s semi-monthly family lunch was on Wednesday. Of course he couldn’t go so I went in his place. It was very nice as always but everyone missed him. Ralph’s sister Maddie just wanted to see him before we left on our trip so that she could see that he was alright. We met Maddie, her husband George and Aunt Marie for dinner at a local diner on Saturday night.
Maddie, Ralph, Aunt Marie and Me.
Maddie and Ralph. I love this picture. They’re so close. It’s wonderful.
The next week is going to be crazy. We hope to leave on Tuesday and arrive in Nashville on Wednesday. This will very likely be my last post for the rest of the week. I don’t like doing that but, I think it only makes sense. I will still be posting on Instagram (as fabstiles) and Twitter (as BCDCFran) I think I can actually do posts from my smarter than me phone. I’m going to try that, but if you see something “odd” posted here, you’ll know it’s me struggling with the phone.
That’s Week In Review for me. The next Monday we’ll be on the road again on the way to New Mexico. I’m not excited about that at all!!!!! But again, I’ll try to post something along the way. Stick with me, Cookies! I’ll be back to you soon!