The kids and I have been getting a little stir crazy over here, and yet there are things I have to knuckle down and take care of, Greg is out of town, I'm tired - BUT. I wrote a list of a few random options of things to do these remaining days of holiday break. One of them was the farm, so after play nice hour was apparently over - we headed off. (Kensington)
It was a good distraction.
And who can resist one day old piglets on a content blissed out sow?
Other options up and coming on our list....
- skating if we can find a rink that doesn't require me putting on skates
- shopping - the kids probably have three years worth of birthday money saved. they made lists
- The Henry Ford to see the Lego exhibit
Last night we enjoyed company in the form of Uncle George on the guitar and Paul and Enid. I went to bed at 4am. Back to school will be brutal, as usual.
Some of you know this already, some of you don't, and there are a lot of wrong rumors floating about so I'll put it out there and clear some of it up.
My father-in-law has cancer. We found out that he had gone to the ER and that cancer was the most likely diagnosis just five days after my own dad died of cancer. On Christmas Eve we found out that he has ten tumors on his brain, one much larger than the other nine. Yesterday it was confirmed that he has Stage 4 cancer in both his lungs, where he has big masses and his brain.
There's a rumor going around that he's having a lung removed, and that was never even up for discussion - so that is incorrect.
I talked to him last night and he's in good spirits and back at home. The hospital was able to relieve some of the swelling and pressure on his brain which helped his mood and pain level tremendously. He'll begin radiation on his brain on Monday with five treatments next week and another five the week after that. Following that he'll begin chemotherapy.
Greg finished up the work he needed to do in Kentucky is currently on his way to Minnesota, a 12 hour drive, where he'll stay with his family for a few days before heading back home.
It's been a long year.
We're not planning that vacation quite yet, but when we do - it's gonna be a good one.
Day by day.