Monday, January 4, 2010
A Busy Start
My new year has not had a slow beginning. New Year's eve was end-of-month close out for work, so that meant reports out the wazoo, as usual. Mike had been sick all week and was in bed quite early New Years Eve. I was intending to stay up to watch the ball drop at Time Square, but I don't care for the musical na-na's of the shows they put on. So, as any old person would do, I watched the news channels...CNN, FOX News, etc. But laying on the couch does not help you stay awake. I fell asleep sometime around 11 p.m. I woke around 1:30 a.m., shut off the tv, lights, and fish tank lights, and headed off to bed. New Years Day was rainy and nasty out. It was quite unmemorable. House work and chores and such. Then Saturday morning my mom called around 8:30 a.m. just as I was waking up. (I slept in) She was crying and it scared me. I immediately thought there was some sort of accident and someone was hurt or worse. She told me her chest was hurting, she thought she had pneumonia and wanted me to come take care of her and my gimp dad. I jumped up, bathed, packed for the weekend and headed to their house. My grandfather took her to the ER when I arrived and a couple of hours later she arrived back home with the diagnosis of FLU. I asked if it was bird flu, swine flu, or human flu to which she replied, "Does it matter?" So Granddad went to town to get fried chicken from Hardee's for dinner while I did a little cleaning. I made some Christmas sugar cookies that evening, and Granddad steamed some oysters he brought home from Chinkoteague, VA where he's been fishing out of lately. My cousin Mike (not to be confused with my Mike) was over to visit, and we watched some college football...ECU needs a new kicker!!. Sunday was a little more cleaning and NFL football. I put on a roast in the slow cooker, and Granddad said he'd look in on it before he left to go back out fishing. I headed home to get myself ready for work today, and to tell Mike that Mom wanted him to come out to help some more. So my new year has not been slow. Mike's at the folks, and I'm spending a rare night alone. It might be fast food, but I might also stop by Food Lion for an easy and quick cook-for-yourself dinner. I'll have to see.