2018 Life Logs, Day 309—Fall Weather Flip-Flop
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Weather: Overcast, Mid-afternoon Sprinkles; High 58, Low 51 degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, East Falmouth, MA

The big news these days seems to be the fall weather flip-flop. It is sunny one day, overcast the next. Temperatures in the 30’s one night, then in the 50’s the next night. You really have to check the weather report to figure out which jacket to wear. I have a rain jacket, a light winter jacket, a polar fleece, and a wind breaker all hanging by the front door. We were supposed to have rain today, but we got very little. Unfortunately, the rain is supposed to continue tomorrow on Election Day, but the highest chance is late in the day. Hopefully everyone can get out to vote before the evening rain. I voted early, but if you did not, I sure hope you will get out to vote tomorrow. Every American needs to have his or her voice heard. I’m hoping that the results of this mid-term election start correcting our direction as a country in a kinder and gentler direction. In my opinion, we need a return of civility and cooperation in our government. One election might not get us there, but maybe we can get a little closer. But whatever you believe, make your voice heard. VOTE!

I didn’t get a lot accomplished today. I spent much too much time being apprehensive about the procedure Justin was having this afternoon to drain the abscess on his arm. Justin is my baby boy, and no matter how old he gets, as his mother I will always be concerned when he has a health issue. Of course, I am just as concerned about his older sister and now all of the grandchildren. I think it is just what mothers and grandmothers do. Justin let me know at 1 pm that he was going in for the procedure. Then at 2:15 Jo sent a text saying he had finally gone in. By 4:15, I was getting worried as I had heard nothing and that catatonic state that mother’s get when they are worried about a child’s health set in. Jo sent a text saying she had heard nothing either but that she was fixing food to take to him and would soon be leaving to drive to the hospital in Mayaguez. Since children are not allowed in the hospital, she was going to have to leave them in the van. Okay, now there was more to worry about. Then about 5:30 Jo called to say that she had gotten through to Justin. He was still groggy, and his arm hurt, but that’s about all she knew. Then I got a text from Justin saying he felt ‘blah’ due to residual sedation. By 6:40, I got a text from Jo with a photo. She was able to sneak Coco and Ziggy up to Justin’s room and had been successful in delivering a home cooked meal. It was so wonderful to see everyone smiling, so I think the family visit and the food was just what the doctor ordered. Way to go, Jo! Justin has no idea what the surgeon actually did this afternoon. He just knows his arm is wrapped in a lot of bandages and it hurts. Hopefully he will get a good night’s sleep and things will be better in the morning. And hopefully he will get to talk to the doctor and find out the details. Let’s all hope for a positive report so Justin can go home.

In between all of this, I did a little cooking, worked on a new 1,000-piece puzzle (Lynne—This one is hard. I need you here to help me.), ran a few errands, and finally got the lemon grass cut and ready to store, some to be dried and some to be frozen. I also made some changes to the presentation for Saturday night and did a run through of that. And I spent way too much time on the phone talking to Google trying to get my two accounts straightened out. My cloud storage was cancelled by mistake and they can’t figure out a way to get it back up and running. Very frustrating as technology issues can be. Tomorrow early afternoon I have an appointment with an orthopedic assistant to check out my knee and since it is Tuesday, it is my day to pick Ollie and Jonah up from school. Then I’ll come home and start watching election results. It could be a very long night and beyond. This is definitely going to be an interesting one.

2018 Life Logs, Day 310—Mid-Term Election Day
2018 Life Logs, Day 308—Gorgeous Fall Day