All the leaves are brown. And the sky is grey. And so is the snow. And the streets. And everything. I love Winter! I LOVE SNOW! But, this inversion has got to GO! We've not had any snow since the week before Christmas. Please pass a blizzard yesterday! All this beautiful snow in the midwest and east and we neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed it here so that our farms and gardens can be watered all summer!
ZJ was doing much better last night. Yesterday, I had hope that she'd turned the corner earlier than Grace. However, she woke up this morning, begging for meds, saying that the "scars" are starting and they hurt at a pain level of 7 or 8. She seemed to have a better day though. The best news is that that's the worst part of the experience, so this means that in a few days, she'll be doing much better!
Our weekend was spent right here in the gallery with Zeej. Carol called and said, "I can't believe how much time that room has been a recovery room. You should call it the Hospital Wing, not the gallery." Too true! I thought about it... my two surgeries, ZJ's two surgeries and Grace's... it is more like a hospital room! Hopefully, we are at the end! I'm so thankful that Doug and Quayd are such healthy guys!
Doug shaved his beard last night. Sadness.
Kelly came for a visit yesterday. We are still shaking our heads. Enough said.
Doug and I went to the matinee of "The Book Thief" after he got off work. WOW. It was a Book Group read. I'd started reading the book shortly after our book group read a few Halocaust type stories and I couldn't get past the first few chapters. (I was still tramatized by the Boy in the Striped Pajamas.) I never finished the book and had no desire to. I still don't think I'd want to read the book. (I need happy books!) HOWEVER. The movie is beautifully done. The musical score is breathtaking. The story is powerful. I don't know that I could watch that painful story over and over again like some movies, but we definitely want the kids to watch it, so we'll probably end up buying it on DVD. Geoffrey Rush... the man is amazing. I recommend the movie. But, be prepared for a very long and sad story. Also be prepared to think a lot after the movie. Also be prepared to appreciate our freedom and life. And for that reason... it's a movie well worth watching.
It's late. Enough said.
How you make others feel about themselves says a lot about you.