Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Crazy Driving

Ball State birdies!
So where did I leave off in the madness? I'm so fried at this point, you have no idea!
Ahh yes, I went to pick DJ up. I left on the Thursday the 5th. I went to the casino, I left $3 up. That was probably the only good thing that has happened as of late. Friday the 6th, DJ and I fought and loaded up the van, went to eat at my beloved Captain D's and headed home. Right as we hit Indianapolis, my SIL, Cindy called. She was frantic trying to find out what was going on with my MIL, Donna. Donna had bronchitis and then wasn't able to walk. Needless to say, it was a miserable and mad dash home. We made it home in decent time considering we hit rush hour traffic. We unloaded the van and then drove back to the hospital to see Donna. And to be honest, I thought we were going to end up burying her.
Anna, love her dearly, does not handle stress well. Den asked how she was doing and my answer was, "it's Anna." She sobbed uncontrollably and then booked a flight in. Yup, the next morning I had to drive back to Chicago and pick her up. My poor, poor van. Ol' Girl got a work out.
I drove us straight to the hospital from O'Hare. My MIL was overjoyed to see her. Anna was a bit concerned that the shock of her flying in would kill her. But good news, it didn't kill her in fact, she seemed to perk up a bit even. We all decided that if anything ever happens to Donna, we will just have to get a double wide coffin and throw Anna in there too. They both thought that it was a good plan. Anna said she doesn't want to ever carry on without her grandma. Cute but they are both crazy.
Anna stayed until Monday night and then I drove back to O'Hare in a horrific storm. So tired of driving!
The good news is my MIL is out of the hospital. She is weak but doing better. It's going to be a long road though.

I think that is the crazy highlight reel. I'm sure I have left a lot out. We have been working on the yard in spurts. The phlox are coming in nicely.
DJ has been a huge help lately. He's a good kid but we will see how I feel about him in about a month. ;p
I'm going to try and get to visit everyone soon. I missed everyone and I noticed that my patience were a bit short from not getting to write. I'll be back in the swing of things soon, I hope.
I really did miss you, my friends. And I thank you for all of the support and wonderful comments.
Sonya Ann


Jill said...

So happy to hear your mother in law is improving! Always scary thinking of losing someone we love. I don't envy your driving at all...not my favorite thing on highways anymore with all the crazy, aggressive drivers texting! Glad you are all home safe. Now try to rest this week...


Anne in the kitchen said...

So very glad about your MIL. Life can be crazy then turn to scary on a dime.
I think your daughter flying home is a wonderful thing. It is amazing what powerful medicine seeing a much loved grandchild is (Sorry! Not discounting you, your husband, his sister etc. but it is a fact that grandchildren visits rank so much higher than your own kids)
Now get busy writing and make yourself feel more alive!

Wendy @ The contented Cavern said...

True about the grandkids visits. Go look after you now.

Michelle said...

Glad to hear everything is working out and your MIL is okay. Get some rest! Sounds like you need it!

Janie Junebug said...

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! I only get that upset over my dogs. I hardly shed a tear when people get sick or die. I expect it (and not because I poisoned them, although it's tempting sometimes). Thank God my kids didn't spend their summers at home. After they hit college, they had one summer at home each, and then they were on their own in apartments/ dorms with internships or jobs. Sometimes my son comes to the door, and I consider not opening it. I guess I'm not the sentimental type.


Elephant's Child said...

Lovely to see you back. And wonderful to hear you MIL is doing better.
Yay you.

SAM said...

Oh, I sure hope your MIL continues to perk up. It is great that they have such a close relationship, she and Anna, but that you do as well with both. So not often the case with mother daughter and mother in law stuff. DJ may surprise you and continue to rise to the challenge.

Cheapchick said...

Sooo glad your Mother in law is out of the hospital and on the road to recovery. You are very lucky to have a great set of in-laws - have to keep them around! Keep your chin up and the liquor cabinet full and you shall feel better shortly :)

Jane said...

Oh you'll be back in the swing of things in no time. How was it having both kids home at the same time?! I bet your liquor cabinet was busy ;)