Happy Memorial Day! First, a heartfelt "Thank you!" to our veterans and active duty service persons, as well as their family members. Your sacrifices are remembered and appreciated.
It's hard for me to believe we have reached Memorial Day already. The kids finish school this week. Maybe it's the unseasonably cool weather, but it just does not "feel" like summer to me.
On Saturday, Diva decided to donate her ponytail to Locks of Love. My mom took her to the salon, and an hour later my little girl came home looking all grown up with her new hair cut. I'm proud of that kid, and the way she always thinks of others. She is a very generous child. Earlier that morning, she came in the house and asked if I had any chores for her. She had found an angel figurine at a neighborhood rummage sale, and really wanted to get it for her other Grandma. She needed to make two dollars. I'm pretty sure she knew that if she had just asked me for the money I would have given it to her. But she wanted to earn it, so she did. Grandma got an angel, I got a dust free living room, and Diva got her wish.
The swelling in Ernie's foot was indeed caused by the fluid we are injecting under her skin. The vet said that can happen sometimes, if the needle isn't centered in her neck. We're supposed to give her half a dose at a time now, twice a day. She barely tolerates the procedure. I have to wonder: if she had all that swelling eleven hours after we injected her, does that mean her body wasn't using that fluid? Do we still need to be giving it to her? She goes back to the doctor on Thursday for another check.
I spent a couple hours working in the yard this weekend. I discovered that my hanging flower basket is all dented and misshapen. It looks like it was banging against the house during the tornado. We have a couple aluminum window frames that are all bent up, too. We got so lucky. It could have been so, so much worse. The weather folks did a map showing the route of the tornado through town. When it was FOUR BLOCKS from my house, headed our way, it stopped dead. Lucky, lucky, lucky. We have a lot to be grateful for this Memorial Day.