However, it never works out that way and I should know better and plans are just plans and don't ever take signs as a done deal.
Anyway, my docs are still making me nuts, losing lab stuff, trying to properly diagnose me and I will need another level of testing to figure out why my blood calcium is high and a few other things are low.
Look for this answer in June??? I hope so because it either means I deal with a harmless condition, have a very minor surgery or have to see the oncology docs* before I'm ready to.
I'm feeling okay, just fighting a lot of fatigue at a time when I have a lot to do. My weight has settled in at 10 pounds below the weight I had targeted. The total for one year of effort is now 144 pounds and I am working to keep myself right here.
I have had to buy another round of pants for the recently arrived warm weather and after trying on the perfect pair of size 8 skinny crops from the Loft peoples, I am ready to just buy a few more and call the losing phase done. I finally gave away everything I had saved from a brief sick/thin phase years ago, styles are different, I am different and reworking seams on pants is a slog.
I continue to shock and confuse people when I'm out and about. We saw very old friends at a funeral last weekend, and the guy who played piano at our wedding thought that Gary had a new wife. I also scared a childhood friend of Connor's at a local ice cream stand by talking to him like he knew who I was, when he did not.
But anyway, I do have another answer/big reveal to share today.
I'm sure that a few of you are wondering about my mother and her defection to Michigan. She went after Thanksgiving, stopped back here in January and in March and she has decided that Michigan will be her new home. She loves spending her days with that Phoebe, I would too.
This had sort of been planned for next year, after Griffin finishes high school, but many variables moved things up and I/we have been planning accordingly.
This process has been complicated - the current house is too big for 3ish people and we are over island living - so we have spent the past few months figuring out where we want to end up, and a few days ago, we managed to secure a deal for our new home!
The process has been unnecessarily complicated because something got screwed up before we switched things around and got the deal that we wanted. We love the new place, it puts us sort of back to where we used to live, in a ranch so the stairs won't do me in and it has a pool!
Gary grew up with a pool and has wanted one forever and I do too. The house has a fence between us and the neighbors, and a neighborhood culture that will give us the privacy that we never had over here.
We could be moving in about 2 weeks, but that's up to the lawyers at this point.
So I have been packing, sorting, tossing, storing, donating and trying to keep some semblence of a plan. It's a lot to do, but downsizing now will be a blessing.
Griffin will be dorming in less than 15 months, Connor** is unlikely to be home more than 3 weeks at a time for the next few years and did I mention the pool?
And proximity to stores and parks and away from the bridges and this neighborhood full of teabaggers***? I would move this afternoon if we could.
I have not been knitting (or working) because I have not felt like that is where my limited energy should go. Lucky for me, someone else does the knitting.
Nice little footies from some Socks that Rock and the needles of our Cookie.
Be still my heart, these are fantastic socks. I should know the name of the pattern and I should have sewn a little charm or something on them, but it's photos now or I don't know when.
I'm lucky to have such a friend and a nice full box of socks to move onto the new life.
* None of the current stuff is cancer related unless the cancer has returned only in my bones and absolutely nowhere else. This does not happen and the cancer docs need to calm down about opening me up after I sailed through their blood work and a PET scan that showed I'm fine.
** Just heard from our boy, he is back in Istanbul after boating across the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus. He is having the best adventure, and his room is packed, the rest of us, I'm working on it.
*** Really, everyday, another snake flag and another reason to fly my rainbow flag. We are still planning to stay close to Miss S. and her people, the pool will help with this one.