Dying to know why I’ve been AWOL recently? sure. Why not.
Greg got a phone call from his mother at 3 am Saturday telling him that his grandfather was on his deathbed. We got up, packed, and drove 15 hours to see him. We were able to see him twice before he went in for surgery, and he was able to see Max, his only great-grandchild, again – which Greg’s grandma tells us was one of his hopes to have happen before he died. As of today, he’s still alive, which is by all accounts amazing and unexpected, although he has not been brought out of the medically induced coma since the surgery a few days ago. So long story short, we’re lingering up here at the family farm (on REALLY unreliable dial-up, erk!) until he dies or takes a significant turn for the better (well, up to another week, no longer), a day away from home because he is NOT expected to walk out of that hospital and we can’t afford to make the trip up here again should he die after we leave. Although I would probably make Greg go, for his own emotional sanity.
Obviously that only accounts for my absence this last week, but trust me, I’ve got more.
Shortly before Christmas, our doctor told us that Max has some sort of developmental disorder, and although the final diagnosis isn’t in yet, we’ve been kept busy going to various specialty referrals, sometimes more than one in a week. So far the consensus is that it isn’t too serious, and that with therapy he’ll catch right up, but it does keep me occupied. *sigh*
Huh? Oh, that’s not it. I was holding off on posting about this until I told my family, and hey – funny story – the perfect opportunity to break it to them came during this trip back to the state where both my family and Greg’s family lives. Anyway, I’m also pregnant! So that’s been something to do, in all of my free time. (The baby’s due in August, if you were wondering.)
So maybe Kim will read this and forgive me for submitting my pattern for Crochetme‘s LOVE issue a week after the final deadline. I despise being late. She’s putting it in anyway, because she’s awesome like that. So, um. I’ll be back later, sometime.