Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I hope so. We had a lovely time here with friends over and lots of food and it was great.
But first thing the next morning I drove to Detroit to visit my
parents. My dad has been back in the hospital, and it was hard to
decide what to do. I felt I should go out there but didn’t know if
bringing the kids would be too much, and I didn’t want to be apart from
them during Thanksgiving (or a birthday). I finally decided it made
more sense to go alone right after turkey day.
I always try to take a picture of my kids right before I leave for a trip by myself, and this was Friday’s:
Anyway, my dad’s health problems are posing all kinds of difficulties
for my parents at the moment, mostly because his mobility is limited.
But we played Scrabble and I read to him a little, showed him photos of
the kids and pictures of our new porch, and talked about our new dog.
It was a nice visit.
However, I’m still feeling out of sorts after the long drive there
and back and frazzled about Mona’s upcoming party and a concert I have
to play this week and about a million other things that are making it
hard to focus on one coherent blog post, so here is a hodgepodge of
things for your consideration.
Let’s start with a couple of Mona Creations. The first is a Firebird
that I actually convinced her to let me keep so it doesn’t get
destroyed. She offered me shared custody for about a week, but then
recently told me I could just have it.
My dad said it wouldn’t be hard because it was all in alphabetical
order. I don’t know what alphabet he’s using but it’s not one with
which I’m familiar. So the book on Escher is supposedly in this
section, so if you spot it let me know: