Thursday, April 22, 2010

A good evening

Ryan stayed with us last night. He was off of work and doesn't work today until 4pm so it was a good time for him to visit. Not to mention he needed to wash clothes!

I picked him up after work and we chatted all the way home. It is so nice to be able to know where he is, what he is doing and feel that he is safe. A big change from a year ago for sure. He was telling me that he thinks he has shingles. He started describing it to me, trying to show me the spot in the middle of his back all the while I am driving. I finally told him to wait until we got home. After all, Joe is the shingles expert in the family. That man has had them no less than 30 times. Sure enough, our diagnosis is shingles. Luckily Joe had some left over medicine that Ryan was able to start taking. He didn't want to take it because it is so expensive but like Joe told him "If I need any all I have to do is call my doctor. You don't have a family doctor." So he smiled and said thank you. I am hoping this will nip it in the bud but that is a cruel virus. We shall see.

We had a nice and simple dinner of grilled cheesy polish sausage and chips. Ryan and Steph talked a lot. They seem to be making up for lost time and getting closer every day.

We got Steph's senior pictures yesterday. We had one done in black & white and let me tell you it is the worst black & white I have ever seen. Stephanie looks like one eye is black from the shadow that they didn't even bother to touch up. Joe picked them up at the studio and when the girl showed them to him she pointed to the black & white stating that was her favorite. Joe said "that is terrible!" Obviously they will make it right but after spending the kind of money we did we are not happy campers.

I can't believe that Stephanie graduates in one month. It will make the first time in 22 years that I have not had a child in school. She is ready too. She likes school but is ready to be done with it. Joe & I are helping with the Project Graduation this year. Steph is upset because none of her friends are going. Personally I think Steph is the smart one to go. There are all kinds of money and prizes to win. She might even change her mind, I don't know. She has her senior prom May 1st and the dress is being altered, shoes are ready. I need to make sure she has her earrings! Being a mom never stops does it folks?


Hula Girl at Heart said...

It never, ever stops. But that's okay. I'm not sure who I'd be if I weren't a mom.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Betty had shingles this past winter and it was a bear for her. I hope it's milder for Ryan -- it usually is for younger adults.


Zanejabbers said...

Ok. Now I know I am going to get a shingles vacination. Glad Ryan is at your house for the evening. Senior Prom. Now that starts me on a road to "Memories." What Fun.

Trailboss said...

Yes Zane, get one. Joe didn't want to pay the money for it (insurance wouldn't cover it until he was 60) and he has had it twice since then. The last time landed him in the hospital for 3 or 4 days.