Thank God it's September..well, in just a few hours it will be. I will be glad to see the month of August 2012 behind me. I believe my mettle was tested to the nth degree beginning with the passing of my loving companion of 15 years on Aug. 2. One week later my sister had emergency surgery on her leg resulting in a bypass procedure. You can read about that episode here. Since she needed someone to stay with her for a few days to be sure she was doing okay, Minnie and I spent last weekend at her house. She lives 11 miles from my home. By the third night it was decided that she could manage the night by herself and I could go home. On Monday Minnie and I went back to her house and spent the day doing errands and chores around her house. She was doing remarkably well all day, resting and getting around good so I went home for the night. At 9:00 she called and said she needed help because there was blood all over. I raced to her house and found her literally bleeding out. She was still conscious but fading quickly. I called 911 and held a towel to her leg where the blood was pouring out. The EMTs came in and did their life-saving job. She ended up being air lifted back to Mayo in Rochester where she underwent more surgery to repair the bypass site. I have to tell you that I never saw so much blood up close and personal like that. When I visited her on Wednesday she apologized to me for what happened. Good Lord. I'm so grateful that I got to her in time.
She was discharged from the hospital this
afternoon and is currently in a transitional care unit at the hospital
close to home where she can be closely monitored. No one wants to see
another episode like that again, ever. Especially me.
In the meantime, Rog's family and I have been gathering his things and sorting. A very emotional time for everyone. It's very hard to see his clothing get packed up and sent off to the thrift store. A very difficult time for all of us. They will be back to take more of his belongings on Sunday. Much to do and not much time to sew.
My good friends, Tammy & Greg, invited me and Minnie out to the lake tonight for supper. They call it dinner, I'm a country girl and call it supper. After a delicious pork chop off the grill, baked potato, salad and a splash of wine we looked up and saw this amazing sunset.
And, tonight is a blue moon. It's not really blue, it's the second full moon this month. You know what they say about full moons and unusual behaviors. Hmmm, that explains a lot. Gosh, I'm glad August is over.
Happy Labor Day, everyone.