Friday, July 30, 2010

Things Don't Always Go As Planned

Well here it is Friday night, July 30, 2010 , and while I should be in Maine with my mom at the rehearsal dinner for my nephew's wedding.  I'm actually still here in New Jersey with my mom, who is at the Kimball Medical Center.

For those of you who haven't heard by now.  Mom had a heart attack earlier this week.  "Such are the best laid plans of mice and men." 

The good news is, she got out of CCU this morning and is now resting comfortably in a regular room.  All her vital signs seem to be stable, although she does appear be pale and very weak.  She is also experiencing some kidney failure and is having some blood sugar problems as well.  They seem to think these conditions are manageable, though.  As they're trying to build up her strength for a  cardiac catheterization  procedure, probably sometime next week.

Needless to say we both greatly regret having to miss the wedding.  Not to mention the opportunity to see my sister-in-law, who hasn't been well either, and my nephews and nieces who live in Maine and we so seldom get to see.

Oh well, what can I say?   It is what it is, and Stuff Happens!  Sometimes you just have to cope!!

Just Thinking

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Time for Another Road Trip!

Well I'm off to New Jersey again, and other points North East.  I'll be going to visit my mom and other family and friends.  My nephew Eddie and his beautiful girlfriend Carrie will be getting married on July 31, 2010. Even though they live in the Boston area, the wedding will be held at Carrie's home in Maine.  Which is great because it affords me the opportunity to see the rest of the O'Reilly Family which also lives in Maine.  Even though I don't enjoy travel as much as I did when I was younger and healthier.  I am in fact greatly looking forward to seeing everyone and I hope all goes well.

I will have my laptop with me, but I probably won't be blogging as much.  But that's okay since it looks like they are finally getting the BP oil spill under control and Congress will be out of session for the August recess.  I guess the country will survive without my contributions to the blogosphere.