The weather this past week has been nice and chilly, but also rainy. It’s reminded me of the weather in the winter where my friend lives north of Seattle. Although, it’s definitely not as cold here.
Today, Thanksgiving, it’s warmed up to about 70, but again, rain off and on. There’s absolutely no complaining; we’ve been in a drought all summer. Bring on the rain!
J and E headed to Colorado this past Saturday. While I’m usually alright with J gone for a few days here and there, this time, I really did not want him to go. Or this time, I really wanted to go? It’s difficult for me to travel during the school year, even on breaks. Well, except for maybe an overnight trip or such. I’m glad he was able to go, but I’m missing him a lot right now.
Ok….break time. My mom has arrived with her entourage of 5 dogs for lunch. We decided not to do a turkey dinner since it’s just the 2 of us, and we opted for broccoli cheese soup with french bread.
Back to the post (btw, Thanksgiving soup was good!):
On Wednesday in Colorado, the family all were heading to see some friends about 2 hours from home. My husband stopped to get out to check out a river on the way because it was frozen. My FIL decided to follow him down a very steep river bank. Unfortunately, he slipped and hit a pretty large rock! He broke his hip. E had to flag down help because J couldn’t get my FIL up the steep embankment on his own. Luckily, someone stopped to help out.
Surgery was this morning, and it went well. However, my FIL has been in severe pain. The morphine helped yesterday, and hopefully, now that his hip is repaired, the pain will start to let up. It’s going to be a tough rehab, but at 76, my FIL is pretty healthy, and the doctor has been very positive about a full recovery.
All of this I’m only getting through texts and conversations with my husband. It sucks not to be up there to help out. There’s not much to do right now, but still. They spent Thanksgiving in the hospital. J is trying to decide what to do. He’s completely stressed out. But he’s been in the hospital all day, and he’s staying with his dad tonight. I suggested maybe not worrying about a plan right this minute. Both he and E can stay up there a few more days if needed or even another week.
Hopefully, tomorrow, they’ll know more about how long the hospital stay will be and also if/ when my FIL can go to a rehab facility and for how long. J is worried that my MIL won’t be able to care for my FIL, but he’s not going home today. It may actually be a week or more before my FIL can go home.
My husband needs some actual sleep right now, but he won’t leave the hospital, and I get it. They all need some actual rest; they’ve all had a crazy 36 hours.
I hope your Thanksgiving has been a less exciting one, but one that has been filled with some, if not a lot, of goodness. Take care -b