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February 17, 2011

Last week on Tuesday my mom called and told me my grandmother had had a stroke on Monday night.  By Thursday, things weren’t looking good.  Turns out she had an allergic reaction to a new med and by Friday we thought she was improving.  Unfortunately, when we returned to visit her on Saturday we discovered she was having trouble breathing.  Sunday she was no better and I feared she was growing worse.  All the nursing staff would say is “well, she is 99 and her body is tired.”  People we are her family, we know how old she is and we know how tired she is — you aren’t telling us anything we didn’t already know.  My husband is a nurse so on our way back home I was talking to him about what I saw on Sunday morning.  He confirmed my thoughts that Grandma was dying.  On Monday morning Mom called to tell us Grandma had passed away.

This week has found us getting Jeff a new job.  Praise the Lord that didn’t take long and the two weeks he was unemployed can be viewed as a vacation (he had 3 weeks of vacation from his previous job due him so those two weeks were with pay).  We are still waiting on his mom’s estate to finish going through the probate process, hopefully that will finish up this week.  Nick had OT and Speech (Monday/Tuesday, respectively) and the boys have had school all week.  Mitchell turned 11 on Wednesday and we celebrated with the meal of his choice (Kielbasa Dogs w/Sour Kraut) and a movie (Beverly Hills Chihuahua II — his birthday present from us).

We’ve managed to survive 3 days of homework with Zachary — trust me it’s survival.  The poor kid has two older siblings that almost never have homework and thinks the world has plotted against him because he almost always has homework.  I think he spends more time fighting doing it than he actually spends doing it!

As far as my coupon adventure goes, it was put on hold during the past two weeks — too many other things have required my attention.  I hope to get back at it next week.  Since Savings Angel didn’t have my local Shop-n-Save in their system, I’ve been manually trying to compare the theirs to mine.  It’s a lot of work, hence the setting it aside while I deal with life.

Plans for the rest of the week include working on repairing a scrapbook of my Grandma’s and cutting the boys’ hair — they are starting to look like shaggy dogs.

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