I almost got to post an update yesterday, but I saw the “blue screen of death” on our new laptop instead! I spent the rest of the day working with the manufacturer trying to fix the problem. When I went to bed about 11:00 pm last night, our computer had been restored to factory settings, and I had set up the whole system again. This time, though, our printer is installed and functioning!
Amy came over on Saturday and helped me make significant progress on decluttering and organizing some of the “problem” areas in my house. She has promised to come over and help more this summer so I can get the job done. I am very excited. Thanks again, Amy!
The girls are doing fine. The medication transition is still not going great for Roo, but I’ve contacted her GI and am getting direction from her about how to help Roo be more comfortable during this time. Roo informed us at church Sunday morning that the church “basement” (full of Sunday school rooms used mainly by the senior adults) is full of dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters. There is lots of light and love down there. I’m not sure where she came up with that idea!
PD is swimming like a fish now (almost)! She has made tremendous progress over the last month. She also has a “new buddy” at church, which is an answer to prayer. She has prayed since Mr. Jason died to find someone with whom she would have a special connection at church — someone who looked for her on Sundays to give her a hug. She has found that person, and I have seen her making great progress toward healing from losing Mr. Jason since her new buddy arrived on the scene. She also surprised us on Sunday at lunch when she yelled, “Oh, help!” while sitting at the dining room table. DH and I rushed to help her and there she was, sitting in her chair with a baby doll in one hand, holding her plate under the doll’s chin with the other. When we asked her what was wrong, she replied that her baby had just “gagged up.” (That’s PD’s term for “threw up.”) DH and I stifled smiles and told her that it was time for her baby to leave the table. She replied, “But she’s sick.” I said, “Yes, and now that she has thrown up at the table, it is time for her to go somewhere else.”
Now that the printer is working again, I’m going to work on getting six (ETA: make that seven — PD told a great version of a Bible story tonight!) anecdotes out to potential publishers this month. I’m hoping at least a couple of those get published!