Day 281, Friday, October 8th 2021
Cute Guy, Bad Hair Day
Jenny and Wyatt came down to spend the night because Jenny wanted to attend the Friends of the Library book sale at the civic center on Saturday. Since my father-in-law was already here and staying upstairs, we put Anna in the twin bed upstairs with Grandpa and let Jenny and Wyatt (and the dogs) take Anna’s bed. Shortly after they got here, we made drinks and sat at the dining room table to play Cards Against Humanity. Curt had never played before and Dominic even came out to join us (omg we had to explain several words to Grandpa that he’d never heard of… lordy, that was funny!). We had just sat down when I looked over at my husband to explain to the table that he usually wins this game because he is the most depraved of all of us when I noticed his hair. LOL. I had to snap a pic. Cute guy, bad hair day! This usually happens when he takes a shower and puts on his headphones before his hair is dry. Jenny fussed at me for taking a photo and laughing. I was just teasing, but maybe it wasn’t nice to take a picture and post in online?!
Day 282, Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Jenny is starting a new job with AlertMedia as a Global Intelligence Analyst and needed a new headshot for her badge. I was touched that she asked me. She did one serious and one smiling. She’s going to crop it down to a square.
Jenny and Dominic
Since Dominic dyed his hair red in honor of his sister, I wanted to get a shot of them together. Dominic is towering over her now so it was hard with the lens I was using to get them in frame together! Dominic’s hair looks more gingery next to Jenny’s bright magenta hair, and I love love love seeing them together.
Day 283, Sunday, October 10th, 2021
With Curt visiting, I actually cooked almost all of our dinners (and Dominic made his famous steaks too!) but we decided on Sunday to go to Granny D’s for lunch then got Tipsy Cow that evening for dessert. Curt had never had alcohol-infused ice cream and he really liked it. I enjoyed some Bride of Frankenstein which had heath bar pieces, golden oreos, and white chocolate chips. Yummy.
Day 284, Monday, October 11th, 2021
Host Home Sign Off
I am officially employed as Anna’s Host Home Provider for HCS! This is Kristi, who will be my Daybreak Community Services coordinator and she came out to the house to have me sign the final paperwork. We first got notified in February that after 15 years, Anna’s name had come up on the Home and Community Based Services interest list. Here we are 7 months later, whew. I’ve never filled out so much paperwork in my life. But it will be worth it to have Anna’s needs taken care of, at home and in the community. They will pay for day hab once she’s done with Life Bridges. If she gets employed, they will even provide an aide on the job. Being her Host Home means that I get paid to do all the things I’m already doing. Yay!
Day 285, Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
Abdominal CT for D
Dominic’s ultrasound from last week showed no abnormalities so Dr. Arnold ordered an abdominal CT with contrast. He had to fast for 5 hours and drink 32 ounces of water an hour before the scan. He did great, he was very brave, and the tech was awesome. We don’t have results yet but I’ll keep everyone posted.
Day 286, Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
Nature’s String of Pearls
We had torrential rain today from the remnants of Hurricane Pamela and school was canceled for Thursday due to local flooding. But before it started pouring in the middle of the night, we woke up to a moist and damp wonderland of tropical air. All of the baby orb weavers are growing up and our trees are blanketed in dewy webs. It was beautiful!
Day 286, Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Lush for October
After the rain cleared out, I looked in the backyard and marveled at how lush and green everything looks, especially for mid-October. It’s usually dry as straw out there this time of year. We were happy that Brogan came out to do the lawn before the rain hit. I feel so blessed to live in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
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