Please excuse this half-assed list format update on life at Chez Wonderwheel, but it’s all I’ve got in me tonight:
1. My grandfather is doing much, much better! He’s moved from the hospital to rehab, is eating and walking around with a cane, and ought to be home in a couple weeks. All out-of-state family members have gone back home now, some after a harrowing 3-week stay. Although his health will continue to be vulnerable, my awesome Papa has bounced back in a way that, frankly, didn’t seem possible when I was there.
2. Speaking of bouncing back, Matt’s iPhone – you know, the one he took for a swim in Lake Michigan over the weekend – showed some signs of life today. Mainly cries for help, but life nonetheless. There is hope.
3. I had the distinct pleasure of spending an hour in Baxter’s classroom today, where the kids took turns reading their Young Authors stories and complimenting each other on them. His was called “Super Heroes” and was a great, imaginative story. He was so pleased to have me there, and proud of his accomplishment. Rightfully so!
4. I made time today to take myself out for a pedicure. While I was picking out one of my usual deep red shades of OPI polish, my eyes continued to roam to the orange one. Orange? Orange?? Sitting down with both, I had to admit to myself that I wanted to try orange. Maybe it’s the summery weather we had over the weekend, or possibly the signs of life everywhere from my grandfather to Matt’s iPhone to the robins in our yard. Whatever the reason, I went with this fun, bright orange and I’m loving it. It might’ve been 50 degrees here this morning, but I was wearing summer. I must’ve gotten five compliments in the first two hours!
That is all.