I bring the hair and paw print to Bob and grab Mom up to get her out of the house for a couple of hours. She is shaken and sad, as of course is Bob. I know he needs some time alone to deal with his loss and Mom, who has been hand feeding, cooking and helping with her care just needs to get out. We have a nice lunch, go to a couple of thrift stores and I bring her back home. She now feels that she will be better able to rest and has promised to engross herself in one of her movies. Bob is sound asleep (he didn't sleep at all the past few nights), so I gently give him a kiss and head back home.
We arrive at Steve and Karen Ann's place in Hendersonville and imagine my surprise when no women are there!! Zack joined us as well, so since there were too many players I told Zack to sit in and play with "the big boys". He had a great time and his Uncle Mitch took the time to help him out when he wasn't clear on how to play. I bundled up in a corner recliner playing my video game and later watching 24 on my phone. I was quite content listening to the guys laughing and including Zack in on their conversations. They enjoyed having him there and he got quite the education in poker playing. It was actually nice to sit in a corner, relax and listen to the teasing in the other room. Around 10:30 pm, I decided to head out and have Zack bring Frank home in the Bumble Bee. It was kind of "sneaky" on my part. I was worried about Zack driving home alone at that hour, so how better to have my cake and eat it too!!! They arrived home within thirty minutes and Zack is again gone, this time to spend the night at Drake's house. He hasn't been there in a couple of weeks, so I'm glad he is able to continue with his normal activities. Next week Tuesday, we start another round of chemo if his counts are good, and this is the nasty stuff that tends to really make him sick, so I want him to enjoy himself as much as possible.
I will end today's blog with something I heard on a TV special, it may sound weird, but I feel it is so true!
" As you live your life, it appears to be anarchy and chaos and random acts of non related events smashing into you and you wonder what in the world is going on! Later in life, when you look back, it all comes together, like a finely crafted novel and it all makes sense. "(author unknown).