Well, the month has just flown by. Mom continues to be quite the pink one and, in fact, has gained 6 pounds as shown on her most recent doctor visit! Chunky Monkey attributes the gain to oatmeal cookies, but I say it's the nightly banana splits (hot fudge, please, and whipped cream too) that seems to be the culprit. Regardless, she's doing quite well. In fact, she's decided to have the cataract in her left eye removed November 4th. It's quite dense so has to be removed using the 'old method' involving cutting and stitches - it just is too dense to be handled with the newer laser method. She's fine with this though, and the prospect that she might have some sight back in her left eye is tantalizing. Poor dear is 100% blind in that eye. Of course, this gives me some latitude in my facial expressions as long as I'm on her left....
Our outing yesterday included mani and pedis for the 'ladies' (that's me and mom, for clarity) and then a late lunch at La Mex where we met up with John on his way back to his house in WV. Evening was spent being slugs again as we watched a movie on TV. Rita enjoys these slug times the best - especially when Matee is back up in WV at John's. In fact, we're currently down to just 3 dogs (positively quiet around here) as Barley was also shipped off since I'm heading out of town tomorrow.
Ok, heading to FANTASY FEST in Key West again. This is THE spot to be this week. Bobbi and her sister, Debbie, are setting the pace, having headed out last Saturday. John and I will follow tomorrow for 3 days of decadence before we hit the beach in Ft. Lauderdale for a night by ourselves. Dear, cherished friends Jeff and Sophia are filling in for me in my absence.
Will spend the day I get back getting ready for Gert's 92nd (yes, that's not a typo - it's ninety-second) birthday on the 28th. Having a small party for friends and family over here. Mom's requested ribs and, of course, there's Sophia's amazing chinese food. Anyway, have about 15 people dropping by the Mansion East for a small party to celebrate the day. So, my baby is about to be 92! Totally exciting. We're so very lucky to have her here with us.
As I was preparing for her birthday, was looking for some photos. Here's a few of my favorites:
That's granddaughter Elena, great-granddaughter Rachel, Gert and granddaughter Monya there.