I’ve been very busy lately. Chance finished up his schooling and started a new job. Jessica moved into an apartment in Pleasant Grove with Josh, so we were busy over the weekend moving things like tv’s and clothes and such.
For Mother’s Day (A holiday I loathe and despise ) we got a plum tree for the backyard. A pink-blossoming one. I really miss our cherry tree from WVC. It was 30 years old, and grand and large, and every spring it would get the most amazingly aromatic pink blossoms. The only redeeming thing about Mothers Day is that Jeff always gets up and makes breakfast for me in bed. We then took a very long walk along the creek path, and it was just a gorgeous day yesterday. The winds woke me up last night, bringing in the storm…..snow in the mountains above us and rain in the valley. Imagine. Middle of May and the snowstorms. We also put in a garden this weekend. Tomatoes, peppers, onions, cilantro…all of those necessary fresh salsa items.
I want to back up and mention some friends of mine, Sue and Dennis Borg. Their son passed away last week after being three weeks in a coma. I did not know Ryan, but did spend some time in the hospital with him, trying to coax him out of the coma. It didn’t work. And I learned some new things about brain damage that I was not aware of before. He sustained brain damage due to lack of oxygen and his body was damaged in some spots that regulated things like insulin output, so his body stopped producing insulin and he got diabetes insipidus while in the coma which caused seizures and he sustained even more brain damage. Apparently the brain, when damaged, will randomly decide to shut down organs as the need arises, and is unable to maintain chemical balances like it should. Anyway, my thoughts and best wishes go to Sue and Dennis at this time. This was their baby, and the whole situation is traumatizing. I went to see Sue on Thursday and she was actually looking much better than she was while Ryan was in the coma.