Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Our friend/neighbor, Ingo, had already left for Germany a week ago, and Laura and Rosa left today to join him. We're so sad because they've been good neighbors and friends for many years and we'll miss them. Rosa, who has always been adorable, is at a really fun age right now too...talking lots and so charming.

Dh's dad is coming this weekend. We've got his apartment in the assisted living facility all set to go for him. It would have been nice if he could have come sooner. He was ready to move once he discovered back in the beginning of August that he could no longer live on his own. Dh was ready to move him sooner too. But, his brother was adamant that he could only do it this weekend (and it would be easier with both dh and his brother moving their father as the 12 hour drive isn't much fun)...to hell with everyone else's schedule.

My sister had her flight booked to come visit us, arriving this Saturday, for months ahead of time. Plus, her birthday is the day after she arrives. So, she has been banished to second-class citizen due to one person. Luckily, she is not an egocentric, self-centered b*tch like a certain other SIL is, and she is fine with all this. I am royally ticked. If it weren't for the fact that I love my FIL, I'd start the voodoo doll thing on dh's bro and his family (oh, that, and I don't believe in voodoo...minor detail).

But to get away from selfish people, I'd like to mention an interesting article from the NY Times:
"I'm 75 years old, I have Alzheimer's, and I'm probably not going to be around a lot longer. So I might as well see the money do some good."
- BARBARA DODD ANDERSON, who gave $128 million to George School, a prep school in Bucks County, Pa.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/19/education/19gift.html?th&emc=th

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

2 comments:

Epicure68 said...

Hopefully you'll get just as good neighbours coming to take L&I&R's place in your neighbourhood. I'm just glad to be coming for a much needed break, although I'm sure work would've been much happier if I didn't have this vacation scheduled.

I love that article, it really restores one's faith in mankind, esp. after an almost 3 hour trek home because of some accident en route home. I feel sorry for the people in the accident, but those turkeys who slow down to stare, I hope they get fleas in an unreachable place on their body.

Abby said...

Sounds like you have a lot happening at one time! Good luck managing it all.