Just when we thought things were beginning to get “normal” again, Victoria17.6 ended up with acute bronchitis. She has been on some medication for since Monday and is feeling better. Her cough is still hanging around, but it is with much less frequency than before.
Amy had to take Will5.7 to the doctor yesterday. Turns out that he has strep now. Hopefully with the antibiotics, he will be well enough to return to school on Monday. Still – no matter how many children you have, nothing frightens a parent like a child with a 104 degree temp.
I think Bill Harris summed it up quite well on his blog last night.
Now for some more stuff…
I have been having trouble getting some reading time, but just implementing what I have read has already shown a tremendous difference! My work desk is clean and uncluttered, and my projects seem to be flowing much more smoothly.
So far, the only software tools I’ve been using are Outlook, Remember the Milk and Freemind. I may end up changing my setup within Remember the Milk by using both contexts and projects as tags and then creating “smart lists” via the tags.
Both Mom and Dad are now back from their annual trip to the Philippines. Every year, they take a spend a month or two back in their home country to go on a Medical Mission and spend some time with family. A Medical Mission is where a small group of doctors and medical staff travel across certain regions of a country and give medical care to those in need.
I got some time to look at some of the pictures Dad had taken while he was there and I have to say, I truly admire both Mom and Dad for the work they do there. The amount of people in need – and the amount of care needed over there is just overwhelming.
Normally, when Mom and Dad get home from one of these trips, I don’t see or hear from them for a couple days. They usually need time to recover from the jet-lag. This time however, they got straight back on the road to drive to Knoxville to pick up my Tita(Aunt) Fely and then drove back the next day, and then today are flying to New Jersey to attend my Cousin Apollo’s wedding. What a busy pair! I think that they are more active now than they were before they retired!
My wife and I quietly celebrated our 9th anniversary this past Monday. Actually, the celebration consisted of, “Happy Anniversary!”… right before we both went to sleep. Hopefully we can get some time this weekend to go out and celebrate properly.
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