Saturday, July 23, 2011

Winding things up

Nothing about this week has been particularly satisfying until today. In fact, it's been nothing but ups and downs all week long with MLTL, with yesterday being particularly down. We considered bringing him home and starting hospice, but then he got a good night's sleep, IV potassium & sodium and things were better today. I think, for him at least, only time will tell, buy today things appear wee bit better. Hopefully he'll get a little better with time.

Since he was improving today, I sent his son up to check on him and I stayed to watch what turned out to be the most amazing day of Le Tour de France. My favorite to win since the start, Aussie, Cadel Evans, who was losing by about a minute going into this stage, won the day by pulling ahead of the leader and takes the entire race. It was an incredible time trial and I'm more than satisfied with the outcome. Something tells me he'll be quite the hero back home,because to my knowledge, it's the first time an Australian has won the tour. For Cadel, this day has been many years in the making and he truly deserved this win.

There is no race for the yellow jersey on Sunday--that's for show only, and was decided today--but there will be the crazy sprinters going all out at the end of stage 21. While I kind of let the competition wool spinning peter out, I do have 99.99999% of that peacock shawl done. I'm hoping, like a sprinter, to finish it up by the end of tomorrow.

On a more somber note, I'm truly saddened by the news out of Norway. What a horrible event for the people of that nation and the parents who lost their children. This world can be heartbreaking at times.


(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Glad MBTL is doing better. He is a tough cookie I am sure. Nice to have the day to enjoy the race and I like you am very saddened by the incident in Norway. Stop over and check out my give away. You are probably like me no place left for any more do daddies.LOL

Devon said...

It is beyond understanding the evil things people are capable of doing... I am so very sad for the people of Norway.
Makes me think about how much we need to enjoy our lives and love the people in them!
Glad things are improving somewhat with MBTL. And I can't wait to see the finished peacock shawl!

Finding Pam said...

I agree with Devon and Queen about Norway. People are insane. I'm sad for them as well.

MLTL must be one difficult patient. Glad he is better. I hope you are taking care of yourself. I did not watch TV today. I missed the race.

Can't wait to see the shawl.

Stephanie V said...

Hard to imagine what it must be like for those parents. Such a sad time for them.

Good news on your home front, though. Hope you can get that shawl finished.

Brenda said...

The world is a mess sometimes...well a lot of the time. So sad that these things just keep happening. Heartbreaking. Glad MLTL is better and things are a little more relaxing at your home.

Gail said...

Glad things are better, but not glad for the Norway thing.

Denise said...

Hoping MLTL continues to get better, even if it is a slow process.

Glad you got a day to relax.

The Bug said...

Yay for the shawl - & for the Australian win. I like it when there's new blood at the top :)

Glad MLTL is doing some better. Hope the trend continues.

Yes, insanity. It's just so incomprehensible to me.

sapphireblue said...

Here's hoping that he's on the mend. Just taking his time about it.

Ruth said...

Hope MLTL is doing Ok for the moment - give you a bit of time to take a breath.
Lots of Cadel tragics here in Aussie - everyone forn the mad supporters to the not really interested are cheering.
Norway sounds just tragic -we all feel for those who have lost family and friends. Comparisons here have been made to Martin Bryant who many years ago murdered 30 + at Port Arthur as tourist spot in Tasmania. He is in jail now for ever.
Looking forward to seeing the peacock shawl.

SkippyMom said...

Glad MTLT is doing better - best to keep him there and comfortable.

We have been on vacation [no news] and were shocked when we arrived home and saw the devastation in Norway. So sad.

Take care my friend.