I'm also so happy that my Mom is now recovering at HOME and doing so much better. It's so much nicer to see her sitting in her cozy living room and knowing she's back to sleeping in her own bed. Something we all love and miss, when we are away or have been in the hospital. She's also looking and feeling so much better and I think just being home has really been the best thing, especially after the horrible experiences she had in Rehab. I'm still very upset about the things that went wrong and you can bet, I'll be sure I'll be writing to them to express my upset, once I get back home. Right now, my focus is on her recovery and making sure she is happy and well-cared for, at home. I think the weekend went really well and every day I see changes in her and how much she can do and how much better she feels. Tomorrow the VNA will be back and her home PT should be starting soon. She has all her new meds and amazingly they were all very affordable, considering she doesn't have any RX coverage. She'll opt in the next time there is open enrollment, but all in all, everything is going so well! A huge sign of relief!!
If you do not see much of me in the next week of two, it's because I am enjoying every moment I can with Brian and Meghan and taking advantage of being outside in nice warm temperatures. The forecast for this week in San Diego looks really nice with temps in the 60's and 70's, most sunny and lots of blue sky days!! Perfect weather, especially considering the bone-chilling temps we've endured this past week! BRRRRRRRRRR!!!!
And on top of heading off on this trip I'm also thrilled to now have time to get back into my creative mode and will start it off perfectly with a brand new online class, that starts tomorrow!! Woohoo!! I'm thrilled to be a participant in the "Clean and Simple Card Making 2" class being hosted over at the Online Card Classroom, with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.
I have missed creating so much and know this will be the perfect way to get my Mojo started and continue to teach me how to create fabulous CAS style cards. I took the first CAS Class last Spring and I'm certain this class will be equally as fun. I've taken EVERY class that Jennifer and Kristina have offered and have really enjoyed them all. This will be the first time, I've tried one, while traveling, but I think it will be fun, and a good way for me to keep busy, when the kids do have to work. I also am packing up a good selection of my craft goodies to take with me and plan to do lots of coloring while in flight. I have my carry one, packed full of my favorite Copic markers, several pre-stamped images and also a supply of pre-printed digis all ready to be colored. I have also packed my 'class' craft bag and will be bring along enough supplies to make at least one card each day. It won't be the same without all my tools, but I think it will still be fun and being that it's a CAS class, it sounds perfect.
The kids have a cute little office area with two desks and you can bet, that's where I'll spend my time, on the days they have to work!! For me creating is the perfect way to relax and that's pretty much my goal for the next ten days. I'm also taking my laptop and will watch the class videos each day and keep up with my blog reading and emails. I also packed up my Zentangle supplies, along with a new Zentangle book and may even do some of that on the plane. It's a long flight to California, so I want to have plenty of things to keep me busy and make the time fly by. When I come home, I'll be on an afternoon/evening flight and may try to sleep..we'll see how it goes!!
I may pop in and post some updates, but if not, you'll know I'm having a lot of fun and enjoying the warm sunshine and simply spending time with Brian and Meg. I miss them so much and can't wait to see them, their new home and also the new places where they both work. California, here I come!!! Yippee!!