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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Don't say the "SQ" Word

First, for an update. My brother has been in the hospital for 13 days now. He had another stroke while there, and some other medical issues have complicated things for him. We are taking things day by day, hoping to get him strong enough to be transferred to a place for acute rehabilitation. He joked today about the "mystery meat" that was sitting on his lunch plate. He never did figure out what it was. We don't really want to surmise! It was nice to share a chuckle with him.

And so we soldier on.

Meanwhile, back at home, the place is falling apart!! Well, not really, but the dust is piling up and I believe the house spiders have taken on the task of Halloween decorating. Thanks to our friend, Dee, my husband and I had an enjoyable lasagna dinner one night, with a nice apple bread for dessert. That was lovely. And The Godmother (really, she is our kids' godmother) came up for a couple of days to see my brother, keep me company since my HH was away and acted as cheerleader, cook and gabfest inducer! 

So onto lighter things:

While on the phone with Raethan (beautiful newly-wed daughter), she mentioned something that made us giggle. A Halloween costume that, if we dressed up our dogs (which we don't) would most likely cause a riot amongst our dear canine companions. Our dogs go nuts over squirrels. You cannot say the word, or even words that start with "SQ" as it sends them into maniacal  rampaging rage and rushing around the yard barking. So what if we were (which we won't) dress them up like this:

www.target.com/Halloween

Identity crisis? Conflicted feelings? Total embarrassment?  Unknown, but just don't yell "SQUIRREL"!!!!

I am looking forward to a peaceful and meaningful Samhain on Monday. It won't be fancy but it will be special in many ways. A little quality time with the ancestors, the cauldron, many candles. Divine!

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Take care, back very soon!  Robin.

9 comments:

Dark Mother said...

I'm sorry to hear that your brother had another stroke. At least he is having a sense of humor and is making jokes. What the hell is that "meat" they serve anyway. As long as he keeps that good attitude, I'm sure healing is on it's way.

mxtodis123 said...

I'm glad to hear about your brother. Sounds like a very special man. Been thinking about you and what you have been going through. You need a little time for you. Glad there have been people to help out.

Hoping your Samhain is all you expect and then some.
Mary

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I could never eat that mystery meat in hospital either. Best wishes to your brother!

Linda in New Mexico said...

I have been thinking of your and sending those healing, happy thoughts to you, your brother and your family. Glad to hear from you.
The SQ word is not applicable here. We don't have any of those critters but can't say the kitty word, cuz my chupacabra granddog just loses it. So we call our feline cat.
Take care my friend. Oma Linda
ps...I won another Booby prize!!!

Aine said...

So glad for this update. I have been thinking about you and your family daily.

I'm so glad to hear that your brother is joking. Good sign. And that you haven't been alone. It's at these times that the smallest kindnesses are appreciated, like a meal, a conversation.

I too have natural halloween decorations - a large spider has decided to weave a giant web on my porch in full view of the neighbors. It's awesome.

Keep positive, keep your strength up and accept the help from others!

xoxox
Aine

Witchy Cats said...

Glad your brother is finally on his way to recovery!

I love homemade decorations too, they are the best!

Blessings always,

Kim

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

At least Your brother is joking :-) I do hope he will recover good and fast!

Isn't that a dangerous costume for a dog :-) :-)

Have a great day and take care!
Christer.

Magic Love Crow said...

Robin, great to hear from you! I remember that mystery meat! Fun stuff ;o) I am glad your brother is joking around, that is a good sign! I am sorry, he is still going through so much! Poor puppy in the squirrel outfit! LOL! I hope you have a very peaceful Samhain! Many blessings my friend! I see Linda, told you, she won another booby prize ;o) Take Care!

Jeanne said...

"Mystery Meat!" Funny! :0) My daughter said the same thing about some of the food she received at the hospital!
And the "SQ" word is not spoken in our house either! And for the very same reason. :0)