The weather...is kind of a mess. I woke up to a layer of frozen sleet on the ground and a light rain. The forecast is for a high of 41 degrees with rainy/snowy weather. Good for melting the snow. Not good because if the pool thaws out we need to get water pumped off the top before more rain adds to it. Also not good because Tim's on that new project, which is still in the earth-moving stage. He will be a mud monster when he gets home.
Reading...Nothing right now. I finished Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews on Saturday. Next on my list is Follow Me to Alaska: A true story of one couple's journey from a cul-de-sac in El Paso, Texas, to an off-grid cabin in the wilderness of Alaska by Ann Parker.
Listening to...the rain/melting snow dripping off the roof outside the window by my desk and the occasional gust of howling wind.
New around here...The new dryer finally got delivered and hooked up on Friday and has been working steadily. Also arrived on Friday, rather unexpectedly, was the new kitchen island. Two ginormous, heavy boxes...dumped right in the gateway of the deck. An hour before the dryer delivery was due. I couldn't even get off the deck to take Daisy out, let alone anyone get in. Panic! Thankfully, Megan came over and between the two of us we got the boxes as far as the kitchen. Trust me, it wasn't pretty. I'm glad we got it done, though, as I was afraid the guys from Lowe's would take one look and say they couldn't deliver and take the dryer back to the store.
Tim put the island together yesterday and it looks nice and works with the new stools. I love that the new island has a stainless steel worktop so I can make cookies or whatever right on it and not have to worry. The old island is going to Megan's basement to be a craft table. I'm still working on rearranging cabinets because the new island has so much more storage.
Megan's health...was getting steadily worse again. By yesterday she was so achy and miserable Cody finally took her to Med Express. They decided it was the pain pills she got for the kidney stone reacting to the Cymbalta. Apparently, it is a known thing that you should not take other pain meds or even ibuprofen when you are taking Cymbalta. The same pharmacy fills all her prescriptions. I'm a little worried that the pharmacist didn't say, hey these two things don't go together. Even Walmart's pharmacy does that.
She does have to call her doctor today because the cyst in her breast has gotten very inflamed and tender. Med Express said it's infected and will probably have to be removed. Whether that's an office procedure or a surgery depends. She doesn't know if it was also caused by the drug interaction or something else.
Sunday...I didn't go to church because we had dinner with Mom, John, Megan, Cody, and the kids. I had a 23 pound turkey in the freezer and Tim mentioned last weekend that we should cook it. So that's what we did yesterday. We had your typical Thanksgiving meal. And you know, that's a lot of time to prepare. It was so good, though, and there are plenty of leftovers so I don't have to cook tonight.
Today's to-do list...is pretty short. Laundry. Always laundry. And as soon as I finish up here, it's back to work on the lesson I'm teaching in tomorrow night's Bible study. We are currently meeting via Zoom so it's going to be a new experience. I'm usually pretty quiet during our classes this way, just concentrating on hearing what is taught and not being distracted by what everyone is doing or the weird sound things that happen with Zoom. Now I'm going to be doing most of the talking. Say a prayer for me. I'm teaching about how to make godly choices when voting.
On the calendar this week...I have class tomorrow night and Daisy goes to the groomer tomorrow morning, but otherwise, it's looking like a slow week. That could change at any time, though. Megan may end up needing me to babysit because of health issues or Mom might need something. She is seeing her doctor tomorrow with the hope that he will schedule her knee replacement. We don't know if they are doing elective surgeries right now or not. She is hoping so as the pain is getting worse.
Well, that's all that's happening here and time is slipping away from me, so I'd better get to work. Happy Monday! Have a blessed week.