Maybe I'm getting my blogging mojo back. I realized in my Friday W's, there were things I left off, and so edited later. Work and little else on the brain is not a good place of mind, and I will be blogging more as it does help set a transitional tone between life and work, and back to life again. That sounds a bit like I am jettisoned from home, then need to be pulled back each day-maybe that's what it is like. As I will now be a 1/2 time plus teleworker likely until the end of my career, I need some tips form those of you who have been doing this for a long time.
I realized I never updated anyone on my niece -in-law after such nice comments and support. She is doing well, considering, and is home now. She had a scary first weekend in the hospital-when I had shared the news. Later in the week they were able to take off the paralytic agent, and by the end of the weekend she was out of ICU, and discharged to recuperate more at home on Tuesday. She spent a total of 11 days in the hospital, four in the medically induced coma, another four in ICU, and three in the Covid unit. My daughter knew she was home first as she made a comment on one of her Facebook posts.
The cabin legal saga continued yesterday with DH's ridiculous uncle. I'll never understand exactly what started the whole drama, why and for what he decided to create a vendetta against the other partners (family) for supposedly violating his rights, but there was a live court hearing. And...legal victory for DH and crew but now the messy aftermath of disolving the partnership, which really is lopping off a part of their family to a certain extent. I forgot to share this. The Saturday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend we were all sitting on the main cabin deck, along with DH's younger cousins who had been at the other cabin for the weekend with their young families. Out of the blue, the ridiculous uncles son, DH's cousin, showed up to hang out with everyone. Reading this, your first thought might be that he was spying for his dad-looking for tools for the legal issues. Nope-he just came as he really was just missing the family. I've always felt bad for him, who was always so close, and DH's aunt, who never wanted to be part of the rift, and both know how awful their husband/dad has made the situation. He stayed for dinner and yard games and stayed even past when I had left. His sister, 100% is on her dad's side and has cut all of her mom's family, DH's family out of her and her kids lives.
I know my girls worry about something like this happening with the main cabin-the one just in DH's immediate family. DH's brother and sister are quite overbearing and we've already seen some power clashes this summer between them. My and the girls attitude is this is privleged Bull Shit behavior at it's finest, and we'll have no part. We'll just not go, or leave if tension filled, as the point of the place is for positive family time and get away from stress. DH gets our view, but its harder as it is his family and he sees it as he and his kids have equal birthright to the place, so will see him constantly playing peacemaker. The latest power battle? Where a bunk bed set will go! Silly.
I just realized tomorrow will already be six weeks since we had our Adopt a Park clean-up so I need to work on picking a date and scheduling mid-summer. My younger sister is back to her Monday-Friday commute to her work site, Memphis this time, then jets back to Minnesota on weekends. She works from home one week a month, so I thought maybe picking a later Thursday afternoon, followed by dinner or my favorite, happy hour, on a patio and going to the Thursday night concerts might be a nice plan. We didn't have great participation by the younger generation, but maybe a weeknight would work better than a weekend.
That's my schmatterings for this week. We're supposed to get reprieve from the excessive heat warnings, but with that is pending thunderstorms. I'll be sure to update you on that as weather seems to be the one consistent topic in my blog.