Personal: A little catching up is in order…

by | Jul 17, 2017 | Personal, Thoughts | 0 comments

It’s been two weeks since I last posted anything on the site, which really might be a new record. Things have been pretty crazy.

On Friday, July 7, my Mom had her leg amputated. It wasn’t right up to the knee, but a little lower than midway in the calf. Since then, she’s been doing a lot better and has entered in-hospital therapy so she can get used to everything with therapy. At first, her insurance that manages her Medicare didn’t want to approve it and I had to take matters in my own hands.

To say the least, she’s in the therapy now. Right? That’s all that matters.

The Saturday after the surgery, my aunt and uncle came to visit and Julia and then Julia and I went to Wahlburgers that’s a few miles from my apartment near the Braves’ new stadium. It was my first time there and it was A-MAZING. I will be going back, for sure. Then Julia surprised me with a Boyz II Men VIP for my birthday (and that will all come in a concert review post!)

She’s been there for me in so many ways that I know I could never repay her or do enough to show her how thankful I am for her.

It was good to get away for a bit, but when I’m not at the hospital lately, I’ve been working to make up hours that I missed during the week. I worked this past Saturday because I had to take Friday off for the concert with Lacy and Julia.

It’s just been a very hectic for weeks and I really, really hope that with this surgery, that my Mom’s health gets better and this is the last of the hospital we see for a while.

In the midst of all this hospital waiting, I joined and have been retracing my family’s history and found some pretty cool stuff.

As we all know, I love the show “Outlander.” If you don’t know about it, it’s on STARZ and is based off a series of books.

Turns out on my mother’s father’s side of the family, that they are Scottish and had a role in the British rebellion with various battles, including the Battle of Culloden, which was led by Prince Charles Edward Stewart. Turns out, my 8th or 9th times cousin, Flora MacDonald, was the one that let Prince Charles hide in her house after the British beat and killed a great deal of the Scottish (including members of my family). And, Flora is featured in the books that the show is based on. How great is that?

I have a lot of things I need to do this week such as:

  • Write a post for
  • Get to work on #ProjectHowito
  • Write the Total Package Tour review for the site here

And I’m going to try to get it done.


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