Monday, January 9, 2012

All's Calm

All seems to be calm on the homefront (knock on wood).

Tanner came into work with me on Friday and Monday (and came to my house on Saturday and Sunday) helping us out with putting inserts in - and labels on - our company newsletters.  Today he's had to stay all day so he's gotten a taste of what it's like to work a full day.

I've heard him sigh fairly loudly and few times, and stand to stretch his back, so I know he's probably pretty worn out.  There's something about processing the newsletters that's really hard on your back.

I went in there earlier and he asked me if we had the heat on and said that he was sweating - but felt cold.  I felt of his forehead and he was really warm and clammy and he says that he's nauseated and won't eat his lunch.  I know there's a stomach virus going around so I'm hoping that he's not about to get sick.

Things seem to be going well with him living with Cearra and her mom.  I've seen him every day this weekend and they both seem really happy and content.  Cearra has started Ogle School and told me that she performed her first haircut the other day and that her teacher told her she did really well.  She says that she loves it there! 

Tanner asked me what I thought of him going down there and talking to them about attending classes himself.  He said he's always been good at cutting hair - and often helps Cearra with coloring her hair.  I told him that I had no problem with him attending beauty school at all but that my biggest concern was that most salons don't have insurance and that's why I've tried to steer him towards industries that (usually) provide some benefits (like computer technology).

At this point, any school that he can settle on will be okay with me.  He's going to be 20 in April and needs to get serious about what kind of career he wants to pursue.

He and Cearra went to look at wedding chapels the other day so I'm beginning to believe this engagement might not be as long as I thought it was going to be.  They've had each other's names tattooed on their bodies (Something I told them they would regret one of these days) so I guess they might as well go ahead and get married...   As I said, they seem very happy together at this point.

I had my four year old granddaughter, Kayleigh, over to stay with me this past weekend and it went so well!  She hasn't stayed with me since she was about a year old (she lives in Brownwood with her mom) so I wasn't sure how well it would go.  We had a lot of fun!!  We went for several walks, went to play with her 4 year old cousin Eva, went to the park, and played in the children's playgound at Chic-Fil-A (where Kayleigh was kicked in the face and ended up with a bloody nose).

It was a good, fairly stress free, weekend.... One that I needed.

This coming Friday Tanner goes to see the new doctor at Texas Oncology.  I'm looking forward to meeting Dr. Asad and see what he has to say about Tanner's treatment - though in reality I don't think anything is going to change except the location since he's going to be taking direction from Dr. Berryman in Dallas - just like Dr. Albritton did for the last couple of years.

I guess if Tanner is serious about getting married, he should be going to an adult Oncologist instead of a children's practice!

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance that we, changing, continue to love a changed person... William Sumerset Maugham

1 comment:

  1. It would be a good thought if Tanner could get interested in doing computer repair or some kind of computer instruction - a job where using chemicals would not be dangerous. A hair salon using a lot of bleaches and such would probably not be in his best interest, IMO. Also a lot of people coming in to have hair done, sick and otherwise... not good. I hope and intend he is finding something that inspires and excites him and keeps him healthy!