A lot has happened since my last post in July. For example, Matt married Emma.
I turned 55. Ughhh!
Our living room is 99% finished.
And our Master Bedroom
What hasn’t changed is my family. For example…
Especially hanging out with my parents…
Nurse: What seems to be the problem?
Mom: Just before lunch my hands and face swelled up.
Nurse: Were you stung by anything?
Nurse: Did you eat anything unusual?
Shelley: My cooking.
Dad: (Puts on rubber gloves) The doctor is in. You know what to do John.
John: Oh Jesus!
Dad: What now, John?
Nurse: Do you have difficulty swallowing?
Nurse: Anything else.
Mom: My hands are incredibly itchy.
Front of Clinic: Hello? Hello?
John: It’s OK. I’ve got this. Hi there. The nurse is busy. While you wait, I might as well get the process started. Did you bring your BC Health Card?
Nurse: Are you having difficulty breathing?
Mom: No, but the area under my tongue’s swollen.
Nurse: You took antihistamine 20 minutes ago, starting to feel better?
Dad: Valerie, I’ve sterilized my hands. Take off all of your clothes.
Mom: Actually a little.
Dad: Whew! I was a little worried that my $100 bucks wouldn’t cover this visit.
Nurse: Are you taking any prescribed medication?
Mom: Of course. At my age it could be down to hours.
John: Thank you. Please take a seat.
Mom: In fact, I said to Brad during my last appointment, (actually he doesn’t like me calling him Brad. He says I’m the patient and he’s the Doctor, so I need to call him Doctor Ferris) Anyway I said, “Brad, if my body fails, I want you to promise me that you’ll only give me three whacks of the paddle and one go at artificial insemination.”
Nurse: Artificial insemination? Are you sure that’s what you meant?
John: Now, where were we?
Mom: Yes. And then I added, “Brad, if you don’t bring me back to life I want my entire body donated to science. I’ve decided I don’t want to be chopped up into little pieces.” Then I gave him some of my homemade muffins.
Nurse: Don’t you mean resuscitation?
Mom: Ha! Ha! Ha! I guess I do.
Dad: Good thing because “the bull” isn’t ready.
Shelley and John