... because that's how life is put together.
* My sweet Hannah is spending the week in Minnesota with her brother, sis in law, and adorable newly turned two years old nephew. We took her to the airport early Sunday morning and off she flew. It's been weird going to bed at night without having her walk in the back door, or at least hearing her come in shortly after we climb into bed. She will return this coming Sunday night.
* Yesterday, as I sat in the common area with my friend, I took a few minutes, while she was quiet and settled, to visit with another couple of residents who were feeling unsettled. As I talked with (M)Ike, "May" came in, smile on her face, hands clasped down low in front of her. She looked happy. She smiled again as she looked at me and then at (M)Ike and said, "I'd like to kick him right in the a--." I was a little shocked as the sweetness in her voice and the smile on her face didn't at all match the words coming out of her mouth. She continued to look at him with adoration and said, "He's such a sweet man." (Ah yes, it's an interesting place.)
* For those who hadn't heard, our old man Oreo Cookie left us for Cat Heaven a couple weeks ago. We are now down to one cat and one dog. (We are running out of pets almost as fast as we are running out of children...)