My In-laws are the 'early-to-bed' type of people, and by 9 o'clock, they were ready for bed. We don't usually go to sleep until after midnight so this was going to be a quiet night for us. After getting the girls to sleep, we talked and read in our room. Lights out at 10 and I think the baby knew we weren't in our own bed, because he tossed and turned all night. I got very little sleep and by 6:30, I had had enough. I ended up taking a nap after breakfast and felt much better afterwards.
Before we all went to bed, Grandma did her usual bedtime routine and the girls became her shadow. They adore her and she entertains them and amuses them and lets them play with her stuff and they are really quite fun to watch in action. Grandma puts her hair in rollers and pin curls before bed, and the girls wanted in on the fun, too!
Grandaddy then chased the girls around with shaving cream on his face and they squealed in delight as they ran away from him.
We went to go and visit my husband's Great Aunt M at the assisted living place. Before we went, we called first to let her know we were on our way there. We followed my In-law's car since we didn't know where she was at and they go and see her every week. When we got there, my MIL could hear "help help" through the door and thank goodness they had a key! We all rushed in to find Aunt M on the floor. She had fallen and couldn't get up. She had an emergency bracelet on her wrist to push in case something like this happens, but she fell on that hand and it was trapped under her body and she couldn't get her hand free. She was on the floor for about 45 minutes by the time we got there. 911 was called and she was taken to the Hospital and it was discovered she broke her pelvis in 2 places.
I am glad we went when we did, who knows how long she would have laid there if we didn't come by at that moment. Please, send good thoughts and prayers her way for a speedy recovery!
We were happy to come home after being away and the events with the doctor and CPS faded away while we were gone. We feel refreshed and energized and ready to take on anything that comes our way. I don't think we will "run away" any time soon and just deal with things as they come. Besides that, we have way too much stuff and I don't want to pack it all!! :o) This house fits us, and after several searches on the Internet for homes, we can't find a single one that equals this one. So for now, we'll stay and we won't let this thing get us down.
You aren't rid of us yet! :o)