Monday, June 30, 2014

Summertime reunion

Mom has been a little more fatigued than usual after chemo treatments this time around, but last week she had a pretty good week. Dr. Porubcin gave her the clear to go back to choir so that makes things a little better. Her feet are pretty raw and she has to keep them on ice sometimes, but she's keeping up with it so they look the way they look. That is one of the side effects of Doxil and something to deal with.

It has been a busy June. Weekend before last we went to Iowa City for a wedding - good friends Bill and Nancy Craig's grandson Brandon married his high school sweetheart at the Old Capitol. The Craig's and lived right "up the hill" from us when we lived in the Hazelwoods, and mom and Nancy have been friends for ages. Bill and dad were friends as well and their entire family stepped up quite a bit after dad died. They are usually the first ones I call if I need to talk to them about mom.

Then last weekend was the McCann/Brewick Family Reunion was at the Ottawa Lions Club park. There were a handful of us there and it was a nice day to spend in the park. Mom's cousin Virgil's cousin David (from the Brewick side) was in town with his wife Kay from Colorado. The other usual McCann suspects were there - Peggy and Ron, Aunt Carol, Aunt Rosemary & Uncle Steve, Alaina, Baby Rayland and myself. It was nice to see cousin Janie (Brewick) and her girls Carly and Gracie as well as cousin Melissa (Brewick) ((haven't seen her in years now she has a family!)) and then distant? cousin Scott (I think he's a cousin from some branch of the family) and his mom Beth. They are from a McCann but I always forget if it's Mabel or Mildred.

I just saw Linda and Sonny a couple of weeks ago as they came to Rock Island for a festival, so it was like we were old friends.

In July mom and I are heading to Indiana for cousin Jeremy's wedding. We are both looking forward to that as we haven't met Greg and Demara's little girl Aurora. Mom couldn't get enough of the twins the last time they were around and she is looking forward to being around the little tikes.

If things go well for the rest of the summer she may look into a couple of trips here and there. Why not?

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