Every year I go up to Boise for Mother's Day, but this year I decided to wait until the following weekend. It just worked out better that way. As it turned out, I was there when Mom had the hypertensive crisis, and thank God for that. Stepdaddy is awesome, but he is hard of hearing and so it was a good thing I was around to answer questions for the medical personnel and hear what they had to say about my mother's condition.
Originally, I was supposed to return to Vegas last Wednesday. But brilliant me--I booked a flight to Boise using frequent flyer points and then booked another one-way flight from Vegas to Boise. Yeah, like two flights to Boise, but none coming home. DUH. I noticed I screwed up a few days before my trip, but I couldn't get a Wednesday flight, so I booked my return for Thursday.
That allowed me to stay for the Wednesday night open mic at the Liquid Laughs comedy club, and then when I won the contest and got the chance to open for the headliner the next night, I changed my flight again, so I left on Friday. That worked out because Mom was discharged from the hospital on Thursday, so I was around an extra day to make sure she was back to normal at home.
Mom is doing well, but unfortunately, she won't be able to fly back east for my son's wedding in a few weeks. That's really too bad, but her doctor would like her to stay close to home right now, and no one's going to argue with that.
I am so happy for my precious son, Christopher. The woman he is marrying is a gem; I couldn't have picked a better person for my boy. They are truly meant for each other. Adorable together.
|Chris and beautiful Ketti|
But I really, really need that time in Albany. One of my dearest friends, whom I've known for over 40 years, became seriously ill last week with acute renal failure. The day after my mother got out of the hospital, he went in. The road to recovery is going to be long and could involve a transplant. His wife is also one of my best friends, and I just can't wait to get back there so I can see both of them with my own two eyes and help however I can. I'm warning you now, if anything happens to him, I will be a mental case.
So it's good that the company I was working for didn't have the budget to renew my contract right now. I need to be there for my friends. And thank God we have a joyous occasion to celebrate--I'm afraid I'll be crying tears of joy throughout the whole wedding ceremony. It all seems to come together. So maybe even something awesome will happen in Disneyland.