Then I had a nice nap. That hasn't happened much for the last few months, because as much as I might SAY I want to take a nap, well, football calls and I can never drift off. Just about the time I do, there's a big interception and there goes the nap. So now, in the touchdown-less spring and summer months I should be sleeping better :-)
Tonight we had a family movie night. Seven of us went to the theater and saw three different movies! The Papa and the boys saw Bridge to Terabithia. Reviews were mixed...Papa and John Caleb loved it; Tim thought there wasn't nearly enough action (read: sword fighting.) The three girls saw Music and Lyrics and all of them seemed to enjoy it. Granny sat alone and saw Breach, based on the true story of the spy Robert Hanssen. Excellent. Especially with popcorn.
My mother has not been doing well. Her Parkinsons has advanced faster than any of us, including her doctors, expected. This has brought on some serious depression as well as difficult physical symptoms. Tomorrow she will meet with a new neurologist and I believe they will make the decision to start her on one of the big-gun drugs, one that is only effective for about a decade but may bring distinct improvement for a while. She's 72 and has been putting this decision off, knowing that the effects of the drug are limited and not wanting to start it too early. Not an easy calculation. I look forward to getting to see her next weekend.
I spent some time this weekend leafing through lots of cookbooks, getting some inspiration for culinary adventures. We've definitely fallen into some pretty narrow ruts and it's time for some palate expansion! So stay tuned to see what I surprise the family with in the next few weeks...