This is not a good Monday. I was scheduled for a CT scan, but when the nurse called she told me I didn’t have to drink the contrast. Went to have the test done, and I do have to drink the contrast. I can’t have the IV contrast, which is fine with me, but my kidney disease will not let me do it. I really don’t think I’m supposed to drink the oral contrast, but I need to do it this time. We are going back this afternoon. I get my wonderful snack at 1:30.
This week has been catching up on odds and ends. My oldest granddaughter graduates from college in May. She has decided to take a year off and work before going for her Masters. They have had a big shift at my daughter’s house. Diane, my daughter, had always worked in the bonus room upstairs. She and my grand decided to swap rooms. Diane now has Savannah’s room downstairs as her office, and Savannah will be moving upstairs. This is where I come in.
My mother willed Diane a whole bedroom suite, which we have been using until she’s ready for it. Savannah decided she wanted the larger bedroom suite, and we’re taking her bedroom suite. I have been cleaning out drawers. Some had not been cleaned out since my mother passed away ten years ago. It has been fun seeing the old pictures and things my mother had saved. I’ve read letters that the grandkids had written to her. They are all saved to be given to the grandkids when we finish up.
Then the things my mother collected like rain bonnets. Remember those? I think I found about twenty, but as she always said, “I might need them one day.” It brings back memories.
Really, I don’t want my children to go through all this when I’m gone, so I’ll be trashing some of my keepsakes that will mean nothing to my children. It’s amazing what we collect.
It’s almost time to start this wonderful contrast. I hate it, but it’s a necessary evil.