Yippee! It's another edition of Random Tuesday Thoughts, hosted by Stacy Uncorked. She'd love for you to link up and share your randomness.
Life's been pretty busy these days. I'd like to say it's because I'm exploring the ocean waters and smashing Jager Bombs, but that's just wishful thinking.
I signed up for the Summer Reading Program at our local library. My two teen boys did too. The more books we read, the more raffle tickets we earn for gift basket drawings. Right now I'm reading Contaminated by Em Garner. It's a YA novel about people who've become contaminated and act semi-sorta like zombies. It's pretty good, if I do say so myself.
Speaking of libraries, ours is pretty spectacular. A new one was built a couple years ago and I could spend hours in there, glossing over books and other materials.
Do you have any good book recommendations? I'm looking for some to pick up at the library. I'm up for most genres, with the exception of romance. If it's a Harlequin, I'm out.
My ears hate me. Simply put. I've had problems with them since I was a wee one. Just recently I lost most of my hearing. I found that reading lips isn't my forte. Off to the doctor I went. Both of my ears are severely infected and impacted. So, antibiotics and ear drops it is.
In other doctor news, my mother just found out a few days ago that she's no longer in remission. The lung cancer has spread to her bones. More specifically, her spinal area. Between the doctor's impossible accent and my hearing loss, I didn't completely comprehend what he had to say about it all. What I do know is that mom will be starting daily radiation treatments again. Chemotherapy and surgery are not an option because she's too weak and ill. From what I gathered (although I hope I'm way wrong) the radiation is only for pain control. There's nothing further they can do as far as trying to rid the cancer. It's a disease that will eventually rob her. She's taken care of me her whole life, and it's been my turn to take care of her. I HATE CANCER! I HATE CANCER! I HATE CANCER!
My son, Adam, went on a LoveTheLou mission trip over the weekend. He, along with a group of high schoolers, went to the inner city area of St. Louis and did lots of outside work that included moving lawns, tending gardens, staining decks, and more. He came back with such excitement and gratitude. The squelching heat and dirty work was beyond him. He loved being able to help others, and I really think it humbled him. Yeah, I'm a proud mama!
Me and Jason took off over the weekend and spent time with another couple at a campground. It was uneventful and I was quite all right with that. Jason got his relaxation from fishing and I got mine from sitting outside on the deck. I was able to recharge and rejuvenate. It felt good.
Happy RTT! What's your randomness for the week?