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H1, H2, & Big Boy Life on the (L)edge

Begun in the aftermath of Katrina, this blog was a way to keep family and friends updated as the family struggled to return to a semblance of normalcy. Now, more than four years later, the memories are still strong, the family is, to some extent, scattered. However, life did go on, and this is our story.

June 22, 2007


*Don't look for a tie-in to anything that follows... there ain't any.

I know... it's been almost a week with no updates. Sorry. There ain't that much going on when you're pretty much housebound and at the mercy of others to go anywhere.

Last Saturday Linda and I took H2 to Drago's for dinner. The place was PACKED, but being only three of us we still got seated pretty quickly. Drago's is known for their charbroiled oysters, and boiled lobsters. Dinner was great, and H2 showed that he definitely has his feedbag on once again. Let's just say that he did, indeed, put away some chow on that occasion.

Sunday we decided to go to St. Stephen's church for Mass to see Fr. John again. He's my pastor from Holy Name of Mary who was transferred last spring. We got to the church just in time, right at 11:00. H2 came, along with DLG and kids. Guess what? St. Stephen's 11AM Mass starts at 10:30!!!

An early dinner was had at Chevy's, which was very nice, and kind of strange. For a year now we've had Sunday lunch at Chevy's, after which Linda would load up the car and head back to Memphis. Not this time. It's strange in a good way, youy know?

This hole in my leg is starting to tick me off! There are so many movies coming out that I would have liked to see with family, but couldn't. We thought about trying to go to see Evan Almighty tonight, but now Linda is down with some kind of bug, and is much too tired to go anywhere.

Oh,yeah. Wednesday afternoon I noticed that Maynard didn't look quite right. His eyes were funny, like puffy from just waking up. Later in the evening he started getting welts all over his body and panting heavily. Nurse Linda, correctly surmising some kind of allergic reaction, quickly gave him some benedril, although we have no clue what he might have eaten. Then a trip to the vet where they gave him a heavy dose of benedril and sent him home with more. Almost immediately the welts went down. Today he's pretty much back to his old lovable self.

Linda seems to be holding her own in the work Lunch Bunch. Big J was even nice enough one day to call and tell me what a nice lunch they were enjoying at New Orleans Food and Spirits... just one of my FAVORITE lunch places!! BAH!! I want to go too (whine, whine!).

July is going to be quite the month. KenEllie's anniversary, Linda and mine also, Ian is 14, the 5th movie and 7th book in the Harry Potter series come out, a new movie with Robin Williams called "License to Wed" is hitting the theaters and looks to be pretty funny. At some point I imagine I'll be returning to work, too. I guess you have to take a little rain with all that sunshine!

Please continue to pray for all those in need of healing and comfort. God IS good!!


Blogger Hannah said...

Good to hear you are feeling better; however, what is up with the disease house. Everyone who shall enter here will surely need medicinal treatment. Hmmm ....

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe next week Linda and I will have lunch at "The Teau".

Wish you could be there!

Big J

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

And, in July, Kathleen turns 20!

6:43 PM  

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