This week I am thankful for:

1) That mr. jolt got an opportunity to say goodbye to his mom.  The end may or may not be imminent, depending on how she responds to a procedure on Friday, but when he got back to the hospital in Boston yesterday she was semi-responsive and while not totally with it was able to engage in some communication with him, including getting to see some things the boys had made for her.  They hadn’t seen each other (at least not while she was conscious) since Thanksgiving.  So, I’m thankful, as is mr. jolt.

      p.s. In case you didn’t already know, cancer sucks (as in sucks ass like a gigantic blackhole of suckage).

      p.p.s. mr. jolt & I have talked about whether to have the boys go up to say goodbye, but he is dubious about the benefits of them seeing her when she is pretty out of it and frankly, has a gabillion wires & whatnot, which are pretty scary looking.  If anyone has any experience on this issue, I’d appreciate your two cents.   Even if she makes it past the weekend, we are probably looking at a fairly short time horizon.  On the other hand, the boys have really good Thanksgiving memories of her and have talked to her on the phone a lot, just not in the last couple of weeks.


And more frivolously,


2) Soup.  It hasn’t been above freezing for more than an hour or two in the last few weeks.

3) Lip balm.  See #2 above.