But this time it’s not about me, it’s about my mom. She has been doing pretty well physically for someone 90 years of age. A couple of weeks ago she went to the ER for chest pain, but it seemed to be related to indigestion instead. Since then she seemed generally improved, until Friday. Saturday she went to the ER again where more tests were done, with more yet to come, but that day the ER doctor took me aside and began trying to prepare me for some possible bad news that he suspects.
So all my piss and vinegar concerning my questionable EKG is…not gone…but running in the background now, as my mind spins off in other directions, with other concerns.
I’ll be staying in this general area for awhile now…no idea exactly how long or what happens next.
Saturday was an emotional roller coaster day, starting at 4 something in the morning when I got the call that an ambulance was coming for my mom, until midnight when I got back from a beautiful celebration of gift opening for the bride and groom ( just back from their honeymoon), combined with celebrating mothers day. The party was with Mandy’s immediate family. The ‘youngsters’ made a yummy dinner for the moms, and for Mandy’s dad. Sharon (Mandy’s mom) and I walked through her beautiful gardens, sat in front of a roaring fire sipping wine, talking, and gazing at the expanse of ocean beyond. Later we all danced and laughed and Jason and Mandy opened their remaining wedding gifts…so much fun to watch.
Meanwhile, last night (Sunday), Laura and Joel (Joel Pole) along with many Stones friends I’ve met over the years, were in San Diego to see Mick and the boys. This will be the first tour I’ve missed in many a year, but when the ticket buying was going on I just had a feeling to hold off this time. I’m glad I paid attention because I need to Be Here Now. Besides in the 50 years since I saw my first Stones concert on November 26, 1965, I’ve seen them perform nearly 40 times. So last night I was here watching a concert from 9 years ago on CD. If my heart skipped any beats, it was for that man…Thee Man…bouncing around up on stage.