Saturday, December 20, 2008

Goodnight, Moon

Grandpa just left the hospital, leaving me alone with The Boy. I've been here since around 1 o'clock - it's 7:30PM right now - and been alone for about four of the six hours. I'm okay with that, because I'm a fairly self-entertaining person. It was nice to have Grandpa & my brother here for a while, because I went for a walk to feed my caffeine addiction and ate and did my teeth and stuff like that.

I hesitate to say this (being a firm believer in The Jinx), but this time has been much, much smoother than last time. He's still happy and playing, which is a big change from last time. I'm not expecting anything more exciting than the snow in the weather report tonight. Instead, I'm looking forward to polishing off a couple of magazines and working on some parts on Sibelius for my school jazz band.

Last night was a pretty decent night, all things considered. The Wife had off from school yesterday due to snow, so she and Grandma checked The Boy in to the hospital at 9AM. They were out of admitting and into a room by 10, but the chemo order wasn't filled until 5:30PM. Sigh. I went home and relaxed for a bit and napped until 5:15, then shoveled the driveway and steps, showered and went to the hospital. I sent my wife home soon afterwards, and I stayed until Grandma and The Boy fell soundly asleep.

I got home around 10:30-ish and was asleep around midnight. We slept until 8:00, which was awesome. The Wife woke with a head cold, so she was grounded for the day. We ate breakfast, and I left for church choir rehearsal up north, stopping at the hospital along the way because I had my medicines there. I was back at the hospital at 1, and Grandma left soon after.

We played for a couple of hours then napped for an hour and a half. Grandpa came soon after. We watched football and listened to some holiday music - Amazon had the Brian Setzer Orchestra's holiday album on sale for $3, so that's what we listened to.

The Wife's sisters are here. They took her for a pedicure, and I'm told that the plan was for some housecleaning. I'll believe that part when I see it. I'm glad that she had some bonding time with her sisters and mother. That's a little too much estrogen for me.


I moved our copy of "Goodnight, Moon" onto the iPod. This is a special by HBO that is based around the book, which everybody knows is a wonderful, charming and special book. This has Susan Sarandon reading Goodnight, Moon; Aaron Neville singing Brahms' Lullabye; Natalie Cole reading Tar Beach; Tony Bennett singing a goodnight song; and a bunch of really, really cute kids talking about dreaming, among others. I'll be interested to see the play count of Goodnight Moon when we're done for the weekend - dollars to donuts says that the playcount for the weekend will be somewhere around 20.

(BTW - this is not a copyright violation. Considering that we own the DVD and brought it with us, moving it onto my own iPod for my own personal use is considered Fair Use. I'm not breaking any laws.)

As long as things keep going so well, I'm happy.


Mama B said...

Glad things are going as well as can be expected.

We love the book Goodnight Moon ('goodnight nobody, goodnight mush!') here too. I hadn't heard of the DVD, I'll have to look it up. Thanks for the tip!

Band Momma said...

In the great green room, there was a telephone, and a red balloon...I read it to Alli so much as a baby that I have it memorized.