Sunday, March 26, 2006

Did you miss me?

I have been post-less for two days, if you can believe it.
And here's why:

She's fine now, but Rita, my mom-in-law, was in the hospital this weekend, because we thought she had a stroke. She got a terrible headache and suddenly couldn't remember important things, like whether her father was still alive or not. (He's not.)

After 24 hours in the hospital, it was revealed that she had a special kind of migraine that can cause short-term amnesia...not kidding!
She will be home tomorrow and all is well. Boy, that woman knows how to scare a person.

After rushing up to Middletown to see her, we went to the in-law's house to take care of their dog and cat, and we then decided to take their dog home with us so that Jim wouldn't have to leave Rita's side to worry over the dog.

This morning, before taking Roxy the wonderdog back, I had to run by my cousin's baby shower, explained all the stuff that was going on and zipped back home.

On the way back home, I saw two dogs lying in a field near the road, side by side and not moving. Oh, God. I saw collars, so I turned around and went back. They were alive, thank goodness, so I popped them in the car and took them home. They had invisible fence collars on. Lot of good that did!

I called the number on their collars, but there was no answer. So Geoff Googled the number and we got an address, and I was off in the car again with the dogs. The woman didn't even realize the dogs had been missing...nice dog owner. If I ever see the dogs out and about again, they are STAYING. The woman also lived in a million dollar house, and I think she can afford a real fence.

Then, I grabbed Isabelle, Lorelei and Roxy the wonderdog and booked it up to Middletown. Dropped off Roxy at Jim and Rita's and went to the hospital, found out that Rita is fine, and then came home.

Geoff's book is due Friday, and he is still in the middle of changing the format. It's 99% written, but we all realized that the information needed to be presented differently, or no one would be able to follow it. He really needed this weekend to finish by Friday, but it's getting tighter and tighter. I can't wait to get my husband back. He doesn't even see me half the time, even if I am standing right in front of him.
So, that was my weekend. We will return to regular blogging tomorrow.


LauraHinNJ said...

Wow, that's really scary. Glad to hear she is okay.

Beth said...

I'm glad Rita is ok! :)

Rita & Jim said...

It is great to have such a wonderful daughter-in-law, who not only cares for Roxy the Wonder Dog, but is an all-round super person. It is also great to be alive and well!! Enjoy each day because you never know what is around the corner.