It does happen to be Jubilee Day here, but I'm not going. It makes a nice title for today's installment and is also very temporally descriptive.
So, what has happened in the past month? I'll start typing, order doesn't count...
Mike's mother was in the hospital with an ailment that has not been definitively diagnosed, but she's been discharged with several medications that are treating her symptoms. Her symptoms were very scary; she seemed to be out of her mind. An MRI ruled out a stroke, but there was blood in her spinal fluid (poor MIL had two spinal taps). We will see them this weekend, and see how things are going. It might be best if Mike's parents move closer to us, since they both have health conditions that will eventually make them seem too isolated out there in Annville.
In other news, Mike is definitely going to Bangalore in about three weeks to help train the people who will be taking care of his creation and taking his job. He will be there for two weeks, with that middle weekend off, and I hope he can do some sightseeing. It's a lengthy period, to be all alone on the other side of the world.
In a little less than a month, my bank's hours will be shortened and so we'll all be working pretty much the same hours. Change is afoot in more than one way, and all I need to do is roll with it, hoping to stay employed full time for about five or six more years. Our present staff will change, too: one of our long time tellers is at a point where she really needs to move on, and another plans to move out of the area sometime this fall. (And another wants to go part time, but that's no longer on offer, so she'll probably stick around and be unreliable and annoying. And our last part timer will continue to call off and ride the skinny line that separates her from being fired. But enough drama, it makes me feel petty.)
My current obsession is knitting. After hours of watching YouTube videos, reading my how to book, and practice, I can finally cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Not well. Slow as molasses, plodding. It would be nice to have some talent, but then--it wouldn't be as epic. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with this knitting thing, and yes, I did choose the hottest time of year to do it. That was random, but that is the nature of inspiration and motivation. Learning to knit was something I'd always wanted to learn, and I've learned that it is not outside the realm of possibilities.
I should put so much time into Spanish.
There is enough national news to make my head explode. So, instead of hurting my head, I'll go for my morning jog. Soon, I will not have any of these later-start days...
Happy Thursday, have a gentle one...whatchaupto?