Our big disappointment and concern was that Tadashi was taken to the ER yesterday morning in an ambulance. He is having issues with his diabetes due to not following the correct diet and basically just not caring anymore. Lori has had her hands full with him not eating much for this past year. He is down to 102 pounds (he is a small man anyway). After many text messages and phone calls back and forth, we all finally accepted they aren't going to make it down this weekend. We are ALL so disappointed. Lori told me they are definitely coming down next month so now I'm trying to work it out so that they can be at the beach with us the last weekend of the week we are going to be there for our annual vacation. Our hope is they will be able to stay in the other side of the duplex we will be in - if not, there is a small hotel right down the street from us so hopefully it will work out.
It was nice having Monica and Tom come over last night. She didn't realize the Kikuchi's weren't going to make it and was sad to hear about Tadashi. Monica was very upset with Dwight when she learned he wasn't cooking his famous BBQ chicken. We had already gotten some Chinese for Kelly and Dwight but she didn't want any of that. We got her some Mexican from Las Palmas and every time she took a bite she would say, "boy, this chicken is delicious Dwight". I told her she was wasting her time if she was trying to "guilt-trip" him because that just isn't possible to do to him. I am just happy Monica was able to be with us as long as she was since she has to work several long shifts this weekend. We told Tom to come back over for a longer visit today and we totally enjoyed having him. He has always thought a lot of both of our kids. Even though Kelly had to work from home today, it didn't interfere with her being able to enjoy him being here too. I know Kelly came for a visit the first week of April so that Page could be here during her Spring Break, but that was three months ago! I'm not sure she will ever realize just how much I miss her and her brother and crave having them here as much as possible. I think my being so "cut off" from everything and everyone is taking it's toll on me lately. I seem to be getting my feelings hurt easier and on the flip side of that, getting angry about silly things for no reason.
I asked Patsy to take and send me a few pictures of her little piece of Paradise with her telephone today. She and Larry are going to be down there for several weeks. They are trying to decide what to do about living there full time. That will be a big decision for them either way.
I just had a long talk with Zandra and am so excited! She is coming to stay with me for a week in two weeks! She has been dealing with some health issues for awhile now and it is starting to take it's toll on her. She needs a break so I'm happy she will be able to come be with us.
I was just getting ready to end this blog entry when the phone ran. It was Tom! He and Monica wanted to make sure Douglas and Jessie had gotten here safely. I told him Douglas was stopping to pick Kelly and Page up. He thought that was so sweet and talked about what a good brother he is. What a sweet man my Monica is married to. Makes me so happy for her. What a nice family I have.