Namine made me a bracelet using patterns. <3
We went to the mall yesterday. What reason could we possibly have? Why, to ride the train, of course!
Jessica spent the night at the hospital with her mom, and I stayed at home with Namine. On the way to the hospital this morning, we stopped at Starbucks to get Jessica a coffee.
I wrote an extension for Chrome at lunch today. Its function is simple: to replace instances of the word “irregardless” with “regardless.” Use real words, kids.
Jessica’s mom Charlene is still in the hospital, with home nowhere in sight. While she was initially admitted for heart failure — and a malfunctioning pacemaker/defibrillator — she has recently suffered stage four kidney failure and is now undergoing dialysis. It’s all we can do now to be there for her as much as possible.
It’s no surprise to me that in fiction, Namine likes powerful characters. She has limited control over her own situations in life, so heroes (and even villains) who can do what they want, when they want, have a certain appeal.
We were late to church yesterday. We’ve never been great at getting out the door, but at least we made it in time to catch the sermon. The church was packed, but they had an area where they were showing the live-recorded service. Namine thought it was weird that we were watching church on a large screen, but she still paid attention and sang along.
Namine has had a busy day today. She got to dye Easter eggs with both sides of our families, and she even got her ears pierced.
Jessica’s mom is still in the hospital. It’s not my place to talk about her situation or circumstance — that’s for Jessica to write about, should she choose to — but please keep her in your prayers. Jessica and Namine will likely be paying her a visit after they’re done with school today, and I will meet them there after work. I think that’s the plan, anyway.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: this is where Namine’s virtual school shows its value. We’re in the hospital again — not for Namine this time, but Jessica’s mom. A day in the hospital doesn’t mean a day away from school, though. As long as we have Namine’s books and laptop, we can have school.