Category: Our Life

My mom’s mini-stroke

My 86 year-old mom had a mini-stroke (a TIA) yesterday. She seems to be okay now but it was scary. She had a healthy life so far so I was surprised when my brother texted me with the news.

She spent the night in the hospital for tests and then came home today. She was conscious throughout and even made the 911 call herself, which I feel is a good sign.

Her MRI showed good results. Apparently she stopped taking aspirin a week or so ago because she read an article that aspirin could cause heart attacks, without consulting her doctor. They think this is why she had a blood clot that caused the stroke. She now has to take aspirin everyday again. One article does not make a scientific fact.

Curriculum night

Our third and final curriculum night was tonight; this was for Eva’s school. Havana took the baby-sitting class at Seattle Children’s Hospital and is now a certified baby-sitter. She and Mira babysat the other two kids, her second baby-sitting experience.

After attending curriculum night, Gay and I went to Carrello, the new restaurant by Altura’s restaurateur, for dinner. Wonderful place in only its first week.

Sold the Jeep

In early 2006 we bought a brand new 2006 Jeep Commander, the first car Gay and I ever bought together. It’s still Gay’s favorite car that she’s ever had. For the last several years it was used mostly as a taxi for the kids. We only put 53,100 miles on it in over 13 years (4,000 miles/year) and has a big Hemi engine, so it’s got a lot of life left in it.

We sold it to our friends, Rick & Nerys. We sold the Lexus to a friend too. I hope that’s good karma.

Fall Flag Football

We missed their first games last week when we went to see the Seahawks game but made it this week. Both lost but both had good games and both had fun. That’s good because Eva wanted to quit after her first game. Now she said she loves it. She and Poppy are the only girls on the team too, I like the lack of gender discrimination; so 2019.

Also good is that all the games for both of them are at Franklin High School — Spring football had games all over the city.

The bad is that both are on teams named Ravens. It’s hard for me to root for the Ravens.

I love Eva’s cleats:

Havana’s first day of 7th grade

Havana got the day off yesterday so the 6th graders at her school could be in their new school without 7th and 8th graders. Curiously, Hudson’s school doesn’t do that.

Gay and I walked Hudson to his bus stop, in front of our neighborhood Greek restaurant Vios, to see him off for his first bus ride. Bowie and Keston were also there to ride the bus. I rode a bus to school every day (except for 5th grade when I could walk to school) and this is the first time any of our kids ever rode a bus to school.

First Day of School

Hudson and Eva started 6th and 3rd grade today.

Eva, Poppy, Iris & Ohana

Havana starts 7th grade tomorrow. She will go to Meany Middle School, Hudson is going to Washington Middle School and Eva will be back at Stevens Elementary. Three kids in three different schools! They won’t all be at the same school ever again.

We drove Hudson to school today but he will be taking the bus to school for the first time and even wants to take the city bus instead of the school bus.