This has been a stressful week for us. Tuesday we rushed my mother in law to the hospital because she had nausea, abdominal pain and a fever of 103. After a CT scan we found out she had appendicitis and they had to operate as soon as possible. Ok I'm sure I mentioned in my last post that she is 82 years old. So imagine, she doesn't speak any English nor does her daughter and son in law who brought her here, and the day before she goes home her appendix nearly bursts. I chose a hospital near MrPea's work since, obviously, his French is better than mine and I wanted to make sure it would be easy for him to get there fast. Thankfully everything went well and she's convalescing comfortably in our home prolonging their visit for at least another week. I'm just so thankful this did not happen a day later while she was en route to Canada in a damn plane. I was so scared. I am proud of how well I held it together considering I only have two years of high school French. Ok and let me tell ya, anyone who goes on vacation with me to any French speaking country would be well taken care of...I might not be able to talk philosophy, my accent is not the prettiest, but dammit I can get you what you need! And I get better everyday. I'm as tired as tired can be from the sleeplessness and stress but I should be ok by this week's end.