its been a long day. but a good day. i’m happy and thats what counts. i’ve enjoyed today although part of it was very stressful. i got some bad news about my mom. she has COPD as i think i mentioned before on the blog. so last week she had gone to the doctor and the doctor said she had a chest infection and gave her an antibiotic and some steroids. she also sent her for an x ray which she had today. i dropped her off at the hospital this morning when i was on my way to the basement club. so an hour after she had her x ray the doctor called her. she now has a lung infection. the doctor put her on another round of stronger antibiotics and more steroids. she said if these dont shift it she’ll have to go for a CT scan next week. either way next wednesday she has to go back to the doctor and she has to also see the practice nurse to get a lung function test and some other types of breathing tests. its stressful to hear all that. obviously i want her to be ok. in the past mom and i havent had a very good relationship but its gotten better over the past 18 months or so. it makes me nervous to think it could be something more serious than a lung infection. i know i shouldnt think the worst. i should think positive that maybe just maybe its just the lung infection and these stronger meds will shift it. i hope thats the case. so as i said i went to the basement club for the day today. i did my 2 hours volunteering this morning. that flew by quickly. it was quiet not very much to do or going on. i think i only had one phone call in the whole two hours. i did do up all the sign in sheets so now those are all up to date. i have to input the statistical data on the sheets into a spreadsheet. it sounds boring and it kind of is but i’m fast at doing it now because I’m used to it. i’m still being super healthy. i got mom to make me a lunch today and i brought that with me. a ham sandwich and an apple. then after lunch we had community catch up and then the music therapy group. today in the music therapy group we recorded the song we’d been working on last week. the song we wrote and set to music. it is sounding wonderful. i have a lead role in the song, i am singing the two verses on my own. i really love the music therapy group and i hope they continue it next year. we have two more sessions before xmas. the weather here today is freezing. my phone said it was 40 degrees F when I last checked but this morning it was 36 and tonight its supposed to go as low as 34. my sister lives out in the country and it snowed there. because the weathers been so bad the traffics been a nightmare. it took me ages to get a taxi to go home today from the basement club. i had booked one but of course it was late and i had to stand out in the cold for about 15 minutes. luckily i had a warm coat and gloves. mom bought me a new coat as part of my xmas present and she gave it to me yesterday. i rarely ware a coat and this morning when i got to the basement club colette one of the staff commented that it was the first time she’d ever seen me wear a coat. its a nice coat too really soft and has a furry hood on it and its quilted so nice and snug and warm. am staying at my parents for the weekend well until sunday. dont plan on doing much this weekend though. just my usual, will read, watch tv, just basically relax and keep warm. i’m feeling good right now. i’ll take that over emotional instability any day.