The problem my Mom's been having is that her legs are getting SO "puffed up" that her knees haven't been bending much, which means that when she's in her wheelchair, her feet slide off the foot pads (leaving her "hanging" from the edge of the seat), and when she's trying to get in or out of bed, her feet aren't "hooking" over the edge, but sort of sticking out. In either situation, she's liable to just slide off onto the floor, and it takes more than her nursing help to get her up once she's down (typically, it takes 4 people). So, we're glad that she's in the hospital getting this checked out. As of last night they didn't know what exactly the root problem was (they had two theories they were looking at), but they have "the swelling team" coming in tomorrow to take a look.
Needless to say, between having The Girls home all week and both them and The Wife sick (I'm glad I got that flu shot a few weeks back!) this has been a pretty much wasted week as far as my getting anything constructive done on the job search (well, except for getting out the Xmas cards out, which had my LifeWork "handbill" in them!).
On a slightly differnt front, The Girls have been increasingly cranky with being inside, so we opted to run them out to a movie yesterday. While Daughter #2 threw herself down to the sidewalk in fits five times while we were out (yes, the whole damn week's been like that) we did manage to go see the new Peter Pan movie, which was fabulous, both girls really liked it, as did The Wife and I ... it did help that we ran into some of The Girls' friends at the theater, so there was a whole gaggle of them together in the back row!