Haven't fallen of the planet (not that any of you might be wondering or anything). Been super busy. Sent the monkeys home last week, so that frees up a little bit of time.
I just bought a plane ticket to someplace called "Oregon." Heard about a gathering of a group
of strange writer-type folks. Thought I'd lurk around there and maybe meet some of them.
YAY!!! HAPPY DANCE!!! I've missed you so much and have been worried about you. Usually even when you don't talk but lurk in the background, I can still feel your presence but lately I haven't so I started worrying that maybe you left us forever.
So glad you're going to that strange world called Oregon, but be careful I hear there are all kinds of nuts there~
I so wish I could go, but the panic attacks in Florida were too much for me. I did manage to go to Bible Study though which I think is only the second time I've left the house since returning from vacation.
This week has been really tough both physically and emotionally. The pain has been off the charts and I haven't done much but lay around all day. Then (plug your ears or cover your eyes, guys) I was doing my monthly breast exam and noticed a dark brown almost black discharge. Of course it was over the weekend, but it totally freaked me out. I haven't had a mammogram ever, so it lit a fire under me about the importance of it. But because I was so freaked, Chris did a google search and discovered that is rarely a symptom of cancer (it could be but without pain and a lump it's unlikely) then he discovered one of the top reasons is a side effect of Flexeril, which I've been taking pretty much around the clock the past couple of weeks. Still first thing Monday I called and made an appointment. So on Thursday I have to see the neurologist again and it will be at least a two hour appointment and the mammogram is on Friday and tomorrow I might have lunch in the city with Q>
Then Q called and while doing a bonding exercise with the staff at camp ( a mud walk) he jumped into a puddle and wrecked his knee. He can't put any weight on it and is trying to get in to see an ortho, but he has his meeting with the Church conference tomorrow so he is flying in late tonight and his interview is tomorrow morning in the city so he is staying there with a friend, but I'm hoping if I can to catch a ride to Rochester with in-laws to have lunch with him. I'm already stressed about my 2 appointments and can't sleep so not sure if I'll be able to handle the long drive especially knowing on Thursday I'll have another long drive to neuro. But keep Q in prayers please, if all goes well tomorrow he will be an official candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church.
Barb it's also so nice to have you pop in. I miss you too when you're not around. I think you should go to the conference! I know you want to be there for your mom but when will the results come in? If something does go wrong, you can always fly back and probably be there in just a few hours. You so need to do something just for you because I know how stressful work is and it's not always easy dealing with family. Go for it! I bet Leah would be delighted to have you share a room. I didn't know that Shari wasn't going.
Also Leah, Amy was thinking about getting a room for one night just to make it easier on her body. You should contact her and see if she would be interested.
I hope you have fun at the wedding Becky and the family drama won't even be an issue.
Oh Barb, I think we should try to meet up in NC some time. If Q ripped out his ACL, he'll need surgery so somehow I'll have to muster up the courage to go down there and be with him for at least a few days. He is in Durham where is your niece at?
Jay it's also nice to see you back on the boards. I'm glad things went okay with the surgery. I can't remember if I even knew you were having surgery my brain has been so muddled lately. When you say the sutures are acting up, do you mean they're red or that gunk is oozing out or they are coming unloose? Has a medical professional checked them out? Okay no more hounding you, I'll leave that to Pup--get it HOUNDing=Pup?