Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Hates Me

Starting Monday things are going to change around here.  I'm so off-kilter right now.  Knee Surgery went very well.  No reason why it shouldn't heal back to 100%.  Michael went above and beyond taking care of me.  He was constantly catering to all of my needs while I was recuperating.  My knee was always elevated and iced.  If I needed a drink, it was right there.  The man seriously pampered me!

So, tomorrow is the big chapel program put on by my son's 1st grade class.  His teacher asked me in January if I'd help her with this.  Let's just say that what could go wrong, has gone wrong.  The kids have many speaking parts and each kid has about 6 still pictures that go along with their parts.  I've put it together several times only to have one thing or another go wrong.  The teacher has been having massive problems with the kid side of the program. It's just been weird.  So, this morning we spoke knowing that a few hours later we'd be doing the final rehearsal.  The teacher even mentioned she was prepared for more mishaps but we are sure the final program will go off without a hitch.  So, I had some errands to run this  morning, had to add a few last minute things to the video etc. I'd talked to a kid at the church who offered to meet me in the chapel and show me how to hook into the sound system and the projector screen that comes out of the high ceiling.
So, on my way to the church(school) I slammed head on into a  man in a mini-van.  Ok that sounded a bit more dramatic than it was I guess.  I've never been in a car accident so the "slammed" part seemed a lot harder than the damage indicated.  Lucky for me the guy's van already looked like it may have just come from a demolition derby.  My Expedition is a tank so it any damage was minimal.  Anyway, it was just ONE MORE THING  to deal with.
Tomorrow at 2:50 I'll be screaming with relief I think after the program is done.

Next week and for many weeks in the future I'm sticking to my twice weekly 30 minute helper job in the library. Yep, that's it.  For now.  Until I recover.

So, here's to March!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Well, I think this is the first time in my entire life where I have looked forward to a surgery.  I've been walking on this torn meniscus for over 3 weeks now and it sucks!

I can't think of any other time I've felt like such an unattractive slug.  45 years old and hormones are causing acne, quitting smoking gained me healthy lungs but also 50 extra pounds, and now to top it all off....I'm limping horribly.  I feel like I'm 90.

OK on a totally different note.  Heather, my daughter, is now living 5 minutes away instead of 12 hours! Her husband is deployed in Afghanistan for the next year.  I am LOVING having Heather here and also her kids.  I have never really had the chance to bond with them because every time we've visited with them it would take the little ones a day to warm up to us.  They are LOVING their Gramma now!  Even little Abbi at 4 months looks happy to see Gramma!  

Finally.  My NOOK finally came and I am seriously in love with it.  I'm loving a lot lately aren't I!? lol  I don't know how it compares to the Kindle because I don't know everything the Kindle does.  I know that I can buy and download books over the 3G network in a matter seconds.  I like that ebooks are cheaper than paperback...I read so much and so quickly that I can go broke buying books.

Ok so, no more news from me for a while.  Surgery on Friday.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Fun Things

Just a few quickies.  I survived the 13 hour drive from TN  to Wichita with the 3 grandkids.....all by myself. It went fine but the bathroom breaks were um...I'll just say "difficult" and leave it at that.

My NOOK arrived about 3 hours AFTER my plane took off from the KC airport. Poor poor timing B&N.  Today I had just a few seconds to look it over and hope to read the manual and dive in to it later this week.  I still have grandkids now and tomorrow I have to help Heather unload her moving truck. Anyway, it's really awesome.  I named it Sally.

Wednesday night is going to ROCK!  TEARS will be shed.  I'm seriously betting that my 28 yr old son will be sitting next to me he did when we saw Les Miserables together. So, what is Wednesday night?  Jesus Christ Superstar.....and WHO is playing that lead part you ask?  Why, the  man himself.  Ted Neeley!  Yes, he's old.  67 yrs to be exact but I wouldn't have it any other way.  It just wouldn't be the same!  So, after years and years and years and years of watching the movie, and listening to the vinyl(my folks were hippies and my mom had the album....along with HAIR and many others) I'm going to get to see it.  We introduced our eldest son to JCS when he was really little(as we did with Les Mis.) and I know he's going to love it too.

So, a few days of some busy stuff and hopefully next week I'll get back on track with my blog.  Oh, and somewhere in the next few weeks I'll be having knee surgery.  Oh joy.

Peace to all!