We took advantage of cooler
weather to weed in the flower
"We" was mostly Chelsea.
I am trying to give
my neck time to heal.
Dr. Jessica rolled her eyes
when I told her I had been
chasing chickens in the coop.
So...I am trying to do better.
At this point she does not even
want me to carry groceries.
How does one just not do that?
I don't know...
But I'll keep trying.
After weeding we headed up
to Chelsea's favorite spot for
Italian Ice. We were to meet
Jonathan who had stayed at a
friend's house the night before.
I made the mistake of taking one bite
into a Mike & Ike that was a part of
a sample pack we were given after
donating a dollar to a fundraiser.
With that one bite a crown
disintegrated. It was devastating.
You all know just how much I love the
dentist....even as a former dental assistant.
Maybe because of that fact.
You would have laughed if you
had seen me trying to eat soup
after a visit to the dentist yesterday.
Lets just say that the entire left side
of my face was numb. Well, actually
by then it was patchy. Didn't seem
so bad until the soup was in my
mouth...then only part of my face
moved as I tried to chew and swallow.
Thankfully, the problem was solved by
just waiting a couple of hours and
Grandma is even worse.
Bless her heart.
The family was called in yesterday.
Then she stabilized.
Don't know what today will hold.
Of course none of us ever do....
Mikey is walking a little better now.
I didn't tell you before but he jumped
off the roof of a shed at a friends
graduation party, landed on a stump,
and messed up muscles in his leg.
His co-workers have been
calling him Gimpy.
When he does stupid
stuff like this I just want to scream.
He thinks it only hurts him...but we are
trying to get him to see that his choices
and decisions effect more than just himself.
One of these days he just might get it.
Hope it is not too late.
Guess even though he has graduated
our jobs as parents are not yet complete.
We were stopped at a light yesterday when
Jonathan jumped in his seat and said,
"Oh, that was not good". I looked over
just in time to see a guy about Mikey's
age and build getting up off the ground
to get back on a red motorcycle.
He had hit the curb and flown over
the handlebars into the nearest yard.
For a second
I "saw" Mikey.
The kid looked me in the eye.
What I saw was fear.
His eyes were huge.
It is imprinted on my brain.
I am glad this guy was ok.
But, do hope that he is more
careful in the future.
So... I must thank you, so much for all of your
kind words and prayers. It is such a blessing
to "know" each and every one of you.
It is also great to have
friends in my "real life"
to lift one's spirits.
Bee and Jana
were so very sweet yesterday
as the phone
calls kept coming about Grandma.
They were the best possible
company to be with at that time.
A great mix of compassion
So, while I complained and had
my pity party
I do know how very blessed
I truly am.