Tuesday, January 15, 2008
2008 is off to quite a start. Have you ever heard of a doom bubble? Life has natural ups and downs that cycle for all of us; a doom bubble is when it seems like the down cycles seem to converge. I, personally, am just fine (knock on wood, light a candle, say a prayer) but i seem to be sitting adjacent to a doom bubble. It is better than being IN the bubble of course, but it is early yet. Let's start at the beginning of the year, shall we: -Jonah developed a crazy sub-dermal infection called cellulitis, which is rare enough that i had to call Matt to get him explained to me; he was released from the hospital, but had to deal with phrases like "drainage, "seepage" and "calamine-colored fluid." - Mom's medication was wrong so the doctor has been playing with the dosage; if you don't know "playing with the dosage" of an epileptic meds is a fiddly business; Mom has to re-learn to walk and control her muscles (she's doing great, BTW) - last weekend my dad fell off of a ladder and broke his hip; a pin and a plate later he was ready to start rehab when they discovered his broken wrist -the next day my mom's really good friend died while walking her dog -yesterday i talked to Jonah, he's going into surgery next week to have nearly 2 feet of intestine removed -yesterday i got to work and Erin wasn't at her desk; apparently she's in the hospital - they removed 2 gall stones yesterday and she has her gall bladder removed later this afternoon -last night i called Matt to check on his first week of class (both school and work) and found him driving home fro the airport; he'd been home over the weekend for his grandmother's funeral, who had died last Tuesday -i walked into the office an hour ago and Logistics Coordinator Wendy's eye is bright red, swollen and weeping; we're waiting for her husband to come get her to take her to the doctor phew... i'm exhausted just from sending the get well and condolence cards. As i said before, i'm fine, just concerned for all those that i love. Please send good thoughts and prayers for all the afflicted, grieving and their various families. I hope the rest of you are 1) alive, 2) in reasonably good health, 3) in good spirits and 4) LOOK OUT BEHIND YOU!