Hercules (from the Disney movie)
I am having quite a nice day with my buddy, Alec. I picked him up after school yesterday and we did some errands before coming to my place where he spent the night. That child is a "nester." That means when he gets into bed, he wraps all the sheets, blankets, and comforter into a huge wad all around himself and then burrows down out of sight into this big nest. Right before he went to sleep, I heard him fussing a little for his mom. I went in and laid down with him and put "buttons" up and down his spine. My mother used to do that and I did it for my kids. Just take one finger and rub circles over each vertibrae down the spine, making imaginary buttons. Very soothing.
Talked to Sister Sandy and found out that Wednesday night Dad was leaving his garage, and as the garage door was lowering he slipped and fell, and the door came down on his leg, pinning him to the ground. His door evidently doesn't have a red-eye light that makes the door go back up if it detects something in the way. He laid there trapped, trying to kick the incredibly heavy door up to get out from under it, and yelling as loud as he could. Nephew Mark was in the house, and somehow managed to hear Dad, and came to the rescue. If Mark had been at work, Dad probably would not have made it after lying on the cold ground for a long period of time. Definitely another miracle at work here, wouldn't you say?
Just tried to call the surgeon's office to make the APPOINTMENT. Dr. B (general surgeon) is available the last week in February, but Dr. A's (plastic surgeon) appointment nurse wasn't there today to confirm when he would be able to do his part - first Dr. B takes out the bad stuff and then Dr. A takes over and tries to prettify(?) what's left. Dr. B is leaving for vacation the last of February, so it's gonna have to be in the next few weeks. Dr. A said he wanted to get it done as soon as possible, and that his usual practice is to bump patients who are just having augmentations, etc. and fit the breast cancer patients in first. Good plan!
I am amazed at the response, either by blog comments or by telephone, the input and support from all you amazing ladies. It boggles my mind to realize what strong women are in my life and I am proud of every one of you. It reminds me of the old cowboy pictures, when the settlers pulled their covered wagons into a big circle for protection and unification. Well, the wagons have made a circle.
Just wanted to acknowledge something very special that Nina gave me the other day. She brought me the neatest Willow Tree piece - two women standing together. The title was MY SISTER, MY FRIEND. Of course, it was another tearful time. Very touching and very thoughtful.
Oh yeah, the reason Alec is with me is because Jenna was out of town due to work. I just want to let you all know that when I have any of the grandkids here, I try to keep them as safe and in one piece as possible. I do not want anything to happen on MY watch.
Uh - so, do you suppose Jenna's gonna be happy to see that Alec shaved his eyebrows off AGAIN, on my watch? Probably not. The scary thing is, we are so used to him going around without eyebrows that we don't really notice it that much anymore. It's just lucky that his hair grows a mile a minute. :)
GOD BLESS YOU ALL