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Birthday borgs
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      4 comments

The soccer kid and the hub share a birthday today - hooray! Yesterday we swapped roles, and the hub stayed home with the kid who is recovering from knee surgery while I went in to work. During my week home with the kid, she dragged me through ... Read more
Overdosing on culture
Monday, March 14, 2016      2 comments

The soccer kid has been living on the sofa since her surgery five days ago, bingeing on netflix, and dragging me along on her ride. We've watched too many shows about dysfunctional families - I'm not sure what normal is any more! The hub a... Read more
Birthday transgressions
Sunday, March 13, 2016      3 comments

Today was a complete mess food-wise. Lunch was pancakes - which I would have skipped, but the college kid came home to make them, as part of an early birthday celebration. He made savory pancakes, with ham and gouda embedded. I cooked a packa... Read more
More steps toward normal
Saturday, March 12, 2016      6 comments

Last night we transitioned our post-surgical kid from oxycodone to ibuprofen and she seems to be managing the pain - so no more dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. And she managed to lift her repaired leg on her own yesterday. I gave her an exa... Read more
The sweetest reward
Friday, March 11, 2016      2 comments

We took the dressing off the kid's leg and learned that she will have 4 scars: one ~3 inches long along the front of her right knee; two very short ones on either side, and a fourth ~2 inches long on the right side of her knee. I'm glad the ki... Read more
Cabin fever
Thursday, March 10, 2016      6 comments

I'm at home this week with the soccer kid to hover over her after her ACL surgery. The oxycodone makes her sleepy, and she has to keep her leg straight and elevated, so she spends the day lying on the sofa watching videos or listening to music ... Read more
Our daughter's keeper
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      5 comments

Many thanks for all the kind thoughts here - I really appreciate them. I was too tired last night to put any thoughts down but feel much more settled this morning. Our daughter's operation went well yesterday - no damage other than the des... Read more
Vampire diary
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      6 comments

My alarms are all set to wake me up at 4:30 am so I can take the soccer kid to the hospital for her surgery by 6 am, but of course my anxiety has made me wake up early before 3 am. This crazy nocturnal schedule is a little unsettling. I ha... Read more
Ducks in a row
Monday, March 07, 2016      2 comments

Our soccer kid has her ACL surgery on Tuesday, her first physiotherapy appointment the day after, and will be at home recovering for at least a week before hobbling to school on crutches. I've cleared my work schedule so that I can work fr... Read more
Teaching new dogs old tricks
Sunday, March 06, 2016      6 comments

This morning I drove an hour and a half through snow to volunteer on a discussion panel answering questions from middle and high school girls about women in STEM. This is the second year I participated in this annual event, and I came away with... Read more
Claim to fame
Saturday, March 05, 2016      6 comments

Tonight I had a work dinner - the hub and I took two visiting applicants to dinner. Our job was to sell them on our city and their job was to show us they weren't freaks. It turned out one flew in from the city we lived in before moving he... Read more
A brilliant silver lining
Friday, March 04, 2016      3 comments

I pumped myself up with ibuprofen in the morning for my back pain and made it in to work, and we were able to meet with the college kid later in the day to discuss his housing plans. First I asked him questions, and he explained why moving ... Read more
My stupid body
Thursday, March 03, 2016      5 comments

Like everyone else, I have my quirks. One is that I sneeze in rapid-fire fashion, and almost always 8 times, +/- 2, in a row. I don't have much control once I start - it takes 6 to 10 sneezes for my body to decide it has gotten rid of whatever... Read more
Ping pong in my head
Wednesday, March 02, 2016      6 comments

I have been bouncing back and forth in my head, over-thinking and over-worrying about the college kid's plans to move off campus for his upcoming junior year. Many thanks to spark friends here who left some wise and kind comments on yesterday's... Read more
Trying not to helicopter
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      7 comments

So our college kid will be a junior in the fall and has decided he wants to move off campus and share an apartment with a girl buddy. We went over to meet his future roommate and check out the apartment. And then I spent the rest of the night ... Read more

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