Monday, June 15, 2009

Catching Up


When it rains, it pours... I can't think of a better way to describe last week! 

We've been stealing Seattle's weather for the past couple of weeks -- although the calendar says June, the temps outside have said March and April -- cool days and rain every single day. Our new shrubs in front are loving life, but we have little mushrooms growing everywhere  in the lawn -- that's how wet it's been!

I'm not complaining, mind you! I've been through many long Texas summers, so you know I'm just soaking this weather up.  With an eye to the stormy sky, I have kept the windows open every day and turned the AC off -- Mother Nature is providing the air-conditioning. Sleeping is so lovely with the cooler temps -- pulling up an extra blanket because you're chilly in the middle of June is just downright delightful!

Okay, so the rest of my week turned out to be not-so-delightful...

My Sweet Girl was in a scary sledding accident two and half years ago, and thank Heaven, she recovered. For some strange reason, she's been in terrible pain where she got hurt, lately. We tried a couple of things at home, and then took her in when nothing was helping. She's had an MRI of the area, and they confirmed a clear fracture of her tailbone area. Good to know. But why all the pain? We don't know yet.  We have an appointment scheduled with an orthopedic surgeon.

Oh my heck, I could write a whole 'nother post about how I was treated when I said the word "tailbone" and how everyone (nurses, appointment secretaries...) stopped listening and wouldn't deal with me, and weren't willing to help my daughter.... (Grrrr) So, we'll see what happens next. Stay tuned.

The same day this was all going on, Mr. H had to go in for some emergency dental treatment. (Yep, that was one crazy day!) He's since got an infection and we're keeping a close eye on him now. So, it looks like my little family is falling apart! LOL  But, I'm doing fine;  making sure everybody is up on their medicines, and taking good care of these guys.

I'm trying not to get too stressed, and count some blessings, too -- thankful that we signed the Sweet Girl up for a basic insurance a couple of months ago. Thankful for good doctors and dentists who DO listen and take care of us. Thankful for Mr. H's short-term contract. Thankful it's summer, and that we can deal with these things with a relaxed, "whatever" schedule.

Hey, I think I see some sun... :-)

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Elena said...

Oh, I'm going to go right ahead and grrr with you! Why don't they take people seriously. Maybe it will be a simple fix and all they have to do is take a look at her. Grrrr.... Anywho...hope the sun keeps shining there. Sounds like you've been busy!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

It always comes in clusters. I hope that things are better and that your family is well soon. Sorry to tell you that up Idaho way we are still getting dark clouds and rain, but it will get better and for now I am loving not having my a/c going night and day, open windows are just fine for me.

Mama Williams said...

I am so sorry! Just catching up on your fun! I hope everyone heals quickly and no one gets the Swine Flu on top of it all. Oink! Oink! LOL!

BTW, I think we may float away in all the rain. If we do, I'll paddle your way.