Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bringing her home

 This has been a crazy week.  Monday through Wednesday were teacher work days with lesson planning and lots of discussion about why we do what we do.  It is much easier to tell kids what to do than it is to convince other teachers that what you are doing is the right way.  I was exhausted by Wednesday and I know everyone else was too because a couple of the teachers had a huge blowout fight/argument.  I felt like I was on an episode of Big Brother.

Then, after school Wednesday, my little guy and I took off to pick up my daughter from college at UCLA.  A long day of work followed by a 7 hour drive.  We got some traffic in LA at 9pm.  Crazy how you can find traffic any time down there.
It was a short trip because we picked her up, got all of her stuff packed up on Thursday and got out of there at 3pm.  We had a good lunch with her friends too.  It was nice getting to put faces to the stories she's been telling all year.  Another 7 hour road trip and she's home for the summer.  She's telling of plans to make trips to visit them all over the summer.  This is the daughter who was worried about making friends and not passing any classes.  She makes me laugh :)

Then, yesterday my husband had a colonoscopy and endoscopy.  Of course, the doctor didn't find anything in either end.  After much arguing and convincing, he has switched some medication and is finally doing better.  If only he had listened to me a month ago, we could have saved so much trouble and worry.  Sometimes it's hard to be right all the time!  Especially when you can't dance around and enjoy being right! :)

Now to get him exercising again, which means I will probably have to start walking again.

Monday I fly to Colorado to spend a week with my parents.  My mom is having hip replacement surgery and I get to spend time with my dad and then time helping my mom when she gets out of the hospital.  I'm glad my daughter is home to make sure things run smoothly here.  She will pick up and drop off the little one during his last week of school and make sure everyone is fed.  We were talking about how she is so much like me and it's nice to know things will be taken care of and that I don't have to worry.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

So glad it wasn't something serious with your husband. My husband had a hip relpacement last September. It went wonderfully. He said he went in with a pain level of 5 or 6 (on fairly strong pain meds) and came out with 0 pain. He put up with the pain and not being able to do certain things he wanted for over 2 1/2 years, and now he can do most anything he wants. Hope your mom's surgery goes as well as his. Only advice I can give is, stay on top of pain after surgery, take your pain meds every time they are due,at least for the first week. Makes healing and exercise so much easier.