*i would have titled this post alive and kicking, but i’ve already used that title – and it wasn’t all that long ago – so i’m just going with another line from the same song. given enough time i’ll eventually have a post for every line of the song.*
where have i been? around. (funny, aren’t i?) no, actually i’ve just been recovering. i spent several days in quite a bit of pain and then several more days really, really sore. but, for the most part, i’m now pain free. except for the headache i’ve had pretty much nonstop since i was put under. oh, and the fuzziness i’ve been feeling. which is very frustrating. i feel like i shouldn’t be allowed to make any decisions right now because i can’t think clearly enough to make a good choice. but those things are supposed to go away – in time. and i would say the headache is not as painful as they were, now more of a dull distraction as opposed to a constant hammering. oh, and the itching. which is a good sign. the doctor was overjoyed to hear that my scalp was itchy. he was so excited to tell me all about the cell factory i’ve got working away on top of my head healing up that scar. and he gave me a very clear warning. “don’t scratch the factory and no swimming.” wednesday the stitches come out. and then another 5 weeks of healing after that and i’ll be good as new. sort of. and bonus – it seems i’m a wee bit younger looking. i’ve had more than one person say that i look younger. i’m thinking that in order to accomplish the removal of the “dangerous tumor” the doctor couldn’t help giving me a bit of a face lift.
what else has been happening?
we’ve also had a birthday party for s(still)10. he’ll be 11 next friday saturday (i’m blaming that little error on the fuzziness.) his birthday is totally on friday. (i was right the first time, but the fuzzy seems to have won out.) but michael leaves for the states the day after his birthday and s10 figured that if we wanted to get maximum benefit from him being here we should party a little early. but don’t worry, i’m not cheating him out of a birthday post. i’m just gonna wait until he’s actually s11 to talk about it any more. (my own personal denial).
a13 has started futsal. it’s a super short season. started somewhere around the 20th of aug. and ends like the 17th of sept. she’s playing under 16 this year. which seems impossible.
c16 is impatiently waiting to get his motorscooter license. the whole head thing derailed our plans just a little. but we’re back on track now and soon enough he’ll have it. and want to use it.
michael’s leg still isn’t 100%, but it’s closer. i’ve got to find him some compression socks this week before he heads over the ocean.
and my coolest thailand story to date – at least i think it’s the coolest. i was headed home from a friend’s house on the motorscooter the other night and stopped for a red light. the elephant that i was stopped beside patted me on the helmet with his/her trunk. how cool is that?? (i mean, like it’s not cool enough to say “the elephant i was stopped beside”.)