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Thursday, October 23, 2008


I know I didn't say much except behind some closed doors, but Doug had knee surgery on Wednesday. After waiting around all day the simple arthrscopy stayed simple. Thank God. It appears that we have some answers after he rehabbed and p.t.'d after weeks and one pain just wasn't going away. The surgery was justified after all - doc saw torn cartilidge and repaired right then. He said other than a bruised ACL, Doug's knee is "beautiful", including the miniscus tear, which is now healed. Long day. Boring day. Simple day. Doug's feeling it today, I have him on round-the-clock meds, which he hates, but it's just imperative. Should be off crutches and mobile by Saturday.

Matthew's going to Georgia with my parents this weekend, so say prayers, k? It's the first time I've let him go longer than a sleepover, and certainly the first time on a plane without me. I know he travels well and he is just over the moon about seeing his cousin, his "favorite person in the whole wide world." What a guy!

We also have our first competition of the season on Saturday, something I feel completely unprepared for, but it's happening anyway. I'm guessing it'll be a rough meet, but one that will jump start us and give us feedback for the rest of the season.

That's it. Quick recap. Hoping no more major disasters before the New Year. I really need a New Year. =)


Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

October begins...

...with Doug in p.t. and possibly just 6 weeks to go.

Matthew finally adjusting in school. He and his teacher have a behavior calendar and he's been in the "green" for two weeks now. We practiced a fire drill (as per his homework and to relieve some of his fire fears); he was scared but brave.
McKenna still not sleeping through the night but the 4th molar is in. Walking, running and climbing as usual.

I'm still running around like a chicken but it's getting easier. I have my weekend choreographing I've been doing and that's a nice active outing. I've also walked every nice day after I drop Matthew at the bus.

Only gotten a little scrapping done, with TTT's October Fancy Pants kit, but I have 2 kits from ScrapStreet ready to go, too. Just lookin' for the time. :)

My parents are home from Nicaragua, safe and sound. They had a very tiring but endlessly joyful medical and missions trip. My aunt could again, however, use some prayers.
Off to apple & pumpkin picking today with my mom, hopefully avoiding the rain!