I am 483 things to read behind in Google Reader. In a moment, I will "Mark All as Read," and it will ask me if I'm sure about that, and I will say to myself "no," but click "yes." That's how it goes. I cannot keep up with all the awesomeness.
I am keeping up with attendant care, however. Norm is doing okay, under the circumstances. Today he's insistent on wearing his shorts under his immobilizer. Always having to be different, that one. I can't understand how he'll be able to yank them down to use the bathroom without unhitching the RoboCop type getup he's in, but he claims it's doable, and that's not my problem, man. Yet.
So there has been a reordering of priorities and a new routine in the house, which I would describe it in detail, but it's pretty mundane. Suffice it to say the most fun part is the walkie-talkies. And maybe that I get to look at him naked more often. Oops, did I type that? (Sorry if that burned your eyes, daughter. And if you're reading this, call your father.)
We are using the walkie-talkies when I am upstairs and he is down, and vice versa. The first night, we had them on Channel 2, which was not the channel to have them on, as there were other people using that channel and unless you are my husband in a hip immobilizer, do not call me at 2:30 a.m. I get an adrenaline rush and before you know it, the robins are singing and I have dark circles under my eyes. So Channel 7 it is now.
The sewing has dropped down the list, although I do have all my Iron Work quilt-along fabric prewashed and folded on top of the dryer. Ready to cut it out soon. The Rosewood may be swapped with Black for the iron work parts. I'm still thinking about that.
I am struck by how many things there are to be thankful for. Sure, plenty of stuff is a PITA (yesterday it was the long hours on the phone with insurance, employment, etc.), but there are a lot of good things to be mindful of. The fact that his pain level is low, the neighbors have offered to help with yard work, which will start soon because we seem to be having a really early spring (another thing to be thankful for). So many more come to mind. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and well wishes. We will continue to take it a day at a time.