Airplane, airplane, airplane, doctor, doctor, doctor, dentist, dentist, dentist, party, party, party, airplane, airplane, airplane, doctor, doctor, doctor, airplane, airplane, airplane, party, Marfan, party: this has been our summer. Well, okay, there have been a few intermittent shopping excursions but nothing sexier than Target and Costco. Now that I can’t even bring food products back to China, some of the wind has gone out of my shopping sails. Thing 3’s foot is back in a walking boot, my parents’ 48th anniversary dinner party was a humdinger, and the 4th of July party a happy jumble of kids, puppies, grandparents, and adults behaving like adults. Most of these events are deserving of a separate posts but time is short so I will try to get back to them later.
We are back at the home of Sue B’s. This time we have found the thermostat, and even though it is not nearly as hot as last October’s heat wave, the a/c is making a big difference. I cannot even tell you how a total of four adults (Sue B excluded) failed to find, let alone look for in any serious manner, the air conditioning. Instead, we sweat it out like the old days with wet washcloths on our foreheads and the windows open, bitching and moaning. What dolts.
Half of Thing 1’s medical appointments are finished, with happy results. One of the benefits of travel and waiting rooms, is the freedom to read. There is nothing else to do but twiddle thumbs or try not to stare at people with bigger/lesser problems than our own. Everyone has a story, and in the clinics we go to, they can be quite traumatic; it is hard to bite one’s tongue and not ask. I know because I have been the mother not in the mood to talk with strangers about the intimate details of my child’s genetic syndrome. So, adhering to waiting room etiquette, we have been devouring books (reviews to follow). I heart Barnes & Noble.
This is not a great post, I realize, but “it is what it is”. I am turning off my computer for the week of July 14. If you need me, call my cell phone or write me an email before then. The pressure to post will be great but I am going to ignore it, dig my feet in the sand, and whip out another book. Summer lovin’ to you all!