Monday, July 23, 2007

And again, I try to get back to blogging

Since the last post I've started my new job. I can't believe how busy the days at work are as I try to get oriented to my new responsibilites. I've had three full weeks. My books are unpacked, but I've not put any pictures on the walls to make it feel like my office just yet. I've put out most of the fires that were waiting for me. My immediate boss was out of town for a week starting my second day, but I handled the problems that came up in her absence. One of my colleagues noted that I had two computers on my desk and an illegible signature so I was surely "going places."

I have time to blog today because I'm at Mother's house. I flew in on Friday for her surgery. Not knowing what to expect I took a full week off work. (With the blessing of my boss, thankfully, and Dave's blessing also. Grandma Helen is staying with Dave and the boys all week to help him!)

Mother came through the surgery like an ablolute trooper! Now we wait for the pathology report and pray for good news. She spent two nights in the hospital and came home yesterday. She was up early, fixing her own coffee, dressing herself, and in general acting like nothing happened. I can hardly believe they took a 5 cm tumor out of her neck on Friday!!!

I'm feeling a bit guilty about staying here 'till Thursday. She doesn't really need me, and I have so much to do at home. I guess the forced time to slow down is important for my soul. My goals for the week? Shop for some new clothes to wear to work. Soak my feet every night and try to eliminate the callouses with daily pumicing. (Too much information???) Look for new recipies online--Mostly on Sarah's blog. Keep up with work email and other work i brought. Oh, and take care of Mom. Okay, I guess I'll be busy enough here, and I don't need to fret!!!

1 comment:

Jerry Grasso said...

Its not physically if she needs you is knowing you are there for her that really matters to both of you, I bet.....