Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Roller Coaster, (Say What?)

What a wild ride the past twenty-four hours have been.

First, I found out my broken bone is healing nicely and I can return the ridiculously expensive rental scooter. Good news.

Then, we found out that Stephen was offered the job he really wanted, and six months of unemployment is about to end. Fan-TAS-tic news!!

Next, I got a call from my youngest daughter at 11:45 p.m., telling me she had been to the urgent care to find out she had strep throat and was now going to the emergency room for chest pains. Stephen and I ended up staying at the ER from midnight until 6:30 a.m. this morning, with Melissa and her dad, leaving without a clear diagnosis. They ran blood tests to check her pancreas, liver, and gall bladder, and they all came back clear, which was good news, but they decided her esophagus was irritated and having spasms, possibly due to the strep. She has spent the day chugging pepto-bismal, taking pepcid tablets, and drinking/eating a bland diet. And finally, finally, getting some sleep. She's improving somewhat, but needless to say, it's worrying me a bit.

Oh, and the central air conditioner unit just died. You might think it wouldn't matter so much, since it's October, but it was in the eighties today with matching humidity. Everything feels sticky and wet in our house.

So I had to call in sick today, since I had no sleep last night and only 4 or 5 hours this morning meant I couldn't even go in late. Two highs plus two lows equal a worn out me. This 24 hours can end now.


  1. Hope your daughter is feeling better, she is in my thoughts.

  2. Oh my, that does sound like a day of highs and lows. Hope everything is back to normal now and your daughter is doing OK again. Great news on the new job!!

  3. Good news about your foot and best of all, the job, but boo to the rest. Some of this wild ride must be attributable to the full moon. May it leave asap!

  4. Yeah for healing bones and new jobs! Sending healing thoughts to your daughter (maybe I should include the central air?). Great musical addition. Life will have it's way won't it?