I spent most of last week, and all of last weekend, almost totally out of it, with a cold that turned into a sinus infection. (Thanks, Dylan! …I kid.)Â Went back to work yesterday, mostly because I had run out ALL of my sick days. But as of today I’m almost back to normal, barring the occasional really deathly sounding cough and a hoarse voice.
So I watched all of both seasons of the Venture Brothers.Â If you haven’t already seen it, then do not pass go, do not collect $200, just get the damn thing ASAP.Â Entirely bizarro and hilarious.
And I slept. A lot.
No bike riding…it’s halfway through May, with glorious weather almost the whole time, and I’ve ridden my bike to work once, to the library once, and to the neighborhood association meeting. (Which almost doesn’t count; it’s about 4 blocks.) I’m debating whether to push myself tomorrow, or to wait until Thursday to try it.Â Pretty much depends on how I feel when I wake up.Â Also whether any of my bike clothes are clean.
In other health news, Mom got out of the hospital the end of last week. (Broken hip.)Â The doctors thought briefly that she’d had a heart attack after surgery, but that turned out not to be the case. Her broken hip definitely wasn’t a little-old-lady thing, either, just an incredible freak accident…tripping over a wire on her way to the kitchen.Â (If you missed the earlier part of this story, she already had a broken arm from tripping over a cracked sidewalk at work.)Â I’ve talked to her twice, and Elizabeth a zillion times, and Mom sounds pretty good considering.Â She has a pin through her hip and all the way down her thigh.Â Ow.
On the other hand, the docs were able to confirm that yes, she has incredibly good strong bones.Â Another hip break is a one-in-a-million chance, even given that she’s 63.Â And in both cases, it’s simply that she landed really, really badly.
I’d also like to share with the intarwebs that I’m insanely proud of my baby sister Elizabeth. She lives at home (rent in So Cal!) and has been taking care of everything with Mom this whole time and in style.Â I know she had a couple of freakouts (Mom going into surgery, especially), but she’s done really well regardless.Â That on top of starting a brand new job, her first permanent gig out of college.
Elizabeth, you RAWK. 🙂
And I’m just going to leave it at that.