Monday, September 27, 2010

Thump...Thump...Is This Thing On?

Is there anyone out there????? Can you hear me????? Do you even care anymore????

Life has definitely thrown us some curves this last year. I am currently not employed but I definitely am working. Between my father, my family and now a great uncle, I am busier than a one-armed paper hanger!

First the good news, after a year and a half of driving him to and from work, Uncle Jim FINALLY got a car!!!!

Emerson started middle school and Vivienne started Kindergarten. They both seem to be enjoying it.

Matt got a new job with his company so he is now in the office. Which didn't come a moment too soon. Because on Sept. 4th Matt suffered a massive heart attack.

He's fine now and on the fast road to recovery (he wrote a post about it). But I can't tell you how scared I was.

I also have a great uncle whom I have been looking after. His name is Tom, he's 82 and lives alone, so we started doing odd jobs for him.

Last week, I went to the DMV to get his vehicle sticker. I called him to ask him a question and it turned out that he was stuck in bed with a twisted knee. I wasn't able to get into the house, so he had to try to open the window and throw me the keys. When I got in there, he couldn't get up to get anything to drink or eat. He couldn't get his meds that were in the kitchen or my phone number, He was trapped and I don't know what would have happened if I hadn't called him!

His "twisted knee" turned out to be an infection in his knee replacement. He is still in the hospital and called me almost hourly when I am not there with some problem.

Last night it was because he believed that his penis had disappeared. I went there this morning and assured him that it was still there without actually having to verify it. The meds that they have him on make him a little loopy.

Now that the kids are back in school, and Matt's back at work, I have a few minutes for myself. I am going to blogging again and I will be over to read all of you guys too.


Rebecca Jo said...


When I saw your Blog Title pop up in my Google Reader, I thought, HEY NOW!!!! Good seeing you around!!!

Heather said...

I am so sorry to hear about Matt! Oh my word! Were they able to place a stent? I hope he is doing better.

So good to see you back! You sound like you're as busy as the rest of us...we're glad to have you around again!

Intense Guy said...

Does the snoopy dance!!! YOU are back!!!!!!!

:) Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!

Goodness - sounds like a horrible year - but fortunately the girls seem to be doing well! Sept 4? that wasn't that long ago - glad Matty is back on his feet (so to speak) and hope he recovers completely.

Goodness... what sort of drug makes a guy think his penis is missing? I want some...

Toriz said...

Good to see you back on the blogs! :)

Glad the girls are enjoying school, and that you were able to reasure your great uncle that his penis was still there without having to actually check. ;) LOL!

I'm also glad Matt is recovering well from his heart attack.

That corgi :) said...

I didn't realize you were back! I am so sorry to hear about Matt and all your other family's health problems. Can't believe your daughter already started middle school! looking forward to catching up on your blog.


Robyn said...

Lovely to have you back.

take care and I wish you and your family to be safe and well.

x Robyn

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