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Whatnot – 03/16/22

The Otter Pup and Root Beer, Napping

This has been a pretty warm week. Yesterday was 80 and today is expected to be close to that. I am not ready for the extreme heat that the next few months will bring. My daughter is loving it though. She has just been chilling in her room, watching movies, resting, etc. She heads back Saturday. My son continues to interview. It’s hard for his age group right now. The cost of living is a deciding factor with most of these interviews. If you can’t afford to pay rent on the salary being offered that’s an issue. Something will turn up. I’d rather he keep looking than accept something that won’t work.

Hey, tonight we have book club and we will be discussing Memorial Drive. We are meeting in person so I am very excited! Many of you told me it was an amazing read and you were not wrong. I’ve been feeling a little cooped up lately so it will be good to get out.

I’ve been trying to catch-up with my blog reading but if you have been reading a “must read” book, let me know what it is so I can add it to my list.

In regards to that ultrasound I had on Monday, the lump has not grown or changed. I have to go back in another six months and if it’s changed at all it will be biopsied. I would rather them just biopsy it.

That’s all I have. I hope the week is treating you all well. It’s still a weird time, isn’t it? Masks coming off and yet China is in lockdown again.

Whatnot – 02/09/22

My backyard.Well, hello. It’s been awhile. I am here to tell you that kidney surgery is no fun. Recovery? Even tougher. I’ve been completely sidelined by it. Not able to sit up for more than ten minutes at a time. Not able to sit still. Not able to read, sleep, or write. What a beast! I had all the good pain meds. They might as well have been placebos. They did zilch. 

Now that the stents are out, I am beginning to see improvement but I expected to be in a much better place by now. I still have to do some 24-hour analysis thing but no info from my doc as of yet. That part has been a bit frustrating. The doc talked to my husband about it all but he remembers little of what was said. My follow up with was a different doc and he was not helpful at all and was kind of a jerk.

BUT, this is the first day since my surgery that I feel as if reading could be a thing again. It’s unfortunate because I have book group tonight to discuss Vanderbilt but never got to the book. Not properly anyway.

So much has happened since I last posted. My son’s little adventure in small town Kansas was a bust and not at all good for his mental health. He had to leave that assignment. He packed himself up, piled Root Beer the cat into the car and headed to Wichita for temporary housing. There, he interviewed for many jobs. None of which worked out. Currently, he has opportunities in some other states but he could very well be headed back to California. Root Beer has been a champ through this. Very hard to believe she adapted from feral life so well.

In other news, my daughter caught COVID when she returned to the university and was confined to a jail cell (alternate dorm situation) with horrible food options for ten days. She had zero symptoms but since she is on a dining plan, getting food to her was the biggest issue. Uber Eats kept cancelling. It was a very long quarantine for a fully boosted, asymptomatic kid. She got out and went to Memphis with her friend to see Hadestown. She needed the break. Oh, and she had three snow days in a row!

Emma and Hadestown

The church team I am a part of has been busy planning a Galentine’s event for our female students. It’s this Friday, 2/11. It should be a blast.

That’s all I have for now. Reviews might take a bit since I’ve not been able to read. I am very behind on reviews. Hope you are all well.