Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for two of three kids. I found the time to putter. To straighten up, to garden and to bake. One child came home and immediately did her homework. Now she has gone out to play.

The second child did not fare so well. She ended up on the wrong bus and had to walk part way home. The contents of her backpack spilled. Now she is bored and tired and hungry. And she is making sure the rest of us are acutely aware of her cantankerous mood (lucky us).

Mama is just plain tired -- up at dawn and running around all day. I am ready to curl up with a book and a glass of wine. But there are children to attend to, dinner to serve and miles to go before I sleep.

Middle is begging, however, to go for a ride. And wine truly does sound good. Perhaps I might do something to appease the both of us -- a quick trip to the market for an inexpensive screw top.

Tomorrow is my MRI. A brain scan to look for a rare tumor. Something I probably don't have. Honestly I am looking forward to the scan -- a spot of time tucked into a machine. An hour all my own. Silly? Perhaps. But true nonetheless. The time could only be spent better if a book were involved.

For now I bid you adieu -- back to the work of the house (and a trip to market). I hope you had a lovely day.



Debi said...

I will keep you in my thoughts tomorrow as you go thru your scan... an hour all to yourself and no way you can be interrupted! Please promise that you will spend it daydreaming and not making lists in your head!!

Anonymous said...

I'll be thinking of you as well and hoping that your hearing loss is a quirky thing or too much loud music versus an Acoustic Neuroma. For the record, I once dated a man who had all the symptoms you've mentioned and even his doctors thought it likely until the MRI results came back negative. His was just an undefined loss with a ringing in his hear that came and went. His hearing never improved, but he did not have a tumor. I'm sorry you're having to deal with this. I know it must be scary and a pain to have your hearing just go.

Shalet said...

Thank you, thank you. I'm sure it will all turn out fine. Even an acoustic neuroma can be dealt with. The ringing is bothersome but fortunately not constant. I am getter more used to it by the minute. :o)

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to read that MRI was rescheduled, perhaps it will fall on a day when the piece of peace will be really needed. I still hope it's all good.
How about a buzzy update?