Monday, August 20, 2007

"It doesn't make much sense ..."

It's already August 20! How did this happen? It's the first day of school here ... still strange to me that this doesn't affect my life in any way these days. So many memories of getting the kids down the street to Buena Vista Elementary School ... and the first day of school meant that fall is just around the corner. Why, even today we are having a cold snap ... 95 degrees for a high. Brrr!

I had a lovely weekend, you? I drove to a suburb of Charlotte, NC on Saturday to attend a bridal shower, given by my very own daughter-in-law in honor of her sister. I'd like to go on record and join the rest of you who maintain that "Mapquest sucks." It has never messed with me until now. I felt I could depend on it. But wow. If I had followed the first messed-up instruction it gave me, I'd be in Cleveland Ohio, looking for the next turn to Amy's house. Pffft.

Anyway, the shower was beautiful ... loved seeing Amy (my faithful commenter), and other "in-laws" ... some of whom I hadn't seen since Adam and Brandy's wedding! Here's the scrumptious table of food that Brandy prepared for us to munch:


Sunday, I slept late ... then got to work, unpacking boxes and replacing all our STUFF that had been moved around during the floor fiasco. I'm finally finished! Not really, there's still a box of books in the upstairs hallway, waiting to be placed back on the shelf. And the closet in this room ... the computer room/exercise room/guest room/junk room (ah hell, I'll always call it Adam's room) ... it needs some major help. But for the most part, we can go back to the business of living here.


Today I am looking forward to a lovely menu of clear liquids! I am planning to enjoy some hot tea (see above, cold snap), some sugar-free popsicles, and ummmm ... some water! This will take great effort on my part, just so you know. There is leftover pizza in the fridge. And quiche. And lots of Fage yogurt, which is my new favorite food. It's only one day. It's only one day.

My surgery is set for tomorrow afternoon at 1:00. The anesthesia guy told me I could drink water up until 7 AM. I may set the alarm for about 5 AM, so I can get up and hydrate. I know by the time 11 AM gets here, I'm going to be whining for a sip of water. And everybody knows if your surgery isn't the first one of the day, it's going to be later than what they tell you. Sigh.

It's outpatient surgery though, so I'll be back at home tomorrow evening. Everybody come over for a Lortab party!


Amy said...

It was so great to see you on Saturday Dawn, I am glad that you were able to make it. You looked beautiful. Good luck today on the liquid diet, it is amazing when you have to be on that diet, every single food calls your name. Good luck tomorrow, I am sure everything will go just fine.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you had a great weekend. I have been thinking about you this morning! Tomorrow WILL be a breeze. Let me know if you need anything at all. I am just a phone call away!!!!

Hey....want to go bellydancing tonight?????

Love ya- Melissacl