What ever can go wrong.....will go wrong. Murphy.
So Monday, I made the hotel reservations for South Carolina. Done. We're set.
Daughter had a doctor's appointment that afternoon. For a protrusion on the right side of her stomach. Very noticeable.....to me. Apparently, the doctor did not spot it on Friday when she was in for what was thought to be a UTI. Hmmmmm.
Well,.....Doc scheduled her for an ultrasound on Wednesday. I left a message for the Doc to call me with the results. She called yesterday. It's gallstones. She's going to notify the general surgeon; they will call me for the appointment.
Within 1/2 hour, the surgeon's office called. Bring her in Monday, 2:30.
I made 2 searches on the internet for gallbladder disease, gallstones and the needed surgery. This does not ring with a promising outcome.
Today I called my sister and told her what was going on. Then I asked her how she felt about going to South Carolina. For granddaughter's graduation from Army bootcamp. She was thrilled!! Yes!! Yes!! I'd LOVE to go!!! was her response. Thank God. I told her there may be an outside chance we'll still be able to go, but otherwise, she's welcome to the room we booked and I'm so happy that our granddaughter will not be alone on one of the monumental stepping stones in her life.
And if we do make it, my sister will be there too. This will be great!! She's booking her flight today!!
In other news....I've kind of hit the wall. Every evening I make plans for things to do the next day. The next day comes and...eh....maybe tomorrow. Nothing gets done this way. Some of it's not a "have to, have to"....but would be nice to get done now. Funny. This usually doesn't happen till winter. I think it's all the anticipation and anxiety of what's coming in the next few weeks. I hope so, because, seriously......things have to get done.
I have 3 items on needles right now. Besides the lace scarf and poncho, I remembered a couple of days ago....OMG!! there's a vest that's been sitting in knitting basket for months...that needs front bands and armhole bands knitted. Geezzz. So I pulled that out yesterday, sewed the shoulder seams and started picking up stitches for the front bands, got half way done. This morning......I ripped them all out. Because I just know there're not enough stitches and it will be all bunched up. From past experience. So now I'm in the process of picking up the stitches again. Half way through....again. We'll see how this goes.
My computer monitor has got a funky darkness to it since this morning. Don't know what the hell is up with that. Tried adjusting the brightness and contrast. They're both at the limit. It's just a smidgin better ....but still looks dark. And the cursor has a funny "glow" to it, just about invisible. When you try to point it at something, you can barely see it. Geezzz... I sure hope the monitor isn't getting ready to crap out. It's only 2 1/2 years old!!! I could spit nails.
So besides the expense for the hotel room, the cost of gas, meals and what have you, BH informs me this morning that his chainsaw is really on its last legs...and he should order a new one....like today. Ehhh.....what the hell.....in for a penny, in for a pound....right?
Or as I like to tell him....."When it's all going down hill, you might as well jump on the toboggan and enjoy the ride!!"
Excuse me. It's my turn.
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