Friday, January 25, 2008


The beauty of working is being able to truly enjoy your time off. Partly because you have money and can do things that you wouldn't be able to without that paycheck. I love weekends.

This weekend is going to be fun. My mother's birthday is Sunday. Secret: I don't know how old she will be actually be, perhaps 75? 76? I just realized I do not know what year she was born.

I think she was 20 when my brother was born and he is 55 (my OLDER brother of course!) so that would mean she would be turning 76. My sister is coming to stay with me, from Albany.

Haven't seen her since Christmas and her birthday is Jan. 31st so we can celebrate that too.

My grandmother and aunt are coming from Maryland to celebrate, with a birthday luncheon at my mother's house tomorrow. I haven't done much prep as I have been slightly incapacitated.

Last week, early in the week, I stubbed my toe (and actually the top of my foot.) I was in pain for several days but managed to hobble to work each day. Fortunately, most of my day involves sitting at a desk. By week's end the pain had not stopped and I awoke about 3 a.m. early Sunday to find I was now in agony. Went to the E.R. on Sunday where they determined that my blood thinner was too high. They x rayed and even sonogramed my legs to be certain there was no blood clot. Final opinion was that I had a bleed into my foot. I left the hospital on crutches. I am still in pain, although not as severe. My doctor has decreased my blood thinner and taken away another drug that caused me to retain fluids, in case that was the cause. Once the blood is in there it takes weeks to totally be reabsorbed. In the meantime, there are no shoes that are truly comfortable. There are only two pairs I can manage to squeeze into.

Irregardless of the foot issue, woohoooooooo it is Friday and I will get to see loved ones that I don't see often. I have cause to celebrate. While I am still paying off bills that were piling up while I had no income last year, the end is in sight. Once again I can breath and relax.

Have a great weekend!

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