Tom is having surgery tomorrow on his shoulder. Seems that wreck that destroyed our old car that was only valued for the Grateful Dead sticker on the back windshield did a number on my man.
He has a few severed tendons to stitch up.
I am not nervous yet, we'll see if I can hold onto the family creedo of faith and denial in the morning when they wheel him down that long cold hall.
He is calm as ever, saying, "it was just a sign that I need to slow down and look around a bit."
I think, yeah , a sign from the gods is great, but it would've done just as well to let a bird crap on the windshield and be done with it.
I am used to worrying about Tom's health, since he follows that old Irish tradition of drinking like a camel and smoking like a barbecue pit.
He is a teller of tales and a singer of songs long into the night.
His chloesterol is lowere than mine and I exercise and am careful what I eat.He subsists on fast food and whiskey.
I think he may live forever because his arteries are never clogged with meanness or pettiness.
He was born with the kindness in his heart and joy in his eyes most of us spend our lives trying to catch a shadow of.
He is so aggravating!
Can you imagine trying to have a decent marital spat with Jesus?
I am starting a second job tutoring after school.
It will mean working 12 hour days, but my family has some substance problems.
We like to eat.
Having all the utilities on at once is an indulgence we would like to become accustomed to again , also.
It is fun. The kids are really motivated, largely because their parents have paid an exorbitant sum of money to send them there and sit out in the lobby glowering at them.
It also lets me out of the constant homework battles at the house.
They say you forget the pain of childbirth.
I didn't .
However, I did block out the pain of adolescence.
It is awful!
How did I go from being the cool mom to being the bane of Caitlin's existence?
I suppose because I irrationally want her to pass ninth grade!
Poor child, being the victim of such callousness!
Well, until the next adventure...
keep on the sunnyside,