I apologize, dear readers that I've been away. Our internet source at the homestead crapped out on us. I've felt a bit like a lady, on a boat, with no lighthouse. Where do I go in this world with no internet? It is no fun. So a quick recap of the last few days.
--Today at 11:30 I sprained my ankle. I sprained it teaching a class. It was embarrasing, it sucked a fat one, it hurts like a bee sting on the private parts (I'm guessing here, I have no personal experience). I had to go to the doc, who was convinced it was broken. Fractured, she says, it's fractured. Go get X-rays and then wait to be casted. WHAT?!?!?!? Well it wasn't, thank the good heavens. What good is a stay-at-home mom of 3 on crutches I ask you. Well no good at all.
--My sister came into town early Sunday morning. She witnessed the aforementioned fall. She has been a tremendous help with the kids. We're now in my "hometown" and the kids are getting mega attention from grandparents, aunt and uncle.
--Did you know my sprained ankle kind of looks like I grew a boob on top of my foot? I'll take a picture, it's the craziest thing in the world.
--Tariku had his first real freak out today. He was obviously scared poopless that I was hurt. I put on a strong face for him until Doozie sucker kicked me right to the ankle then I screamed and hollared like a woman giving birth (I do know about that, as you know). When I had my sister drop my off at the hospital to take the kids to nap, Zach was coming to pick me up, Tariku kept saying, "Mommy come home, mommy please come." It was heart breaking, I had no idea what to do. I kept reassuring him that I was fine, that I was coming back. Luckily I was home by the time he woke from his nap. Never seen someone so happy to see me!
--Did you know when I sprain my ankle I curse like a drunken sailor? Did you know I curse even when I'm on a microphone at the YMCA? That's just bad.
--Doozie's caught a bit of a cold. She was a real pill on the way to the hometown. I always feel so bad for the kids when they're sick but sue me for still being slightly annoyed by the shennanigans.
--It's flooding in our parts. We live right along the Mississippi River so my normal access to work is completely closed off. We're okay (thanks for checking, Erica!) and so is our family but it is pretty crazy to see our usual landmarks underwater.
That's all I can think of right now. Good stuff all around if you ask me. Feels good to be back in cyberspace. I caught up on blogs and I feel like I can call you all friends again. :) Thanks for that.
Love and peace,