Sunday, July 30, 2006

2 steps forward, 1 step back

I put myself back on crutches for the weekend. No weight on the foot at all. I guess I did too much this week because by Friday, every step made me want to cry. I have to be able to get around some this week because Mayhem #2 has started band camp so I have to take her back and forth. And that sometimes means I have to take Mayhem #1 back and forth to work.

Mayhem #1 made it back from GA a day late thanks to Delta Airlines. She got bumped off her flight because it was overbooked. Then she got bumped off the next flight because the stupid people at the gate said they didn't have record that she was waiting to go on the flight. She wasn't the only one who was in this predicament. But she was the only 19 year-old on her first solo trip. The gate personnel told her and the 10 other people to go down a hallway and turn left and there would be someone to help them, then they just left. The simple directions didn't get them where they needed to go. Mayhem #1 ended up on her own after a bathroom stop. She said that she was shocked that no one offered any help. She was in tears before she found a superviser who took care of her. He got her a hotel and food voucher and got her off to the hotel, but he also gave her his name and phone number in case she had any trouble the next day. Her luggage went on the first flight after they told her it had been pulled off. Luckily, it was waiting for her in the baggage lock-up area. Other than that experience, her visit with the Boyfriend and his family and friends went well.

I don't know how it happened, but Mayhem #2 got the exact schedule she needed and wanted. She was asked by some of the kids she saw if she had read the books that were required. Apparently, some of the students received a list of books that were suppose to be read over the summer. We received no such list. I told her to find out what the books are because we still have two weeks before school starts. She's read a million books this summer...just not the ones they wanted her to read.

The foot's not happy. I better go prop it up. Thanks for checking up on me.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


My doctor gave me the ok to start walking around the house in my lovely boot. Believe me, I can tell you exactly where that screw is in my foot. If I have to leave the house, I hobble with the crutches. I don't want to get caught somewhere with it hurting so bad I can't get home. I still don't do alot, but it's a start.

I had to take Mayhem #2 to the doctor yesterday for a check up and shots before school registration next week. We only thought she'd get one shot. She got three and a finger stick to take blood. She was not happy, but ice cream helped. The doctor also had to check her for scoliosis to make the school nurse happy. Her spine is fine. She's just asymmetrical.

Mayhem #1 is off in Georgia visiting the Boyfriend. She got there ok, but I haven't heard from her since. I hope she calls me today. Just want to make sure things are going ok.

Mr. Mayhem has had meetings at some swanky hotel all week. Unfortunately, the a/c in his car seems to be going out so I need to call the dealer. We've had eight straight days of 100+ temperature and there a few more coming up. He got into some vines about three weeks ago and he's still itching and it's still spreading even after a round of steroids. He'll have to call the doctor again.

I better go call about the car.