Looking back over the year, I actually consumed a fair bit of media, despite spending two months watching nothing but HGTV and the History Channel (I’m not saying it was aliens, but it was aliens). I have the HGTV schedule memorized and that’s a sad, sad, sad commentary on the paucity of programming they have these days.
Four months ago, I collapsed at work.
Here’s the short version:
I had gallstone pancreatitis which turned into necrotizing pancreatitis and I spent the better part of three months in the hospital. I was on a lot of painkillers, particularly at the beginning and the first month is mostly a blur. I’ve been home for a month and I started back to work last week and I’ll be able to drive tomorrow, so things are getting back to normal.
Or as normal as they’re going to be, I have dietary restrictions and a lot of medications, and lots of exciting new things to talk about with my therapist.
I’m also grateful to be alive and grateful for all my wonderful friends.
I’ve been all over the place this past week and for better or for worse, this week’s post reflects that.
Have a great weekend, y’all
My vacation was awesome (see above). The last two weeks of news–not so much.
I’ve been thinking about this bit from Lord of the Rings:
Frodo: “I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.”
Gandalf: “So do all who live to see such times but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing
About the dark times.
These are dark times and getting darker. Let’s sing together.
I saw Ocean’s 8 last weekend and, consequently, I’ve been reading entirely too much about heists, grifters, and confidence women.