Friday, February 26, 2010

Surgery update, part 2

Hi again, friends.

Mom is still in the hospital--has been here since February 18--and the doctor is saying she should be home by the end of the weekend. If you have been following my Facebook or Twitter account (, you know that it has been an up-and-down adventure so far. There have been a couple really tough days, and several very good days.

At this point, Mom is doing well. The doctor is happy with the way she is progressing, and she's finally able to eat some simple foods for the first time in a week and a half. I appreciate all the people who have called her and sent her cards, and all the friends who have been checking in on me as well. Thanks again for your love and suppport.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Surgery update

Hi friends. My mom had her surgery yesterday, and I'm happy to report that the doctor said it all went very well. She will be in the hospital well into next week, but we will be playing things by ear each day.

She didn't sleep last night--I was here at the hospital with her overnight. And today, she is having a lot of pain. She's not seeing visitors right now as a result. but the whole family appreciates your prayers and support.

I am relying mainly on Twitter and Facebook to get my updates out. Our internet access is limited right now, so those are the best way to stay updated.

Thanks again for being a part of this journey with us.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Can I order bacon with it?"

It's been another long hiatus for me, and I am heading into what will probably be another one. I'm realizing that, in a sense, this blog really does mirror my life. There are times where I am present and intentional and funny and on top of everything, and then... there's February.

In blog- and real-life-form, I have disappeared for two weeks or more at a time. I am sure there are a couple friends who are certain I am avoiding them; each time they contact me I am out of town, on my way out of town, or otherwise entangled. If you're one of those friends, here's two things you need to know: 1) I'm not avoiding you and 2) you're not alone.

Also in blog- and real-life, there are the things I want to talk about and can't. There's the Haiti post I have sat down to write multiple times and have given up because I am crying too hard to type. Someday, it'll be written. Someday when I'm braver.

My mom is going back into the hospital this week, hopefully for the last time. So I'll be away again for a while. Prayers are, as always, appreciated, if you're the type. I'll be abandoning my family in their time of need on Monday, however, because The Magnetic Fields are playing at the Aladdin. Here's The Magnetic Fields, unclassifiable as they may be:

Also, in a not-exactly-unhealthy-but-probably-unwise bid for stress management, I have bought a ridiculous amount of music in the last month. And while multiple things have cycled through the car cd player, Metric's "Fantasies" seems to have taken up residence officially. The others will have to find somewhere else to be, I suppose. Below, because I don't know how to post a a simple audio track, is another cheesy still YouTube video of my favorite track:

In closing, I would like to point out that the title of today's blog was spoken to me by two separate people this week. They make terrible vegetarians.