Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hi, I'm Jodi. Nice to meet you.

It has been a long time since my last post and mostly, it's because I'm lazy. I could say I have been busy because I have. I have also had a surgery, weeks and weeks of one person or another being sick, and a broken computer. Note: NEVER have computers and children in the same house/city/state. But lets be real, if it's a contest between Cheers reruns and my blog...

So Here are a few highlights from the last while.

I had eye surgery in December. My eye was constantly irritated and dry feeling and my eye Dr. said that the skin below it was drooping and it was not strong enough to ever close all the way. I just never noticed because I was asleep. So he redid the lower lid from 6+ years ago and put another gold weight in. I was bruised up and swollen and looked like I had lost a fight to Layla Ali. Luckily, that is the paralyzed side of my face and I didn't even need pain meds. One of the few times being strokie paid off.

Christmas was very nice and very quiet. The kids usually mail off their letters to Santa (I'm wondering if Tommy will still mail his next year) and we try to have everything done by Halloween. That is easy to do with little kids but not so easy as they get older. I did not even come close to my Halloween goal. And thank goodness for Aleq who was able to divert attention away from my receiving and hiding packages.


Aleq: Sometimes I have so many thoughts in my head that I wonder if I'll ever be able to ask enough questions. Like, what is the tax rate for Syracuse City? I might need to know that one day.

Tommy: I'm going downstairs to cover myself in stuffed animals.

Me: Jain, I'm glad we get to be together forever.
Jain: Well here on earth, right?
Me: Here on earth AND in Heaven
Jain looking both horrified and disgusted: But there are DEAD PEOPLE all over in Heaven!

And last, I got a new wheelchair! It is hot pink and power and everything! I feel a bit like a failure because I have worked so hard to get out of a wheelchair but the first time I rode down the street with Jain on her bike, I realized that my while I can still try to walk when possible, my pride should take 2nd place to playing with my kids. But I still need LOTS and LOTS of practice driving it. Now I wish I had played more video games in my youth.