Monday, February 12, 2007

Just a quick post, because it's late and I need to be getting to bed. Emma and I are flying to Maine on Tuesday, because my dad is having eye surgery. Shaun's driving us to Boise tomorrow, we're staying overnight, and our plane leaves at 6:40 am. Urg. But at least Emma and I just get on the plane- Shaun has to drive 2 1/2 hours back to La Grande, in time to teach a class at 10:00 am. It's very strange having our nearest big airport being not only in a different state, but in a different time zone!

We're going to be gone for three weeks, and I'm not much looking forward to it. It will be nice to be in Maine again, but I'm not thrilled about three weeks with just me and Dad and Emma. I fully expect it to be exhausting. I'm not sure how Dad's going to feel after the surgeries (he's having each eye done separately, two weeks apart) and while it's an outpatient procedure, it makes me a bit nervous. Lots of cooking, lots of entertaining Emma and Dad, probably lots of trying to get Emma to keep the noise level down and leave Dad alone.

Lately I've been feeling like I just want to curl up with my head under the covers and not come out for about six months.

8 comments:

Liz said...

Ah... nothing like visiting Maine for three weeks. In February. ;)
Feel free to email me if you need a reprieve.

marti said...

but when the day is done and you are home, you will be glad that you went. i hope the surgery goes well.

Charleen said...

If it's the same thing my mom had, laser surgery - artificial lens (don't know what it's called) the surgery is a snap. She had virtually no recovery period and was able to read that evening. Good luck!

The Purloined Letter said...

We'll be keeping you all in our thoughts.

Valerie said...

Wishing you a safe journey. And sending lots of "patience points" as you bridge the two ends of the generation spectrum!

Hope you have a chance to get a lot of knitting done!

Kris said...

The surgery is a piece of cake. The family dynamics....well....

Don't put any added pressure on yourself. Just go day to day and get through it.

Cathy said...

3 weeks? Yikes. Lots of good advice in the comments. I agree with all of it.

Elayne said...

Just make the most of it. Can't wait to see some of your awesome photography. I'll also bet you get inspired to create many more wondrous things.
Wishing you all well and a safe return.