Tuesday, March 20, 2007


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Ok, so it was this past Saturday...and yes, its been a couple of weeks since I posted. So sorry about that. Things around here are pretty busy. Dane's leg is healing but S L O W L Y....we spent one night in the Emergency Room, or as Dane likes to refer to it as "the seventh circle of hell" yep--it was bad. I mean BAD. We actually left prior to being seen by the doctor. According to all in the know, this is a big no no, but after 7.5 hours, I just couldn't make him stay anymore. He was in excruciating pain....so, to give credit where credit is due...our primary care doc was very concerned about the leg when we told him what happened. He called us while we were in the ER to tell us to come to his office instead (at 11pm on a Friday night). Unfortunately we did not hear the phone ring. He did get us on Saturday morning, and told us to meet him at his office--so we did and he spent a while with us trying to ascertain the nature of Dane's ailments. He was so thorough and detailed and let's face it, when was the last time a Doctor OPENED his office to accommodate a patient like this?! I mean, we LOVE this man...he is awesome. He diagnosed Dane with celluitis and immediately put him on antibiotics in addition to setting him up to run several other diagnostic tests. Yep--getting old sucks. Dane has spent the last two and half weeks resting the leg..a huge change for a man hell bent on NEVER being sick. So, hopefully we are on the road to recovery...Here is my mom: raising her glass to the family at our St. Patty's day celebration. We had a wonderful time with friends and family and were hanging out when this suddenly appeared:
A BAGPIPER! Apparently Mom had "ordered" this lovely musical interlude....what people forget about the bagpipes is that they are LOUD! Every child in the house (there were about 10) immediately starting screaming and crying...but it was great and a wonderful surprise. I have to admit I love them, despite the fact that most of the songs sound kinda the same. Still, it was a great party so thanks MOM!

Three Irish beauties: daughter Mary, niece Nora and daughter Delia.

On the knitting front: finished the NAVY hat for Mary's friend. Here is Mary modeling it for me. Notice the tough girl face...

which was quickly replaced by: look at that face! We had a wonderful visit with her during her spring break. We surely did not want to see her go...nor, I think, did she want to go herself. But only a few more weeks then Plebe year is officially over! I apologize once again for not posting in a few weeks. Am finishing up the Pomatomus socks, and various other projects. Happy Spring!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna bitch slap you shitbag

elan said...

I have a doc like that, he opened for me so I wouldn't have to take a two year old to wait in emergency for stitches. My best bud is an emergency room doc & they do their best but unless you're bleeding or creating a disturbance it can take hours. Sounds like a great St. Patty's Day you even got the scots celebrating.

Ronald Raygun said...

Your poor daughter ! How does she like working for that idiot GW Bush ?

Seymore Manflesh said...

Nagging hinders the healing process. Do the right thing, make sure there is plenty of beer available for him at all times, and don't be afraid to engage in a little non-procreative lovin' -- it is not a sin to help someone recover from a major illness.