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Throwing the lemons back.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

My intention was to move the stones, play with grand kids and do some cooking.


DD's migraine made her cry "Uncle" and she asked if I could take her to the hospital. Nothing unusual; she's had these since she was 10. Now she's 31. It's an infrequent and non-life threatening routine. Sometimes she needs IV meds to stop the vomiting and headache.
Problem is she's moved 35 miles away.
1 mile from NYC. The last exit AT the Lincoln tunnel.
All the way on the New Jersey Turnpike.
It's Memorial Day weekend.
Surprisingly, there was no traffic going north. It took me 45 minutes. I picked up the pale ghost, handed her the garbage bag for, you know, closeness.
Drove 30 minutes to the hospital we use, spent 3 hours there. CT scanned, blood tested, IVs given, multiple drugs infused, prescription in hand we venture home.
The sun is shining.
I go out to move stones.
It pours.
It pours for 4 hours. I was shoveling, moving rocks by hand or a full shovel. Covered in a used pocket raincoat with holes. On a garden kneeler in mud.

I had a blast! I love to dig. The stones changed color in the rain. They were striped and spotted, green, red , some crystal clear. I found one I want to add to my collection. The earth smelled good and I was in my element.

Job well done.

Poor kid is getting the headache back. We were invited back to the ER if it returned. Sometimes the IV meds work better.
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    I can totally relate. I had plans on Thursday to leave early and leisurely enjoy my Senior Day at Kroger. Seriously, I don't mind mingling with the blue hairs. Jockeying among the electric carts and canes. Being winked at by male octogenarians. It makes me feel young as I'm one of the youngsters in a sea of real oldsters. On Senior Day, when I was ready to walk out the door, the phone rang. Figured it was my hubby - he calls sometimes and doesn't talk long but, no, it was my soon to be 30 year old son. He used an excuse to call but after a while he gets to the gist of the call and he needs to vent and get support from his mommy, the wise old owl. Actually owls aren't that wise but you know what I mean. I can manage amazing things over a telephone. Two hours later I was out the door on my way to Kroger.

    I think it's great that you had such a productive day. You ran to your baby chick's side and saved her and still managed to get you own stuff done. I did too. We've both amazing!!

    I hope your daughter is over the headache. My son and hubby get them. I hope I never do.
    2134 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2014 9:01:00 PM
    Sometimes we just need our Mother!! You are such a great Mom to drive in and get her. I am sure she appreciated it.
    2135 days ago
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