This has been kind of a weird week. Health issues for Dr. M and me, plus some big changes coming soon. Also, April showers. And April flowers.
Sunday, April 7th
Seen in our yard – lovely!
The Peace Lily that we got from Dr. M’s brother’s memorial service is blooming! That thing is ginormous! And a little risqué, in my opinion.
Monday, April 8th
Dr. M’s spinal issues have become quite severe in the last few months. He has constant burning pain up and down his right side, and then if he stands for too long his leg goes numb. He was referred to a spine specialist at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and had his initial consultation & x-rays today. He is pessimistic that the surgeon will be able to help him, but I am holding out hope. He has an MRI scheduled for the 16th which will help the surgeon make a decision.
That evening we went out with the family for our monthly Mexican meal. I met a shady character and ate a Mexican “Chef” Salad. Delicious!
Tuesday, April 9th
Dr. M got another hanging basket to complete the tableau out back by the swing. So pretty!
Wednesday, April 10th
Our neighbors have the prettiest trees in their yard. And this picture doesn’t show the wisteria that’s blooming just to the left.
I’ve been having some back pain (due to idiocy like kicking a full copy paper box down the hall and carrying a computer in an awkward box) and this week it bloomed into VERY painful. I became paranoid that I’d done something to my hip (interesting how similar the pain is), so I had them work me in at my surgeon’s office. They took an x-ray & the hip is fabulous – yay! However, I do have some soft tissue and bursa pain in the lower back. She recommended ice. Of course, because ice is the answer to everything. The next day I had an appointment with my regular doctor & she decided that steroids might help. ANYWAY, this picture has nothing to do with any of that. This week was High Point Furniture Market week & so most of our folks were there. I had to stay to lock up the office & the last thing that I did each evening was lock this gate. On this day that was perfectly fine, but the day before it was POURING rain. Makes me appreciate Brad who usually does this chore!
Thursday, April 11th
A new hanging basket for the front, plus our Blue Moon phlox.
One of the couches at work. I believe it’s available if you’d like it – I can testify that it’s very comfortable!
Friday, April 12th
No picture today. On a whim last month I applied for a different job. Late Thursday they called to say that I was their final candidate and that they’d be calling my references, which meant that I had to tell my boss about it. I told him today, and by the end of the day he had someone scheduled to start on Monday for me to train. I still have to jump through a couple of hoops so I don’t want to announce anything officially, but if all goes well I start the new position on April 29th. And now I am totally overwhelmed with the idea of training someone. I’m a terrible teacher. And it feels like everything I do is so complicated (because I make it complicated, in my opinion). I try to remember that when I started I got a pretty basic training & then I just learned all this as I went along. It’s all gonna be just ok, right?
Saturday, April 13th
Azaleas at Dr. M’s dad’s house. They’re just out of control. I hope ours look like that someday!
Just a bathroom mouthwash selfie. I was feeling silly.
So, basically, nothing much is going on around here. How about with you?