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pancake brunch, garage sale and maybe Indy tonight?

Today was the annual garage sale / pancake breakfast at the kids’ school.  Plus Dani had a baseball game as well.  This was just one of those mornings when you go - ok, so how am I gonna make it?  I am a single mom so I can’t rely on anyone else.  Of course, my [...]

Today was the annual garage sale / pancake breakfast at the kids’ school.  Plus Dani had a baseball game as well.  This was just one of those mornings when you go - ok, so how am I gonna make it?  I am a single mom so I can’t rely on anyone else.  Of course, my friends here are really nice and helpful but they can’t replace mom at he game, ehh? But I am happy to report that everything went fine.  i didn’t make it to the game but Dani was fine with it, he understood.  They won and he did a double play so he was happy :-).  In the meantime, after some linguistic challange with the cab driver over the boxes stuffed with the kids’ junk, Zsofi and I got to the school where the sale was already in full motion.  Surprisingly, I could even make myself helpful by selling tickets (or rather keeping company to the lady who was selling the tickets) and counting the money.  We did exceptionally well, making aound 1500 bucks - on pancakes!! Not bad,right?  So the science lab will get a new microscope, after all.  (no mercy on those frogs!)  The kids also sold some of their junk as well.  Oh, and the pancakes were great!  It just felt so nice to be outside, seeing people and actually doing something, or at least being part of something.  This is what I mind the most wih this immobility, that suddenly I had to change plans, had to give up on  things.  We have managed to keep up the kids’ schedules pretty well - kudos to all of our friends here who restlessly pick them up and drive them around, entertain them, etc…  but I also want to participate!!:-)  But I am sure it is getting better and better every day… Like tonight, if the leg feels OK, we might go out to dinner and watch the new Indiana Jones movie with  friends.

Hope all of you have a nice weekend as well!

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I agree - the immobility is a challenge. As the healing continues, you will feel more mobile because of less pain, more confidence. When I got to PWB it was wonderful - could carry things! HOpe you are doing that soon. It is hard enough looking out for myself - as a mom, I don’t know how you do it.

And - friends who help out are the greatest gift.

1 tennisjunkie May 31, 2008 2:59 pm

I agree - friends make the world go ’round.

Getting out and doing anything (accepting the challenge and giving it a try) is a huge boost. It helps you deal with the immobility from a mental standpoint. It also helped me deal with what my PT calls “the high energy cost of walking with crutches”.

The change in plans that I had to bite my tongue on were the little things like when I had figured out how to get from the car to a familiar restaurant only to have us go to a different place and everyone stood with me while I had to figure out what path to take to the door. Minor but annoying.

Mike

2 mlouie May 31, 2008 6:06 pm

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