Epiphanies: Part 1

Thought I’d post an update on my continued improvements and deep thoughts.  I saw the doctor for my follow-up appointment yesterday, and he says I’m healing nicely.  My stitches are out, and I’m going back to work Monday, with a little bit lighter schedule planned than normal. My pain is pretty minimal, just taking two…

Have You Tried Restarting It?

Well, that was an ordeal I hope never to repeat. After I wrote that last post about being home from surgery, things went sharply downhill, and I found myself in the hospital for eight days and another surgery.  Seems a section of my intestine got blocked as a result of the first procedure, leading to…

I Told You I Was Sick

Thought I should post an update and let my loyal readers know I survived surgery.  It’s been four days, and I’m fine pain wise, not so fine tummy wise.  Note to self:  The food you think you’re going to want to eat after surgery does not remotely resemble the food you are actually going to…

She’s Single Again

So, yeah.  Those couple posts there where I bragged about how wonderful my new special someone was?  The nail polish, the flowers, the walks in the great outdoors?  Mr. Wonderful dumped me a week ago. Let’s recap, shall we?  Remember last week?  The week in which I broke a car with my face?  Yep.  I also had…

I Broke a Car with My Face

This is apparently what I told my co-worker when I called to tell them why I wasn’t back yet from lunch Tuesday.  I was both laughing and crying when I said it.  And I’ve basically been both laughing and crying about it all ever since. I just wanted to get french fries and look at…

I know I’ll never love this way again.

One year ago today my mom passed away.  I think I remember every single detail of that day, and I can’t believe it’s already been a year.  So much has happened to me in that year, and it’s crazy to think that my mother wasn’t there for it.  Except that I believe she was.  You know…

I’m Not Your Everything

It’s been brought to my attention a lot lately, this idea of whether one person can be everything to another person.  I think our culture has done us a disservice with all these messages of “marrying your best friend.”  Maybe even the concept of “best friend” itself is flawed.  I have a lot of really…

Spelling is Hard

No, my first name ain’t “baby.”  It’s Janet.  Jannette if you work for Starbucks.  Actually, it’s jannette, with a little “j.” Do they teach this skill in barista school?  I think it must be one of the first things they learn.  Maybe the class is called “Spelling is Hard.  Let’s Make It Harder.”  You have…

Who You Callin’ Grandma?!

Somewhere in the last year or so, children stopped accidentally calling me “Mom” and started accidentally calling me “Grandma.”  It happened again today.  I’m not pleased with this turn of events. I drove back to my office pondering what exactly it is about me that caused this shift.  Is it the extra weight I’ve put…