Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bad Things Come in 3's.

Things have been on the quiet side around here. The last week has been kind of rough. I got really sick on Monday night and had to make an emergency trip to my doc on Tuesday. Turned out I had a nasty infection, so I had to go on hardcore antibiotics. I spent the rest of the week either couch surfing or sleeping.
Thursday, a visit to my pain specialist revealed that a major issue I've had with my left foot over the past 7 months is actually something that needs surgery to correct. It's going to be an ugly operation when I finally get it and I am not looking forward to it, (dreading it actually) but I can't leave it like it is and if the surgery can fix it, then I'd rather suffer in the short term. I'd like to be able to walk without limping. It's really frustrating to not be able to go hiking with my guys and my dog.
As if all that wasn't enough, we got news over the weekend that my husband's uncle suffered a heart attack on Friday. He had a quadruple bypass yesterday and is now recovering in hospital.

Needless to say, all of these things have left me tired and unmotivated to do much the last few days. I have slowly been chipping away at journalling my Olympic experience in my Olympic ROD journal. As you can see from the pic, I am doing some of it by hand and some on the computer. With not having any feeling in my hands, writing by hand is an onerous task.

I'm using a handwriting font and I like the way it looks. The point is to get it all down before I forget. Fortunately, I blogged alot while the games were on, so I can read my archives if I think I need to jog my memory.

And just for kicks, here's tonight's dinner. I made sweet and sour pork from scratch-everything, including the sauce, which I had not yet added when I took this photo. It was YUMMY! Years ago, I learned to cook authentic Chinese from one of the mums who had a child in my son's class. She taught me how to make several dishes and I still make them from time to time.


Michelle @ Give a Girl a Fig said...

Sorry to hear so many negative things are going on! Man...it's time for some goodness...! Like that sweet and sour pork! Oh my gosh...I want it. Now. Maybe you'll share the recipe? *hint hint!*

Bettyann said...

Sorry about your bad news...yes please share the recipe..